Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then also render our college football selections.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the very best teams in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I endorsed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to the wreath, as I will follow the squares putting the thick lumber on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre currently leaning in this clash on the Cardinals. Other than the venue is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes at least and a win IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move ahead to real football, will our recordings with this one and in which the matches count.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win matches and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This will not happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, that makes me more nervous. Please do tell you have your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it into the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with a coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate for handicapping experience and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the exact same shrewd a** you are. I will allow the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and sucked final year.
But that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A new trainer brings a fresh mindset and his new team will be sold by Satterfield about making a statement this being a game. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/can not amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an equally inept coach like Petrino.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the people is right, and in this instance they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)