#21 Texas A& M Aggies (10.5pt DOG) @ #9 South Carolina Gamecocks…
Getting “Big Answers” to “Big Questions” starts tonight!!!......Stevey and Cocky are both “set-to-go” and “ready-to-roll”!!!...Speaking of COCKY----Johnny Manziel is gone and so is his favorite target Mike Evans. Unless Texas A&M were able to clone Johnny and Mike in the “off season”; then, this season is going to be--------- an “OFF” season!!! Expect the Cocks defense to be Cock Strong!!! I just hope Johnny’s replacement (Kenny Hill) doesn’t forget to bring his mouth piece because he going to have Cocks in face all night long!!! ……………Carolina’s QB Dylan Thompson and RB Mike Davis will take off, where they left off!!!!.......….The home streak continues in Columbia!!!……..Gamecocks win and cover 42-21!!!
Boise State Broncos (10.5pt DOG) @ # 18 Ole Miss Rebels…(at Atlanta, GA)
BO KNOWS---or in this case ;(Bo)ise knows; how to win football games!!!!...But, there can only be one “BO KNOWS”. And No, I’m not talking about Bo Jackson. I’m talking Ole Miss’s Bo Wallace. And Bo knows how to win football games, Bo Knows how to move the chains and Bo certainly knows how to throw the rock and light up the scoreboard! This is definitely going to be a great game to watch on the tube because the Broncos have two huge weapons in senior QB Grant Hedrick and junior RB Jay Ajayi. And buddy you can believe this; they would love nothing more than to down an SEC team on week one. The Broncos bring to this a game a winning tradition plus they just know how to finish games. In fact, Ole Miss just better be glad this game isn’t being played in high altitude on a blue football field in Idaho. But, it’s not! It’s being played in Atlanta with air conditioning! Bottom-line: The Broncos won’t be able to stop the Rebel’s (soon-to-be super star) WR Laquon Treadwell….Rebels win and cover 35-24!!!
Temple Owls (13.5pt DOG) @ Vanderbilt Commodores…
As the ole saying goes.......
Hey Vandy, I have some Good News,,,and some Bad News for you!!!
You lost your best head coach, you lost your best two receivers and you lost your best quarterback!!!
Now for the bad news-----You hired Coach Derek Mason as your new head coach!!!
As the ole saying goes.......
Hey Temple, I have some Good News,,, and some Bad News for you!!!
You beat Memphis and Army last year!!!
Now for the bad news------------You beat Memphis and Army last year!!!
Vandy will struggle to find 6 wins this year and will be tested all year by lower tier teams. But, the good news for Vandy is,,,,well, if you consider this good news; they don’t have to start worrying about losing until next week. So, Nashville, break out them old “Door Mats” that read---WELCOME (or welcome back)
Commodores win and cover 35-14!!!
Week One - Saturday – SEC-2014
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (35 pt DOG) @ Kentucky Wildcats…
Finally some good news for Kentucky football fans--------------- (drum roll please) Drurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Only 47 more days until Basketball season starts!!!.....Ok, let me ask a fair question. Is half of that 110 million dollar renovation construction money on the Kentucky Football Stadium going to paid actors to sit and cheer at Kentucky football games??? Hey,,,,,,I’m just asking!!!
Wildcats win but don’t cover 42-14!!!
West Virginia Mountaineers (26.5 pt DOG) @ #2 Alabama Crimson Tide…(at Atlanta, GA)
Two coaches and two levels of stress----On one side you have Mountaineers Head Coach Dana Holgorsen stressing over Bama’s defense and how to save his job. And on the other side of the field, you have Bama’s Head Coach Nick Saban stressing over whether he should re-size one of his national championship rings to fit his big toe just in case he decides to start wearing flip flops to the games!!! Dick Satan’s strategy hasn’t changed-------------------win the SEC and your probably playing for the national championship!!!!(again)…Bama has athletes stacked like cords of wood at each position. And yes, that includes quarterbacks…Bama fans won’t even remember AJ’s name by the 3 game into the season. And that’s a crying shame too, because there were a few “hardcore-bandwagon-tee shirt wearing-Wally World bargain hunter” Bama fans just learning how to spell AJ’s first name.
Roll Damn Tide!!!!........The Tide rolls and covers 35-7!!!
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (35pt DOG) @ #24 Missouri Tigers…
Coach Gary Pinkel has his team posed to compete in the SEC east assuming he can find viable replacement’s on defense for DE Michael Sam, DE Kony Ealy, CB EJ Gaines, middle linebacker Andrew Wilson and outside linebacker Donovan Bonner. He recruited well but that will be tough to overcome this year. We shall see!As far as this game goes, by the 4th quarter, the only recognizable feature of this Jackrabbit football team will be the fur hanging from the mouth of a Missouri Tiger!!! Mizzo kills and covers 55-14!!!
Arkansas Razorbacks (19pt DOG) @ #6 Auburn Tigers…
Headline News: “Death threats cancel Harvey Updyke’s “pie throwing-dunk tank” appearance for a fundraiser that was suppose to raise awareness for children’s cancer in Mobile, AL”----Ok, who actually thought this one thru? Did you not see this one coming??? Harvey, you better make like a tree, and just leave!!!
