With just under two weeks left until College Football kicks off we take a look at what could be in store this season. Covid-19 is still rearing it’s ugly head and we anticipate players missing time to Covid Protocol & games being canceled, forfeited or rescheduled throughout this 2021 campaign. It sucks but that’s the way it’s going to be. So just like last season, we roll up our sleeves and go to work. The Preseason Poll is out and there are really NO SURPRISES in the Top Five from the Coaches.
4) OHIO STATE
These schools should be bottling for CFB Play-Off spots for years to come, based on their track record over the past 5-10 years. For Alabama it’s more like 15-20 years.
With the NIL ( Name, Image, Likeness ) also coming into play, most think recruiting will be even easier for these Big Named Schools. I agree initially but also think that other schools may be able to grab a bunch of these highly rated recruits out of the transfer portal and here’s why!
If you are a 5-star recruit and you’re third string at Bama, do you stay there if you’re in back of another 5-star that is in your same year or even a year younger. What happens when the next year’s crop of freshmen are ready to come in? If you’ve sat behind someone that you may not ever beat out, why waste your time at Bama when you can start at NC State or Utah and make some NIL $$ yourself while still in school.
There will be less dominant Power 5 schools & even Non-Power 5 teams who are in solid locations that may be able to entice young men to take advantage of their time in school to make some capital off their NIL before their eligibility is up. There are only a handful of CFB guys who really ever make a living at the NFL Level. Look at Vandy or UNLV for example. Nashville & Vegas are two cities where making some coin while in College is in the cards with plenty of lucrative sponsorship in the area.
As far as this season on the field goes, there will be plenty of surprises and I will be on top of the list of what’s going on in the CFB/ NFL worlds. Surprisingly, to myself anyways, I have done better in the NFL the past several years. I spend more time on CFB, mainly because there are 130 D-I teams as opposed to just 32 NFL squads. Those of you that know me, know I love College Football more than any other sport, with the NFL & College Hoops in a 2nd place dead heat!
That said, I will be looking to use all of my connections for both sports to come up with the best possible selections for each week of the season. I won’t just put up games because they are stand alone TV games. My job is to make both you & myself $$ for the season. There may be times when I will put up a “live” in game bet or Halftime selection for FREE. I know not all of you will have the capability to wager on those but if I’m playing them I’ll put them out there. Just pay attention to the site during game days.
I get a great feel of the season as it gets going and I know I am as polished a scout of the game as there is. I have watched CFB for 50 years and have seen it all. Truly, nothing surprises me too often.
Doing my radio show with guests all week and then finishing out on ‘SportsXradio’ with the Great #BradPowers on the Friday Football Fiasco, the homework will be done. There will be several FREE Future WIN Totals for both sports and here are the CFB ones I’m involved in. Brad helped me with several of these and my numbers may not be as solid as his but there is still value in these Future plays.
All in all it should be an entertaining fall through winter on the gridirons. Manage your bankrolls the best you can! Try not to chase! There will be ups and downs but when the dust settles we should be on the right side of the ledger as I’ve been consistently throughout my many years of handicapping football.
CFB WIN TOTAL FUTURES
BOSTON COLLEGE OVER ( 7 & – 120 MGM ) STATIONS all have ( 7.5 ) – I truly think this could be BC’s best team in awhile. I think they win 8 or 9 games ( only at Clemson ) looks like for sure loss – other 11 games are winnable
NEVADA OVER ( 7.5 at STATIONS & -125 ) I missed the 7 out there earlier in July but I have the PACK winning 8 or 9 games ( gotta win an early roadie either at CAL or Kansas St )
RUTGERS OVER ( mostly 4.5 now ) I love Greg Schiano – now in his second stint – got 3 wins last year and he keeps a lot of solid Jersey kids in the Garden State – Scarlet Knights could pull off huge Upset at Michigan or home vs. Wisconsin ) I think Rutgers is 4-2 out of the gate and may go Bowl-ing but 5 WINS looks very probable to me