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College Football Season Is Finally Here

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I really feel like, for me, everything that needs to be said has been said. The 2009 college football season starts tonight with a game between South Carolina and NC State. I'm not terribly interested in the game, as neither are future opponents of LSU.

Despite my status as a regular college football blogger, my appetite for watching college football is really not insatiable. I have to pace myself a bit, and I'm not one of those guys who can just watch a game with no vested interest in what happens. The game has to mean something to me. For that reason, I won't be glued to my television tonight. I will, however, probably flip back and forth between the game and something else, or have it on as background while doing other things.

This offseason is just done to me. I don't know what else there is to say. Now we sit in anticipation of the season, with everything that needs to get out there already out there. We know where our team is. We know we have very good players everywhere on offense, except for a huge question mark at quarterback. We know we have an experienced linebacker corps, an athletic and talented secondary, and an inexperienced and relatively unknown defensive line.

Everything we've done here at ATVS is just an expansion on those points. It's time to get it going, and I don't really want to talk about it anymore. I don't want to go over the anticipation again. I want to watch some damn games. Important ones. Ones that matter to me. Unfortunately, those don't start until tomorrow, when they crank up in first gear with Tulane vs. Tulsa. Yes, I know you think I'm insane for thinking that's a more interesting matchup than South Carolina vs. NC State, but there's an actual future LSU opponent in that game.

Anyway, the good thing is that this season, unlike some past seasons, the opening week is not going to be a big let-down. In the past, it seemed like every team scheduled a patsy early in the season and there was virtually nothing interesting on television. The new trend of scheduling a few bigger games in the first week (thank you Alabama, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Oklahoma State, and yes even LSU and Washington) makes for a better opening to the college football season.

Anyway, I think that's all for this morning. I know there are a lot of important stories going on in college football right now, like the Mark Ingram/Julio Jones thing, and other various and sundry stories involving other college football teams, but I'm not sure what there is to be learned from those stories at this point. Mainly, I just think it's time to play football.