Can you smell that in the air? Can you feel it approaching? Summer is hitting its height, and that means that NCAA football is just around the corner.
But before the leaves begin to turn and the air begins to feel crisp; before the players begin the serious business of putting together a team and battling it out with their teammates; before the first trumpet or drum of a marching band is heard…
Guys like me have to go and ruin it for everyone by showing how little we know.
But seriously, what fun would preseason be without some talking heads talking out of their asses, and internet scribes trying to win points with the home crowd and piss off the rivals?
No fun at all I say.
So every season, we sit down and we look at past records, current trends, new personnel and old coaches – and we decide how things are going to play out and what kinds of surprises we may be in for during the upcoming season.
So in looking at the 2014 college football season, you can bet that there will be another Auburn, another Jameis Winston, and another unexpected flop (we’re looking at you, Gators). The question is, who will they be?
After some exhaustive research – and a small mint spent at Uncle Jack’s package & cigar store – I’ve been able to put together 5 bold predictions for the 2014 season, each one with a reference to some piece of classic literature that the typical freshman student might be expected to spend a little time researching him or herself.
Now these won’t be your typical predictions, ie; player x wins the Heisman trophy, team y wins the championship, coach z gets fired; these are a bit more bold…even obscure.