Picks: It may be the end of Rich Rod 

December, 30, 2010

A big weekend of bowl games is coming. Let's pick 'em.

Music City: The Vols come into the game riding a nice win streak, although none of the opponents they beat was very impressive. UNC is better than those teams, but the Tar Heels are still very depleted, and losing standout LB Bruce Carter will hurt. UT has played well since freshman QB Tyler Bray took the field. He has talented receivers; assuming his young O-line holds up, the Vols should go over .500. Tennessee 28-23.

Holiday: Washington gets another crack at Nebraska -- which thumped U-Dub earlier in the season and shut down Jake Locker in that one. Steve Sarkisian's team figures to keep it a little closer this time around, but I still think the Huskers are just that much better in the trenches. Nebraska 38-20.