Published on Monday, 12/31/18, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. Stanford third-year sophomore tight end Kaden Smith has decided to forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter the 2019 NFL...
Illinois true freshman DB Marquez Beason is out for the year due to a knee injury. Beason was the second-best recruit, a 4-star who was #99 overall in 2019 class at 247Sports, in Lovie Smith's '19 class.
Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus has been reinstated after his acquittal on sexual assault charges about 2 weeks ago. In 2017 as a sophomore, Cephus had 30 receptions for 501 yards & a team-best six TD grabs.
Contrary to rumors, Miami's Manny Diaz says there are no suspensions for the Canes against Florida:
Kentucky/#BBN has failed to cover the spread in 10 (TEN!) consecutive games as a home favorite. The Wildcats are -12 vs. Toledo @ Kroger Field in Week 1.
(To be clear: Not necessarily an endorsement, just sharing an ATS factoid)
As expected, Mack Brown has named true freshman Sam Howell as his starting QB (Howell was in for spring practice). Wake Forest is going with Jamie Newman (9/4 TD-INT last year) as its QB starter ahead of Sam Hartman (19/8 LY).
Purdue RBs Tario Fuller & Richie Worship are 'out' for the team's opener at Nevada. The Wolf Pack has named redshirt freshman Carson Strong as its starting QB (ex-FSU & L-Chance U QB Malik Henry is 'questionable' w/ a hammy). Boilermakers -10 at most books.
Arizona is -11 at Hawaii at most books. The Mirage & Stations have 'Zona at -10.5, while 5Dimes & SBG Global have the Wildcats at -11.5. The total is 70.5 or 71 points. Rainbow Warriors are 1-2-1 as double-digit home 'dogs on Nick Rolovich's watch, 3-5-1 ATS as home 'dogs.
5Dimes & South Point have moved the #Gators to -7.5 & most offshores have at least a -115 price (& some have -120) attached to UF -7. Like I've been saying for a month, get the Gators at -7 while you can (if that's the side you like). Be patient if you like the 'Canes.