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Frump’s Lucky 7 College Football Picks: Week 5, 9-29-2012

September 29, 2012

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So, as usual, Frump took the first two weeks to get a feel for the college football landscape this year. Week 3 we went 4-3 against the spread (ATS); Week 4 was dominated by wedding festivities (no (betting) action); and now we head into week 5 sitting at 57%, 3 points shy of Frump’s lofty 60% ATS winning percentage goal for the season.

We’re not counting on that, obviously. We’d be thrilled to even maintain our current 57-58% rate, but why not to aim high, right? With that in mind, let’s go ahead and take a quick look at the seven games Frump likes for Week 5 (in no order):

N.C. State at Miami -2.5; O/U 56.5

Kicking things off with a bit of Raleigh flavor,  N.C. State (3-1) travels down to sunny south Florida to take on the Miami Hurricanes (3-1) before what’s sure to be yet another tepid, non-capacity crowd at Sun Life Stadium.

Yes, in case you haven’t heard, despite the best efforts of the local sports radio community,  the U tends to have a bit of trouble  drumming up the kind of fan enthusiasm, passion and support that one might expect from such a prestigious college football program. And that should play an important role in Frump’s pick of Under 56.5.

There’s not a heap of series history here; N.C. State is 5-7-1 all time against Miami. The relevant angle for the Under, however, is what these two teams have done against comparable competition this year, and — in the case of Miami — where they’ve done it.

The total in each of N.C. State’s three games against FBS competition would meet the Under 56.5 today, including a strong 10-7 win @ UConn in Week 2. Miami, on the other hand, has been hitting Overs on the reg (3-0). All three of  the Hurricanes games against FBS competition (Boston College, Kansas State, Georgia Tech) have smashed Over 56.5 (72, 65, 78, respectively). All three of those games have also, however, been on the road.

The lone home game for Miami up until today saw the Canes beat Bethune-Cookman 38-10 in Week 3. After an emotional, hard fought win against @ Georgia Tech last week, expect Miami to return home to the lukewarm confines of Sun Life Stadium, where a similarly-styled performance from two teams still seemingly trying to find their way should help Frump win with the Under here.

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Frump Day Links – 1/26/2011 – Or: Surely the Panthers can find a spot for Jaime Edmondson Edition

January 26, 2011

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Jaime Edmondson showing a bit of bottom boob Seriously, give the girl a chance. Notwithstanding Edmondson’s tangible assets, the perseverance displayed via her remaining a loyal Panther fan after the 2010 season could very well provide the type of intangibles the Panthers are so sorely missing at the moment.

Don’t take my word for it, though. Our first Frump Day link should hammer the point home…

  • Jaime Edmondson: Loves modeling, the NFL, and shopping in the Children’s Clothing section at various fine athletic apparel retailers [Last Angry Fan]
  • This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of Hand Job. [Sportress of Blogitude]
  • Super Bowl tickets are hard to come by, but at least there’s ample parking – for $990 [Sharapova's Thigh]
  • Herschel Walker – he’s so hot right now. But is it all just a publicity stunt? [The Victory Formation]
  • N.C. State coach Sidney Lowe – not so hot right now. Probably not a publicity stunt [Statefans Nation]
  • Ronaldinho has always had great technical skills, I don’t think we’ve ever seen him score from behind the goal, though [FootballXs]
  • The UConn women’s basketball team isn’t shy about showing off some ball skills of their own [The Score]
  • Good luck at ESPN, Greg McElroy [No Guts, No Glory]
  • The average Steelers fan is groomed from a very young age to become the average Steelers fan [Busted Coverage]
  • Coming full circle, it appears the Jimmy Clausen era may already be over in Carolina [Draft Ace]
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Mike Leach: Color Arrrghnalyst

September 12, 2010

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Hmmm, former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach.  So much comes to mind: Offensive genius. Cruel, draconian task master of Adam James. Lover of all things pirate. And now, forevermore, CBS College Football color analyst.

