What an incredible weekend in college football!

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Coach Prime is bringing excitement for Colorado Buff’s football for the first time in years, Georgia is looking to pull off a three-peat (the last time that was accomplished was by Army in the 1940s)…and the University of Texas just made a loud announcement, not only to their own conference but to their FUTURE conference, the SEC.

At the very least, the #11 Longhorns 34-24 win over #3 Alabama should stop some of the talk about Texas being “unworthy” of the South East Conference.

Texas v Alabama
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After this season both Texas and their arch-rival Oklahoma Sooners will join the SEC. Come to think of it, this year’s OU-Texas rivalry game takes on a whole other level of meaning.

The Longhorns looked better than “Good”.  They just announced that they are ready to make a run, not next year but THIS year. And, it doesn’t look like Coach Steve Sarkisian’s team is intimidated at all by the impending move.

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On the other hand, you’ve got the UTEP Miners.

After a weak-looking loss in Week 1 to Jacksonville State and a shaky, unconvincing home opener win over Incarnate Word, the Miners were looking to go to Chicago and do something they’ve never done: beat a team from a Power Five conference on the road.  UTEP was actually a one-point favorite going into the game on Saturday.

They were humiliated…blown OUT…by Northwestern.

Despite being tied, 7-7, at halftime, the Miners were once again able to sink to their (true) potential in the second half, eventually losing the game 38-7. I haven’t yet seen any proof that the Miners actually came out and PLAYED the second half.

In the Week Two analysis, this is going to be a fun, possibly historic season for the Longhorns.

For the Miners, it’s just going to be long.

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