Auburn has a great coach but luck was a huge part of the winning formula last year. Of course, being in those type games and winning in those type games brings another factor into the equation. Confidence! It will be interesting to see if Coach Gus Malzahn can parlay that confidence into wins and another run at a national title. The Razorbacks won’t have a problem running the ball but they will have a problem passing the ball. And when you can’t pass,,,, the defense cheats!!!! And that’s when running the ball gets harder and harder. Bottom-line for the Hawgs, you can’t be one dimensional but you may have to be this year until you can pick up some play makers at your skilled positions. I think this game will be a lot closer, for a lot longer than people think. Both defenses will be healthy and both teams will want to establish the run. The clock will move quickly with these two teams in run mode!!! I think Nick Marshall’s ability to throw the ball opens up the running lanes just a bit wider for his running backs. Tigers win and cover 34-14!!!
#16 Clemson Tigers (7.5pt DOG) @ #12 Georgia Bulldogs…
Hello America, meet QB Aaron Murray’s replacement------Hutson Mason!!! This fifth year senior has been patiently waiting his time to shine. He’s a system QB so Coach Richt need only “plug-n-play”. Mason’s skill level at QB doesn’t match Aaron Murray’s but he has something else------leadership skills and game management skills. In addition to that; he may have the best running back in the SEC to hand the ball off to when he needs a 3rd and 3 converted. RB Todd Gurley eats up yardage like most people eat potato chips; he just can’t stop after having just one!!!......Last year Georgia lost to Clemson in a close game...........But, that was at Clemson!!! This year Georgia will get to enjoy the home field advantage minus Sammy “Super Freak” Watkins and Tajh “The Mirage” Boyd. I think the new personnel changes are going to be harder on Clemson than Georgia. I already love Bulldogs so this one was an easy one!!!.................Dawgs win but do not cover 31-28!!!
Idaho Vandals (36pt DOG) @ Florida Gators…
Major college football list 128 football teams for 2014. Athlon Sports Magazine is predicting the Idaho Vandals to finish 125 out of 128 and Lindy’s Sport’s Magazine is predicting the University of Mr. Potato Head to finish 124 out of 128!!! (Ok, insert sarcasm here!!!)……Which magazine is going to be right!!! The drama is almost unbearable!!!...Ok, I think it’s safe to say the Gators wins and we learn absolutely nothing more about Florida’s team this week!!!......Gators win and cover 45-0!!!
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (30.5pt DOG) @ Mississippi State Bulldogs…
Dak “The Dark Horse” Prescott,,,,,,, Jameon “The Phenomenon” Lewis,,,,,, and Chris ”I’m Going To Break Your Bones” Jones have all Mississippi State’s faithful feeling the “HYPE”……I think, most State fans will wait and see before mortgaging the house this time. Most of them still remember the sting from 2012 where with the “7-0; We Believe” campaign came back and bit them on the butt. You have to be a realist and know when the scheduling is in your favor and when hype is hype. The difference this time around is 18 returning starters and depth. All the pieces are there but if state can’t solve their special teams woos or if they get bit with the injury bug; it could unravel into a 7 win season. The planets are lined up for a 9+ win season but everything has to go their way for that to happen. Basically they need some luck. Hey, Auburn used it on Georgia & Alabama last year and played for a national championship. So, who knows……As far as this game goes the Golden Eagles are now looking more like the “Golden Beagles”. Their defense just kinda runs around sniffing in a circle trying to catch a scent of where the ball carrier just went!!!.....The only way Southern Mississippi is going to be able to stop Dak Prescott in this game is by having Brett Favre stext him a photo showing off a new freckle he found on Mr. Winky on 4thand SHORT-------------------very short!!! Bulldogs win and cover 42-10!!!!
#14 Wisconsin Badgers (4.5pt DOG) @ #13 LSU Tigers…(at Houston, TX)
Bulldozer vs. Bulldozer…..Two of the most physical teams in college football will square up Saturday night and punch each other until the referee stops the fight in the 4th quarter. There will be no knockout in this fight; just blood and bruises. They will have to go to the scorecards on this fight. The instinct is to go with the Badgers experience vs. the lack of, with the Tigers. But, the fact of the matter is, “Less” Miles is the luckiest SOB on the planet and LSU is rebuilding every year due to losing eligible players to the NFL early. Yet, they finish with 10+ wins every year playing in the SEC West. HOW??? Recruiting-----and believe me, they are stacked. They have 5 star players riding the bench every year waiting their turn behind yet more 5 star players. It’s called dynasty football!!!.......LSU wins and covers 27-21!!!
Week One - Sunday – SEC-2014
Utah State Aggies (6 pt DOG) @ Tennessee Volunteers…
Smokey limps into a bar with a bandage on his leg. He walks over to the bar and begins to stare heavily at the bartender. After an uncomfortable few moments the bartender finally asks “Can I help you?”
And Smokey replies-“Yeaa, I’M LOOKING FOR THE MAN WHO SHOT MY PAW!” Smokey is not only limping around from injuries but he’s limping into this season without a front line. The VOLS took a huge hit from graduation last year. The VOLS lost their entire starting lineup on the front line. (Offensively & Defensively!!!)….The Aggies of Utah State have been to three bowl games and have been on the rise. I like the Aggies but not enough to overlook the Aggies big question marks. Second year Head Coach Matt Wells inherited his “well oiled” team; so this year we’ll get a better view of his abilities to coach. Also, the Aggie’s starting QB and RB are both coming off major knee injuries. Playing at night at Neyland, Butch Davis coaching, huge recruiting years back to back, primetime and spotlight-------Yeah, I think Smokey gets it done!!!.............Volunteers
End of Week One