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    Well I decided to jump back into the forum after a weird and rough last year involving a separation, a cancer scare and then a surgery 🙄. It was a shitty 2016 but 2017 is much better and I'm hoping everyone is doing well. This will be my season picks thread, but none today. Just wanted to say hello to everyone in here and give my two cents on the PAC 12.

    I think USC is being a bit overhyped with all the attrition on the roster and loss of starters. They also have a pretty tough schedule to work through. That's why I think UCLA comes out of the south; they return a lot on offense and Rosen at QB, so it should be a two team race in the south and a battle for LA. Colorado lost leavitt to Oregon and a lot of defensive guys, so I don't buy them. Same with Utah, too many lost starters.

    The north looks like a crapshoot. People like Washington but defensively lost a lot and the back end of their schedule will be a huge test in my opinion. I think Stanford looks good on both sides and is so tough with their physicality, so I expect them to be in the race late for a shot at the PAC 12 tittle. However, I like wazoo to win the north this season. They've got a ton of returning starters on both sides and an explosive offense, surprisingly their defense has got better every year in terms of talent. I think they beat USC early and beat Washington in the apple cup. Oregon is a mystery, they return a ton of starters, number 3 in the rankings for returning production on both side seats of the ball; so that's huge, and taggert is a program builder/rebuilder with leavitt taking over the defense. I'm not sure what to expect, so I'll say 7-5 on the year but they are literally in every game except for one or two.

    See you boys in a couple days for picks. God bless gentleman
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    Sorry to hear about your rough year. Good luck this year and glad to hear that you are doing better!
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    Good to see you made it through a brutal stretch. Best of luck with your picks.

    Not buying any team coached by Mora. Uw should be undefeated when they hit the tough part of their schedule. Your ducks will be interesting to watch. I think they have a ton of talent ready to take off. Stanford's qb situation has me doubting them a little.
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    A2Q.....sorry to hear of the rough 2016.......here's hoping 2017 is your turn around season........BOL buddy.......indy
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    hang in there quack..this too shall pass
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    Thanks for the kind words guys. Here are the picks

    Louisville -26 : Bobby loves points and you've got to imagine he wants Lamar to win the heisman for recruiting purposes. No better way to do it than against an inept Purdue team with a New coach. Purdue should be be very bad on offense and is weak defensively, so I'll take Lamar and Bobby to won't by 34+.

    Wyoming +12: Iowa just lost a safety to a knee injury in camp and that's after Desmond king departed to the NFL/graduation. Iowa has a phenomenal OLine but Wyoming has Josh Allen, one of the most underrated QBs with a ton of upside. I think Wyoming is a tough team under bohl and I think they "hang around" within the number. 23-13

    tulsa/ok state Over 74: mason rudolph and James Washington could both legitimately be viewed as heisman contenders; the big 12 door is open in my opinion and gundy knows it. Ok state scores....a lot....Tulsa doesn't have a great defense but likes to run and gun too. I'd be surprised if this doesn't get to 50 points in the first half.

    washington -30.5: Rutgers was 127th in the nation last year in scoring.... huskies are veryyyyyyyy good. Could be real bad, like 62-7 bad
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    Sorry to hear about the rough year. Here's to hoping 2017 and beyond are better. Looking forward to the picks this year. Good luck.
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    Recap so far: Record (1-2) Louisville pending....

    shocked that Washington was as flat as they were and Rutgers played as well as they did. I wouldn't panic yet, but if Washington doesn't protect browning again in weeks 2 & 3 they are screwed. That team will improve though, I'll give Rutgers some credit.

    wyoming------- wow.... can't say I should expect to see good talent around Allen but holy hell his receivers dropped what seemed like eleventeen passes one of them for an easy TD. I know he threw costly picks but those were after they were down 18 and no one could catch any of the fastballs he was throwing. That guy has some serious upside and I'm a little disgruntled they didn't cover what I thought was a favorable spread. Oh well, I'm more worried about how Oregon handles him especially.

    ok state game was what we all expected.

