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PODCAST: Fisch and Chips Week 1 Rewind

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer
Despite the 41-14 loss to Alabama, Bryan Fischer says the Michigan has plenty left to play for in 2012. (US Presswire)

Just like that, we're off and running.

The first week of college football is in the bag, and Bryan Fischer and I are here to sort out what we saw over Labor Day weekend. Bryan was on the scene for Alabama's 41-14 drubbing of Michigan, as well as Baylor's opener against Southern Methodist on Sunday. We start there and then move around the country, breaking down the most impressive and disappointing performances of the weekend.

Oregon and USC clearly showed they are the class of the Pac-12 and both worthy of their Top 5 rankings, but the Big 12 looks wide open after Oklahoma's struggle with UTEP and both West Virginia and Oklahoma State hanging 60+ on their Week 1 opponents. Bryan and I also preview a big weekend in the SEC, with Texas A&M and Missouri opening up league play against Florida and Georgia.

In a hurry? Check the contents below for specific topics.

0:00 - Fischer Intro, Allen High School's $60 million football stadium.
3:00 - Breaking down Michigan -Alabama, and if the Tide deserve the No. 1 spot.
5:30 - T.J. Yeldon, Eddie Lacy, and the dominance of the Alabama offense
8:45 - How Nick Florence's experience paid off as he steps in for Robert Griffin III at Baylor
12:45 - Freshman Marcus Mariota proved he is the man for the job at Oregon
16:00 - The state of the Pac-12
18:45 - How Michigan can still achieve greatness in 2012
21:00 - West Virginia, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and a wide open Big 12
25:25 - Virginia - Penn State preview
29:15 - Previewing Texas A&M - Florida and Missouri - Georgia

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