College football thoughts
1) Love him or hate him, Nick Saban is making a difference at Alabama. My theory: The Crimson Tide players never really had confidence in Mike Shula as head coach. Alabama players have confidence in Saban.
2) Terry Grant makes a lot of difference in Alabama. A freshman, Grant has gone over 100 yards rushing in his first two games. I realize its Western Carolina and Vanderbilt, but that's still one more playmaker in the backfield than they had in the Independence Bowl last year.
Observation II: Clemson is 2-0 but the Tigers have to be concerned about their run defense. Allowing 100 yards to Calvin Dawson is no shame since it was the former Airline star's seventh consecutive 100-yard rushing game. But 102 yards to backup Frank Goodin?
Observation III: Michigan's defense is bad enough to make the Wolverines vulnerable in just about any game they play this year.