What a dull beginning to the season.
No great upsets, no exciting shifts in power. There were some close games, but the favorite (based on pre-season ranking) came through in all of them. What a yawnfest.
That being said, here are my Week One takeaways:
SO MUCH FOR APPALACHIAN STATE: Congrats to the Skunk Bears on splitting their series. Truly, it was a win for the record book.
Long-time readers know I like to go big and make bold predictions, but clearly this one was too bold. Actually, as noted above - all bold predictions failed. It was that kind of day.
My big takeaway is the realization that Doug Nussmeier is the head coach in waiting. He's the one calling the shots and driving the Big Blue Bus.
YEAH, THE SPARTANS WON: I went to the game Friday and it was nice to watch Connor Cook play pitch-and-catch with his recievers. Next week he'll get to do it against an actual opponent.
BREAKING NEWS - SEVENTH-ROUND DRAFT PICK MAY GET CUT: All day long that kept scrolling along the ticker and it was the top story on the halftime reports (no doubt because nothing else interesting happened).
Speaking of boredom, I really don't care about the sexual tastes and activities of football players. Sorry, it's not my thing. I want to watch the games, not hear about who they are sleeping with.
Why is ESPN trying to make me care?
IS OHIO STATE DOOMED? Not likely. The neat thing about the opening games is that all the teams are out of whack and all sorts of crazy things happen. Navy put up a good fight, but I can't say based on yesterday that they are really weak. A lot could happen yet.
A GRIM DAY FOR THE BIG TEN: LSU came back against the Badgers and Northwestern fell short at home. Again, not a lot of fun to watch.
LOOKING AHEAD: I will refer readers to my previous remarks.