Welcome Back, Kaepernick!
Because I ran out of clever things to say beyond mis-quoting titles of 70’s TV shows, we at FCB welcome the return of Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick (photo, thanks IconSMI) after an early season of sluggish stats and no wins.
However, in Nevada’s 63-28 win over UNLV this past weekend, Kaepernick and his Wolf Pack ran all over the Rebels, with the rangy signal-caller rushing for over 170 yards and 2 TDs….and the entire Wolf Pack team rushing for over 550 yards…at over 10 yards per carry.
Nevada’s tough early schedule, with games at Notre Dame, at an improving Colorado State, and hosting Missouri…the Nevada offense just could not get going full-bore. Now, with an easier non-conference opponent, and WAC play beginning, look for Kaepernick and Nevada to return to their status as fantasy-elite.
Now, on to the Start/Sit for Week Six….
Tim Tebow – Florida (at LSU): His head no longer hurting, Tebow should run all over LSU’s inconsistent defense, which at times looks world-beater…at other times, beaten down. The Swamp invades Death Valley, and the Gators take home Tigers as snacks, war brides.
Case Keenum – Houston (at Mississippi State): Do not blame Keenum for the Houston loss at UTEP last weekend…he threw for over 500 yards. Keenum will light up another BCS defense….and Houston could go 3-0 vs the BCS…and 0-1 vs non-BCS. Go figure.
Blaine Gabbert – Missouri AND Zac Lee – Nebraska: Nice Big XII showdown at Faurot Field on Thursday. Both QBs are in their first year of starting, and have been quite productive. This game smells like a shoot-out between the Tigers and Huskers.
Zac Robinson – Oklahoma State AND Jerrod Johnson – Texas A&M: Another Big XII shootout in the works, even with the OSU Cowboys suffering injuries to key skill-position players….though they did have last week off to recuperate.
Ricky Dobbs – Navy (at Rice): Although Rice played decent against Tulsa last week, their defense has struggled most of the season. Dobbs (photo, thanks Scout.com ) and the Navy triple-option should roll on the Owls this week.
OTHERS TO START: Colt McCoy – Texas; Todd Reesing – Kansas; Max Hall – BYU; Colin Kaepernick – Nevada; Aaron Opelt – Toledo; Diondre Borel – Utah State
Jevan Snead – Ole Miss (vs Alabama): Although Ole Miss can win this game, I do not see Snead putting up big yards on a good Bama defense. Could be the game that WR-RB-QB Dexter McCluster becomes a big factor.
Ryan Mallett – Arkansas (at Auburn): Mallett should fare better against the Tigers than he did last week at Alabama, but the War Eagle program has been rejuvenated by Head Coach Gene Chizik, who is one of the best defense minds in college football.
SIT, UBU, SIT (Good Dog….Woof)
Tate Forcier – Michigan (at Iowa): The frosh phenom will be facing the best defense he will see this season…at least until Ohio State. He did struggle a little until the fourth quarter at Michigan State last game.
Bo Levi Mitchell – SMU (at East Carolina): There will be other weeks to play Mitchell (photo, thanks Scout.com)…not this one. East Carolina has a good defense that has a penchant to pick off a lot of passes.
OFF THIS WEEK: Jimmy Clausen – Notre Dame; Kellen Moore – Boise State; Matt Barkley – USC; B.J Daniels – USF; Tony Pike – Cincinnati; G.J. Kinne – Tulsa; Joe Webb – UAB.
NOTE: Dwight Dasher – Middle Tennessee…plays vs Troy on Tuesday, October 6
Greg Alexander – Hawaii: Out for season with knee injury
Taylor Potts – Texas Tech: Suffered apparent concussion vs New Mexico last weekend. At press time unsure for his status this week.
LIFE HINT OF THE WEEK
Do not feed racoons…or any wild animals. Wild animals tend to like humans more when humans feed them…and more likely to nibble on you if you feed them.