Yes, Mike Leach made his in-game analyst debut during CBS’ Saturday evening coverage of the N.C. State-Central Florida game down in Orlando.  A resident of Key West – what true pirate enthusiast could feel at home on the mainland, after all? – Leach didn’t have too far to go to get his commentating career off the mark. How far he may have gone to relax his nerves is another question entirely, however.

Just one game in, Leach already has a bit of a greatest hits compilation (many thanks to NCStateFootball). Whether it was the Under Armor button up – with tie – or his riveting imagery regarding a bizarro world in which baby seals become the clubbers (somehow, Leach’s fantastic baby seal metaphor didn’t make it into this video – will try to track it down), I must say, Mike Leach -  in-game college football color analyst – may be the best conception of Mike Leach to date.

But wait, there’s more!: CBS is covering N.C. State’s game against the East Carolina Pirates on October 16th, and guess who’s slated for color commentary duties. Seriously, if that doesn’t restore your faith in something – anything – then you might as well go ahead and end it all now. Yeah, I’m giving 3:1 odds that Leach shows up for the game in Greenville in full pirate garb. Any takers?

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Farewell Fowler

June 30, 2010

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Today was NCSU Athletic Director Lee Fowler’s last day in office and we at Frumpzilla would like to bid him farewell. Just as his card reads(presumably from his daughter), “May you prosper in all that you do, wherever you turn”. As long as that isn’t in Raleigh, because let’s face it, Yow is the time for a change.

(I really just wanted an excuse to post this picture that I find quite funny.)

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NC State’s Future 2 Guard: Lorenzo Brown

May 11, 2010

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Is it basketball season yet?

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Torry Holt takes his Talent(and disfigured finger) to New England

April 20, 2010

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NFL News & Rumors is reporting the New England Patriots will(or have) signed veteran wide receiver Torry Holt. Reports are the contract will be for 1 year at up to $1.7m.  Holt was released earlier this year by the Jacksonville Jaguars after 1 year with the team.  Good to see a guy like Torry postpone his inevitable future as a commentator for one more year in the league with a franchise like the Patriots.

We know the Pats will get a guy with great work ethic and someone who won’t let a finger pointing the wrong way get in the way of playing.

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Wolfpack Spring Practice: Spring Game Observations

April 17, 2010

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What a beautiful day and an excellent excuse to tailgate.  As opposed to years past, both sides of Carter-Finley were open and about 20-25k Pack fans showed up…both sides of the lower levels were close to being full.  Additionally, about 300 former players were on hand for the annual reunion, including Bill Cowher, Jerricho Cotchery, Torry Holt and Mario Williams.  Before I get into the on-field observations, I want to mention the efforts made by the current and former players to engage the fans.  For example, I watched Mario Williams come down into the section I was sitting in and slowly make his way across all of the sections, walking parallel to the field…obviously something he did on purpose.  He took the time to sign every autograph and take every picture he could.  As an alum and a fan, I really appreciated that.

Now, onto the game itself…Frump it for my “expert” opinions.

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Wolfpack Spring Practice: Day Seven – Defensive Backs

April 16, 2010

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Much maligned in 2009, this young group must step up its play in 2010 if the Pack hopes to win.

Like that rhyming?  Pretty sick.  Someone forward this blog to Dre.

Anywho…No question that the youngest position group on the field last season were the defensive backs and it is no question that it showed.  Typical of young players, there were flashes of potential (Pittsburgh), often followed by head-scratching periods of growing pains (Duke).  Fortunately, there is no better way to be baptized on the football field than to be done so by fire and that experience should begin to payoff this season…

Frump it for projected starters and analyis….don’t forget the rest of the spring breakdown, listed below and be on the lookout next week for a Frump-exclusive look at the Spring game set to kick tomorrow.

