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    Virginia Tech: Interesting situation going on in Blacksburg with their starting quarterback. After
    conflicting reports that Josh Jackson had been suspended because of academic problems...other
    reports say he hasn't been suspended. He's been participating in Virginia Tech's voluntary work-
    out program at the teams football facility but obviously he's on shaky ground with academics.
    Jackson is a major part of Hokie plans going into the 2017 season. As a freshman last year, he
    threw for 2743 yards, 19 touchdowns and ran for 274 yards. Virginia Tech opens up against FSU
    and if Jackson can't play because of suspension, Hokie changes would take a big hit. Guess we
    will know Jackson's fate in the next few days.

    Sidenote: Virginia Tech's current 25-game bowl streak is the longest in the nation.

    Pac-12 Conference: The presidents of the Pac-12 passed a rule that prevents losing teams from
    going to bowl games even if their APR score would qualify them under the new legislation. No
    5-7 teams will go bowling from the Pac and I give them a 'Thumbs Up'. Other conferences should
    follow the Pac rule in my opinion. Just too many damn bowls.
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    A "TRAP GAME" is a game that is played before or after a tough or rival opponent. Teams
    have a tendency to look past an opponent preparing for the following week's game, or
    have a letdown after beating a tough or rival opponent. It's a game where maybe the cards
    are stacked against you that normally you wouldn't have.

    Here's three so called Trap Games I like:

    Notre Dame @ Northwestern (Nov. 3): The Irish play Florida State the week after the NW
    game. Also, Notre Dame is a miserable, money burning 1-12 ATS in Game Nine of their
    season. Guess who they play week nine this season. Like Northwestern.

    Michigan St. @ Nebraska (11/7): The Spartans play Ohio State the week before the Nebraska
    game. Knowing MSU got thumped 48-3 by OSU last year, you have to think they will be all
    in for this game. They certainly won't be thinking about Nebraska. Like the Corn men.

    USC @ Arizona (10/29): The Trojans play @Stanford, @Texas, Washington then @Arizona.
    That's three tough road games in four weeks. Like Arizona.

    Many others but these three are a sample...………….
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    Oklahoma: The Sooners got a scare recently when starting quarterback Kyler Murray was
    picked No. 9 overall in the baseball draft. The slot for the 9th pick is $4,761,500. Murray
    has since confirmed that he will play football this fall and that the Oakland A's know about
    it. The redshirt sophomore played behind Baker Mayfield during 2017 and had limited play-
    ing time. He completed 18 of 21 passes for 359 yards and ran 13 times for 142 yards. Big
    injury risk considering the amount of money on the table.

    Syracuse: After beating Clemson last year as 24 point dogs, the Orange lost its final five
    games with narrow defeats at Miami and Florida State before giving up 162 points during
    the final three games to Wake Forest, Louisville and Boston College. Syracuse lost it final
    four games last year. Seems to be a late season pattern as Dino Babers enters his third
    season with the program. Emphasis during the spring and this offseason has been on
    improving player conditioning and discipline. The team has collapsed late during the past
    two seasons. Syracuse returns 14 starters this year.

    Sidenote: Syracuse amassed 5476 yards under Babers in 2017, the second highest total
    in the 128 year history of the program. Unfortunately for Babers, his defense gave up
    5328 yards ranking No. 104 nationally.

    Sidenote: Might want to consider playing Against Syracuse as a Weekday Dog where the
    Orange have covered just 2 of their last 14 games.
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    SEC Head Coaches: What were current Southeastern Conference head coaches doing ten
    years ago. Only one was head coach at his current school. Take a look:

    SEC East:
    Derek Mason, Vanderbilt - Minnesota Vikings defensive back coach.
    Will Muschamp, South Carolina - Texas defensive coordinator.
    Dan Mullen, Florida - Florida offensive coordinator.
    Barry Odom, Missouri - Missouri director of football operations.
    Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee - Alabama director of player development.
    Kirby Smart, Georgia - Alabama defensive coordinator.
    Mark Stoops, Kentucky - Arizona defensive coordinator.

    SEC West:
    Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M - Florida State offensive coordinator.
    Matt Luke, Ole Miss - Duke offensive line coach.
    Gus Malzahn, Auburn - Tulsa quarterbacks coach.
    Joe Moorhead, Miss State - Akron offensive coordinator.
    Chad Morris, Arkansas - High School coach in Texas
    Ed Orgeron, LSU - New Orleans Saints defensive line coach.
    Nick Saban, Alabama - Alabama head coach.

