Sunday, September 1, 2013
Don't rush to judgment after Week 1 results
By Chris Low
The unpredictability of college football is one of the things that keeps bringing us back.
So before anybody starts anointing teams or players based solely on what we saw this opening weekend, it's probably worth remembering that you can't win a championship in one game, nor can you lose a championship in one game.
That may be a hard sell to Georgia and Aaron Murray right now given the bitter taste of Saturday's 38-35 loss at Clemson, a wonderfully entertaining game between two top 10 teams that will hopefully be the norm rather than exception once the playoff era dawns.
But let's not forget that Georgia was clobbered (as the Head Ball Coach would say) in a 35-7 rout at South Carolina last season in the sixth week and came within a tipped pass in the SEC championship game of playing for the national title.
The translation: It's a long season with all sorts of twists and turns, and taking a snapshot one week in and thinking we've got it all figured out is about as wise as trash-talking and gesturing right in front of the official when you've already been branded as college football's bad boy.
Maybe it's just me, but Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin looked like he was more interested in tackling Johnny Manziel than he was in talking to him when his quarterback came to the sideline after drawing that 15-yard penalty.
Still, over and above Johnny Football's antics, it was a telling opening weekend.
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