Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our school football picks and also that I will detract to dip our feet.
It will probably be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it appears like its my turn to the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow all the squares laying the lumber onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue is it that you think Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, at least and a successful triumph IMO, it said a lot about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, in which the matches rely and will our recordings with this one.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a huge time for Louisville, a team which has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall because the direct running back. The shield, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album this past year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to seeking to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense has been clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming shield? Particularly 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 will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for the brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the same wise a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to comprehend Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and fully pumped past season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new trainer brings a new attitude and this being a game, Satterfield will market his team. Louisville does need to trust the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville might be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once 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)