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Ashway's Annual Ode to College Football
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Forsyth County News

Is that a fight song that we hear?

Now there’s another rousing cheer!

Strike up the band, so crisp and clear;

It’s college football’s time of year!


New attitude in Athens town?

The Dawgs say no one wears a frown.

But talk is cheap this time of year.

Lose the first two, what will we hear?


Soph Aaron Murray just might be

The top QB in the SEC.

And if they have a running game

These Dawgs will sure be tough to tame.


Todd Grantham’s ‘D’ should be just fine;

Dawgs have stars just waitin’ to shine.

The training program of coach Joe T

Helps lead the Dawgs to victory.


Hammered by the NCAA,

Georgia Tech’s just itching to play.

Their first game could not be finer —

Pity Western Carolina.


Tech’s ‘O’ line, though young and thin

Thinks they’re good enough to win.

The quarterback’s a sophomore, too;

And running backs? They have a few.


The "D" should really start to show

Improvement under coach Al Groh.

For best results in Groh’s year two

The offense makes turnovers few.


At last, the Ball Coach won the East.

But here’s one question, at the least:

Why do the ‘Cocks think it’s a sin

To end a season with a win?


A new coach at the Gator helm;

Will Muschamp plans to overwhelm.

Hey, don’t you think he rolled the dice

With his hiring of Charlie Weis?


No excuse leaves Dooley’s tongue

Though his Vols are mighty young.

Even if the Vols don’t win

Blame still falls on Lane Kiffin.


As soon as Auburn won the crown,

Big Cam decided to leave town.

Though Chizik’s cupboard isn’t bare,

The Tigers might be only fair.


Hey, St. Nick, a little testy?

Where’s your ‘Bama dynasty?

The Tide did ebb, though not by much.

Now flows, with Saban’s brilliant touch.


On the bayou, lots of smiles

For the Tigers of Les Miles.

He knows that in the darkest night

His players will put up a fight.


Will Hokies keep the conference crown?

Their schedule is the best around.

New players get a chance to shine;

Four patsies make September fine.


The Seminoles are coming back!

Coach Jimbo Fisher cuts no slack.

But will the ‘Noles have a ball

When Oklahoma comes to call?


The Hurricanes aren’t talking loud;

Blew up another cheating cloud.

Even their prez said, "What the heck?"

And grabbed the evil donor’s check.


Duke’s Devils surely will be blue

When Stanford visits in week two.

But Tar Heels face a tougher foe:

The NCAA cops, you know.


I swear, the Big East’s quite a mess.

Why’s it part of the BCS?

A real woos league, and that’s no jive.

No team cracks the Top 25.


Buckeyes facing quite a test

Moving on, without The Vest.

Tough times leaving the vast quagmire

Left by he and Mister Pryor.


Tradition found the refuse bin

As Nebraska joined the Big Ten.

Throwing the ball, they sure can’t win.

So in this league, they’ll fit right in.


Wisconsin’s O-line? Mighty fine.

I’d hate to take this crew to dine!

Running the ball behind these guys

Will make a title no surprise.


Tough times for once proud Maize and Blue.

Coach Brady Hoke to the rescue!

Things are so bad, here’s the debate:

Can Michigan reclaim its own state?


Boomer Sooner! Starts Number One.

This Landry Jones has quite a gun.

But when they play a big bowl game

Coach Bob Stoops’ record is quite lame.


The "little guys" that play the best

Now square off in the Mountain West.

TCU decides its own fate

November 12, at Boise State.


Can Stanford, with a lot of Luck

Finally pass the Mighty Duck?

Their chance will come at home this year,

But Oregon will show no fear.


For now, there’s nothing left to say.

Let’s tee it up and let ‘em play!

May your fall be filled with fun

And your team be Number One.