The credit for Alabama’s high-octane offense doesn’t go to Tua Tagovailoa or Nick Saban.Of course, the left-handed quarterback and his head coach are big reasons for the huge numbers the No. 1 Crimson Tide is putting up this season.No, according to SEC on CBS analyst Gary Danielson, the real credit goes to Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers, who Saban’s team faces Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the annual Iron Bowl.Danielson, who joined me and Lee Shirvanian on “The Opening Kickoff” on WNSP-FM 105.5 earlier this week, pointed to the 2013 Iron Bowl as the key to all the offensive magic happening today in Tuscaloosa.Most remember the 2013 version of the rivalry game for Auburn’s Chris Davis' touchdown return of a missed 57-yard field goal by Alabama to lead the Tigers to an improbable 34-28 win over Alabama.But, Danielson said, it was another play that changed the dynamic of Alabama football.“A lot of people talk about the Kick 6 game,” he … [Read more...] about Credit one Auburn play in Kick 6 game for Alabama’s offense today, Gary Danielson says
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"Let’s face it, football Sunday is sort of an event in the United States.” - Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin - (MARINECORP NEW YORK/FLICKER) New Jersey’s sports betting market is certain to meet its “first real surge” during this first weekend of NFL’s 2018 regular season, which kicked off Thursday night, according to Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. Coughlin, D-19th District, who laid out his projection Friday on the monthly WCTC “Speak to the Speaker” radio segment, also suggested the beginning of the college football season last week will mean be even higher returns for the sports wagering market in New Jersey. “College football was in full swing, they started last week [and] the NFL kicked off last night,” Coughlin said. “There will be a surge and this will be the first weekend where we’ll understand where the sports gambling is.” Coughlin added: “Football is of course the most highly bet-upon … [Read more...] about Assembly Speaker: Expect sports betting bonanza for football season
UNLV Rebels head coach Tony Sanchez watches his players line up during UNLV football's photo day at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphoto Las Vegas handicapper Bruce Marshall is editor of The Gold Sheet (Goldsheet.com). He provides the Review-Journal with college football tech notes and trends. UNLV at Southern California (-27): The Rebels have covered similar Power Five road games each of the past three years at Ohio State, Michigan and UCLA. Coach Tony Sanchez is 11-4 against the spread as a road underdog since arriving at UNLV in 2015. The Trojans are on a 4-11 spread skid and went 2-5 as home chalk last season and 1-6 ATS as double-digit favorites. Edge: UNLV. Florida Atlantic at Oklahoma (-21): The Owls went 10-2-1 ATS last season. The Sooners went 9-5 ATS last season, going 5-1 as home favorites and 5-3 as double-digit chalk. Edge: Slight to FAU. Akron at Nebraska (-27): The debut of Scott Frost as … [Read more...] about College football betting trends for Week 1
Joe Rexrode Nashville Tennessean Published 4:22 p.m. UTC Aug 3, 2018 Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said something interesting in a press scrum last week that made me think of the disconnect between the Vanderbilt administration and Vanderbilt athletics. “Winners get together in big groups and find ways to win and get things done,” Vrabel said, giving Bill Parcells credit for the quote. “Losers sit around and bitch.” Sometimes it’s more complicated. In this case, it’s a group of people getting together to complain, because they see it as their only way to get something done. And years of sitting around — some would say negligence — is dooming Vandy football to more losing. Losing games, losing seasons, losing fans, losing opportunities to earn new fans that should be capitalized on with vigor in this booming city. Several sources with intimate knowledge of the situation told Tennessean reporter Adam Sparks that university … [Read more...] about Vanderbilt can’t raise money for football? That’s ridiculous.
A vital part of the identity of the sixth-oldest college bowl game has been restored.The Gator Bowl Sports Board of Trustees announced Thursday that the name “Gator” will be restored to the title of Jacksonville’s bowl game played at TIAA Bank Field. The formal name will be the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, after four years in which TaxSlayer, an Augusta, Ga.-based online tax service, had increased its sponsorship to have sole possession of the game’s name. However, TaxSlayer and the board reached what was called a mutual agreement to return the name that had been attached to the bowl since its creation in 1946. The 74th TaxSlayer Gator Bowl will be played in late December, matching a team from the SEC against an ACC or Big Ten team.TaxSlayer is not reducing its financial commitment to the game. It has been the game’s title sponsor for eight years, and for the first four years of the partnership, the game was known as the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl.“We … [Read more...] about Gator back in the name game for Jacksonville’s bowl