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  posted on 6/10/2016 at 07:47 AM
78 days until California plays Hawaii in Australia to start the season off, followed by the traditional labor day weekend full slate!

Here are some win totals to ponder (potential conference title games and bowl games do not factor into win total numbers).






 
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  posted on 6/10/2016 at 07:51 AM
Man, I will admit here in front of everyone, I am not smart enough to understand what that chart is trying to say.

Edit: ok, ok, I am starting to see it, over/under on the # of wins. What is the 7xxx number to the left in the box for each team? That is what is throwing me.

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  posted on 6/10/2016 at 07:53 AM
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South Point releases Win Totals
May 26, 2016
By Micah Roberts
VegasInsider.com


For the first time ever in Nevada sports book history, regular season win totals have been posted on all 128 Division I college football teams. And to make the unprecedented move even more astounding is that it's only May with the first kickoff not occurring until Aug. 27.

The architect of the early numbers is veteran bookmaker Chris Andrews who took over as South Point sports book director in February. He's been hammering away at all the info he can gather on every school since taking over.

"I start compiling everything for all the teams right after the Super Bowl," said Andrews, a Pittsburgh native who has ran Nevada books for 37 years. "I track down what I can get for every school with the local papers and school web sites, and for a few teams the info is pretty hard to come by."

Two weeks ago the South Point was the first in Nevada to post spreads for the first week of college football action and also offered 40 'Games of the Year' numbers for the marquee matchups.

On Thursday he unleashed win totals on every school and offered some insight to key components in his oddsmaking process.

"When I do my ratings for each team, I always lean heavily on the offensive line with returning starters," he said. "I'm a big believer that stability in the offensive line is key for teams performing well early in the schedule. I don't have a math model, but I certainly have a methodology to produce the team ratings and win totals I'm comfortable with."

He's taking a dime on the Power-5 conference teams and a nickel on the other schools.

Last year at this time Andrews was posting his team ratings and win totals as the owner and publisher of AgainstTheNumber.com, which a few sports books outside of Nevada copied and posted for action.

This year, he's now got the additional pressure of not just making solid numbers but also trying to make money for the South Point in his debut for owner Michael Gaughan, but he's very confident.

One of the pitfalls of posting numbers so early is the unknown variables that happen with so much time before the first kickoff.

"We haven't even posted the numbers yet and I'm already doing adjustments from the news of Art Briles being fired this morning," Andrews said. "I had Baylor set at 9.5 wins, but I'm in kind of a wait and see mode with what happens to the rest of the staff, who I'm sure had some kind of knowledge of what was going on there. Who is coming in and who is going? If there is a major overhaul to the remaining staff, we'll make some big adjustments, and not just with Baylor, but with all the teams they play. Right now we've taken everything to do with Baylor (Game of the Year lines, week 1 lines and win totals) off the board."

Andrews said one his most difficult win totals to make was Ohio State, who he set at 9.5 UN -125.

"Ohio State was a tough number to make just because they had to replace so much talent, but between their schedule and Urban Meyer, they should be fine this year. If Nick Saban isn't the best rest recruiter in the nation then it's definitely Urban. I like Oklahoma to win against them, but they'll get better as the season goes along. They'll be a much better team in November than September."

Andrews made Oklahoma -7 as one of his 40 'Games of the Year' for the Buckeyes Sept. 17 game at Norman.

Last week the Golden Nugget posted totals on 24 teams with Ohio State set at 8.5 wins setting up a nice middle opportunity for bettors hoping for Ohio State to win nine games. For nine wins to happen, three losses have to come somewhere. Oklahoma looks like one, maybe a road loss at either Wisconsin or Michigan State, and then maybe a revenge minded Michigan at Columbus Nov. 26.

"I think Michigan is going to be real good," Andrews said.

Two teams posted with the highest win total were Clemson and Boise State set at 10.5

"See if you can find me two losses on that Boise State schedule," he said.