    Like Nick Saban, there are only 13 other FBS head coaches who were at their
    current school ten years ago.

    Ken Niumatalolo - Navy.....David Cutcliffe - Duke.....Paul Johnson - Georgia Tech
    Mike Gundy - Oklahoma St.....Gary Patterson - TCU.....Kirk Ferentz - Iowa.....
    Mark Dantonio - Michigan State.....Pat Fitzgerald - Northwestern.....Frank Solich -
    Ohio.....Troy Calhoun - Air Force.....Kyle Whittingham - Utah.....Bobby Wilder -
    Old Dominion.....Rick Stockstill - Middle Tennessee

    College football is a tough business these days.
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    Marshall: After being the only Group of 5 program to record a third straight 10-win season in
    2015, the Herd went from a thundering 33 wins in three seasons to a blundering 3 victories during
    2016. Marshall is fresh off an 8-5 season last year and look poised for further improvement in
    2018. A big part of that will be graduate transfer Alex Thompson, a 6-5, 230 pound quarterback
    who turned down larger schools like Tennessee, Iowa State and Oregon State to play for Marshall.
    He will spearhead what is expected to be an outstanding offense, and with scheduled games at
    South Carolina and against North Carolina State, they'll have a chance to upset a power conference
    opponent. Seven to nine wins seems likely.

    Navy: The Midshipmen are coming off a disappointing 7-6 season in 2017. Only four starters return
    on offense and four on defense. Ken Kiumatalolo is entering his tenth season at Navy and has his
    work cut out for him this season. Klumatalolo has a 77-42 record with the academy. He has won 44
    games the past five years. Another seven win season seems likely for 2018.

    Question: Who are the three current Power 5 teams that have never won 10 games in a season?
    (answer tomorrow)
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    (Answer - Indiana, Iowa State, Vanderbilt)

    Ball State: Coach Mike Neu is 6-18 entering his third season with the Cardinals. Last year
    he won two games and was winless in the Mid-American Conference. Because of injuries,
    Neu had to play four quarterbacks and nine different players took turns starting on the
    offensive line. While the majority of the linemen return in 2018, none have started the
    and entire season. Quarterback Riley Neal missed nine games because of injury. If Neal
    can regain the form that led to his 2541-yard, 13 score 2016 season, cutdown interceptions,
    and keep hitting 60 percent of his throws, there is a chance the offense can be productive.
    The defense allowed more than 40 points per game and finished last in the league in turn-
    over margin. Sixteen starters return from a team that won just two games last year. With
    the number of starters back, there's probably some false hope because Ball State will be
    lucky to win four games this season.

    Sidenote: Ball State has gone 5-7, 3-9, 4-8 and 2-10 the past four seasons.
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    Athlon: The publication recently made predictions for individual team records
    in SEC league play.

    West:
    Alabama 8-0.....Auburn 6-2.....Miss State 5-3.....Texas A&M 5-3.....LSU 4-4.....Ole Miss
    1-7.....Vanderbilt 1-7

    East:
    Georgia 8-0.....Florida 5-3.....South Carolina 4-4.....Missouri 3-5.....Kentucky 3-5.....
    Tennessee 2-6.....Vanderbilt 1-7

    Birmingham News: The annual poll taken by the Birmingham News predicts Tennessee
    will be the 14th best team this season in coach Jeremy Pruitt's first campaign. The Vols
    are coming off the programs first ever eight loss season, finishing 4-8 and 0-8 in SEC
    play. Tennessee was dogged by a high number of injuries for a second straight season.
    More Vol starters missed starts due to injury than any other program. The Newspaper
    Poll picked Alabama to finish first, followed by Georgia, Auburn, LSU and Texas A&M.
    Rounding out the top ten is South Carolina, Mississippi State, Florida, Missouri and
    Kentucky.

    Question: Which two mainland FBS schools are the farthest apart from each other?
    (answer tomorrow)
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    DI football to offer more participation opportunities

    Starting this season, football players can play in up to four games without losing a season of competition

    June 13, 2018 12:37pmMichelle Brutlag HosickCollege athletes competing in Division I football can participate in up to four games in a season without using a season of competition, the Division I Council decided this week at its meeting in Indianapolis.
    Division I student-athletes have five years to compete in up to four seasons of competition. The new exception allows football players to preserve a season of competition if, for example, injuries or other factors result in them competing in a small number of games.



