College Football Roundup Week 1: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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College Football Roundup Week 1: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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College Football Roundup Week 1: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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The Most Overrated Thing Was …

Alabama 44, Miami 13

The crazy part was that it was so obvious from the moment the game was announced.

That’s not fair. There are a whole lot of people out there licking their wounds after LSU -3 was supposed to be a sure-thing against UCLA, and just about everyone took Washington and North Carolina – and even Indiana – for granted. It’s not easy to come up with blowout wins over good teams – more on that in the next section – but Alabama was able to do just that … again.

The networks all have to hype up their games, and it’s more interesting when it seems like both sides are about to battle, but Miami didn’t have a prayer even if it was ranked 14th in the AP and 16th by the coaches.

The Bama defense was going to be way too good, the offense simply found more stars to replace the old ones, and it all looked so easy.

And what were the hot takes on Miami?

Manny Diaz and his staff shouldn’t have tried so hard to pressure Bryce Young. Miami has to go back to the drawing board and tackle better. The program has to start recruiting stronger and find the right guys …

Miami is fine. Alabama makes teams look like they need to start from scratch.

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