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Gridiron Goddess’ Week 2 CFB Picks

September 7, 2010

Final Stats 13-3

Football Fiends!!

How INSANE was that Boise State-Virginia Tech game?! It exemplified all the reasons I LOVE College Football so much!!!!

Anyway, for week 1 I went 15-1!!!! Who fucked it all up for me? Those damn bRuins from Westwood, of course!!! I should have known!! Damn my Pac-10 loyalty!!!

The Gridiron Goddess Official CFB Week 2 Picks:

USC over UVA

WVU over Marshall

GA Tech Over Kansas

UGA over So Carolina

Wake Forest over Duke

Florida over South Florida

LSU over Vanderbilt

Iowa over Iowa State

Cal over Colorado

Oklahoma over Florida State

Notre Dame over Michigan

Ohio State over Miami (FL)

Oregon over Tennessee

Washington over Syracuse

Alabama over Penn State

Stanford over UCLA

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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Guest Post: ACC Coastal Preview with OhNoRomo

August 19, 2010

There’s nothing like the ACC. It’s one of a kind! But it’s sad how the conference is split via the Atlantic and the Coastal. Why must there be so much division in this country? Can’t we all play nice…Nah!

The U

I’d be dumb not to mention Jacory Harris. In fact, I’d be a bigger idiot if I didn’t make Harris the focal point of this part of the preview. No doubt, this is Harris’ chance to shine.

Miami’s quarterback tradition dates well back to Bernie Kosar. The Hurricanes have had the likes of Vinny Testaverde, Steve Walsh, Gino Torretta, and Ken Dorsey. I’d include Brock Berlin, but he was a Gator at a certain point in his life. Harris has the opportunity to carve his own place in Miami’s history of quarterbacks. He’s already proven himself in the ACC, leading the conference in passing yards.

The schedule won’t be an easy as they face Ohio State Sept. 11, and then take on Pittsburgh the week after. If they can survive both of those games, they have a shot to run through the ACC.

Georgia Tech

They fell flat against Iowa in the Orange Bowl, which will always be disappointing to me. The big question facing the Yellow Jackets though is, can they really replace Jonathan Dwyer?

Dwyer’s production was helpful for Georgia Tech. But now that he’s gone, it’s up to Anthony Allen to carry the load alongside quarterback Josh Nesbitt. Allen ran for 618 yards and 6 touchdowns, third best on the team.

But now, Allen is moving from the tuba section to the clarinet section. I hope he has the right reeds.

Virginia Tech

Okay, who isn’t giddy over the showdown between the Hokies and Boise State? Whoever isn’t deserves to be punched in the nuts. It’s the tough Tech defense against those Blue guys that are turning into popular BCS attractions.

The potential is there for this to be the game of the century. Granted, the last sentence was a hyperbole sandwich with a side of fries. But this could be freakin’ awesome. It could be a 13-7 game and it would still be awesome. It’s Boise State’s chance to prove themselves against a BCS contender, one with a tough defense.

The Hokies are of course carrying the flag for the non-mid majors. And don’t think for a second that Virginia Tech didn’t forget about the loss to East Carolina in the 2008 opener. They’ll be looking to crush the Broncos, thus crushing the hopes and dreams of mid-majors everywhere.

North Carolina

What can I say about UNC that hasn’t been said? They have their share of issues. So instead of analyzing how Butch Davis will keep this team from falling apart, here are my thoughts on Bigfoot.

Now I admit, I don’t know if Bigfoot is real or not. For all we know, he’s a figment of our imagination. However, that’s what they said about the Yeti. And now he’s as accepted in our culture as the Jersey Shore cast.

Now before you ask the question, I’ll answer it now and say there’s no connection. However, if Butch Davis loses players over these improper benefits, maybe he can try to recruit the all-mighty Sasquatch.

Virginia

The Cavaliers first game this season will be against Richmond. It will be Mike London’s first game coaching against his former team, the same team he guided to an FCS title just a couple of years ago. (Gridiron Goddess: And their second game is @ USC.)

London has the challenge ahead of turning around one of the worst offenses in the conference. It won’t be an easy process, but London’s credentials give him the opportunity to make the offense better.

Maybe Virginia can get on the right track. After all, it’s not like they’re Duke or anything.

Duke

Oh, we’re at this point. And well, they have Alabama and Navy on their schedule. But hey, their basketball team won a national title, so did their lacrosse team. So, it’s at least something to make Duke fans forget about football, right?

The one bright spot is they have a coach that wants to stay at Duke and who has produced wins for the program. David Cutcliffe was reportedly considered for the Tennessee coaching job, but chose to stay put in Durham.  Last season, the former Ole Miss head coach guided the Blue Devils to a 5-7 record. The last time they won more than five games in a season was 1994.

When you’ve spent most of the time at the bottom, you have nowhere to go but up. Hopefully, Cutcliffe can help the Blue Devils up the hill in the ACC, thus keeping them out of the basement.