Friday, September 24, 2010

Coach E 9/25/2010 Picks

Coach E’s has finally found the strength and time to come out of self-imposed exile and rejoin the CFB community. Life has been crazy over the CFB off season. My 10 yr old son is getting huge and eats me out of house & home. My 4 yr old is a spoiled brat (but a cute one). My wife still plays Jedi like mind tricks on me to obtain whatever jewelry she wants and I’m about to embark on a bathroom remodel that will leave me flat broke. The Coach E Love Embargo still goes on strong but I just don’t care now that it’s football season and I have a FLO TV.

With no further delay, it is time to put out some investment advice for those of us who need to supplement our incomes in our robust economic environment where the fertile green shots that were talked about this spring have withered in the oppressive summer heat. It’s good to be back folks!

Moneymakers for Speculators (the weekend of away team covers)

UGA & MSU (-1)
Oftentimes, programs take a step back before they move forward. The 2010 Mississippi State Bulldogs are a textbook example of that phenomenon. Georgia’s move to the 3-4 and the creative blitz packages that go along with it prove to be enough to quell the murmurs in Athens for another week.

Georgia -21
Miss. State - 17

USC @ Wazzu (+22)
Some easy cash can be made on this one. The line opened at 23.5 and is now down to a reasonable 22. Media types have been questioning Lil’ Lane Kiffin’s motivational acumen given some lackluster Trojan performances this year. If there was a perfect time to get the hapless Cougars on your schedule, this is it. Men of Troy roll…

USC – 38
Wash. State - 10

Stanford @ Notre Dame (+4)
Bet any disposable income that you have that Jim Harbaugh lays down the thump on Brian Kelly in South Bend. Forget all talk about Jake Locker. The best QB in the PAC-10 if not all of college football is Andrew Luck.

Cardinal - 38
Irish - 17

NCSU @ Ga. Tech (-8.5)
NCSU loses the lead late due to the relentless pounding you take from defending the option and lack of defensive depth. However; 8.5 points is too much for the Yellowjackets to cover with a defense that as softer than Coach E without his Levitra.

Jackets – 31
Wolfpack - 27

Fresno State @ Ole Miss (-2)
It’s been awhile since Pat Hill has lived up to his giant killer image. And it’s usually speculating suicide to bet on a west coast team traveling east, but the Rebels/Admiral Akbars are ripe for another 2nd half collapse. I’ll take the Valley Boys to pull off the win.

Fresno State – 24
The Grove -17

Sucker Bets (Keep yo’ money in yo’ pocket games)

South Carolina @ Auburn (-2.5)
Gamecocks steal one in the Plains catching Auburn flat after last week’s slugfest with Clemson.

Gamecocks - 24
Tigers – 21

Alabama @ Arkansas (+7.5)
Nick Saban must be stopped. Too bad it won’t be this weekend.
Slammer Jammer – 24
Sooo-ieee – 10

WVU @ LSU (-10.5)
The line opened at 6.5 for LSU and Cajun cash rolled into sports book establishments across the nation. The line has ballooned up to 10.5 as I write this. I wouldn’t touch this game with a ten foot pole but this is the game to watch this weekend for entertainment value. We have a stark raving head coaching idiot on the home sideline matching wits against the nicest guy you’ll ever meet head coach of the visitors. LSU has superior athletes with distinct advantages on the defensive front seven and offensive line but something tells Coach E that the Mountaineers keep this one close because Jordan Jefferson downright stinks. LSU wins the field position battle and the game because Patrick Peterson makes a highlight reel play late, and West Virginia’s secondary will give up a couple of big plays to the speedy Tiger receivers.

Tigahs – 24
Eers - 17

Oregon State @ Boise State (-17)
Mike Riley never ever wins on the road and the Broncos are looking for style points to solidify their BCS position. This one gets ugly early in the 2nd half as Boise lays 50+ points on the Beavers.

BSU – 52
OSU – 24

Wake Forest @ Florida State (-20)
I hate garnet and gold. FSU wins easily because Wake has the 2nd worst defense in the ACC behind Duke. The days of LB Aaron Curry, LB Jon Abbate, CB Alphonso Smith, NG Boo Robinson, and S Patrick Ghee are distant memories no that the Deacons have decided to recruit character guys again. As a conference, the ACC is all sizzle & no dad-gum steak.

Noles - 41
Deacons - 14

Kentucky@ Florida (-14)
Florida’s offensive coordinator Steve Addazio has done nothing except underachieve & disappoint since assuming the role from current Miss. State head coach Dan Mullen. On paper, this contest should not be close, However; the anemic and inept play calling will allow the Wildcats to keep this one competitive late in the 4th quarter until Ahmad Black creates a turnover to dash the hopes of Joker Phillips.

Gators -27
Wildcats - 13

Be safe and be Human!
Coach E

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