Preseason College Football Convo, Links, Etc.
Published on Saturday, 7/17/21, at 12:04 p.m. Eastern.
What’s up, everybody?! Hope all is well.
If I’m not mistaken, we’re 42 days away from Week Zero of the 2021 college football season. I’ve done some radio and produced a couple of by-lines with some plays that can me made now, so I thought I’d share and hit on a few other things. Let’s do it…
–I joined VSIN’s ‘Follow The Money’ with Matt Youmans and JVT on Thursday morning. You can check out the interview here. It gets started at about the six-minute mark and we go right into my favorite season win total — Boston College ‘over’ seven. Next, we talk about the Florida St. Seminoles at the 8:30 mark. We eventually get into Alabama vs. Miami, LSU at UCLA and Louisiana at Texas in Week 1. Other topics include SEC quarterbacks, JT Daniels, Year 2 of the Mike Leach Era at Mississippi St. and my pick for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
–I explained why I’m bullish on LSU -4.5 at UCLA in this piece for MajorWager here.
–Mark Stoops picked up a nice transfer last week when former LSU offensive tackle Dare Rosenthal chose Kentucky over a host of other schools. Rosenthal was a preseason second-team All-SEC selection in Phil Steele’s magazine.
–This was written two months ago, but it’s not stale. My take on the college football Games of the Year when they were released in May.
–All of the Week 1 lines are out if you haven’t seen them yet. Check ’em out here at VegasInsider.
–As always, you can check out all my by-lines at MajorWager via this link, which is found at the top (middle) of this page when you click “MajorWager.com”.
–Here’s an embedded tweet of me discussing (on MajorWager’s Twitter account) how I like Louisiana +9.5 at Texas in Week 1:
UL is +9.5 at Texas in Week 1. Billy Napier is 7-2-1 ATS in 10 games as a road underdog. #Longhorns have a new QB, a new coaching staff & a suspect defense. Considering LY’s 17-point win in Ames in Week 1, all the makings of another outright upset in Austin are here. #HookEm
— MajorWager.com (@MajorWagerUNO) July 15, 2021
–Today’s BE Sports entry is brought to you in honor of The Spectacular Summer Soderstrom (!):