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    College Football Contest: JOH told me today God willing he will run the college football contest this season. The guy is A+
    with these kind of contest. Unless entry fee different from last year only $100 bucks to become a player where
    you could win thousands. Why bet $10, $25 or even $50 a week when you can bet $100 for an entire season.

    More details coming......and every step of the of the contest is OPEN to the players.
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    (Answer - Washington and Miami, 3335 miles)

    Pittsburgh: Coach Pat Narduzzi enters his fourth season with the Panthers with a 20-17 overall
    record. Last year, Pitt finished 5-7, and 3-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.; tied for fourth
    in the Coastal Division. The Panthers also missed its first bowl game in ten years, but did have
    an upset win over then No. 2 Miami in the final week. Pittsburgh was a relatively inexperienced
    group that struggled, playing three quarterbacks and competing without a senior starter on
    defense. For 2018, only four starters return on an offense that averaged just 23.9 points per
    game, second to last in the conference. The offense didn't show its true potential this spring with
    five receivers sidelined for the spring game. Nine starters return on defense along with new DC
    Randy Bates. Narduzzi seems to think his defense can be pretty good. Solid play from the defense
    will be critical as the offense goes through some growing pains. The ACC schedule will be challenging
    and nonconference games with Penn State and Central Florida could prove difficult. With a break
    here and there, Pitt should be in contention for another bowl game. If not, another 5-7 season seems
    more likely.

    Sidenote: Pittsburgh is 11-1-2 as Road Dogs of 7 or more points.

    (Question - Who are the only two FBS players to record 300 rushing yards and 150 passing yards
    in the same game? answer tomorrow)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    (Answer - Washington and Miami, 3335 miles)

    Pittsburgh: Coach Pat Narduzzi enters his fourth season with the Panthers with a 20-17 overall
    record. Last year, Pitt finished 5-7, and 3-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.; tied for fourth
    in the Coastal Division. The Panthers also missed its first bowl game in ten years, but did have
    an upset win over then No. 2 Miami in the final week. Pittsburgh was a relatively inexperienced
    group that struggled, playing three quarterbacks and competing without a senior starter on
    defense. For 2018, only four starters return on an offense that averaged just 23.9 points per
    game, second to last in the conference. The offense didn't show its true potential this spring with
    five receivers sidelined for the spring game. Nine starters return on defense along with new DC
    Randy Bates. Narduzzi seems to think his defense can be pretty good. Solid play from the defense
    will be critical as the offense goes through some growing pains. The ACC schedule will be challenging
    and nonconference games with Penn State and Central Florida could prove difficult. With a break
    here and there, Pitt should be in contention for another bowl game. If not, another 5-7 season seems
    more likely.

    Sidenote: Pittsburgh is 11-1-2 as Road Dogs of 7 or more points.

    (Question - Who are the only two FBS players to record 300 rushing yards and 150 passing yards
    in the same game? answer tomorrow)
    I was at the spring game and either the defense will be elite or the offense stinks. no offensive TD scored...only TD on a pick 6 late the game. Pickett showed a lot of promise at QB last year and will be pushed by former 5-star Ricky Town but offense definitely a work in progress especially with only one OL returning to his same starting position.

    Defensive front 7 looks decent but Whitehead is tough to replace at safety and also lost their best CB, Avonte Maddox. Paris Ford, their #1 recruit in 2017, redshirted last year but should start in the secondary as a freshman and is probably the most talented kid on the team. Schedule is a disaster and ranked #1 toughest OOC in the nation

    If Pickett comes around this could be a lot like the 2016 team where every single game can be played OVER. Teams might throw at will on Pitt
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    RT, you probably have a better handle on Pittsburgh than anyone here at RX.

    That said, I firmly believe the Panthers are a bad bet as a side bet for the season.

    You bring up an interesting suggestion with the total...have made that a take a look
    as the season progresses.
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    (answer - Khalil Tate, Arizona and Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois)

    Preseason All-SEC Offense: The league's 14 sports information directors have selected the
    72nd preseason All-SEC offense and defense teams. Listed below are the first and second
    team offensive selections.

