Thursday, September 23, 2010

Todman's health and the weekly picks

No real updates out of the Thursday call with Edsall. We know Jordan Todman injured his elbow Saturday, but we don't know his status. Edsall wouldn't even say whether he (or Lutrus, for that matter) has practiced this week. I suspect there's a good chance Todman doesn't play Saturday. We'll know more at 6 p.m. tonight.

Of course, listening to Edsall, you could interpret it as if Todman wasn't even injured last week at Temple. "We'll do what we have to do to win the game," Edsall said. "It was more of a physical game for him, he took some shots we haven't seen him take. Credit Temple. They were running to the ball extremely well. But we'll do what we have to do. If we need to spell him, we'll spell him. But I think he came out of the game body-wise in pretty good shape. He took some shots to the body, and he's not any more worse for wear." Edsall also said UConn has a plan to address the "what if's", when specifically asked what happens at running back if Todman is unable to go.

Edsall also hinted he's made up his mind on the depth chart, specifically with regard to the return of Cody Endres and Erik Kuraczea this week. "I've made a decision, we still have to see what happens today (at practice)," said Edsall, who also mentions he thinks the two suspended players shook off the rust of 30 days with no practice well. We'll know.....Saturday, of course.

On to the picks...short and sweet this week. I'm writing Dave Solomon's Sunday column this week, so I'm pressed for time; and also trying to save some snarky material for the print edition. But I've thrown in some extra games as a bonus.

Game 1: BOSTON COLLEGE (+4) over Virginia Tech - They still playing football at BC? Thought it was just hockey only there.

Game 2: PENN STATE (-14) over Temple - Al Golden and Joe Paterno share game day coaching wardrobe secrets. Look for Al to break out the black cleats this week. Those white sneakers with that a shirt and tie are a big fashion faux pa (at least according to the always fashionable Mrs. Chip)



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Game 3: North Carolina State (+8) over GEORGIA TECH
Game 4: Buffalo (+20) over CONNECTICUT
Game 5: Oklahoma (-14) over CINCINNATI
Game 6: ARKANSAS (+7.5) over Alabama
Game 7: BOISE STATE (-17) over Oregon State - The best way to beat Boise State (according to the warped brain trust at Oregon State)? Spend $8,000 to paint your own practice field blue! There's money wisely spent.
Game 8: Stanford (-5) over NOTRE DAME
Game 9: ARIZONA (-7) over California
Game 10: TEXAS (-16) over California-Los Angeles (also known as UCLA)
Game 11: AUBURN (-3) over South Carolina
Game 12: LSU (-9.5) over West Virginia
Game 13: North Carolina (-2) over RUTGERS
Game 14: Oregon (-12) over ARIZONA STATE
Game 15: SOUTH FLORIDA (-27) over Western Kentucky
Game 16: SYRACUSE (-35) over Colgate: Syracuse played Maine last week, and follows up with Colgate on Saturday. Can't wait for next week's game against the Broome County Truck Driving and Tractor Combine Training Academy.
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Last week's contest results
1. Ian 9-2-1
Gary 9-2-1
3. B-Stew 8-3-1
4. Walt 7-4-1
5. Chip 6-5-1
Pete 6-5-1
Vinny 6-5-1
Caleb 6-5-1
9. Gabe 5-6-1
Rollo 5-6-1
11. Sammy 4-7-1
12. GovPhalen 3-8-1
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Standings
1. Ian 21-11-2
2. Chip 20-12-2
Gary 20-12-2
4. Gabe 19-13-2
Pete 19-13-2
6. sammy 17-15-2
B-Stew 17-15-2
8. Vinny from East Haven 16-16-2
Caleb Mandrake 16-16-2
10. GovernorPhalen 15-17-2
11. Uconnbob 12-9-1
12. Walt 7-4-1
13. Rollo V. 5-6-1
14. seanO 4-6-1
15. BostonDan 3-7-1

12 Comments:

Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Game 1: BOSTON COLLEGE (+4) over Virginia Tech
Game 2: PENN STATE (-14) over Temple
Game 3: North Carolina State (+8) over GEORGIA TECH
Game 4: Buffalo (+20) over CONNECTICUT
Game 5: Oklahoma (-14) over CINCINNATI
Game 6: ARKANSAS (+7.5) over Alabama
Game 7: BOISE STATE (-17) over Oregon State
Game 8: Stanford (-5) over NOTRE DAME
Game 9: ARIZONA (-7) over California
Game 10: TEXAS (-16) over California-Los Angeles (also known as UCLA)
Game 11: AUBURN (-3) over South Carolina
Game 12: LSU (-9.5) over West Virginia
Game 13: North Carolina (-2) over RUTGERS
Game 14: Oregon (-12) over ARIZONA STATE
Game 15: SOUTH FLORIDA (-27) over Western Kentucky
Game 16: SYRACUSE (-35) over Colgate

September 23, 2010 1:31 PM 
Blogger governorphalen said...

Really stunk it up last week. Hopefully we can have this week make up for it.

BC
Temple
GT
UConn
OK
Arkansas
Boise St
ND
Arizona
UT
SC
WVU
RU
Oregon
USF
Cuse

September 23, 2010 1:38 PM 
Blogger Gary said...

I think last week was my first ever week at the top of the standings. I'm gunning for that blog post at the end of the season.

