Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate to dip our feet and also leave our college football selections.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a legendary football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I backed the Titans. Weve been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the very best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning in this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Besides the place, why is it that you believe Louisville could hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, a win and at least IMO, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move to real football, where the games rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against opponents? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders in Appalachian State and are out win games and to alter the civilization. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance to start taking steps.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped 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 for season 23, the protection, well, which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group this past year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal album. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and Im desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping expertise that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to understand Louisville completely sucked and wasnt only 2-10, however 1-11 ATS final year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A trainer brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a match. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you mentioned might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this scenario, because Louisville could be better but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an inept coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this case they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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