Munroe assistant football coach Todd Baroody had a good picking week last week hitting 9 of 10 selections to my 8 of 10, which dropped me to 1-3 for the year.
The schedule certainly gets no easier this week, as my opponent is Gadsden County Commission Vice Chairman Eric Hinson.
Gadsden County born and raised, Eric was quite an athlete at Havana Northside where he played football, basketball and baseball.
And played it very well! So well, that he earned a scholarship to FAMU after setting state single-season records in passing yardage and passing touchdowns his senior year.
Among his 40 record touchdown passes were seven in one game, which set the state single game mark.
Eric went on to play college football at FAMU for three years and a year at Virginia Union before completing his education, which includes a B.A. in Agriculture Business and a M.A. in Public Administration.
And the public is what Eric has been involved in as he was a Gadsden County school board member for eight years before winning election to the county commission last year.
He also owns EFH Solutions, a marketing-advertising firm that is an area business.
Eric is married to the former Tammy Williams, a lass from the Tampa area who he met while she was teaching in the county. He and Tammy have a daughter, Erin, who is seven.
Eric is always a busy man and I appreciate him taking the time to pick with me this week as he sees things this way…
FSU over BOSTON COLLEGE - Good offense, good defense gets job done.
DUKE over TROY - I pull for the ACC.
GEORGIA TECH over VIRGINIA TECH - The Jackets are the overall better team.
OKLAHOMA over NOTRE DAME - Irish luck to run out.
FLORIDA over KENTUCKY - Gators defense has to really step up now and the running game has to get better.
GEORGIA over LSU - I like Mark Richt.
SOUTH CAROLINA over CENTRAL FLORIDA - I’ll pull for the Knights, but South Carolina is too strong.
ALABAMA over MISSISSIPPI - Ole Miss is good, but ‘Bama is better.
TEXAS A&M over ARKANSAS - Johnny Football’s offense is too much.
OHIO STATE over WISCONSIN - Urban Meyer hasn’t lost a game at Wisconsin.
And I haven’t won but one this year, but I see things this way this week….
FSU over BOSTON COLLEGE - Tribe has a lot more speed.
DUKE over TROY - Troy’s program is down.
GEORGIA TECH over VIRGINIA TECH - Jackets offense is hard to stop.
OKLAHOMA over NOTRE DAME - A big game for the Big Twelve Conference.
FLORIDA over KENTUCKY - This could be a pothole for the Gators.
LSU over GEORGIA - This LSU team ain’t bad.
SOUTH CAROLINA over CENTRAL FLORIDA - Spurrier best have his bunch ready for a scrap.
ALABAMA over MISSISSIPPI - I think the Rebels can hang around for a while, but not the entire game.
TEXAS A&M over ARKANSAS - Johnny Football will have another great game.
OHIO STATE over WISCONSIN - I almost went with the Badgers, and would have if the game was played in Madison.
Eric, we differ just ONCE. That game in Athens will be big.