Colorado State’s Jay Norvell is a clown all around

The grades are in for college football’s Week 3. At this time of the year, teams are well into their non-conference slate, with some even venturing off into league play. But the schedule makers did no favors and had the pundits searching hard to find an upset to pick (hello, fans in Manhattan, Kansas).

The same thing goes as far as grading from last season: High marks will be only for the spectacular, and failing grades have no chance of being reversed. Also, mean social posts will be ignored and emails to the inbox to complain will directly enter the trash folder.

Last week’s high marks went to FOX Sports’ Gus Johnson predicting the future, with failing grades going to the referees in the Baylor-Utah game and an SEC announcer turning a feel-good moment into a cringeworthy foul-up.

Here is the Week 3 analysis of how fans, teams, players and coaches fared:

Colorado State’s Jay Norvell Goes Out of Bounds

There is an old saying when it comes to knowledge: “A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car.” The translation: If you don’t know what you are talking about, keep your mouth shut.

That applies to Colorado State head coach Jay Norvell, who thought motivating his team this week meant publicly criticizing another coach, with some nonsense about respect that’s at best corny. Those comments seem to contradict what Norvell also said earlier in the week about Colorado head coach Deion Sanders:

“Deion Sanders has a lot of public critics. I’m not one of them,” Norvell said, “I really respect all head coaches and the sacrifices that they’ve made to become head coaches. I appreciate the path they have to go to get there.”

By the way, there is evidence of Norvell wearing a hat and sunglasses when talking to adults. And yes, a visor is a hat.

Later in the week Norvell went on to complain about the…

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