    Louisville should fist Purdue...

    taking a stab here at Willie making a statement...
    adding oregon -32
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    2-3 on the season.

    week 2 picks: still looking at the Oregon game ������

    Uconn +18: my whole basis on this game is that USF is playing like shit under Charlie strong. Something isn't quite right, does anyone get the same feeling ??? UCONN loses by 10.

    Louisville -10: I don't buy the hype just yet, but I buy Louisville with Jackson more than UNC right now.

    minnesota +2: I'm a big pj fleck fan and the energy he brings. Oregon state will have troubles versus minny after nearly losing to fcs Portland state regardless of how good they are. Minny should win straight up.

    Stanford +7: they're tough, it will be physical for sure. David Shaw has been game planning for this game all offseason. Either way, this looks like a 3point game to me.

    Ohio state -7.5: I know I'm eating the hook here but I just can't see the young head coach beat urban Meyer with that vaunted defense in the shoe, not even with baker mayfield. This is the type of game that mayfield either hangs his hat on and burns you or is the gunslinger who throws 2-3 picks and Ohio state wins 37-24. I'll hope for the latter.
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    Nebraska/Oregon over 69: I don't think either team plays anything more than average or below average defense and autzen is a place where Oregon and other teams like to score points. It's a great home field advantage, but the defense hasn't been fixed and won't until 2018 or even 2019... the spread now is -10 and my mind says -7...so I'll stick with a lot of points being scored because neither defense will have steady effort. Ducks win 45-38
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    A2Q........on the over with you........good luck.........indy
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    Great start on the over quack.

    Leavitt is going to get the most out of the defense like he did in Boulder last season. Ducks could be a wildcard in PAC 12 title chase. If they weren't so recently removed from being a top program we would get great betting value on them every week. It appears oddsmakers gave Neb far too much credit heading into this game.
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    It appears I should have watched the 2nd half of game. Turned it on at 42-35 and thought I was hallucinating. What the hell happened?
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    5-5 on the season so far, pretty ho hum....

    week 3 picks:

    alabama -29: I know conference play starts week 4 but csu got torched by Colorado and doesn't look right at all. Alabama at home all day 45-10

    ok state -15: it's a weird line to take but I just think ok state has all the components right now and they look poised to score 60+ every game. Pokes by 24

    Air Force +24.5: best passing attack of the triple option military schools, adds a wrinkle that's tough to defend, even for Michigan. Triple option schools suck to prepare for, especially the week before conference play starts. It's old school assignment football and military schools are super disciplined; I expect Michigan to win a tough game by 17

    army +30.5: same reason as above except the passing attack.... this is going more off the fact that the buckeyes are in a bit of disarray and Barrett's play has been awful. 30.5 pts is a lot to cover after getting beat and now having to protect your shins all game. Ohio state wins a game that's closer than it should be and skate by 38-20

    Oregon -14: I was afraid of this game last year but not so much anymore, Wyoming is getting beat up defensively and Allens receivers are awful, and Brian hill is gone. Defenses are keying on the passing attack and spying Allen. Ducks should boat race Wyoming 52-28 and play a better second half. This would be my safest play of the week

    clemson-3: louisvilles defense is pretty bad and clemsons defense is incredibly good. Jackson will get his plays and points but Clemson had 11 sacks last week.....ELEVEN.... Jackson can't do it all by himself every game. Clemson has a great rushing attack and the better coaching staff. Venables is prepped for this challenger and will have lamars head spinning I'm sure. I think Clemson wins this game comfortably 27-16
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    A2Q.........BOL with this weeks action..........indy
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    oregon/Wyoming over 62: a lot of offense for Oregon, some for Wyoming, not a whole lot of defense either way lol
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    Stanford -9: rebound week before conference play, won't be pretty, but they'll win by 13
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    Ended up 9-8 on the season-

    stanford burned me and I lost by .5 on the army game. Overall though most of my predictions outside of Stanford and alabamas defense letting me down lol.

    heres what I learned from week 3:

    clemson is better than Alabama right now and clearly the number one team in the country because of their defense and the man in charge of that defense.

    lsu is still overrated as per the norm since Saban left.

    alabama is still Alabama but they find their identity later in the season, every season.

    purdue is pretty damn good out of nowhere and will give many big 10 teams absolute fits.

    nebraska is in trouble.

    oregon state is one of the worst defenses in the country.

    wazoo is better than Washington in my opinion.

    stanford is in trouble because their qbs are not that good.

    usc isn't as explosive as everyone thinks.

