September 8, 2008

The envelope, please: Dienhart's awards

Rivals.com senior national writer Tom Dienhart gives us a quick look at what he liked and what he didn't like from Week 2:

Photo of the week
Ohio State's Brian Hartline can't collect a pass in the end zone. Ohio State struggled mightily against Ohio University and must sort things out before heading to Los Angeles to face No. 1 USC.

COACHES

Wish I were him: Gary Pinkel, Missouri
Glad I'm not him: Paul Wulff, Washington State
Lucky guy: Jim Tressel, Ohio State
Poor guy: Houston Nutt, Ole Miss
Desperately seeking a clue: Charlie Weis, Notre Dame
Desperately seeking a P.R. man: Bobby Johnson, Vanderbilt
Desperately seeking sunglasses and a fake beard: Bill Stewart, West Virginia
Desperately seeking ... anything: Mike Riley, Oregon State

TEAMS

Thought you'd kick butt, and you did: Oregon
Thought you'd kick butt, but you didn't: South Carolina
Thought you'd get your butt kicked, and you did: Cincinnati
Thought you'd get your butt kicked, but you didn't: Washington
Dang, they're good: Oklahoma
Dang, they're bad: Washington State
You ain't fooling anybody (in a bad way): Arkansas
You're fooling everybody (in a good way): Kansas State
Did the season start? Maryland
Can the season end? Syracuse
Can the season never end? Georgia Tech

GAMES

Play this again: BYU 28, Washington 27
Never play this again: California 66, Washington State 3
What? Middle Tennessee State 24, Maryland 14
Huh? Vanderbilt 24, South Carolina 17
You kidding me? Minnesota 42, Bowling Green 17
Told you so: East Carolina 24, West Virginia 3

NEXT WEEK

Ticket to die for: Ohio State at USC
Best non-Big Six game: Wisconsin at Fresno State
Upset alert: Georgia Tech over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg
Must win: Notre Dame over Michigan in South Bend
Great game no one is talking about: Kansas at South Florida on Friday
Intriguing coaching matchup: Arkansas' Bobby Petrino vs. Texas' Mack Brown
Who's bringing the body bags? Western Kentucky at Alabama
Why are they playing? Louisiana-Lafayette at Illinois
Plenty of good seats remaining: Washington State at Baylor
Mercy rule, anyone? Chattanooga at Florida State

Tom Dienhart is a national senior writer for Rivals.com. He can be reached at dienhart@yahoo-inc.com.



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