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Stanford was supposed to slide back to being, well, Stanford after Jim Harbaugh left. It didn't happen. David Shaw kept the momentum rolling and the Cardinal is regularly mentioned among elite teams. Beating Oregon twice in a row certainly helps... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at The Wiz of Odds
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The Pacific 12 has not been kind to Utah, and if the recent trend of losing continues, the Utes could have a coaching vacancy at season's end. Kyle Whittingham is 76-39 since taking over late in 2004, but only 18-19... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Michigan State was arguably the nation's best team at the end of last season, but when it came time to select participants in the BCS title game, there wasn't a word mentioned about the Spartans. Yes, politics and reputation play... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at The Wiz of Odds
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A former coach who shall go unnamed once said, "Show me a coach who plays golf and I'll show you a loser." Steve Spurrier, of course, loves golf, and the first five years of his South Carolina tenure resulted in... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at The Wiz of Odds
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The man in the middle of Ohio State's schedule poster is quarterback Braxton Miller, but as you probably know, Miller won't be playing this season after tearing the labrum in his right shoulder. Buckeye officials decided to go forward with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Wiz of Odds
UCLA could be the best young team in college football. The Bruins return 16 starters, but only five are seniors. However, the reality is that UCLA's hopes center around one player. Quarterback Brett Hundley, featured in the poster, is being... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Wiz of Odds
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Few teams can match Louisiana State's consistency this century. The Tigers have cranked out nine 10-win seasons since 2000 and have won 10 or more games the past four seasons. Expect nothing less in 2014. The team returns 12 starters... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Wiz of Odds
What USC accomplished in 2013 was remarkable. The Trojans, playing with a roster thinned because of NCAA sanctions, had to battle through a stacked Pacific 12. Then there was the coaching situation. The team had four head coaches in a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Wiz of Odds
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Life has never been better for fans of the Baylor Bears, the defending Big 12 champion. The Bears likely would have played in the BCS title game last season had they not been upset by Oklahoma State. Then there's McLane... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Wiz of Odds
Is Northwestern poised to be the surprise team of 2014? The Wildcats staggered to a 5-7 record in 2013, a gigantic disappointment given the team's 4-0 start. But a loss at home to Ohio State started a string of seven... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Georgia is one of the teams that has always been problematic when the time arrives to round up schedule posters. This year was no different. However, the good folks at Saturday Down South sent us a copy. Remember Georgia, it's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
Larry Fedora is 15-10 after two seasons at North Carolina. One gets the feeling that 2014 is going to be critical for Fedora. Can his Tar Heels break through, score a big upset or two and prove they can play... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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The ups and downs of college football. Auburn has experienced it all the last four years. In 2010, Gene Chizik guided the Tigers to a 14-0 season and BCS championship. Two years later, he was fired after the Tigers went... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
If there's a mayoral race this fall in Lubbock, Kliff Kingsbury is the likely winner. The Texas Tech coach guided the team to eight victories in his first season, including a win over Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl. With... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Duquesne of Division I-AA is coached by Jerry Schmitt, who enters his 10th year with a record of 54-41. The Dukes open Saturday at Buffalo. Poster designed by Old Hat Creative. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
We begin our final push of poster schedules with a look at Presbyterian of Division I-AA. The Blue Hose are coached by Harold Nichols, who enters his sixth season with a record of 11-44. Presbyterian opens Thursday at Northern Illinois... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Steve Addazio took over a Boston College program that tumbled to a 2-10 record in Frank Spaziani's final season as coach. Addazio's debut was a success as he guided the Eagles to a 7-6 finish that included a berth to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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What more could you ask for? The union between Arizona and Rich Rodriguez has been beneficial for all sides. The Wildcats had leveled out under Mike Stoops and along came Rodriguez, who reignited interest in the program and resurrected his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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Seven losses in a row and the first losing season in 34 years. That was the story of the Florida Gators in 2013. But heck, let's not dwell on the negatives. A new season is upon us, and Will Muschamp's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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Brigham Young made its move to become an independent in 2011, leaving behind the Mountain West Conference for an upgraded schedule and uncertain future. But the Cougars couldn't be happier about the decision. BYU's three-year record is 26-11 and the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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The best team in the state of Arkansas is not from the almighty Southeastern Conference. Arkansas State of the Sun Belt can make that claim. The Red Wolves are 28-11 the past three seasons while the Razorbacks are a pedestrian... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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Bobby Hauck, who won only six games in three seasons as Nevada Las Vegas coach, was firmly on the hot seat entering 2013. Things got worse when the Rebels gave up 109 points in losing their first two games. But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
South Florida stumbled from the start in Willie Taggart's first season as coach, finishing with a 2-10 record. Taggart, by most accounts, has been recruiting well, and that means plenty of young talent. But it's young and the Bulls will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
How the mighty have fallen. Southern Mississippi had a stretch of 18 consecutive winning seasons, then the bottom fell out. The Golden Eagles lost 23 games in a row, finally ending the skid with 62-27 victory over UAB to end... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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Division I-AA Northern Arizona is coming off a 9-3 season that included a first-round playoff loss to South Dakota State. Jerome Souers is entering his 17th season as coach with a record of 93-88. The Lumberjacks open Aug. 30 at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds