We are almost halfway through the college football season. Here is what we learned after Week 5.
1. Michigan football is in shambles.
Brady Hoke’s days as the Wolverines’ head coach are coming to a close. The Wolverines have fallen to 2-3 this season and the offense has been abysmal to say the least. Throw in the fact that he and athletic director Dave Brandon are in the media’s crosshairs, the consensus is Hoke is currently living his last days as the head coach of Michigan.
2. Tennessee is improving each week.
Not many pundits believed Tennessee would be competitive this year after losing many talented players on the offensive and defensive line from a year ago.
Head coach Butch Davis is proving them wrong.
Although the Volunteers are only 2-2, their improvements each week have to be noted. Tennessee almost pulled off the upset over Georgia this past Saturday, losing a very competitive game on the road, 35-32.
The Volunteers have a chance to get their first big win of the season when the Florida Gators head to Knoxville. Tennessee has lost nine straight games to the Gators but the Vols are favored by three points.
Although the Volunteers might not reach eight wins this season, Jones has done an outstanding job on the recruiting trail which will eventually result in wins.
3. Florida State’s defense needs to improve quickly.
If the Seminoles want to repeat as national champions, they will have to return to their former selves on the defensive end. Florida State escaped Raleigh with a 59-41 win over the NC State Wolfpack but surrendered 520 yards in the process.
As of today, Florida state ranks 76th in total defense (403.3 yards per game), tied for 85th in turnovers forced (5), and tied for 94th in sacks (1.5 per game).
Those statistics must change swiftly or Florida State could be in trouble.
4. Week 6 is setting up to be a huge weekend for college football.
If you love college football, then you might want to stay glued to your television this weekend.
There are six matchups between ranked teams, four of which both teams are ranked in the top 15.
In the SEC, we will get a much better feel as to who is ready to separate themselves form the rest of the pack.
(3) Alabama at (11) Ole Miss
(6) Texas A&M at (12) Mississippi State
(15) LSU at (5) Auburn
(14) Stanford at (9) Notre Dame
(19) Nebraska at (10) Michigan State
(4) Oklahoma at (25) TCU
Get your popcorn ready.
*Section photo credit to Wade Payne/AP; Featured Photo (above) credit to ChatSports