JACK'S SMACK: College football is almost here for Wildcats, Jayhawks and Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Another three weeks and we'll be all over the college football season. It's one of my favorite times of the year, but not much to cheer about around here.

Missouri is still trying to figure out how to compete in the SEC. The Tigers will get off to a good start against a weak non-conference schedule, but October is simply brutal.

Missouri's football season could be over before the first frost on the pumpkin.

They play three Top 10 teams in a span of 3 weeks. They get #5 Georgia, #10 Florida and #7 South Carolina, back-to-back-to-back.
Gary Pinkel needs to coach them up. Four head coaches were canned in the SEC last year, three the year before that. I don't see how Pinkel survives with another season of two wins in this conference.

You tell me, which six teams is Missouri going to beat in league play.

It's going to be a very interesting season in the Big 12. The conference does not have anyone in the pre-season Top 10 polls.

K-State, the defending champs, are getting no love at all. The Wildcats are picked to finish at #6 in the conference.

Of course, we've learned you never count The Coach out of anything. But can Bill Snyder, at 73, still turn some magic in Aggieville?

The Wildcats play 9 home games, if you count the one in Lawrence. And if you're K-State, why wouldn't you.

The beat downs of KU come in epic proportion. K-State has won the last three meetings by an average score of 58-14.

It's embarrassing, but things are about to change in the Sunflower Showdown.

I've altered my prediction. I'm going on record, right now, predicting KU will win five games this season.

One of those victories will come against Kansas State on the final day of November, and it will happen this year.

Rock Chalk Baby.

That's Jack's Smack.

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