Thoughts from an, um, interesting weekend in college football:

1. Alabama apparently doesn’t need defense that badly. The Crimson Tide surrendered around 600 yards of total offense to Texas A&M on Saturday, but still came up big when it had to for the win. Johnny Manziel was spectacular again, but AJ McCarron performed at a winning level. Again.

2. Maize and Blue feeling blue. It was bad enough Michigan needed a wayward pass at the end of the game to edge past lowly Akron on Saturday. Visions of Appalachian State are still vivid, though. At least Michigan won. The same can’t be said for a lot of the Big Ten.

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3. Dear Old Nebraska U. Remember when I said I didn’t trust Taylor Martinez or Bo Pelini? This was why. Calls for Pelini’s job are now officially warranted.

4. Strange Doings in the Desert. What do YOU make of the Wisconsin-Arizona State ending? That takes the cake as one of the weirdest ending sequences I have seen.

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5. Longhorns get processed. Again. After a shredded-beef defensive consistency against BYU, Texas got grilled again by Ole Miss. Mack Brown’s rear end is starting to get grill marks now as well. Sorry, but I’m not going to miss this rare opportunity to rub it in.