Oct. 20, 2006
By Trev Alberts
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Trev Alberts is a football analyst for CSTV and CSTV.com.
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I think they absolutely deserve to be ranked in the Top 20. I was more of a cynic than anybody before I went down to cover the game in
I saw some of the young kids and I was really impressed. They completely dominated the game. They're truly remarkable in terms of their speed. They deserved to be ranked. They are where they should be. Now going forward, we find out the most. They have taken the next step. They are a top 25 program. But the one thing I want to see is a big offensive line run right at them for four quarters.
They have so much talent, especially at wide receiver. Greg Schiano is legit and so is his team. Every year they get a better recruiting class than the last because of their success and the exposure they're getting.
If people are concluding that Larry Coker is fired and that Greg Schiano would obviously leave Rutgers for Miami, I would say not so fast. He loves where he is and told me directly that he envisions the day when he'll never even have to leave the state of
Without a doubt. One of the most disappointing things this year is how bad the ACC has been this season. That's no disrespect to the teams have played well this season like Clemson and Boston College. Wake Forest has also had a nice year.
But really, Florida State and
The biggest difference is the influx of coaches and the energy they have brought to the conference - Rich Rodriguez at
The ACC needs to get going. It's an embarrassment. The ACC shouldn't be this bad.
Do you think
No. I've said it consistently and I'll continue to say it: one of the most underappreciated, disrespected, great college quarterbacks of all-time is Chris Leak. I think there will probably be a day when
Look at his raw numbers. And don't come with this "Well, we judge quarterbacks at
I think he's a remarkable player. That being said, I think Tim Tebow has had a remarkable impact on the team. And I think Urban Meyer deserves some credit for how he's handled the deal and that it hasn't become a distraction. But I think first and foremost, it hasn't become a distraction because of the class that Chris Leak has showed in not allowing it to become one.
I continue to become frustrated with how the Gators' fans have treated him. It's not about Chris Leak. It's about the schedule. They play six unbelievably difficult games this year. And if they get the chance, seven if they play in the SEC championship games. That's seven opportunities against the best defenses in college football.
I think that race is about as interesting as any to me. In my opinion, Auburn is still the class of the West. When properly motivated and focused, they're as good as anyone in the country. They still have some issues, but they're one of the best football teams in the country.
I don't see them coming out of the West, but it's been a nice surprise for Houston Nutt compared to what's happened last year.
What game has the most riding on it this weekend?
I think a game that is flying a little bit under the radar is the Iowa-Michigan game, simply because there's a general consensus that
Clemson-Georgia Tech is a really intriguing game. I think Clemson is the best team in the ACC. Obviously there's a lot riding on that one.
Nebraska-Texas is intriguing because when Steve Peterson took over as the athletic director at
The offense, I think, has answered the bell. They're balanced.