    First Team:
    QB: Drew Lock, Missouri
    RB: Damien Harris, Alabama
    RB: Benny Snell, Kentucky
    TE: Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri
    WR: A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
    WR: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
    OT: Greg Little, Ole Miss
    OT: Jonah Williams, Alabama
    OG: Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas
    OG: Donald Stanley, South Carolina
    .C: Ross Pierschbacker, Alabama
    .P: Corey Fatony, Missouri

    Second Team:
    QB: Jake Fromn, Georgia
    RB: D'Andre Swift, Georgia
    RB: Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M
    TE: Foster Moreau, LSU
    WR: Ryan Davis, Auburn
    WR: Emanuel Hall, Missouri
    OT: Lamon Gaillard, Georgia
    OT: Martez Ivey, Florida
    OG: Trey Smith, Tennessee
    OG: Garrett Brumfield, LSU
    .C: Eric McCoy, Texas A&M
    .P: Max Duffy, Kentucky

    It will be interesting to see who actually makes All-SEC at the end of the season. Betting
    there will be a number of different players selected.

    Sidenote: Before Bear Bryant arrived in Tuscaloosa, J.B. Whitworth was the coach. His
    record was 4-24-2. Bryant's record was 232-46-9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    (answer - Khalil Tate, Arizona and Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois)

    Preseason All-SEC Offense: The league's 14 sports information directors have selected the
    72nd preseason All-SEC offense and defense teams. Listed below are the first and second
    team offensive selections.

    First Team:
    QB: Drew Lock, Missouri
    RB: Damien Harris, Alabama
    RB: Benny Snell, Kentucky
    TE: Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri
    WR: A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
    WR: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
    OT: Greg Little, Ole Miss
    OT: Jonah Williams, Alabama
    OG: Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas
    OG: Donald Stanley, South Carolina
    .C: Ross Pierschbacker, Alabama
    .P: Corey Fatony, Missouri

    Second Team:
    QB: Jake Fromn, Georgia
    RB: D'Andre Swift, Georgia
    RB: Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M
    TE: Foster Moreau, LSU
    WR: Ryan Davis, Auburn
    WR: Emanuel Hall, Missouri
    OT: Lamon Gaillard, Georgia
    OT: Martez Ivey, Florida
    OG: Trey Smith, Tennessee
    OG: Garrett Brumfield, LSU
    .C: Eric McCoy, Texas A&M
    .P: Max Duffy, Kentucky

    It will be interesting to see who actually makes All-SEC at the end of the season. Betting
    there will be a number of different players selected.

    Sidenote: Before Bear Bryant arrived in Tuscaloosa, J.B. Whitworth was the coach. His
    record was 4-24-2. Bryant's record was 232-46-9.
    I remember the 1955 season well and J.B. Whitworth , the only year Alabama went winless in school history (0-10). The following two years weren't much better, (2-7-1) for a three year record of (4-24-2)....Yep, many football games ended in ties back then. Needless to say, coach Whitworth was fired and along game the "Bear" and the rest is history.

    Even though the Crimson Tide program was in the "thrash can" during the "Whitworth" era, they had some great seasons prior to the mid-50's slump. I remember the 1946 Rose Bowl win against USC (34-14), I just started to follow college football as a 10 year old, World War ll had just ended and we could listen to a couple bowl games on the radio (no TV then), That was quite a shellacking those "Southern Boys" put on the "Elite Trojans" back then. Alabama was undefeated that year.
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    (Mack, it took coach Bryant four years to win a national championship (1961). That team gave up
    25 points in 11 games (2.2 ppg) while scoring 297. The '61' team is my all time favorite.)

    Preseason All-SEC Defense: (as selected by the SEC's 14 sports information directors)

    First Team:
    DL: Raekwon Davis, Alabama
    DL: Montez Sweat, Miss State
    DL: Cece Jefferson, Florida
    DL: Kingsley Keke, Texas A&M
    LB: Devin White: LSU
    LB: Tyrel Dodson, Texas A&M
    LB: Josh Allen: Kentucky
    CB: Andraez Williams, LSU
    CB: Deandre Baker, Georgia
    .S: Mike Edwards, Kentucky
    .S: Chauncey Gardner, Florida
    .K: Rodrigo Blankenship, Florida

    Second Team:
    DL: Dontavious Russell, Auburn
    DL: Jeffrey Simmons, Miss State
    DL: Derek Brown, Auburn
    DL: Rashard Lawrence, LSU
    LB: De'Jon Harris, Alabama
    LB: Anfernee Jennings, Alabama
    LB: Deshawn Davis, Auburn
    CB: C.J. Henderson, Florida
    CB: Jamel Peters, Miss State
    .S: Mark McLaurin, Miss State
    .S: Jeawon Taylor, Florida
    .K: Daniel LaCamera, Texas A&M

    Like I said about the offense...at the end of the season when the real All-SEC team comes out, there
    will be a number of different players selected. Leaving Alabama LB Mack Wilson off this team is
    ridiculous.
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    UAB: The future for Blazers football future is clearly looking bright considering the team's transition
    back to football after a two year absence. Winning eight games and going to a bowl was quite im-
    pressive and bodes well for the future. A new stadium is in the works and the program's on campus
    facilities are improving. The Blazers return their starting quarterback, top three rushers, every re-
    ceiver, four offensive line starters, their top four defensive linemen and four of their top six defensive
    backs. UAB fielded a top 50 defense during 2017 and did so with a roster full of underclassmen. The
    defense does need to replace two linebackers and their best cornerback. Even though the D loses
    some prime playmakers, the depth is solid and most backups return. The offense returns ten starters
    and most backups to be able to compensate if the defense loses a step. There's no reason to assume
    a drop-off from UAB in 2018 who will likely be favored in nine of their twelve regular season games.
    Barring some key injuries, the Blazers should improve on 2017's 8-5 record.

    Savannah St.....@Coastal Carolina.....Tulane.....Open Date.....Charlotte.....@Louisiana Tech.....
    @Rice.....North Texas.....@UTEP.....Southern Miss.....@Texas A&M.....@Middle Tennessee

    Sidenote: UAB was 6-0 at home last year.
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    Washington: Since 2015, the Huskies are 9-4 overall on the road or on a neutral
    field site against FBS opponents. Washington has won those nine games by a total
    score of 397-158 or 26.5 points per game. Washington lost those four games against
    FBS opponents by a total score of 102-64 or 9.5 points per game.

    Beware Auburn!
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    Kent State: After posting a 14-45 record during his five years at Kent State, coach Paul Haynes
    was fired. Sean Lewis becomes the 22nd coach in program history and he's just 31 years old and
    has never been a head coach. Lewis has coached at Akron, Eastern Illinois and Bowling Green, so
    he's very familiar with MAC play and what it means to win in this conference. Kent State is a tough
    place to win. The Golden Flashes have won more than six games just once in 30 years. However,
    Lewis did sign a pretty good recruiting class, so things are looking up. Outside of a game against
    Howard in September, it's going to get really rough. Four of their first five are on the road, including
    games against Illinois, Penn State and Ole Miss. If they don't beat Howard early, the next best shot
    at a win comes October 20th at home against Akron. After last year's 2-10 record, expecting fast
    improvement is a stretch.

    Sidenote: Kent State is 9-34 against the spread in games in which they scored less than 24 points
    the past five seasons.
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    Wisconsin: The Badgers did not have a spring game this year due to poor weather. It didn't
    give them a chance to show off an offense that will be fun to watch. Ten of the starters who
    played in the Orange Bowl are back. They also return 100% of their offensive line starts in-
    cluding three All-Americans, 100% of their passing yards and 92% of their rushing yards. Plus,
    the Badgers returns its kicker, long snapper, punter and kickoff specialist from a team that
    was No.2 in the nation in Time of Possession last year. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook is 20-3 as
    a starter and running back Jonathan Taylor had 2,072 total yards. The defense lost 7 starters
    including three in the secondary that needs attention. The good news for Wisconsin this year
    is likely the absence of Ohio State on the schedule. The Badgers are 44-6 during the regular
    season since 2006 when they don't play the Buckeyes. Wisconsin leaves Camp Randall Stadium
    just once in September as they host Western Kentucky, New Mexico and BYU. The conference
    schedule does have road games at Michigan, Northwestern and Penn State, and the toughest
    home contest will be against Nebraska. Overall, the Badgers are still the best team in this
    division. Paul Chryst has gone 13-1, 11-3 and 10-3 as he enters his fourth season in Madison.

    Sidenote: Wisconsin is 13-1 against the spread with Rest after a conference game.
    (Nebraska Oct. 6)
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    Georgia will be getting a very special WR with 2 years left on his eligibility, Demetris Robertson.

    He is leaving Cal and returning home to play at UGA. He was the #8 player in the nation and Freshman All-American WR, breaking all the frosh records set by Keenan Allen and DeSean Jackson. He got a leg injury in week 2 last season and sat the rest out but I don't believe he applied for a redshirt that would allow him to play in 2018 (i might be wrong about that).

    He's apparently full recovered as he ran a 4.34 in spring drills...fast as hell. He also ran 10.77 in the 100 for Cal's track team so is one of the quickest players in the country.

