I am soothed.
#2 Florida St. at #10 Louisville - 12pm ET, ABC
Where to start here...
FSU, as per usual, is stacked. RB Dalvin Cook, LT Roderick Johnson, WR Travis Rudolph and CB Marquez White...and that’s just the first-round potentials. The big news is that DB Derwin James is out for at least a month with a meniscus tear. James was a beast as a freshman in 2015. We’ll have to see how he looks when he returns to the field later this year. An X-factor for me? TE Ryan Izzo. Recruited heavily by the Big Ten, Izzo chose to go to a TE-heavy roster led by Nick O’Leary, now the TE3 for the Buffalo Bills.
Louisville is headlined by QB Lamar Jackson. They also have Lamar Jackson. But hey, look out for Lamar Jackson. Ok, sure. Devonte Fields could be one of the top edge rushers in the 2017 NFL Draft and S Josh Harvey-Clemons has been a weapon at the back since his days at Georgia before transferring.
But Lamar Jackson...
#1 Alabama at #19 Ole Miss - 3:30pm ET, CBS
Unlike the early game, there are options here. #22 Oregon at Nebraska, Pitt at Oklahoma St., hell even Boston College at Virginia Tech (okay, not unless you’re CFB-drunj, but still).
But with Ole Miss looking to go 3-0 against the Tide in as many years? Yes, please. Ole Miss has a handful of early candidates while Alabama has more than a handful of first-round candidates.
This is the kind of tape you bring up between the Super Bowl and the NFL Draft.
#12 Michigan St. at #18 Notre Dame - 7:30pm ET, NBC
#3 Ohio St. at #14 Oklahoma - 7:30pm ET, FOX
USC at #7 Stanford - 8pm ET, ABC
Yeah, you have options here too. Mississippi St. at #20 LSU, #17 Texas A&M at Auburn, #16 Georgia at Missouri...NORTH TEXAS AT #23 FLORIDA!!!
You can’t lose. Work that clicker, fam.
UCLA at BYU - 10:15pm ET, ESPN2
#11 Texas at Cal - 10:30pm ET, ESPN
By the end of the night, we’ll have to re-calibrate the USC-UCLA-Cal triad.
Maybe the bigger story? If Texas gets by Cal, the Shane Buechele train is going to be Snowpiercer-level drama.
Today is gonna be so good. So, so, so, so, so, so damn good.
Get it in.