Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes and then also leave our school football picks.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to get the wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are currently leaning on the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup a win and at least IMO, it said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to real soccer, so will our records with this one and where the games count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
However, for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win matches and worked miracles. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet this is a moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance to start taking actions in the right direction.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection which makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team this past year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my issue is, how can be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep up and Im desperate for handicapping experience and your ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville was not just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last year.
Like he gave up to the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and with this being a federal game, Satterfield will sell his team on creating a statement. Louisville does have to expect they will not be taken by that the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be better but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an trainer like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this situation they definitely are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)