Can you believe it? College football is almost here! There is nothing like a Game-Day Saturday, with all the joy that comes with it. With the major colleges just two weeks away from kickoff, I wanted to highlight the five things that I am most excited to see unfold in 2013.
#1 Utah Utes
They are my team, how can they NOT be the one thing that I am most excited to watch?
2012 was a disappointing season. We rotated through our whole set of quarterbacks it seemed like, and our only bright spot in Star Lotulelei was double-teamed on the line every play, which made it a little bit harder to manage.
Obviously the biggest concern that we have going forward is the offense. Our passing play was abominable, and having Dennis Erickson will certainly help us out, especially since there really is not much room to get much worse. If we can keep a quarterback for a whole year, and establish a consistent offense, we may just have a fighting chance.
#2 BYU Cougars
Yes I know they are the arch-rivals, thank you for the news flash.
Too be honest, I have too many family ties to the Univesity to hate them. I want them to succeed, except when they play the U.
BYU’s journey into independence has been, in my eyes, exactly what I figured would turn out. For the most part they have played mediocre teams, fallen to good teams, and managed to get into some pre-determined contracted bowl because they weren’t even close to a BCS bid. This year could be different however.
BYU has one of the toughest schedules they have had to face in a long time. They are slated against several decent teams with Texas and Boise State at home, then Wisconsin and Notre Dame on the road. BYU as well has had their quarterback issues over the years, and they are looking for Taysom Hill to bring back some hope.
#3 Johnny Football
Oh Johnny. To be honest, I really don’t care about all the off season drama the kid has gone through. The only difference between him and any other college football player is that the media follows every move he makes.
I’m not sure if he can repeat what he did last year. History tells us that those that take home the Heisman usually don’t produce another stellar year. I think the kid has it in him, but that it just might not make it out of him. As entertaining as he was to watch though, I really hope he brings back everything he had, and more.
#4 I Really Want ‘Bama to Lose
Can we seriously have a national championship where Alabama isn’t involved? I thought that we had a chance last year but then everyone else choked as well, and that put them back on top. The problem is, ‘Bama is just so good. They don’t really have a tough schedule, and I’m not sure if A&M has it in them two years in a row. We will see, I just want them to lose.
There are a bunch of new rules in college football, the headliner being the ejection for targeting.
I’m not sure how I feel about them, all I know is that I get annoyed with games that are over officiated. I hope to see that even though there are a bunch of new rules, that referee’s can generally hold onto their whistles and let the boys play. It’s a rough sport, and safety is important, but let the game roll.
There ya go! Thanks for stopping by!