 

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  posted on 6/10/2016 at 08:00 AM
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Man, I will admit here in front of everyone, I am not smart enough to understand what that chart is trying to say.


Every team plays 12 regular season games with the exception of Hawaii who plays 13.

So Air Force, their over / under or regular season win total is 8 games. And it is regular juice to bet the over or under. 10% juice is what people normally lay on a bet meaning if you want Air Force over 8 wins you bet $110 to win $100.

Alabama is over / under 10 wins. You want to be over you lay $100 to win $100 since it is "even". However, if you want to bet under then you have to lay $120 to win $100. That would say that under is the 'favorite', or they are expecting to take, or have taken more action on the under and are adjusting the odds accordingly.

As the summer wears on these numbers will get adjusted. If more people bet Air Force over 8 wins they will adjust the odds to maybe -115 or -120, -125, etc. When it gets to a point they will just move the number from 8 to 8.5 and adjust the odds back down to even or maybe even +105 or +110 because now you have to win 9 games to not lose money. On an over / under 8 win figure you Air Force can go 8-4 and you 'push' or get your money back.



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  posted on 6/10/2016 at 08:06 AM
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Edit: ok, ok, I am starting to see it, over/under on the # of wins. What is the 7xxx number to the left in the box for each team? That is what is throwing me.


That is the number of the wager, it is how all the wagers are organized and processed in the sportsbooks system. So you walk up to the counter and say "over on 7301 $110 to win $100". The guy at the counter enters 7301 into their computer and he takes your money and prints you a ticket. You can't go up there and say "over on Air Force" because they can't pull it up in their computer that way.

 

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  posted on 6/11/2016 at 06:26 AM
Hi gang. As usual, looking forward to my UCLA Bruins. Lots of returning players on O and a stop flight QB in Josh Rosen. Unfortunately, the OL has taken some hits and we're thin. On defense, if Eddie Vanderdoes is back to top form, we'll be good.

While CJM has done lots of great things for the program, he still hasn't beaten Stanford or Oregon. Stanford is my RED LETTER game this season.

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  posted on 6/12/2016 at 05:08 AM
Surprised to see so many PAC 12 teams only getting 6 home games this year. 7 is average for most teams/leagues, 8 is the AD and head coach dream. Bruins playing at aTm and BYU out of league...Cardinal opens conference schedule at home

I like home-and-homes so much better than neutral site games. Neutral site mega games has become the popular trend the last several years...keep the games on campus!

Stanford's first half of the schedule is pretty tough. They should beat K ST even with the new QB (departed Hogan was 4 year starter). Then play both SC and UCLA, Washington looks to step up this season...Wazzou at home and then at ND.

Might guess a split vs the LA schools and a split at UW and ND. That would put them 4-2. Would a 5-1 run in that stretch be more likely than 3-3 you think? Guess it depends how good you think SC, UCLA, UW and ND are going to be. Wazzou had them in the crosshairs last year in the Palouse, but let them get away.

 

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  posted on 6/12/2016 at 05:14 AM
DeShaun Watson - Mr Heisman 2016? He's the favorite, but still paying 5.5:1.

Clemson second shortest odds for National Champion, although that is still paying roughly 8:1.

Currently 'game of year' line is Tigers -1 at FSU. First time in series history (since 1980) that Clemson has been favored in Tallahasse and first time Noles have been home dog in ACC play since 2005.

 

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  posted on 6/24/2016 at 11:30 AM
All odds are on a $100 wager. $100 to bet Alabama wins the National Championship pays $700. Or you could say they are 7:1.

