It still baffles me how the SEC officiating crew missed this facemask. The whole stadium saw it. I mean Rashard got pulled parallel to the ground and was violently flipped around 180 degrees. Absolutely brutal. And why the hell does the visiting team’s conference supply the refs? Aside from the BCS, that’s the dumbest thing going in college football.
I think it’s an understatement to say that opening weekend was not very kind to the ACC. Duke and Virginia losing to FCS teams, Wake losing at home to a bottom rung Big 12 team in Baylor, Maryland getting punked by Cal, and Virginia Tech looking very average against Bama in the Saturday prime time spot. The best non conference win was against Middle Tennessee St. By comparison our loss to South Carolina doesn’t look so bad now. The ACC is still very weak and we have a team that’s still capable of competing for a spot in the ACC title game.
The Miami-FSU game Monday night saved the ACC from totally being the laughing stock of the country. What a game. Still early in the year, but both teams looked in mid season form. At least offensively they did. If either team can find some defense then watch out. I was hoping for a Miami wide right, but it wasn’t meant to be. Even though I hate Miami, this gives FSU a conference loss so it was the best outcome for the Pack. That raises the stakes on our game in Tallahassee. Should be fun. Look for me there …. I’ll be the guy in red.