At 28 1/2 points, Florida is a favorite to whip the whiskey out of Tennessee on Saturday.
Urban Meyer, finally, your chance to meet Lane Kiffin.
At 21 points, USC is a favorite to stomp the apple core out of Washington on Saturday.
Pete Carroll, here’s Steve Sarkisian. OK, stop hugging him.
Only Oklahoma State (31 1/2 points, over Rice), Penn State (29 1/2 over Temple), LSU (26 points over Louisiana Lafayette) and Michigan (24 over Eastern Michigan) have similar point spreads, but that’s because of the scheduling of patsies. The other Division I-A teams (or whatever they call ’em now) scheduled against the sub division II-AAAA teams (or whatever they call ’em) aren’t given point spreads. It’s just not right.
Those two matchups mentioned earlier are required conference foes, two teams with a strong football history … all of them, at one time or another, national champions.
If only the Vols or the Huskies had the problems facing the Wisconsin Badgers. They’re dealing with a flu outbreak — 40 players.
IVs will be ready for everyone. And blood donors may be required for Kiffin and Sark — the two former USC offensive coordinators who, because of their up-and-coming status, were keepers by Carroll, which is why he eventually let Norm Chow take a walk (first to Nashville, then to Westwood).
Look how far everyone’s come from that point.
== USC at Washington, 12:30 p.m., Channel 7 (with Terry Gannon, David Norrie and Quint Kessinich)
== UCLA vs. Kansas State, 7:15 p.m., Prime Ticket (with Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis and Michael Eaves)
== Georgia Tech at Miami, ESPN, 4:30 p.m. (with Chris Fowler, Craig James, Jesse Palmer and Erin Andrews)
== Howard at Florida A&M, ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. (with Charlie Neal and Jay Walker)
== Boise State at Fresno State, 6 p.m., ESPN (with Joe Tessitore and Rod Gilmore)
== “College GameDay, 7-to-9 a.m., ESPN: From Austin, Texas (site of Texas Tech-Texas later that night) with Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard. Look for signs in the crowd that take the letters from “TEXAS” and, you know …
== Cal at Minnesota, ESPN, 9 a.m. (with Dave Pasch, Chris Spielman and Bob Griese)
== East Carolina at North Carolina, ESPN2, 9 a.m. (with Pam Ward and Ray Bentley)
== Louisville at Kentucky, ESPNU, 9 a.m. (with Clay Matvick and David Diaz-Infante)
== Duke at Kansas, Versus, 9 a.m. (with Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer and Lewis Johnson)
== Ball State at Army, CBS College Sports, 9 a.m. (with Dave Ryan and Jason Sehorn)
== Ohio State vs. Toledo (from Cleveland), ESPN360.com, 9 a.m. (with Michael Reghi and Doug Chapman)
== Eastern Michigan at Michigan, Big Ten Network, 9 a.m. (with Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin and Charissa Thompson; or Temple at Penn State with Ari Wolfe, Anthony Herron and Kenny Jackson; or Northern Illinois at Purdue with Craig Coshun, Rod Woodson and Larra Overton; or Wofford at Wisconsin, with Matt Devlin, Glen Mason and Jay Wilson)
== Tennessee at Florida, Channel 2, 12:30 p.m. (with Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson)
== Michigan State at Notre Dame, Channel 4, 12:30 p.m. (with Tom Hammond, Pat Haden and Alex Flanagan)
== Tulsa at Oklahoma, FSN West, 12:30 p.m. (with Joel Meyers, Dave Lapham and Jim Knox)
== Nebraska at Virginia Tech, ESPN PPV, 12:30 p.m. (with Sean McDonough, Matt Millen and Holly Rowe)
== Arizona at Iowa, ESPN2, 12:30 p.m. (with Mike Patrick, Craig James and Heather Cox)
== Utah at Oregon, ESPN, 12:30 p.m. (with Ron Franklin and Ed Cunningham)
== Indiana at Akron, ESPNU, 12:30 p.m. (with Todd Harris and Charles Arbuckle)
== Middle Tennessee at Maryland, ESPN360.com, 12:30 p.m. (with Frank Giardina and Jeremy Bloom)
== Virginia at Southern Mississippi, CBS College Sports, 12:30 p.m. (with Jason Knapp and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila)
== Navy at Pittsburgh, ESPN360.com, 3 p.m. (with John Sanders and Drew Haddad)
== Cincinnati at Oregon State, FSN West, 3:45 p.m. (with Rich Burk and Steve Preece)
== Florida State at Brigham Young, Versus, 4 p.m. (with Joe Beninati, Glenn Parker and Lindy Thackson)
== Louisiana-Lafayette at LSU, ESPNU, 4 p.m. (with Eric Collins and Brock Huard)
== Iowa State at Kent State, ESPN360.com, 4 p.m. (with Dave Weekley and Jerod Cherry)
== Air Force at New Mexico, CBS College Sports, 4:30 p.m. (with Tom Hart and Aaron Taylor)
== Georgia at Arkansas, ESPN, 4:45 p.m. (with Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Erin Andrews)
== West Virginia at Auburn, ESPN2, 4:45 p.m. (with Mark Jones and Bob Davie)
== Texas Tech at Texas, ESPN, 5 p.m. (with Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Lisa Salters)
== Hampton at North Carolina A&T, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU (delayed, with Carter Blackburn and Eddie Robinson)
== Hawaii at UNLV, CBS College Sports, 8 p.m. (with James Bates, Todd Christensen and Toby Christensen)