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College Football Week 2 viewing guide, plus Jimbo Fisher vs. Dabo Swinney

Jimbo’s Texas A&M Aggies meet Dabo’s Clemson Tigers for the second time.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney holds up the trophy after winning the ACC Championship at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 2, 2017. The Tigers defeated the Miami Hurricanes 38-3. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
Published Sep. 6

Viewing guide

Lamest time window: None. Thanks, programming gods, for spreading out the week’s most interesting games.

Noon: Not sure Cincinnati can upset No. 5 Ohio State, but the Bearcats are good enough to keep it competitive.

2: Charlie Strong’s Bulls really need a good showing (if not a win) at Georgia Tech.

RELATED: Four reasons USF can rebound at Georgia Tech

3:30: Jimbo Fisher’s No. 12 Aggies feel as if they’re a year away from being able to hang with the very best, but No. 1 Clemson should watch out.

7: An anxiety bowl between BYU and Tennessee.

7:30: Is No. 9 Texas really back? We’ll find out more if the Longhorns can beat No. 6 LSU.

10:30: No. 23 Stanford at USC makes for fine Pac-12 after dark viewing.

Dabo v. Jimbo

A tale-of-the-tape breakdown between Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher before their latest meeting as head coaches:

Jimbo Fisher

Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher, left, talks to quarterback Kellen Mond (11) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Starkville, Miss. [JIM LYTLE | AP]

Career record: 93-27

Winning percentage: .775 (fifth among active coaches)

Conference titles: 3

National titles: 1

NFL draft picks: 58

Head-to-head wins: 4

RELATED: Remember the ‘Jimbo! New coaches!’ FSU football fan? He’s still frustrated

Dabo Swinney

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney speaks after defeating Alabama during the College Football Playoff national title game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Jan. 9, 2017. [Times]

Career record: 117-30

Winning percentage: .796 (third among active coaches)

Conference titles: 5

National titles: 2

NFL draft picks: 58

Head-to-head wins: 5

GameDay breakdown

Texas coach Tom Herman has won 10 of his 15 career games as an underdog. To make it 11 of 16, his Longhorns will have to find a way to crack one of the most talented defenses in the country. Perhaps quarterback Sam Ehlinger can do it. He lit up Louisiana Tech (and former USF coach Skip Holtz) for four touchdown passes last week and has a 27-3 touchdown-interception ratio over his last 14 games.

Eye on the NFL draft

Three prospects to watch in the primetime Texas-LSU matchup:

1. LSU safety Grant Delpit: The IMG Academy product is the 2019 version of do-it-all defender Derwin James. Keep an eye on him, Bucs fans.

RELATED: Why Grant Delpit is the next LSU defender Bucs fans should know

2. LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton: He allowed only six touchdowns or first downs all of last season. We’ll see if he ends up defending…

3. Texas receiver Collin Johnson: His 59-yard performance in the opener included a beautiful sideline grab. At 6-foot-6, he has a frame NFL scouts love.

Local of the week

West Virginia receiver George Campbell (East Lake High)

West Virginia wide receiver George Campbell (15) celebrates with teammates after catching a touchdown pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against James Madison Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Morgantown, W.Va. [RAY THOMPSON | AP]

The injury-plagued FSU transfer caught his first career touchdown last week. His rebuilding Mountaineers will need plenty more if they hope to knock off Missouri.

Tweet of the week

Washington State coach Mike Leach @Coach_Leach

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