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Podcast: On Kevin Sumlin’s hot seat, Hurricane Irma’s impact on college football, and a Week 2 quick look

After a complete disaster of a season opener on the road at UCLA, how does Texas A&M recover? Can they recover? And what happens with Kevin Sumlin?

I say calm down, because the Aggies still have plenty of time to make up for one of the more embarrassing, if not mind-blowing and shocking losses of college football’s Week 1. If the Aggies draw more from the positives from their first game of the season and not the negatives, then Texas A&M should still be able to win a good amount of games. They won’t be challenging Alabama, but a nine-win season is still a possibility for now.

We also have another hurricane making its way to the southeast this week, and it is already causing some rescheduling to go on around the sport. This is all for the better, because taking the safety of your players, students, and fans is the top priority for any college football program, yet Miami is still being criticized by some for backing out of a road game at Arkansas State this week. Is that fair? Meanwhile, Florida is still planning to play this week, which is surely a tad humorous to LSU fans a year later.

In addition to Sumlin and Hurricane Irma, I also shared some quick thoughts on the NCAA open to discussing changing the eligibility restrictions for transfers. The possibility of allowing players to transfer and be eligible to play immediately is a step in the right direction, in my book, and I hope it becomes reality in the next round of rule changes in college football. I also run down the entire Week 2 schedule for top 25 teams in action with some quick thoughts on each, with a few picks along the way.

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About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.