NCAA National Champion - 8/26/2016 1:00 AM (EST)
Alabama +700
Clemson +825
Oklahoma +900
Ohio State +1000
Tennessee +1500
LSU +1500
Michigan +1600
Notre Dame +1600
Florida State +1600
Mississippi +3700
Stanford +3700
Oregon +4000
UCLA +4500
Washington +4500
Baylor +4700
Georgia +5000
TCU +5000
Florida +5500
USC +6000
Oklahoma State +6000
Louisville +6500
Michigan State +6600
Auburn +7500
Arkansas +10000
Texas +10000
Texas A&M +10000
Miami Florida +12500
North Carolina +12500
Houston +12500
Iowa +15000
Nebraska +15000
Utah +15000
Wisconsin +15000
Boise State +20000
Arizona State +25000
Arizona +30000
BYU +30000
Virginia Tech +30000
Penn State +30000
Mississippi State +30000
West Virginia +30000
Washington State +35000
South Carolina +35000
Pittsburgh +40000
Georgia Tech +40000
NC State +50000
Texas Tech +50000
South Florida +65000
California +75000
Missouri +100000
Northwestern +120000
Vanderbilt +120000
Boston College +120000
Duke +120000
Kentucky +120000
Western Michigan +120000
Wake Forest +130000
Kansas State +130000
San Diego State +150000
Syracuse +150000
Colorado +150000
Cincinnati +200000
Iowa State +200000
Indiana +200000
Appalachian State +200000
Air Force +200000
Temple +200000
Virginia +200000
Purdue +200000
Western Kentucky +200000
Minnesota U +200000
Maryland +250000
Oregon State +250000
Rutgers +250000
Illinois +250000
Kansas +300000
Marshall +300000
San Jose State +400000
Tulsa +400000
Utah State +500000
Navy +500000
Northern Illinois +500000
Georgia Southern +500000
Connecticut +500000
Central Michigan +500000
Middle Tennessee +600000
Memphis +600000
Toledo +600000
Southern Mississippi +700000
SMU +700000
Louisiana Tech +700000
Nevada +700000
East Carolina +700000
Bowling Green +700000
Arkansas State +700000
Army +800000
Colorado State +800000
New Mexico +800000
Troy +800000
UL Lafayette +800000
UL Monroe +999999
UNLV +999999
UTEP +999999
Texas State +999999
UTSA +999999
Tulane +999999
South Alabama +999999
New Mexico State +999999
North Texas +999999
Rice +999999
Old Dominion +999999
Ohio +999999
Massachusetts +999999
Miami Ohio +999999
Charlotte +999999
Eastern Michigan +999999
Buffalo +999999
Central Florida +999999
Ball State +999999
Georgia State +999999
Hawaii +999999
Florida Atlantic +999999
Florida International +999999
Fresno State +999999
Idaho +999999
Akron +999999
Kent State +999999
Wyoming +999999

 

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  posted on 7/21/2016 at 11:30 AM
Alot of hype on Washington...can't believe they have the shortest odds on being PAC 12 Champs. Everyone sleeping on the Ducks in the North this year...can they clean that defense up? This year's grad transfer IAA super QB better than last year's grad transfer IAA super QB.

ACC Champion - 8/27/2016 12:00 PM (EST)
Clemson +188
Florida State +218
Miami Florida +900
Louisville +1000
North Carolina +1600
Virginia Tech +1600
Pittsburgh +2000
Georgia Tech +2800
NC State +4300
Duke +5500
Boston College +7000
Wake Forest +11500
Virginia +12500
Syracuse +16000

American Athletic Champion - 8/27/2016 12:00 PM (EST)
Houston +120
South Florida +325
Cincinnati +575
Temple +775
Memphis +1200
Navy +1200
Connecticut +2200
Tulsa +3500
East Carolina +4000
SMU +8000
Central Florida +12000
Tulane +20000

Big 12 Champion - 8/27/2016 12:00 PM (EST)
Oklahoma -120
TCU +570
Oklahoma State +700
Texas +925
Baylor +1000
West Virginia +1500
Texas Tech +3500
Kansas State +4400
Iowa State +13500
Kansas +42500

Big Ten Champion - 8/27/2016 12:00 PM (EST)
Ohio State +170
Michigan +238
Iowa +775
Michigan State +850
Nebraska +1000
Wisconsin +1600
Penn State +2300
Northwestern +4200
Minnesota +6500
Indiana +12000
Illinois +15000
Purdue +20000
Maryland +22500
Rutgers +50000

