This is your early games, bye week open comment thread, the place to glory in and marvel at the joys and sorrows of other college football fans. Off weeks are great because they demonstrate the difference between watching bull riding at the rodeo and being lashed to a snorting 2500 pound bovine yourself. One is fascinating, even exhilarating. The other is terrifying as well, and while it's an adrenaline rush the best part is emerging from it unscathed.
While you enjoy lunch feel free to tune in Arkansas hosting UAB at noon on SEC Network. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT sleep on the Blazers, who lost 47-34 to #1 Mississippi State in week two in Starkville and have more than enough firepower to put a scare in the 'Hawgs. Sadly they are still not a member of the Southeastern Conference, so even if the Fighting Bielemas pull this one out they're still 0-for-Bert in conference.
Outside the SEC, #11 Kansas State will host Texas at noon on ESPN, which doesn't look a whole lot better yet in year one of Charlie Strong's reclamation project than they did in the final year of Mack Brown's tenure. Honey Bill Snyder don't care. He'll still run POP passes all afternoon and dare Big XII officials to call a lineman for ineligible receiver downfield (spoiler, they won't). And if you're a real masochist, you can flip over to ESPN2 where Nebraska plays host to Rutgers.
12:30 brings ACC "action" as North Carolina travels to division-leading Virginia. No, I'm not kidding. Why are you laughing? Virginia is tied at the top of the ACC Coastal with Pittsburgh and Duke and . . .you're right. On it's face that is pretty funny.
We hope you'll enjoy your consequence-free college football viewing, and join us back later for the afternoon shift comment thread. Until later . . .