Thursday, August 29, 2013

Miscellaneous Minutiae, 8/29/13

Fouad Egbaria

At 2:30 Chicago time today, we'll be just 48 hours away from Michigan football. Luckily, you won't have to wait until Saturday to watch some college football. Here are some links to hold you over until then:

  • Games tonight, there are many. North Carolina heads to Columbia to face Michigan's last opponent, the No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks (6:00 ET, ESPN). Poor Bryn Renner. The Tar Heels were a respectable 8-4 last season (no bowl game--it's easy to forget who has been disciplined by the even-handed, rational force of law that is the NCAA), but I don't imagine that they have a shot. This will probably be an ugly game, being the first one and all. As terrifying as Jadeveon Clowney and the rest of that defense are, scoring points could be a major problem for the Gamecocks. 
    • Also, the other USC travels to Hawaii (11:00 ET, CBS Sports Network) if you'd like to stay up really late on a school night. 
    • On the B1G front, Indiana and Minnesota get Indiana State and UNLV at home, respectively. Don't lose, eh?
  • Brian Kelly says Notre Dame will mix in some pistol this season on offense. Well, I guess it couldn't hurt to try it.
  • In case you missed it, college football fans will now get unlimited replays, which is nice. Basically, you'll now have more chances to convince yourself into thinking something was a bad call that probably wasn't, sending yourself into a tizzy of saying things like "WHAT" and "YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME." Refs everywhere shake their heads and walk away like so: 

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