Conference USA Champion - 8/27/2016 12:00 PM (EST)
Southern Miss +255
Marshall +325
Western Kentucky +350
Middle Tennessee +550
Louisiana Tech +650
Florida Atlantic +1800
Old Dominion +2300
Rice +2300
UTEP +3000
Florida International +4000
UTSA +12500
Charlotte +17500
North Texas +17500

Mid-American Champion - 8/27/2016 12:00 PM (EST)
Western Michigan +300
Northern Illinois +550
Toledo +550
Bowling Green +600
Central Michigan +700
Ohio +750
Akron +800
Buffalo +1500
Kent State +1500
Miami Ohio +1800
Ball State +4300
Eastern Michigan +12000

Mountain West Champion - 8/27/2016 12:00 PM (EST)
Boise State +155
San Diego State +280
Air Force +800
Utah State +1000
San Jose State +1100
Nevada +1200
Colorado State +1500
New Mexico +1800
UNLV +3300
Fresno State +3800
Wyoming +5500
Hawaii +7500

Pac-12 Champion - 8/27/2016 12:00 PM (EST)
Washington +330
Stanford +340
UCLA +505
Oregon +525
USC +640
Utah +1300
Washington State +1500
Arizona State +1700
Arizona +2000
California +2000
Colorado +10000
Oregon State +25000

SEC Champion - 8/27/2016 12:00 PM (EST)
Alabama +180
LSU +400
Tennessee +405
Georgia +1050
Mississippi +1240
Florida +1800
Arkansas +2500
Auburn +2500
Texas A&M +2500
Mississippi State +3200
Missouri +11000
South Carolina +13000
Kentucky +16000
Vanderbilt +21000

Sun Belt Champion - 8/27/2016 12:00 PM (EST)
Appalachian State +230
Arkansas State +230
Georgia Southern +260
UL Lafayette +825
Troy +1100
Georgia State +1500
Idaho +2700
South Alabama +2700
New Mexico State +3300
UL Monroe +4400
Texas State +10000

 

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  posted on 8/1/2016 at 10:25 AM
Take a look at week 1 (these times are central)

Friday, August 26th
California vs. Hawaii (Sydney) 9:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN

Saturday, August 27th
Charleston Southern at North Dakota State 6:30 pm ESPN / WatchESPN

Thursday, September 1st
Charlotte at Louisville 6:00 pm FSN Affiliates / (ACC-RSN / espn3) *4
Appalachian State at Tennessee 6:30 pm SECN / WatchESPN
Indiana at Florida International 6:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Rice at Western Kentucky 7:00 pm CBSSN / CBSSN Video
South Carolina at Vanderbilt 7:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
Southern Utah at Utah 7:00 pm PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
Oregon State at Minnesota 8:00 pm BTN / BTN2Go Video
South Dakota at New Mexico 8:00 pm RSRM / MWC Video
Games online only or not yet scheduled for nationally available networks.
Jackson State at UNLV 9:00 pm MWC Video
Maine at UConn 6:00 pm espn3
Montana State at Idaho 8:00 pm espn3 (tentative)
Presbyterian at Central Michigan 6:00 pm espn3
Tulane at Wake Forest 6:00 pm espn3
UT Martin at Cincinnati 6:00 pm espn3
Weber State at Utah State 7:00 pm MWC Video
William & Mary at North Carolina State 6:30 pm espn3

Friday, September 2nd
Army at Temple 6:00 pm CBSSN / CBSSN Video
Furman at Michigan State 6:00 pm BTN / BTN2Go Video
Northwestern State at Baylor 6:30 pm FSN Affiliates / FSGo Video
Colorado vs. Colorado State (Denver) 7:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
Kansas State at Stanford 8:00 pm FS1 / FSGo Video
Toledo at Arkansas State 8:00 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Games online only or not yet scheduled for nationally available networks.
Albany at Buffalo 6:00 pm espn3
Ball State at Georgia State TBA TBA
Cal Poly at Nevada 8:30 pm MWC Video
Colgate at Syracuse 6:00 pm espn3
MVSU at Eastern Michigan 5:00 pm espn3

