College Football Week #1

Tennessee Back In This Doghouse

I have never become bankrupt belittling Phillip Fulmer.

In the course of the last four seasons, the University of Tennessee has been perhaps the most vexing school football forces to be reckoned with in the country. They were stacked on safeguard and had a conceivably fascinating quarterback pair in ’05, and went 5-6. They had a totally overwhelming offense driven by Casey Clausen, yet couldn’t stop Auburn and lost a bizarre home game to Notre Dame in ’04. Since the ’98 public title season, UT has gone 61-26 straight-up, yet 2-4 in bowl games (they neglected to arrive at a bowl last year) and have been a horrendous 4-16 against the number in home games since 2003. In fact, in case there’s one thing you could rely on last season, it was that Tennessee would be excessively profoundly esteemed against the spread, particularly in Knoxville.

Into this penetrate step the Cal Golden Bears, who travel to Knoxville this end of the week to meet Tennessee as a two-point longshot. Cal had horrible difficulties at quarterback last season and went a frustrating 8-4, subsequent to going in close vicinity to six focuses against USC from enlisting an undefeated customary season in 2004. In the event that Joe Ayoob stays on the seat, I think Cal is a vastly improved group, and from its sound, last year’s possible starter, Nate Longshore, who broke his leg during the Bears’ first round of ’05, should rudder the group this year. Doubtlessly who the running back is: it’s Marshawn Lynch, who’s found the middle value of 7.0 yards per convey in his initial two seasons in Berkeley. เว็บบอลเชื่อถือได้   I have dreams of the Vols’ once-gigantic run safeguard being not able to stop Memphis’ two reinforcement rushers last season (Joseph Doss conveyed it multiple times for 77 yards; Maurice Avery conveyed it multiple times for 72 yards), so it’s not unimaginable that Lynch could get right where he left off in ’05 (for the record, where he left off was a 24-convey, 194-yard Las Vegas Bowl execution against BYU last year).

Cal was messy against the number last season (2-9-1), however I’m wagering that a ton of that had to do with Ayoob, who appears to be a decent person, yet was excessively inconsistent for Jeff Tedford’s wild-and-insane hostile strategies. Presently Ayoob’s the reinforcement once more; Longshore is your dropback fellow who will not commit the large error, and I don’t know I can say the equivalent regarding UT QB Eric Ainge, who has that work all to himself this year. Tennessee fans are totally marvelous, and Knoxville is an inconceivably troublesome spot to play, yet I figure Fulmer will figure out how to lose this game. UT is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 against non-gathering enemies, and California is 9-4-1 against the number in their last 14 as a street canine. I don’t know precisely how much business Lynch will actually want to do, on the grounds that this Tennessee safeguard should in any case be very acceptable against the run (that Memphis game in any case). Be that as it may, I think the Golden Bears have the weapons important to score, and a guard sufficient to shake Ainge. I’m taking California (+2) over Tennessee in this season-opener.

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