The Unabashed Blogorrhea stirring and shaking through the latest big campus All-American activities while always recommending Paulaner Märzen for quality Oktoberfest refreshment. 'Tis the season and all.
Now seven athletic-student Saturdays into the gridworld season and ...
The Big 12 is a week-to-week thrill-ride. Where the road crews are suddenly ruling.
OU can fumble bumble their way to defeat at home to Kansas St. and the very next game roll up the undefeated Red Raiders in Lubbock.
The Techsters can lose at home by 21 as an undefeated to Oklahoma one Saturday and the very next body-slam the No. 5 team in the nation. By 35. And it wasn't that close.
That would be West Virginia going down, down, down just seven days after speed wrecking the Mack Brown Bunch in Austin. On FOX FOX.
The killer Frogs can resemble road kill without after-hours slinger Casey Pachall and answer quicksilver with a kid quarterback to bust-up Baylor.
The constants from week-to-week? Brown and Briles supervising deplorable, dismal and disastrous defenses. And Kansas simply krap. And Stoops stomping Mack.
Since on such a delicate developing topic ... how many more times can the Texas head coach have his 'Horns stumble in and out of the State Fair showdown like drunken carnival barkers and remain the Texas head coach?
Just the first half carnage from OU's latest branding on Bevo ... down 21-2. In first downs. Punked 36-2 on the board. Gutted and gashed for more than 400 yards. Four first-half touchdowns from situational quarterback Blake Bell. Four Sooners end posting 100 or more all-purpose yards. By the end four of UT's worst five defeats in this series have gone Red River Rout on Brown's watch, all by 38 points or more. Brown's head-to-head on the chopping block record against Stoops a disturbing 5-9. A conference title likely already lost so that total remains only two in 15 seasons.
The perception remains that the 2005-09 run which featured a BCS title, a second BCS final, two more BCS wins and only nine losses in six seasons was Vince/Colt driven. And now Brown is dangerously close to John Cooper territory, Bobby Bowden extinction. That the conference title count is almost a lock to remain at two in now 15 seasons will only fuel the fire.
Meantime the fightin' Texas Aggies perhaps positioned for much strong say in this first-ever SEC rodeo. All hinges on that "Johnny Football" guy. Manziel remains the manic marvel of the improv. The nation's best freshman. Not even close. Leads the SEC. In rushing. Three 400-yard games. In first six career starts. Rip and romp 72 yards for put-away touchdown on 3rd-and-24 deep in the night in Shreveport. Or was that already in the wee hours? To wrap a night where he totals a jaw-jacking 557 total yards. Tebow and Cam would be envious. Insane. Of course the track from Louisiana Tech to Louisiana State decidedly more dangerous.
1. Kansas St. (6-0, 3-0): Billy Ugly-ball crazy in close games. Since 2011 10-1 in games decided by 7 points or less. How long can they live on the edge?
2. Oklahoma (4-1, 2-1): Customary Bevo branding but unexpected late loss still to come.
3. Texas Tech (5-1, 2-1): Tuberville now 6-2 vs. top-five outfits. Doege maybe now with a defense to back him full-season.
4. West Virginia (5-1, 2-1): Which Dana & Geno Show shows for the anti-West Virginia? On FOX FOX. Gus is already excited.
5. Iowa St. (4-2, 1-2): No heavy-weight wants to take on Paul Rhoades home or away.
6. TCU (5-1, 2-1): Redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin converts 14 of 19 third-downs and is part of five touchdowns. Then again, it was Baylor.
7. Texas (4-2, 1-2): "Three or four guys are really playing hard, and some guys aren't playing hard." From senior safety Kenny Vaccaro. "It's just causing a cancer on the team. If we're ever going to be anything decent, everybody's just got to play hard." Could be getting ug-ly.
8. Baylor (3-2, 0-2): Shredded for 119 points its past two games. worst in the nation allowing 64% on third-downs. Over/under punts Saturday night in Waco with 'Horns - three. Taking the under.
9. Oklahoma St. (3-2, 1-1): Best showing still the loss to Texas in Stillwater. On FOX FOX.
10. Kansas (1-5, 0-3): Have lost 15 straight bowl-division games, 15 straight conference games, 15 straight road games. Decided Schematic Advantage continues to have minimal impact.
1. Alabama (6-0, 3-0): Primed for six straight in series with Tennessee. But who isn't streaking against the Vols.
2. Florida (6-0, 5-0): Three straight road wins inside SEC. But the Gators will lose more than once in the regular season and that first loss comes Saturday in the Swamp.
3. South Carolina (6-1, 4-1): The Gamecocks will lose one and only one single regular-season game and that game was last Saturday night in Baton Rouge.
4. LSU (6-1, 2-1): Classic clash of styles. Tigers allowing 14 points per. Aggies scoring 47. If "Johnny Football" sacks half the average, is that enough?
5. Georgia (5-1, 3-1): The 'Dogs will lose one and only one single regular-season game and that game was against South Carolina.
6. Texas A&M (5-1, 2-1): If not for failed two-point, still might be trading strikes in Shreveport.
7. Mississippi St. (6-0, 3-0): Best start since 199. Will roll in against the Tide 7-0.
8. Ole Miss (4-3, 1-2): Rebel Revival. Last time won an SEC game head honcho Hugh Freeze coaching Lambuth. That's NAIA. Maybe. Not sure.
9. Vanderbilt (2-4, 1-3): Gator bait 22nd straight time. League leaders in GPA and gutlessly spinelessly shamelessly bailing-out on non-conference scheduling commitments.
10. Tennessee (3-3, 0-3): Dooley Factor in full force. Now 0-20 lifetime against ranked teams. Only 1-10 in SEC play the past two years. That lone win against Vandy. In overtime.
11. Arkansas (3-4, 2-2): Finish with at South Carolina, at Mississippi St., home LSU. Decent odds Pig Sooie pulls one stunner out of the three.
12. Mizzou (3-4, 0-4): No better time for a bye than after not one but two 'Bama bruisers bulldoze for 176 and 144 yards and five touchdowns.
13. Auburn (1-5, 0-4): Worse loss to Ole Miss since 1992. Lose to Vandy and it's 1-6 for first time in 62 years. Only 62.