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2019 Week 7 CFB Open Thread

Discussion in '2019 Football Season Capsule' started by ScriptOhio, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    Miami got tossed around at home last week by a bad Va Tech team that got wrecked by Duke the week before.

    UVA isnt very good but they should win.
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  2. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    There is one of the ESPN shows on the tv above the bar. They are doing it live from Clemson it would appear.

    There is a guy in the background when they show the little George Michael bearded mediot doing an O-H-I-O by himself

  3. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Just checked out highlights of that game; looks like N’kosi Perry came in and started slinging it around pretty well against a rather lax defense. VT was absolutely slaughtering them.
  4. Palpie

    Palpie Senior

    It's an acc coastal matchup. There is no outcome that could would be surprising.
  5. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Inside ‘Big Noon Kickoff’ and Fox’s big dreams for a new Saturday staple
    By Max Olson 6h ago

    LOS ANGELES — The very first shot of “Big Noon Kickoff” to open Week 6 was of Jim Harbaugh, stepping off the Michigan team bus and strolling into the Big House to take on Iowa. And here was Urban Meyer, seated 1,900 miles away in a studio on the Fox lot, prepared to spend his day talking on television about his former rival. For the third time in five weeks, Fox’s Saturday morning pregame show is the lead-in to a Wolverines game. And they still can’t get Meyer to utter the word “Michigan” on TV.

    Meyer had some initial trepidation about how to approach his former foe. The feedback he got from management: Don’t even worry about it. Say good things when they’re playing well. Say bad things when they’re bad. A month in, he’s getting the hang of it. “They have to win today,” Meyer declared later in the show. “They have to win.” And he’s right, that’s no troll. When it’s time for picks at the end of the show, the graphic with his prediction says “WOLVERINES 20-17.” Meyer is at least willing to say that word out loud on occasion.

    But that quirk can work on this show. Authenticity is the aim. And they trust that fans, even the ones in Ann Arbor, want to hear what Meyer has to say about their team. The most important thing in trying to build up compelling pregame programming, Fox Sports executive producer Brad Zager says, is relevance and credibility in college football. And Ohio State’s former head coach brings plenty of both to his new team alongside Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, Brady Quinn and Rob Stone.

    How do you build a better Saturday morning pregame show? This is the big question Fox is trying to answer this season. It’s a tricky endeavor when you’re largely starting from scratch with a new cast. Building rapport and finding rhythm takes time, but they also had to be really good right away to grab their audience’s attention. Six weeks in, the results have been encouraging.

    “The investment behind the scenes has been off the charts, never seen before in this building for college football,” Stone said. “And I think we all knew that we had to come out of the gates strong, because everyone will kill you on that first impression if you don’t nail it. We had a really strong opening week which I think caught some eyeballs and interest of a lot of people. I don’t think we’ve let people down since.”


    The head coach wants to win. He wants a two-hour show. He’s been saying it for weeks. Meyer is not very subtle about wanting to take aim at ESPN’s “College GameDay” and contend with them. Last week’s “Big Noon Kickoff” drew 927,000 viewers. And “GameDay” got 1.976 million. It’s hard to compare the two, though, when the latter is a three-hour program. Even with the increased competition, viewership for “GameDay” is up 4 percent year-over-year.

    Stone has been in broadcasting long enough to know what the wins look like, and he would reassure Meyer after their first shows that these are wins, that they’re doing things nobody expected of them this early.

    Cont'd ...
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  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    And the money quote of that article...

    “I think the football IQ in the room is the best on television,” Meyer said.

  7. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    I must admit, learning which ACC teams were in which division is something I never bothered to do.

    When it was FSU in the 90s, it did not matter. Now with Clemson, it does not matter.
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  8. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

  9. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    NMST player just dropped the ball at the 1 going in for a TD. Lucky for him nobody recovered it and NMST gets the TD on the next play.
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  10. youra6

    youra6 It's not over 9000

    I'm pretty confident that the top half of the Big East is better than the entirety of the ACC (besides Clemson).
  11. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Bronco Mendenhall looks like his dog just died.

    Guy has no positive emotion whatever.
  12. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Div 1 Couch Tackling Champion.

    Va. field goal attempt goes full shankapotomus.
    DaU leads 7-0 .
    This is bad football fellas!
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  13. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    CSU returns the favor to NMST by fumbling through the end zone for a touchback by stretching for the pylon.
  14. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ


    Yeah that Desmond Howard vs Brady Quinn IQ matchup (football or otherwise) isn't a fight that's going to last very long.

    Hell, there is furniture on the FS1 set that's smarter than Howard.
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  15. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    FS1 starting up Oregon-Colorado. It's gotta be more entertaining than the ACC snoozefest.
    DaddyBigBucks likes this.

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