2013 NCAA Tournament: West Region Preview

Mar 19, 2013 1 Comment

#1 Gonzaga vs. #16 Southern University How they Punched Their Ticket Gonzaga (31-2, 16-0 WCC): Won the WCC Tournament- Automatic Bid Southern (23-9, 15-3 SWAC): Won the SWAC Tournament- Automatic Bid ATS (Against the Spread) Gonzaga: 17-13-1 Southern: 4-1 Bulldogs Outlook: Huge expectations follow this Gonzaga team heading into the NCAA tournament.  There is no […]

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BCS Title Game Preview: Alabama vs. Notre Dame

Jan 05, 2013 9 Comments

The Back Drop: Head coach Brian Kelly certainly had “Irish eyes smiling” in 2012, as Notre Dame capped off their first undefeated regular season since 1988.  Back at the onset of the season, very few prognosticators (including yours truly) gave the Fighting Irish a chance to appear in a BCS Bowl game, let alone run […]

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Four Downs: College Preview and Picks

Nov 01, 2012 7 Comments

1st Down Storylines: The high octane Aggies invade Davis Wade Stadium to do battle with a much improved Bulldogs squad.  Aside from close losses to Florida and LSU, A&M looks like one of the stronger teams within the SEC in 2012.  Freshman Johnny Manziel leads an offense that scored at will last week versus Auburn, […]

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2012 NCAA Football Top 25 Rundown (5-1)

Aug 30, 2012 4 Comments

#5 West Virginia Mountaineers Coaching Staff: Head Coach: Dana Holgorsen O-Coordinator: Shannon Dawson D-Coordinator: Joe DeForest Game Changers: Offensive: Geno Smith (Quarterback-Senior) Defensive: Will Clarke (Defensive End-Junior) Why the Mountaineers will be playing on January 7th: Head coach Dana Holgorsen and the Mountaineers start the 2012 college football season riding a wave of momentum.  Following […]

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BCS National Championship Game Preview

Jan 08, 2012 9 Comments

Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC) vs. LSU (13-0, 8-0 SEC) Line: Tide -1.5, 40 O/U Storylines: As the great commentator Keith Jackson use to say, welcome to the “grandaddy of them all”. The LSU Tigers have unquestionably been the best team in college football this season.  Moreover, their scope of work this regular season might be […]

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College Football Preview and Picks: Week 10

Nov 03, 2011 15 Comments

The matchup of all matchups is finally upon us.  LSU and Alabama take center stage this weekend in what should be an instant classic.  Teams like Oklahoma State, Stanford, and Boise State will be watching anxiously, as they will likely leap frog the loser of the Tigers and Crimson Tide in the BCS rating. We went 10-1 with […]

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Preseason Top 25 Rundown: #25 Penn State Nittany Lions

Jul 19, 2011 2 Comments

By Sportsgrinder Coaching Staff Head Coach: Joe Paterno O-Coordinator: Galen Hall D-Coordinator: Tom Bradley Game Changers Offensive: Silas Redd (RB-Sophomore) Defensive: Michael Mauti (ILB-Junior) Overview: The biggest question mark for Joe Paterno and the Nittany Lions this year revolves around the quarterback position. Sophomore Rob Bolden was fairly ineffective during his freshman season, enough so […]

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