"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|6 weeks 5 days ago||mason isn't going anywhere.||
mason isn't going anywhere. AD loves the guy and vandy tends to give their guys time to work through problems. problems tend to last a while ...
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Thanks. Working well for me.||
Thanks. Working well for me.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Did I get to the party too||
Did I get to the party too late?
|3 years 33 weeks ago||FYI||
Just for the record, 247 has him at #255. Shown in the notes at the bottom.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||I got to 100 looking for||
I got to 100 looking for vandy and gave up, deciding this was a pointless ranking. ND and Vandy are both top 20 nationally by most other standards and are 130+ and 230+ on this one.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||games.espn.go.com/college-pic||
That's the link for the group. I ended up at 99.6, ranked about 1000 overall.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Dominated the pickem during||
Dominated the pickem during the season, may as well try to double up and win this too.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Each place is going to open||
Each place is going to open at different places, but I'm surprised to find a 4.5 point spread between two books. Curious where it'll settle
"The Wynn also posted opening pointspreads on each of the four other BCS bowls, with the Sugar Bowl matchup between Michigan and Virginia Tech garnering the most early buzz. The Hokies opened as 3-point favorites over the Wolverines, but Michigan was the early favorite offshore. The Wolverines were favored by 1.5 at BetCris.com."
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I was pretty surprised too.||
I was pretty surprised too. ACC has been pretty weak this season. I was thinking 4-4.5 initially.
It is the "Early" line, so ... we'll see what kind of movement we get. Usually the first couple hours get a lot of push in one diretion or the other.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Which arguement falls flat?||
Which arguement falls flat? The best two teams? didn't both mich and OSU get clobbered in their bowls that year? Looking back, the BCS was absolutely right.
Bama and LSU takes away the chance to be conclusive and gives us a rematch. So if Bama wins by 3, then what happens. LSU plays a harder schedule, takes the conference championship, beats alabama once, but loses the "official" title game. do you call it a split championship? give it to bama? crap out a brick and say no one wins?
|4 years 5 days ago||Should have stuck with the||
Should have stuck with the 7:00 o'clock "not blog worthy". It's the week of the game, every one is pumped for both sides. trash talk is expected.
|4 years 6 days ago||Can I get a link to the full||
Can I get a link to the full article?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Have to agree with you. It||
Have to agree with you. It was amusing while we were undefeated. not so much anymore. ranked 20 isn't something to brag about
|4 years 2 weeks ago||And the predicator doesn't||
And the predicator doesn't mean anything when the BCS only uses the ELO Chase, so I guess that makes use third? And don't we sit behind a boatload of B.1.G teams in the rankings already? We're getting WAAYYY ahead of ourselves talking about BCS implications.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||How does their rating system||
How does their rating system work? 2 kids with ratings over 100?
|4 years 4 weeks ago||It was, thanks for the info.||
It was, thanks for the info.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||or delete the thread so no||
or delete the thread so no one else has to waste their time looking at this.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||I'd also be interested in||
I'd also be interested in seeing the OSU-Neb expected win percentage chart.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||People will bet michigan||
People will bet michigan regardless of the line ... they could have set it at UM -7 and you'd still get a boatload of people buying.
And if they did set the line poorly, people with big bank rolls will just keep buying til it's in it's "rightful" place.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Betting percentages for those||
Betting percentages for those that are interested.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||I expected UM to be favored||
I expected UM to be favored by 23 or 24. Minnesota is terrible and potentially having the head coach out? Not good. 20 isn't a bad starting point, but I expect it to edge upward as fans genearlly like UM and favorites.
Wisconsin hasn't played anyone, but nebraskas defense hasn't been good. They've won games by putting up 40 points and they've need most of them. Wisc by 10 seems about right to me.
Not sure what I think about OSU/MSU. I don't anticipate Miller playing well, so I doubt OSU gets many points, but at home and with the MSU o-line, I think it'll be interesting. I'd probably take MSU with the line right now.
I expect Alabama to dominate ... the defense is beastly.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||if it means no chris martin,||
if it means no chris martin, absolutely. mute button and a radio feed help a lot.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||line has already dropped down||
line has already dropped down to 7.5 or 8. that seems about right to me.
i also found the opening line for EMU and PSU interesting. PSU opened at 28, which was lower than where we closed.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Or one of the other 200 in||
Or one of the other 200 in the area ...
|4 years 11 weeks ago||The point is he's using the||
The point is he's using the word "when" instead of "if". I think I like the move by the sec, just curious who else they'll take; as a 14th is inevitable.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||You should probably make this||
You should probably make this a diary. I like UGA to top SC and I can hold out hope that Vandy actually wins. Uconn has a new coach and Todman graduated, so we'll see what happens. The line has moved a bunch since the open (uconn was favored by five by one book), so the sharps are on vandy a ton.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||opened at 1.5, up to 4.5 at||
opened at 1.5, up to 4.5 at some places already. not a good start.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Feldmans gone, not sure I can||
Feldmans gone, not sure I can come up with a reason to have insider anymore. Magazine has been tossed in the trash for as long as I can remember.
For those interested in the mag, this is a decent price.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||MTSU has been pretty decent||
MTSU has been pretty decent the past few years, I know a few people who played on their team about 10 years ago. They seem to have high hopes for the raiders this season.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Totally agree. It's been||
Totally agree. It's been terrible watching them over the past few seasons. They've had a great start to recruting for 2012 (for vandy's standards), hopefully he can finish out strong.