Vandy in the Natty: 5 ridiculous college football Week 0 overreactions

Mike Wright, Vanderbilt Commodores. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)
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Bret Bielema, Illinois Fighting Illini
Bret Bielema, Illinois Fighting Illini. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

With Week 0 in the books, we have seen enough to make some claims about college football.

Even though only 22 college football teams played games that count on Saturday, we have seen enough from Week 0’s action to give you the Decoldest and most honest truths imaginable.

Why waste your time watching ranked teams play the games when they are only going to disappoint you in the end? This is why you should always have grandiose takeaways from the other guys of college football. So instead of aiming for the bushes after Aviva Stadium ran out of Guinness and Bushmills on Saturday night, let’s make sense out of all the nonsense from Week 0.

The truth hurts, but like Shane Falco once said: Pain heals, chicks dig scars and glory lasts forever.

College football: 5 ridiculous overreactions from Week 0

5. Bret Bielema’s Illinois Fighting Illini will be this year’s Georgia on defense

Let’s be real. If you look at the all-22s, as in all 22 teams that took part in Week 0 on Saturday, only one defense didn’t allow a touchdown. That would be Bret Bielema’s Illinois Fighting Illini who held Wyoming to a pair of field goals in their blowout win over the Cowboys, 38-6. The former Iowa nose guard has his defense playing meaner than Kip Tyler before he got to Remember the Titans.

As the legend Erk Russell once said, you’re never going to lose a game when the other team doesn’t score. With blood, sweat, tears and potentially barbecue sauce dripping down his face, Bielema has a defense tougher than a $2 steak over in Champaign-Urbana, alright. Massive Illinois booster Shad Khan must be loving this, as all the Illini defensive stars will become future Jaguars.

Move over, Georgia, as Illinois is here to stay with the greatest defense this side of the Mississippi.