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SMH at SMU; guest picker Ken Jeong gives College GameDay hangover

Welcome to the sixth edition of the 2021 report card, where you will find a more light-hearted look at each weekend in college football. Grades are handed out where it’s deemed appropriate.

There is no grading on a curve here, so failing marks have zero chance of being reversed and passing ones are handed out less frequently. (Again, reminding people that emails and complaint tweets will be deleted).

Last week’s failing grades went to Colorado State’s confused field goal unit. Passing grades went to Kansas’ shameless promotion in their near upset of Oklahoma and Mike Leach with the take of the year concerning candy corn and gummy bears.

The Week 9 analysis of how fans, teams, players and coaches fared:

Scouting report fail

Houston cornerback Marcus Jones had eight kickoff and punt return touchdowns in his career entering Saturday’s game against SMU. Everyone had to know that stat. The coaches,

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College Football World Reacts To Robert Griffin III’s GameDay Debut

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III throws a pass.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III throws a pass.

ESPN made a savvy signing earlier this month, adding Robert Griffin III to its team for the 2021 football season. On Saturday, he made his debut on College GameDay.

Griffin, a former Heisman Trophy winner, has made several TV appearances in the past. However, there’s something special about College GameDay that separates it from ESPN’s other shows, like Get Up or SportsCenter.

Though it’s extremely early in his broadcasting career, it appears college football fans already like what they’re hearing from Griffin.

“ESPN found them a gem in Robert Griffin III,” Bryce Hayes of SB Nation tweeted. “He’s been good TV every appearance I’ve seen so far.”

“Robert Griffin III is killing this GameDay thing,” one fan wrote. “He’s gonna have a long career in this!”

“Robert Griffin III was made for this job,” another fan said.

Shortly after College

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