Hey Gang, was listening to Cowherd's show yesterday and heard this little exchange between Colin and Kirk Herbstreit. Transcription follows. (edited for clarity and whatnot, but you'll get the jist of it.)
Colin Cowherd: Hey you wanna hear a little upset pick?
Kirk Herbstreit: Oh boy... what do ya got?
CC: Heh... ok now... the key in college football is urgency. Can you match somebody else's energy or urgency. That's why you have upsets in college football because if it was just about winning, Florida, USC would win all their games. Watch Boise State... The game against Oregon is the biggest game in the history of that stadium. It's the second biggest game in the history of the program. For Oregon it's about the 6th biggest game. They're billing it as the game of the century for Boise State. At home... they return everybody.. For Oregon it's their 7th biggest game on the schedule. Watch Boise State at home play the game of a lifetime like they did against Oklahoma.
KH: And you're calling that an upset?
CC: Well, kind of... it's like 4 point spread.
KH & CC: Laugh.
CC: I wasn't gonna take Army to beat Notre Dame... I mean, come on...
KH: Hey, you get the Broncos on the blue turf on a Thursday night on national television... I wouldn't want to be anybody going in to play Boise State. But you're right, they continue to get underappreciated and undervalued by your friends, of course, in the desert (Vegas) in the big games... and they continue to beat people. I mean, what Chris Petersen has done here I think is his 4th year coming up... you know that's another team that get stereotyped a bit because of the razzle dazzle way that they beat Oklahoma, but if you really know their program they are a tough tough blue collar type of football team... Yeah, Orgeon on the road... I like that pick early in the year by you.
So there ya go. Some unexpected love from the national guys.
Season is almost here, gentlemen.