Here’s a rundown of what I saw from week one across the college football landscape.
Two Big Ten teams suffered severe injuries as Michigan lost Ronnie Bell for the season to a knee injury and Minnesota lost Mo Ibrahim to a leg injury.
Iowa destroyed Indiana with the Hoosiers’ help.
Illinois lost to UTSA, while Wisconsin’s Graham Mertz literally threw the game away against Penn State.
I pick the team I believe is going to win the Big Ten West. Ugh.
I forgot to mention LSU - UCLA. It was.... not that surprising, honestly. The Pac-12 desperately needs someone to be good. I’m okay with UCLA being that team. LSU could be a team that benefited from a hot quarterback having a magic season, kind of like Gene Chizik and Cam Newton and their national title together at Auburn in 2010.
I also forgot to mention Washington losing to Montana.
There was some incredible stupidity from fans.
I mentioned a North Carolina dad charging into the Virginia Tech student section:
UNC dad wants a piece of the Va. Tech student section pic.twitter.com/1061flBtXX— Joe Kinsey (@JoeKinseyexp) September 4, 2021
It’d be interesting to know what became of this. What set the dude off? Who goes into a student section by themselves?
Noles flip off:
Middle finger Noles pic.twitter.com/gt0cM7t7l4— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) September 6, 2021
I’d flip off Brian Kelly too. He’s an ass.
I don’t even know what this is:
UH lady was not happy about the loss, then this happened pic.twitter.com/kXcbipIzui— Larry FooteSack (@atxhobogrl) September 5, 2021
Note the complete lack of security.
It looks like people who don’t know how to fight trying to get into a fight. Life is hard, man.
Jon has a book out!
On August 21st, 2015, Jon unexpectedly dropped dead of a widowmaker heart attack. He was shocked five times on the way to the hospital with no response. He was shocked two more times in the ER. He was dead for over 20 minutes. A stent was placed, and he was induced into a coma. In January 2016 Jon received a second stent and in June he was diagnosed with an anoxic brain injury.
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