Despite a state of emergency and impeding frozen doom in the form of 2-4 inches of snow descending on the Atlanta area, Georgia Tech’s Saturday matchup with Louisville is scheduled to go on as planned. They played the game against North Carolina a couple of years back when every road in Atlanta was a rudimentary ski slope, so today’s impending weather conditions shouldn’t be a huge issue. That aforementioned Carolina game was played in front of an audience of roughly twelve fans, but this year’s basketball team is clearly adept at winning away games played at McCamish Pavilion. Maybe it will be nothing, or maybe it will be the apocalypse. Just call your local Waffle House to find out.
The option influence could be growing around the nation in the coming days, as sources around the Minnesota program have suggested that the school has reached out to Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo to fill their own head coaching vacancy. The Gophers fired former head coach Tracy Claeys earlier this week after the relationship between he and the athletic department apparently worsened, leaving a void which can only be filled by three yards and a cloud of dust. If this happens, I only ask that Tech schedules an out-of-conference schedule consisting of Minnesota, Navy, and Georgia Southern with a bowl game against Army. Only then can we crown Paul Johnson the kind of the land.
With the national title game coming up very soon, it’s time to determine what type of shot — if any — the Clemson Tigers have at upending Alabama. People tend to have very strong opinions on this matter depending on their three-letter conference allegiance, but the truth is that Dabo’s team has a very real shot if they play like they did against Ohio State. As talented as it is, that Alabama offense is not one of the best in the nation; we saw as much against Washington, when the Tide relied on defense to run up the score. If Deshaun Watson can take care of the ball and put up some points on a very stingy Tide defense, I trust the Tiger defense to handle Jalen Hurts and the rest of Alabama’s offense quite easily.