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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: 2010 Big East Preview Part 1

August 4, 2010

Folks, what would Your Gridiron Goddess do without her fellow football addicted pal Oh No Romo? Well, she would go insane, and you would not get ALL BCS Conferences previewed this year. So many many thanks go out to Oh No Romo and let’s all send him a bunch of virtual beer, OK?


Ahh yes, the Big East! Oh how I love you, Big East.  I can’t think of a better way to spend my Monday night than to watch Big Monday on ESPN. My favorite part is when Bill Raftery says ONIONS!

Wait a minute! We’re talking about basketball right? Crap damn it! This is turning into a disappointing day.

What’s so special about Big East football? They don’t even have Miami to dominate the conference anymore. Who’s actually good in the Big East?

Syracuse

No Greg Paulus? No problem! Ryan Nassib is going to guide the Orange to a conference championship and be hailed in the form of statues on campus and folk songs, right?  I wouldn’t count on it, but who knows.

This will be Nassib’s first chance to shine. In a backup role last season, the soon-to-be sophomore passed for 422 yards and three touchdowns in eight games.

Of course, quarterback might not be the Orange’s biggest problem.  In fact, Delonte Carter and Averin Collier both face the possibility of not playing in the 2010 season. Carter is facing misdemeanor assault charges and Collier is facing academic ineligibility. This is still a game of running the football, after all.

Connecticut

Let me start out by saying that this guy is crazy. The idea that UCONN can go undefeated seems unlikely. Then again, they do have teams on their schedule like Buffalo and Texas Southern. So anything is possible, I suppose.

That said, I do think there’s a lot of potential with this UCONN team. They’re a team with eight starters returning on both sides of the ball, including quarterback Zach Fraser.

The redshirt senior split time with Cody Endres last season and will most likely do so this season. One concern for UCONN is their receiving game. They lost their top receiver, Marcus Easley, to graduation.

We should have a better idea on what to expect from this UCONN team when they head to the Big House to take on Michigan, Sept. 4.

Cincinnati

No Tony Pike, no Mardy Gilyard, no Brian Kelly. These three reasons alone are enough to make Cincy Bearcat fans turn their focus to their pro counterparts, the Bengals. Fear not CatBear fans! Quarterback Zach Collaros is on the Davey O’Brien award watch list.

The junior did get playing time behind Pike, last season. Collaros passed for 1434 yards and 10 touchdowns in 12 games, last season.

As for coach, well the Bearcats picked up the guy who replaced Kelly at Central Michigan, Butch Jones (great name by the way!) I suggest you read this story on Jones. It’s definitely a good one.

As for receiver, they did lose Gilyard, but they still have Armon Binns for his senior season. Binns was fifth in the conference in receiving yards and tied for first with Gilyard for receiving touchdowns. The potential is there for Cincy to make another run. And they won’t have to run into Tim Tebow in a bowl game.

West Virginia

Can senior Noel Devine take the Mountaineers to the top of the mountain? If he rushes for 1400 yards and more than 10 touchdowns this season, then it’s certainly a possibility. Devine in fact stayed for his senior season to improve on his skills.

As for quarterback, it will be Geno Smith’s offense to run. The sophomore did see action, last season. He played the most against rival, Marshall.  In the game, Smith took over for an injured Jarrett Brown and threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to put the Thundering Herd away.

This season could be one of growing pains for Smith. However, with a solid running back in Devine behind him, the process should be a bit smoother than usual.

This concludes part 1 of the Big East preview. I’ll try to keep it all together for part 2.