    His recruiting claim to fame was being committed to Bama, UGA, Notre Dame, Cal, and Stanford in the same year and signing financial paperwork at 3 different schools before making his decision 3 months after national signing day.
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    LSU: The Tigers get a commitment from the nation's No. 1 cornerback. Derek Stingley committed
    to LSU on Thursday, beating out Texas and Florida. Rivals ranks Stingley as the No. 1 cornerback
    and No. 1 player in the 2019 rankings. 247Sports ranked him as the No. 1 corner and No. 8 player
    in the country. Nice pickup for the Tigers.

    Vanderbilt: The Doars got some good news Wednesday when the NCAA approved transfer Rutger
    Reitmaier to compete this fall. Reitmaier signed with Oregon out of high school in 2017 but did not
    compete for the Ducks. A 4-start recruit, Reitmaier was recruited by Tennessee, Ole Miss and
    South Carolina, but favored Vandy when leaving Oregon.

    Northwestern: The school claims they have the best home football schedule in the country for the
    upcoming 2018 season and they have a pretty good case with Duke, Akron, Michigan, Nebraska,
    Wisconsin and Notre Dame all coming to Ryan Field.

    Sidenote: The number of graduate transfers in Division 1 football increased from 117 in 2016 to
    211 in 2017.
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    Alabama: Nick Saban is an incredible 41-3 at Alabama the past three seasons. He is
    125-14 since 2008, including 70-10 in SEC games. He has led Alabama to ten straight
    seasons of 10 or more wins. Eleven straight after this year.

    Sidenote: Alabama is 17-2 against the spread in their first of back-to-back Road games.
    (@Tennessee, October 20th, before traveling to LSU the following week. 89.4 percent
    winning situation.)
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    Recruiting: According to 247Sports composite recruiting rankings, the SEC is doing
    well in the current 2019 class. As you can see in the class rankings below, Alabama
    leads the way, Texas A&M close behind in second. Mississippi State, Georgia, LSU
    and South Carolina also cracked the top 10:

    1. Alabama.....2. Texas A&M..... 3. Clemson..... 4. Oklahoma..... 5. Notre Dame
    6. Miss State..... 7. Georgia..... 8. LSU..... 9. Miami..... 10. South Carolina

    Long way to go but it's great to see Mississippi State and South Carolina stepping
    up with their recruiting.

    Arkansas: More than six months after taking the job, Chad Morris has finally finalized
    his contract with Arkansas. Morris will work on a 6-year contract that will pay him $3.5
    million in salary and up to $1.2 million in bonuses. The deal calls for a total of $1.5
    million in retention bonuses, $500,000 apiece to be paid in February 2019, 2021 and
    2023. All told, the contract guarantees Morris a total of $22.5 million in salary and
    retention bonuses. Morris's $3.5 million salary ranks 4th among the 6 new Sec coaches.
    Jimbo Fisher $7.5, Dan Mullen $6.0, Jeremy Pruitt $3.525, Matt Luke $3.0 and Joe
    Moorhead $2.6 million. Morris earned $2,095,000 at SMU in 2017.

    Sidenote: Arkansas is 11-1 against the spread after playing the Auburn Tigers.
    (Texas A&M, Sept. 28th)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    Washington: Since 2015, the Huskies are 9-4 overall on the road or on a neutral
    field site against FBS opponents. Washington has won those nine games by a total
    score of 397-158 or 26.5 points per game. Washington lost those four games against
    FBS opponents by a total score of 102-64 or 9.5 points per game.

    Beware Auburn!
    Add on the Washington-Auburn game. UDub is 13-6 S/U on the road since Petersen has taken over as HC. UDub is 22-5 in the past two seasons. Their losses have come against USC, Alabama (Bowl) Stanford, Penn State (Bowl) and, believe it or not, Arizona State. One of the best kept secrets in College Football Gaming is this: Arizona State is 12-0 ATS vs UDub. With no USC or Arizona on the schedule, UDub knows that a win against Auburn sets them up for the CFB playoffs if they win the Pac 12 with 0 or 1 loss. Huge game for Petersen. Big games are a bit of a weakness for him. He is 2-7 S/U in away games as a Dog.
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    Pooh, you may differ but I believe Chris Peterson is the best coach in the Pac conference.
    It took him a couple years to get his players and program on track but he's 22-5 the past
    two seasons and has a pretty good team heading into this season. Beating Auburn would
    be huge not only for Washington but also for the conference after getting embarrassed in
    the bowl games (1-7). Peterson's .816 winning percentage is second highest among all
    active head coaches with at least 13 years of experience. The guy can coach!
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