Get ready for kickoff; everything you need to know for college football opening day
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Finally. After an agonizing eight-month wait, college football is back. Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is obviously happy about it. Let's see if Beamer will be dancing after Monday night's game against defending national champion and top-ranked Ohio State.
The 2015 season greets us with a slew of fantastic Thursday night matchups. Here's a full TV schedule for this evening to ensure you don't miss Utah-Michigan, North Carolina-South Carolina, TCU-Minnesota and others. And a brief rundown of the most wise wagers for opening night, Heisman race and playoff spots.
Hundreds of players will suit up for their respective season-openers tonight but Villanova's Jake Prus will not be one of them. As the Wildcats travel to UConn for a potential FCS-FBS upset bid, the redshirt junior will be unable to play because he's donating bone marrow for "Be The Match," forcing him to miss their first three games.
Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!
This Jerry Kill-narrated hype video for the Gophers' 2015 season is pure bliss:
A huge crowd of fans gathered for a pep rally and massive bonfire on the eve of the return of East Tennessee State football. The Buccaneers, who play on Thursday night against Kennesaw State, take the field for the first time since 2003.
What a Bad A**
Kansas defensive lineman T.J. Semke definitely has the most insane offseason job of any college football player. The walk-on moonlights as a bounty hunter ... a bounty hunter!
James Madison University joined Virginia Tech in announcing its intention to wear helmet decals to honor Alison Parker and Adam Ward, the two WDBJ 7 journalists who were victims of a shooting in nearby Roanoke last week. Parker graduated from JMU in 2012.
Florida coach Jim McElwain named Treon Harris the Gators' starting quarterback for their season-opener against New Mexico but also said that his competition with Will Grier will continue into the season. Despite taking the back seat to Harris on Saturday, Grier is making serious off-the-field headlines for dating Jeanne O'Neil, a gorgeous former Bucs cheerleader.
We Landed on the Moon!
Harbaugh Era Begins
Odds and Ends
Pure swag: Miami will wear these nasty custom cleats for their September 19th game against Nebraska ... CFB Week 1 Schedule: Cheerleader Edition ... 13 ridiculous FCS mascots ... South Carolina suspended a whopping 13 fraternities from recruitment ...University of Michigan is calling parents of drunk freshmen as punishment ... A shockingly small number of tickets have been sold for the massive Alabama-Wisconsin game at Jerry World (aka AT&T Stadium) ... Soooo when will Texas be a national contender again? .. Best CFB players from last 10 years that you've never heard of ... Wall Street Journal's CFB "Grid of Shamlessness" is beyond perfect ... 10 best new CFB uniforms for the 2015 season.
Clemson released this cool time lapse video of "CLEMSON" being painted in the upper deck of Memorial Stadium and it could not look more like an Etch-a-Sketch:
Last year's marquee opening kick game was Texas A&M at South Carolina and although the Gamecocks were blasted by 24 points and gave up 680 yards on their home turf, the pregame scene was bonkers:
With Auburn being a trendy national title pick, could we see another chaotic scene at Toomer's Corner like we did in 2011?