Sunday, September 30, 2007

And so it begins...

After a thrilling weekend both in college football and in Missouri athletics, one of the most anticipated weeks in Missouri football history is finally upon us.

After a weekend that afforded me the opportunity to witness thrilling wins over No. 4 Texas A&M in women's soccer and over No. 25 Oklahoma in volleyball, I walked by a lit Faurot Field shortly after 9:00 last night and couldn't help but start thinking about just how alive the stadium should be in exactly one week's time.

But on a week that saw college football turned upside down, here's a little of what I learned:

-- How 'bout that Big 12 North?

-- The Northern road to San Antonio now runs through Boulder and Manhattan, both of which should be very tough road tests for the Tigers.

-- The Red River Shootout just got relegated to second-tier attraction at the Texas State Fair, putting Texas' toasted blitz protection schemes just behind the fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

-- Does Saturday's events show the growth of the North or the relative weakness of the entire conference?

-- The Florida loss coupled with the Red River Shootout fiasco puts half the nation on College Gameday watch.

Poll updates will be coming throughout the day.

6 days until Mizzou-Nebraska in prime time. Get pumped Tiger fans.

1 comment:

Big Head said...

Ditto on all your thoughts. Break up the North!

All the talk of the North being terrible before the past couple weeks reminds me of '05 where the North was supposedly terrible. Yet all teams but K-Sucks went to a bowl. In the South I think Baylor, OSU, and ATM (??) all missed out.