    Oklahoma state vs Oklahoma will be the best regular season game all year.

    penn state or Wisconsin look like the best teams in the big 10.


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    Week 4 early picks: 9-8 ATS

    oregon -16.5: I think Oregon is improving each week, defensively that is.... offensively they are strong. Asu got torched by Texas tech and they are bad. I expect this to be very similar to Oregon first 3 games; ducks will score 30+ first half points and roll on to win 52-27.

    Syracuse +23.5: a home dog catching 3TDs?!?! I know the talent discrepencay but lsu is still awful offensively and Syracuse has a stellar offense with a good QB. This will be a high scoring affair. I could honestly see Syracuse winning as a live dog, but 23.5 is obviously the safer play lol. 37-31 lsu wins

    Purdue +8.5: Michigan is far superior defensively but the X factor here is speight for michigan..... and I mean that in a bad way... he's awful. Purdue is another live dog at home looking to shock the world with a 4-0 start. I think Michigan barely wins but I could see an upset. Wolverines 16-13

    Rutgers +14: I'm confused here because Nebraska is awful and tanner Lee is as good as speight.... rutgers Looked good against Washington and Nebraska is on the verge of a collapse.

    colorado+10: most people will be on Washington because they think they're a playoff team, but I'm not because I just don't think the huskies are as good as advertised. I'm standing by my prediction that wazoo wins the PAC 12 north and likely the conference title, so I think this is washigntons first big test and potential slip up. The buffs will keep this game close and it should be extremely physical.
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    10-11 ats....


    uggghhhhh... this season is all over the map. The ducks showed their true colors losing to a below average asu team, because, well, they're only average at best, lol.... why you aren't feeding Royce freeman the rock is beyond me. Royce freeman only had 15 carries this week when he came into the game leading the country in rushing touchdowns??? Mind numbing stupidity.. It's a building process.

    i stand behind my Colorado and Purdue bets; Washington finally showed up and looked like a PAC 12 champ, but still tests to come in remaining weeks. Purdue likely covers or even wins if Wilton speight doesn't get hurt lol. Best thing for Michigan was him getting hurt and changing qbs lol. Oh well. I'll catch a run here soon gentleman.

    Heres what I saw-

    usc is not that good.
    penn state is tough
    ok state folded at home in their first true test lol. That offense is good but their defense is not.
    Bama looks like they're picking up steam.
    florida state is done.
    texas a&m is surprisingly turning things around.

    the heisman conversation should consist of baker mayfield, Luke falk, saquon Barkley, penny the RB from SDSU, and Bryce love.
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    10-11 ATS so far,

    Week 5 Picks for what its worth---

    wazzo +4: this game is at home and the cougars are very good in that weird area that is Pullman Washington. Luke falk is outstanding and that offense is firing on all cylinders. This will be a Friday night game on national tv. Wazoo doesn't get many of these, and with a defense that has gotten better every year over the last 2-3 seasons and one of the best QBs and passing attacks in the country I like wazoo to win outright. But catching more than a fg is always a bonus at home. I think USC may get exposed here, just sayin

    Minnesota -13: they've bought in under pj and the defense is very physical and stingy. I expect the gophers to win a weird but mainly one sided game by something like 27-10.

    Vandy @ Florida under 41: no offense, period.... this could be a battle of kickers and punters.

    Usf -23.5: ECU DOESNT DO ANYTHING RIGHT. The total is at 73, that should tell you something about how much should be scored. I like usf by 5 tds

    Washington -27: Oregon state is one of the worst defenses in the country.... should be ugly.

    Va tech +7.5: they're good, and at home. Very physical game

    cal +13.5: they may beat Oregon outright, they're playing good defense for the first time in 20 years lol, and Oregon is still rebuilding. They at least keep it close.
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    A2Q.........appreciate the info..........BOL with your action this week.........indy
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