Saturday, September 3rd
Boston College vs. Georgia Tech (Dublin) 6:30 am ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Bowling Green at Ohio State 11:00 am BTN / BTN2Go Video
Eastern Kentucky at Purdue 11:00 am ESPN News / WatchESPN
Fordham at Navy 11:00 am CBSSN / CBSSN Video
Hawaii at Michigan 11:00 am ESPN / WatchESPN
Houston vs. Oklahoma (Houston) 11:00 am ABC / espn3
Howard at Maryland 11:00 am BTN / BTN2Go Video
Missouri at West Virginia 11:00 am FS1 / FSGo Video
South Alabama at Mississippi State 11:00 am SECN / WatchESPN
Western Michigan at Northwestern 11:00 am ESPNU / WatchESPN
Liberty at Virginia Tech 11:30 am ACC Network / (ESPN Extra / espn3) *4
Rutgers at Washington 1:00 pm PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
Kent State at Penn State 2:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go Video
LSU vs. Wisconsin (Green Bay) 2:30 pm ABC / espn3
Miami Ohio at Iowa 2:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Murray State at Illinois 2:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go Video
Southeastern Louisiana at Oklahoma State 2:30 pm FSN Affiliates / FSGo Video
Texas State at Ohio 2:30 pm CBSSN / CBSSN Video
UCLA at Texas A&M 2:30 pm CBS / CBS Video
Louisiana Tech at Arkansas 3:00 pm SECN / WatchESPN
UC Davis at Oregon 4:00 pm PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
Georgia vs. North Carolina (Atlanta) 4:30 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
Rhode Island at Kansas 6:00 pm ESPN Extra / Jayhawk TV / espn3
San Jose State at Tulsa 6:00 pm CBSSN / CBSSN Video
Southern Miss at Kentucky 6:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
UMass at Florida 6:30 pm SECN / WatchESPN
Alabama vs. USC (Arlington) 7:00 pm ABC / espn3
Eastern Washington at Washington State 7:00 pm PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
Fresno State at Nebraska 7:00 pm BTN / BTN2Go Video
New Mexico State at UTEP 7:00 pm beIN Sports / beIN Video
Northern Iowa at Iowa State 7:00 pm Cyclones.tv (cable IA) / $ Video
South Dakota State at TCU 7:00 pm FSN Affiliates / FSGo Video
Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech 7:00 pm FSN Affiliates / FSGo Video
Clemson at Auburn 8:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
Arizona vs. BYU (Glendale) 9:30 pm FS1 / FSGo Video
Northern Illinois at Wyoming 9:30 pm CBSSN / CBSSN Video
Northern Arizona at Arizona State 9:45 pm PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
Games online only or not yet scheduled for nationally available networks.
Abilene Christian at Air Force 1:00 pm MWC Video
Alabama A&M at Middle Tennessee 6:00 pm TBA
Alabama State at UTSA 6:00 pm KMYS-CW 35 (cable)
Austin Peay at Troy 5:00 pm TBA
Boise State at Louisiana Lafayette TBA espn3 (tentative)
Florida A&M at Miami 5:00 pm espn3
New Hampshire at San Diego State 7:30 pm TBA
NC Central at Duke 5:00 pm espn3
Richmond at Virginia 2:30 pm espn3
Savannah State at Georgia Southern 5:00 pm espn3 (tentative)
SEMO at Memphis 6:00 pm espn3
SMU at North Texas 6:00 pm ASN (cable)
South Carolina State at UCF 6:00 pm espn3
Southern at Louisiana Monroe 6:00 pm espn3 (tentative)
Southern Illinois at Florida Atlantic 5:00 pm TBA
Towson at South Florida 6:00 pm espn3
VMI at Akron 5:30 pm espn3 (may move to 9/1)
Western Carolina at East Carolina 5:00 pm espn3

Sunday, September 4th
Notre Dame at Texas 6:30 pm ABC / espn3

Monday, September 5th
Florida State vs. Ole Miss (Orlando) 7:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN

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  posted on 8/1/2016 at 11:04 AM
Man, what an opening weekend! Great matchups all over the place!

