The good, the bad and the ugly

As the sun sets on September football, it's time to review the highlights of the season's first four weeks.

Originally Published: September 28, 2005
By Beano Cook | ESPN Insider
I hope you're enjoying the best month of the year as much as I am.

Hope springs eternal in September. Everybody starts out unbeaten and full of optimism.

The leaves begin to change, and we head to October with a clearer picture of the contenders and pretenders.

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Beano Cook

College Football
Carroll H. "Beano" Cook joined ESPN in March 1986 and served as a college football studio commentator and occasional sideline reporter, in addition to offering college football commentary on ESPN Radio. He died in October 2012.