Day 6 – Linebackers

Day 5 – Defensive Line

Day 4 – Receivers

Day 3 – Offensive Line

Day 2 – Backfield (RB and QB)

Day 1 – Overview

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Wolfpack Spring Practice: Day Six – Linebackers

April 13, 2010

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This spring the Wolfpack welcomed back to their linebacking corps a huge missing piece from the puzzle last season in Rs Jr Nate Irving.  Today’s addition will breakdown the linebackers…this is a group of players NC State fans should be very excited about as they boast depth, speed, experience and youth…a rare combination.  This group will need to able to both take the pressure off the young secondary and get to the QB in order for the Wolfpack D to take a step forward.

FRUMP IT!!

As always, don’t forget to go back and read up on the rest of our positional breakdown.  Amaze your friends with your thorough and expert knowledge at this weekend’s spring game – Saturday April 17th at 1pm…lets PACK Carter-Finley! (see what I did there?)

Day 5 – Defensive Line

Day 4 – Receivers

Day 3 – Offensive Line

Day 2 – Backfield (RB and QB)

Day 1 – Overview

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Wolfpack Spring Practice: Day Four – Receiving Corps

April 9, 2010

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Today, Frump will be evaluating the deepest and most talented position group(s) on the NC State roster, the Wolfpack receiving corps.  Headlined by returning first team All-ACC TE George Bryan, the Pack is poised to continue to make it rain on opposing secondaries in 2010.  Also, don’t forget to check out all of the write ups in preparation for next weekend’s spring game…Frump!!!

Day 3 – Offensive Line

Day 2 – Backfield (RB and QB)

Day 1 – Overview

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Wolfpack Spring Practice: Day 3 – Offensive Line

March 30, 2010

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Day 1: Quarterback

Day 2: Offensive Backfield

Coach Tom O’Brien and Assistant Don Horton have long been renowned for their ability to develop and coach offensive lineman.  NFL rosters are littered with their former players and Wolfpack fans have seen a steady progression in the rebuilding of the NC STATE unit since their arrival.  This year’s version will be the deepest set of lineman enjoyed by TOB and Horton in terms of numbers and talent.  It will also be one of the youngest position groups put on the field (next to the defensive backs) this season.  Horton and TOB will have their work cut out for them as the Pack will be forced to replace three starters this season, while a forth will be recovering from a major knee injury.

Frump it for in-depth, Frump-only analysis….

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Frump Day Links: 03-17-10

March 17, 2010

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Rabbits humping, next 10 miles Larry David: “Pretty Good Chance” There’s 8th Season Of ‘Curb’. (Sharapova’s Thigh)

Looks like there’s another hottie in the Greenberg family…heartbreakers all around!(SportsByBrooks)

Luke Cothron decommits from NC State – Hopefully that means CJ Leslie is coming back home.(StateFansNation)

“Batman vs. Shark w/ Lightsaber” Need we say more? (Tasty Booze)

You don’t have to be a lesbian to like lesbian stuff(warning: no nudity) (Prose and Cons)

So seriously, is the chatroulette piano guy Ben Folds? or Jemaine Clement? or neither? or both….?(yes, I know I linked a dump in our dump)(Holy Taco)

It’s official, Michael Jordan owns the Bobcats. Probably paid 20 grand at least! (No Guts, No Glory)

Jeremiah Masoli is bad at stealing. (Rumors and Rants)

Dennis Horner just wants to keep playing bball apparently…wills NC State past USF in the NIT (yet another…N.C. State Sports Blog)

I always kinda liked that bitch Kristin Cavallari, don’t know why (Sharapova’s Thigh)

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Wolfpack Spring Practice: Day 2 – Offensive Backfield

March 10, 2010

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Russell Wilson

As alluded to yesterday, one of the two major questions facing the Wolfpack this spring is the future of All-ACC Quarterback Russell Wilson.  Will he stay on and pilot one of the ACC’s most prolific offenses for another season? Or will Mike Glennon be forced to step in and take the reins?  Also, who is the favorite to replace Toney Baker and Jamelle Eugene at the tailback position?  FRUMP it, football fans…

(shout to packpride, a great resource for Wolfpack info)

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