The Picker: We have the answers to your football questions
BY The Picker
Thursday, October 04, 2012
10/04/12 at 3:51 AM
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Here's what everybody should be talking about.
Question: Is Bob Stoops still a top-five coach?
Answer: Probably not.
But he's easily a top-12 coach, which exempts him from most public fan grumbling.
Who would you pick for your coach tomorrow, Stoops or Gundy?
Q: Is there a quarterback controversy at OSU?
Both contenders appear equally skillful.
So why didn't Walsh start?
Coaches are always right?
Q: How can debacles like the refs cheating OSU in the Texas game be prevented?
A: Make the zebras available for interviews after the game.
You'd think they were government agents with top-level clearance.
Some are clowns.
Make them responsible in public, presto, improved skill set.
Q: Should the Arkansas coach be fired?
No need to depress any more coaches than is absolutely necessary.
Q: Who is second best?
A: Probably Oregon.
Q: Who does the BCS cheat this time around?
A: Probably Oregon, which figures to lose once.
Florida State has a simple schedule and will be hustled along ahead of the one-loss teams by the ESPN shills.
Q: Can anybody beat Alabama?
A: Yeah, another SEC team.
Q: How about those Ryder Cup Americans?
A: Slap-happy Phil and captain Davis "Lost" Love should be banned from golf for five years.
Q: Who is the Super Bowl favorite?
A: Not Houston. Why not Houston? Because too many TV people like Houston.
Q: How about them Cowboys?
A: Jughead Jones' head is too big and Tony Turnover's hands are too small.
Q: Will the Thunder win the West?
This team has been too content. Harden hasn't been signed. And the club has no center who could hit the broad side of a barn from the inside.
Arizona (-2) at the Rams: No sad sacks for Sam last week.
Here's the way he managed that game: Send in the kicker!
Field goals from midfield rattle the seats.
Rams by 4.
OU (-4 1/2) at Texas Tech: After the Buddy Holly High School Yearbook Swap and Horned Rim Glasses Festival, this is the social event of the season in Lubbock.
Fascinating to note that in a recent radio interview, with highlights on our OU Blog, the Boz tore into the current OU program, saying that it lacked passion, among other things. The Boz suggested that he started throwing up at last year's OSU game, and hasn't quit since.
Not that the Boz is the best spokesperson for civic order.
Still, OU appears to be too average to be business-like.
This is obviously the pivotal game for the OU season.
A loss here and 9-3 starts looking like a really good year.
Mike Stoops was brought back to make a play.
So make one.
OU by 3.
Tulsa (-4 1/2) at Marshall: The head coach at TU has two jobs.
After the loss at Iowa State, the community has to be sold to the fact that winning the rest of them would make for a semi-special season.
What's up with defenses in that particular state: Neither West Virginia nor Marshall gives any indication of enjoying contact.
Northwestern at Penn State (-3 1/2): Debates could break out among brainy types.
Wrong one favored, visitor by 3.
Georgia at South Carolina (-3): Stuff like this makes the SEC Gulf area a shark tank.
The ancient ball coach, SC, by 2.
West Virginia at Texas (-7): Somebody make sure the hometown scorekeeper doesn't let the clock run during timeouts.
WV spreads it on thick on offense, thin on defense.
Tex by 10.
Iowa State at TCU (-12 1/2): Not exactly Georgia-South Carolina is it.
TCU by 10.
Arkansas at Auburn (-10): Worse news yet for these two, the season just started.
Auburn by 4.
Miami versus Notre Dame (-13) in Chicago: Lucky Dame catches another big name on the skids.
ND by 14.
Nebraska at Ohio State (-4 1/2): Except for punts, spirals to be at a minimum.
State by 4.
LSU (-3 1/2) at Florida: Loopy Les is overdue to pull something nutty out of his huge hat.
Florida by 3.
Eagles at the Steelers (-3 1/2): Bring the extra box of smelling salts.
Steelers by 3.
Seattle at Carolina (-3): Showboat Newton needs to refocus on the game film, not the TV cameras.
Carolina by 6.
Denver at New England (-7): First fall chill could freeze Manning.
New England by 17.
San Diego at New Orleans (-3): Neither team has a head coach.
NO by 1.
Houston (-7) at the Jets: Home field disadvantage.
Sanchez is the latest noodle-arm USC quarterback flailing and failing in the pros.
What are they saving Tebow for, the year after next?
Houston by 12.