 

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  posted on 8/1/2016 at 12:51 PM
I haven't looked over their schedule, but what's Tennessee doing up there at 15:1?
 

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  posted on 8/1/2016 at 01:52 PM
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Man, what an opening weekend! Great matchups all over the place!


There have been some good ones before, this is the best I can remember! Thursday and Friday are a little weaker than I'd like though. But a junkie like me can find plenty to watch. Am very happy that CSU and CU are on Friday to give that game a bit of a spotlight.

Saturday is just loaded. Even beyond the marquee games, stuff like Western Michigan at Northwestern, Southern Miss at Kentucky, Boise St at ULL are pretty intriguing matchups.



 

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  posted on 8/1/2016 at 01:56 PM
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I haven't looked over their schedule, but what's Tennessee doing up there at 15:1?


Presumptive SEC East Champs makes them a legit playoff contender. With SEC Title game vs a West heavy weight Vols would have to navigate 3 playoff games essentially to cash that 15:1.

Looking at the overall SEC Champ odds, Tennessee and LSU are basically both second shortest to win the league behind Bama.

Most everyone won't buy in. We've been told for two years now by the media to look out for Vols. Two years ago was premature. Last year so many last second losses gave perception of underachieving. This could be the year. The East is certainly there for the taking and the roster plus quality experience is as loaded as it has been for 10 years.


 

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  posted on 8/2/2016 at 01:01 PM
I was just looking at some Tennessee data over lunch. Consider the statistical trend under Butch Jones' 3 years:

Offense PPG Scored
2013 - 23.8
2014 - 28.9 (+5.1 ppg)
2015 - 35.2 (+6.3 ppg)

Defense PPG Allowed
2013 - 29
2014 - 24.2 (-4.8 ppg)
2015 - 20 (-4.2 ppg)

Phil Steele rates Tennessee as the most experienced team in the SEC when he combines into an equation looking at senior starters and in the 2-deep, % of letterman returning, % of offensive yards and tackles responsible for returning and career OL starts.

Also let's look at some of their prime competition over the last 3 years:

vs Florida: Lost by 14, Lost by 1, Lost by 1
vs Georgia: Lost by 3, Lost by 3, Won by 7
vs Alabama: Lost by 35, Lost by 14, Lost by 5

Vs elite out of conference teams:
vs Oregon 2013 Lost by 35
vs Oklahoma 2014 Lost by 24
vs Oklahoma 2015 Lost by 7 in OT

In Bowls?
2013 lost to 6-6 UNC by 3 in OT
2014 beat 7-5 Iowa by 17
2015 beat 10-2 Northwestern by 39

That shows some of the improvement. This is the year. Like I said anything before now was premature hype. This is the year it has to be real for Tennessee, all the pieces look in place and they should be primed to capitalize.

The week 1 Thursday game vs App St could be very interesting however. That team has come a long way since losing to Clemson last year by 31 in week 2. They won 10 of 11 games after losing to Clemson and 11 for the season overall. App St QB Lamb led the league in pass eff, RB Cox has had THREE 1000 years seasons entering his senior year. The OL is good. The D is good.

App St at UT Thursday is a pretty interesting game.

 

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  posted on 8/3/2016 at 12:35 PM
Of the two major teams in the state of Michigan I think that whoever gets better QB play will be in the hunt to make the Big Ten championship game. Shocking prediction I know.

One thing I can't wait to see is how Michigan uses Peppers this season.

