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There is no shortage of talent at Louisiana State, but the Tigers will go only as far as the quarterbacking will carry them. Quarterbacking issues in 2014 resulted in a record of 8-5, including an embarrassing loss to Notre Dame... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Wiz of Odds
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Louisiana Tech made significant strides in Skip Holtz's second season as coach. The Bulldogs were 4-8 in 2013 but finished 9-4 last season, which included a smashing bowl victory over Illinois. The team is projected to once again be in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Wiz of Odds
Dan McCarney had to make chicken salad out of chicken you-know-what when he arrived in Denton in 2011. North Texas had won only seven games in four seasons under the previous regime. It took McCarney, the former Iowa State coach,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Wiz of Odds
Samford of Divison I-AA has a new coach in Chris Hatcher, replacing Pat Sullivan. The Bulldogs open against Central Arkansas on Sept. 3 and play at Louisville on Sept. 26. Poster designed by Old Hat Creative. Continue reading
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Division I-AA Marist was 4-7 in 2014. The Red Foxes open Sept. 5 against Bucknell. Poster designed by Old Hat Creative. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Wiz of Odds
Division I-AA Presbyterian of Clinton, S.C., is coming off a 6-5 season and will open at Miami (Ohio). Poster designed by Old Hat Creative. Continue reading
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Abilene Christian of Division I-AA will be tested in Week 1 when it travels to Fresno State. Poster designed by Old Hat Creative. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Northwest Missouri State, winners of the 2009 Division II national championship, opens Sept. 3 against Nebraska Kearney Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
Vanderbilt seemingly did the impossible in 2012-13 with back-to-back nine-win seasons to close out the James Franklin era. Derek Mason took over in 2014 and the Commodores tumbled to 3-9. It's a long climb back and a midseason stretch that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Tommy Tuberville has put together back-to-back nine-win seasons at Cincinnati, but the Bearcats lack a signature victory. The big problem in 2014 was the defense — or lack of defense. Cincinnati gave up 710 yards to Ohio State and finished... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
Could be a make-or-break season for Purdue coach Darrell Hazell, who has won only four games in two seasons. The Boilermaker defense relied on several freshmen and sophomores last season and it showed down the stretch as the team lost... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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UCLA returns 17 of 22 starters, but one of the departures is a big one — quarterback Brett Hundley. The likely replacement is junior Jerry Neuheisel, the son of former Bruin Rick Neuheisel. If the younger Neuheisel can't handle the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Not a bad debut season in the Big Ten for Maryland. The Terrapins finished third in the East Division behind Ohio State and Michigan State and won road games at Penn State and Michigan. But Maryland has much rebuilding to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Arizona has won 26 games in Rich Rodriguez's three seasons — the most in a three-year period in team history — and expectations are sky-high. It's a fun squad to watch — averaging 34.5 points a game in 2014 —... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
South Carolina is attempting to rebound from a 7-6 season, its worst since 2009. This is Steve Spurrier's 11th season in Columbia and the 70 year old says rivals are using age against him on the recruiting trail. This seems... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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It's a fresh start for Oregon State, which produced this beautiful two-sided poster. Mike Riley, the dean of Pacific 12 coaches who spent 14 seasons in Corvallis, left in December for Nebraska. The Beavers replaced him with Gary Andersen, who... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
Could be a make-or-break fall for Indiana coach Kevin Wilson, who enters his fifth season with a 14-34 record. The September schedule is favorable with three winnable home games and a trip to Wake Forest. Big boy football starts Oct.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Washington State took a step back in Mike Leach's third season, tumbling to a 3-9 record after appearing in the New Mexico Bowl in 2013. Much of the blame was put on the defense, which ranked 97th nationally. Leach fired... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
Toledo has put together five consecutive winning seasons and there's ample talent to keep the streak going. However, the offensive line lost its five starters and a quick rebuild will be the determining factor in how far the Rockets can... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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You either love them or hate them. There's no middle ground when it comes to discussing Alabama's program, which has been on an elite level since Nick Saban came to Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide, who open against Wisconsin, will be... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
Mark Dantonio has the Michigan State Spartan program rolling. The coach has guided the team to 11 or more victories four of the past five seasons. Michigan State has also won four bowl games in a row. The Spartans open... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at The Wiz of Odds
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A lot of people in the college football world laughed when Missouri joined the Southeastern Conference in 2012. How could this longtime middle-of-the-pack Big 12 team possibly contend in the almighty SEC? It didn't take long. The Tigers have won... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at The Wiz of Odds
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Nebraska produced two posters, one for the defense, top, and one for the offense. The Cornhuskers have a new coach in Mike Riley, who replaces Bo Pelini. It's a bit of a risk considering that Pelini won nine or more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at The Wiz of Odds
Expect Oklahoma State to rebound in a big way this fall. The Cowboys stumbled to a 7-6 record in 2014, but that was somewhat expected given that the team was replacing 28 seniors from a 2013 squad that won 10... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at The Wiz of Odds
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Minnesota produced seven posters, one for each home game. It's part of the Golden Gophers' "Brick by Brick" campaign highlighting coach Jerry Kill's philosophy, and the team backed it up with a dedicated website. Minnesota plays host to Texas Christian... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at The Wiz of Odds