A couple thoughts on Duke: They return their qb and I've heard they have some serious NFL talent on their D-Line. Ofcourse they lost to an FCS school so they aren't that good either. But keep in mind this is a team many expected to suprise in the ACC and I made a trip or two to their messageboards in the offseason and they were fairly certain they could sneak up on us and beat us.
The two real stories out of the Big 12 North from week one are Blaine Gabbert and Colorado.
I really want to see what Gabbert can do against Okie State, UT, Baylor and Nebraska.
Colorado was really interesting. The KC media made the claim all offseason that there was not much talent differential in the Big 12 North. Many favored Colorado based on schedule, they thought K-State had a chance to compete based on the perceived lack of talent. I have a hard time figuring why the "experts" couldn't differentiate between KU, MU, Nebraska and the rest of the big 12 North; imo the talent isn't close between those three and the bottom three. The vaunted CU ground game, which was supposed to "line up and run over people" (Phil Steele on 810 whb) produced 29 yards on the ground. I could be wrong but I'll go on record and say CU is the same team they've been the last three years.