 

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  posted on 8/4/2016 at 11:01 AM
Yeah, Peppers is an awesome player. Here is to hoping he has a healthy and exciting year. Guy could play safety, corner, OLB, pass rush DE, wildcat QB, slot WR, RB....plus he is a good special team returner.

Michigan is like Tennessee, alot of hype. Michigan regular season win total is 10! (Tennessee 9.5). Those are really lofty expectations for teams that haven't proven they can win big games yet.

But like Tennessee, Michigan should be ready. Michigan's schedule is easy:

9/3 Hawaii
9/10 UCF
9/17 Colorado
9/24 Penn St
10/1 Wisconsin
10/8 at Rutgers
10/15 Open
10/22 Illinois (HC)
10/29 at Michigan St
11/5 Maryland
11/12 at Iowa
11/19 Indiana
11/26 at Ohio St

Very few teams have 8 home games (Auburn is another off top of my head who does). The nonconference schedule is a breeze.

Based on how they played last year some of those B1G games could still be tricky.

I'd say worst case they go 9-3, who they lose to depends if they win the division. Best case is 11-1. Hard to see them going unbeaten.

Interesting thing I saw on Michigan had 8 all Big Ten players last year and every single one of them is back, none left for the NFL. Alot of things come down to O'Korn this year at QB assuming he wins the job. He earned praise for how he ran the scout team last year after transfering from Houston where he had 1 good year and 1 bad year. Houston was also in coaching flux and termoil back then as well which could've been part of his problem.

Michigan St is being sold short I think by alot of people. Their win total is only 7.5. The nonconference slate is tougher than Big Blue's, but I think they have a fair shot at the division. Still think Ohio St should be the odds on favorite to win it. I think Sparty will be better than some people think. They get tOSU and Mich at home.

I think MSU and ND will be pretty good game in week 3. I'm not as high on ND as I hear some people. MSU can win that game.

9/2 Furman (Fri)
9/10 Open
9/17 at Notre Dame
9/24 Wisconsin
10/1 at Indiana
10/8 BYU
10/15 Northwestern
10/22 at Maryland
10/29 Michigan
11/5 at Illinois
11/12 Rutgers
11/19 Ohio St
11/26 at Penn St

 

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  posted on 8/4/2016 at 12:32 PM
Michigan State- Notre Dame is normally a good game. Doesn't matter how good the teams are. I hope Notre Dame in the future does a home and home with Michigan, then takes two years off to do a home and home with Michigan State.


 

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  posted on 8/5/2016 at 01:49 PM
Against my better judgement, in order to maybe get some more action in the thread, I'm going to post...gasp...a preseason poll.

Here is the 2016 Amway Coaches Poll

1. Alabama (55 first-place votes)
2. Clemson (7)
3. Oklahoma
4. Florida State (1)
5. Ohio State
6. LSU
7. Stanford
8. Michigan
9. Notre Dame
10. Tennessee (1)
11. Michigan State
12. Ole Miss
13. Houston
14. TCU
15. Iowa
16. Georgia
17. USC
18. Washington
19. Oklahoma State
20. North Carolina
21. Baylor
22. Oregon
23. Louisville
24. UCLA
25. Florida

Lots of college football fans here, or used to be around here. We don't need to talk about Trump and Hillary all the time do we?!?

One of my favorite things to do is try and figure out who the most overrated teams are in the preseason polls. Later I want to go back in time like I've done before and reminisce on some of the grossly overrated teams from years past.

 

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  posted on 8/19/2016 at 08:20 PM
OK, so preseason rankings didn't register on the radar.

How about the battle of hype t-shirts from USC and Alabama's response.




 

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  posted on 8/23/2016 at 12:36 PM
Three days til Cal-Hawai'i!

 

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  posted on 8/23/2016 at 12:36 PM
Who's the guy that voted the Vols number 1?

 

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  posted on 8/23/2016 at 12:40 PM
Apparently the guys at ESPN Insider have made the claim that the 2016 Sooners might be the best Oklahoma team ever.

Might have to start subscribing to Insider.

 

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