Welcome to Week Eight of the Grammy nominated, hotel accommodated QB Mountain watch list.
Last Week Thoughts
As always, if you want a little analytics with your chat, PFF has a great roundtable looking at that side of the ledger for the gents we discuss #onhere.
NFL Team Check ins:
Two “defeateds” left at 0-6 – Cleveland and San Francisco. After them it’s the Giants (1-5), Indy, Chicago, L.A. Chargers and Oakland (all at 2-4). Four of the six could go quarterback – and with the Bills’ 1st rounders looking to be in the 20s, might be time to just let that dream die. But we shall persist!
Games to Watch this Weekend: (All times EST)
Western Kentucky at Old Dominion (6pm, CBS Sports Net) – I have a game tonight, but to be honest Mike White is like draftee number 300 I’m looking forward to watching in the off-season. Maybe I’m wrong but I feel like he’s the melanin-free option folks love to tout. We’ll see, however.
Oklahoma State at Texas (12pm, ABC) – Rudolph’s game has been consistent, but his system and the quality of his cast has been working against him – in terms of their success. So going up against the Longhorns will be a great opportunity to continue his production and give himself a platform into the second half of the season.
Louisville at Florida State (12pm, ESPN) – With Florida State’s quarterback situation, Louisville (read: Jackson) has a chance to get out in front and get a huge “name” win. As Jackson’s play has merited praise from fans and media, seeing him unleashed against the Seminoles will be fun.
Oklahoma at Kansas State (4pm, FOX) – Snyder is always good for an upset or two in a K-State season, so Mayfield better have his guys on upset alert, or there’ll be questions asked.
Oregon at UCLA (4pm, ???) – I cannot find a coverage of this game, and it’s unfortunate – as I’m really looking forward to the matchup of the run game and of course the Chosen One.
USC at Notre Dame (7:30pm, NBC) – The question of Darnold’s decision making and what exactly Brian Kelly is doing at Notre Dame will be on display with a national prime-time audience. I think he needs to stay another year (Darnold, not Kelly), but that’s just me.
Auburn at Arkansas (7:30pm, SEC Network) – Stidham will be playing a team in Arkansas with a coach that needs a win – so if they aren’t on their A-game, the Tigers will be in the guano.
Wyoming at Boise (10:15pm, ESPN) – Another chance, on national television no less, for Josh Allen to prove he’s not the height/weight/arm strength guy that he’s appearing to be. I’m sure that #armtalent is there though.
Colorado at Wazzu (10:45pm, WatchESPN) – The Buffaloes will be looking to add to Luke Falk’s misery of the past few weeks with a solid defensive showing. Falk’s stock could not be lower, so it’s up to him and the Pirate to pulling him out of the draft muck.
That’s it for this week. Tweet us and let us know if we’ve missed a QB you’ve had your eyes on!