Here we...GO:

Game 1: Virginia Tech (-4)
Game 2: Temple (+14)
Game 3: NC St. (+8)
Game 4: Buffalo (+20)
Game 5: Oklahoma (-14)
Game 6: Alabama (-7.5)
Game 7: Oregon St. (+17)
Game 8: Stanford (-5)
Game 9: Arizona (-7)
Game 10: Texas (-16)
Game 11: SC (+3)
Game 12: West Virginia (+9.5)
Game 13: Rutgers (+2)
Game 14: Oregon (-12)
Game 15: USF (-27)
Game 16: Colgate (+35)

September 23, 2010 1:56 PM 
Anonymous Pete said...

Game 1: Virginia Tech
Game 2: PENN STATE
Game 3: GEORGIA TECH
Game 4: CONNECTICUT
Game 5: Oklahoma
Game 6: Alabama
Game 7: Oregon State
Game 8: NOTRE DAME
Game 9: ARIZONA
Game 10: TEXAS
Game 11: AUBURN
Game 12: West Virginia
Game 13: North Carolina
Game 14: Oregon
Game 15: SOUTH FLORIDA
Game 16: Colgate

September 23, 2010 2:20 PM 
Anonymous Vinny from East Haven said...

Vinny says:
1. Virginia Tech.
2. Penn State.
3. Georgia Tech.
4. Buffalo (of course).
5. Oklahoma
6. Arkansas.
7. Boise State.
8. Stanford.
9. Arizona.
10. Texas.
11. South Carolina.
12. West Virginia.
13. North Carolina.
14. Oregon.
15. South Florida.
16. Syracuse.

September 23, 2010 3:06 PM 
Anonymous sammy said...

Game 1: Virginia Tech
Game 2: PENN STATE
Game 3: GEORGIA TECH
Game 4: Buffalo
Game 5: Oklahoma
Game 6: ARKANSAS
Game 7: BOISE STATE
Game 8: NOTRE DAME
Game 9: California
Game 10: TEXAS
Game 11: AUBURN
Game 12: LSU
Game 13: RUTGERS
Game 14: Oregon
Game 15: SOUTH FLORIDA
Game 16: SYRACUSE

September 23, 2010 8:22 PM 
Anonymous Gabe said...

Game 1: BOSTON COLLEGE
Game 2: PENN STATE
Game 3: GEORGIA TECH
Game 4: CONNECTICUT
Game 5: Oklahoma
Game 6: Alabama
Game 7: BOISE STATE
Game 8: NOTRE DAME
Game 9: ARIZONA
Game 10: TEXAS
Game 11: AUBURN
Game 12: LSU
Game 13: RUTGERS
Game 14: Oregon
Game 15: SOUTH FLORIDA
Game 16: SYRACUSE

September 24, 2010 12:22 AM 
Anonymous B-Stew said...

Game 1: Virginia Tech
Game 2: Temple
Game 3: GEORGIA TECH
Game 4: Buffalo
Game 5: Oklahoma
Game 6: Bama
Game 7: BOISE STATE
Game 8: NOTRE DAME
Game 9: California
Game 10: TEXAS
Game 11: AUBURN
Game 12: West Virginia
Game 13: North Carolina
Game 14: ARIZONA STATE
Game 15: SOUTH FLORIDA
Game 16: SYRACUSE

September 24, 2010 7:50 AM 
Anonymous Ian said...

Game 1: BOSTON COLLEGE
Game 2: Temple
Game 3: North Carolina State
Game 4: Buffalo
Game 5: Oklahoma
Game 6: ARKANSAS
Game 7: BOISE STATE
Game 8: NOTRE DAME
Game 9: ARIZONA
Game 10: TEXAS
Game 11: South Carolina
Game 12: West Virginia
Game 13: RUTGERS
Game 14: Oregon
Game 15: SOUTH FLORIDA
Game 16: Colgate

September 24, 2010 1:22 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Game 1: Virginia Tech
Game 2: PSU
Game 3: GEORGIA TECH
Game 4: CONNECTICUT
Game 5: Oklahoma
Game 6: Alabama
Game 7: Oregon State
Game 8: NOTRE DAME
Game 9: ARIZONA
Game 10: TEXAS
Game 11: South Carolina
Game 12: West Virginia
Game 13: RUTGERS
Game 14: Oregon
Game 15: Western Kentucky
Game 16: SYRACUSE
Caleb Mandrake

September 24, 2010 1:32 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Wow. Rough week for everyone.
Results
1. B-Stew 7-8-1
2. Gary 6-9-1
Pete 6-9-1
4. Chip 5-10-1
Vinny 5-10-1
Caleb 5-10-1
7. sammy 4-11-1
ian 4-11-1
9. Govphalen 3-12-1
10. Gabe 2-13-1

September 26, 2010 11:56 AM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Standings
1. Gary 26-21-3
2. Ian 25-22-3
Chip 25-22-3
Pete 25-22-3
5. B-Stew 24-23-3
6. Gabe 21-26-3
sammy 21-26-3
Vinny from East Haven 21-26-3
Caleb Mandrake 21-26-3
10. GovernorPhalen 18-29-3
11. Uconnbob 12-9-1
12. Walt 7-4-1
13. Rollo V. 5-6-1
14. seanO 4-6-1
15. BostonDan 3-7-1

September 26, 2010 11:59 AM 

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