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TFG: Saturday Slowdown Edition

NCAA Football: Navy at Memphis
Anthony Miller. Do Want.
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- These two high flying offenses have a showdown at high noon. Memphis has been a revelation this year and continuing what former HC Justin Fuente has built there. SMU is a work in progress but they are fun to watch at times. Pay attention to Memphis QB Riley Ferguson (no relation to the Titans' Tyler). He's a gamer.

SMU prospect to watch

1. Courtland Sutton 6'4 216 WR RS Junior

- Sutton exploded onto the prospect scene as a redshirt freshman two years ago, putting up impressing numbers in spread guru Chad Morris' offense. He's a physical marvel that can go after any catch and make it look routine. Excellent route runner. Instincts and agility are major pluses. Speed can be a question mark but it hasn't slowed him down any. Has had an inconsistent 2017.

Memphis prospect to watch

1. Anthony Miller 5'11 190 WR RS Senior

- Miller is the all time leader in just about every receiving category for the Tigers. He's a good route runner with a ton of speed. He's been underrated this year but I consider him as one of the best receivers in this class. Hands are a plus. A big game player. He roasted nearly every secondary that he's ever gone up against. Multiple 200+ yard games are on his resume. If the Titans somehow get him, I'd be happy.

Texas at West Virginia NOON ESPN

- The Longhorns travel to always rowdy Morgantown and take on usually fun Dana Holgerson's Air Raid offense. Texas needs a win in its final two games to get to bowl eligibility. West Virginia is coming off a hard fought win over Kansas State in Manhattan. Can the Horns get it done this week over a Mountaineer team that could be looking ahead to Oklahoma next week?

Texas prospects to watch

1. Poona Ford 5'11 303 DT Senior

- Ford has been the man up the middle for the Horns for several years now. He really has come into his own this year under the stewardship of DC Todd Orlando. He's a beast and is simply a playmaker when a play is needed. 5'11 is a little on the short side for defensive tackles but it is manageable. Motor is constantly running.

2. Malik Jefferson 6'3 240 LB Junior

- Jefferson has improved a lot in 2017 but has flashed a lot of the same inconsistencies that have plagued his career. He’s a terrific athlete that is miscast as an inside linebacker. Projects as an outside rusher at the next level.

WVU prospects to watch

1. Will Grier 6'2 205 QB RS Junior

- Grier is an underrated prospect in this year's class. He has a big arm and often loves it too much. He's been really inconsistent this year. Fits Dana Holgerson's system well. Projects as a backup.

2. David Sills V 6'4 203 WR Junior

- Sills' story is an interesting one. He was the 13 year old kid that Lane Kiffin offered a scholarship to way back when. Transitioned to receiver very well in college. It's been very natural to him. A solid deep threat and excellent route runner. Can go up and get it.

#20 LSU at Tennessee 7 PM ESPN

- The red hot Bayou Bengals pay a visit to the new Brady Hoke led Volunteers regime. Interestingly enough, LSU faces three straight opponents whose coaches were fired or virtually fired to end the year. Tennessee is just hoping for any kind of competitiveness to save what little face they had. Interim HC Brady Hoke is being paid by THREE schools to coach (Michigan, Oregon, and the Vols). Nice gig if you can get it, folks.

LSU prospects to watch

1. Arden Key 6'6 265 DE/LB Junior

- Key could be the most talented edge rusher in all of college football this year. He should be a pretty high first round pick. Plus athleticism even at his size. A freak athlete that is learning to be very disciplined in gap integrity. The next great Tigers defensive stud? However, he has been a little inconsistent this year. Also, there have been rumblings of personal issues that forced him to miss spring camp.

2. Derrius Guice 5'11 218 RB Junior

- Leonard Fournette who? Guice served as Fournette's talented understudy before taking over full time this year. He overshadowed his predecessor at times last year. An elite athlete at the position. Vision and instincts are major pluses as well. Liable to score from anywhere on the field.

Texas A&M at Ole Miss 7 PM ESPN2

- Speaking of coaches facing the ax from their ADs, Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies are just about at the end of their relationship. The Aggies travel to Oxford to face a Rebel team that is just trudging along in 2017 after firing the HC for improper behavior (calling an escort service on a COMPANY phone, allegedly). There is also the specter of NCAA stuff so it's been a not so nice year. On the plus side, the season is almost over. A&M big in this one.

Texas A&M prospect to watch

1. Christian Kirk 5'11 201 WR/KR Junior

- Kirk has been impressive since stepping foot onto campus. A dynamic athlete that can change games in an instant out of the slot or in the return game. He's vastly improved as a receiver every year. Athleticism is elite. Work ethic and character are pluses. Isn't a diva given his top billing as a recruit and works harder than anyone on the team. He's been one of the best receivers in the SEC this year. Explosive playmaker.

2. Daylon Mack 6'1 320 DL Junior

- Mack has been an instant impact since his freshman season. He's a classic nose tackle space occupier type in a 3-4 system. A big body that take up double teams to free up teammates to go make plays.

Bonus games to watch

#24 Michigan at #5 Wisconsin NOON Fox

- The Fighting Khakis against the Badgers go to run game and elite defense. Death, Taxes, and Wisky running backs going over 1000 yards. EVERY. YEAR. Although, Wisconsin did a #exoticsmashmouf thing and had an OL score. on purpose.

Navy at #8 Notre Dame 3:30 PM The Notre Dame Network

- Hey, Navy has pulled off the upset in the recent past. This is a good time as any for ND to trip up so why not?

UAB at Florida 4 PM SEC Network

- A program once dead has risen to make it to bowl eligibility while Florida's offense is just offensive to anyone capable of understanding modern offense.

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