Savon Huggins — Scout and ESPN’s #4 RB, Rivals’ #7 — committed to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights today. Huge pickup for Greg Schiano’s program.
For whatever reason, the Jersey City native also felt it necessary to pull the classic “hat switch” at the expense of the embattled University of North Carolina football program. He really sold it well, too.
Around the 1:24 mark you can see Huggins pull a UNC cap from under the table, proudly don it, and then bask in the uproar of the Tar Heel faithful that apparently made the trip up to St. Peter’s Preparatory School for Savon’s announcement.
Unfortunately for Carolina, the prized running back recruit soon reveals a Rutgers cap underneath the UNC one, laughs, then officially commits to the Scarlet Knights.
What a kick in the nuts, eh? Almost makes me feel sorry for the Heels. Almost…
The solution to Auburn's struggles apparently keeps vanishing before coach Tony Barbee's very eyes
Listen, I know we’re talking about a program that — despite counting the likes of Charles Barkley, Chuck Person, and Wesley Person amongst its alumni — has hardly a modicum of basketball tradition, but this is getting ridiculous.
New coach Tony Barbee isn’t yet finding the same success he had at UTEP, where he went 82-52 over four seasons, including a Tourney appearance last year.
No, following Saturday night’s 62-59 loss to Presbyterian, Barbee and Auburn are now 3-7 on the year, and despite 8 of those 10 games being played at home.
Oh, and it’s not like the odds have been firmly stacked against the SEC West squad either. Just look at who’s doing the damage…
Tentative Predictions. They’re kind of like “Fearless” predictions, except we’d never advocate laying real money down — tisk, tisk: gambling is likely illegal in your great State, Frumpster — and we actually provide our readers with some ways to rationalize failure should these picks not come through.
College Football’s opening weekend saw Frump go a disappointing 3-3 ATS. We didn’t blog our picks beforehand — like we are this week — but we tweeted about it quite a bit, so don’t accuse us of making that stellar record up, okay?
Virginia Tech +1.5, Louisiana-Lafayette +29.5, and LSU -9.5 cost us, and keep us at .500 for the season, but this week we’ve got another 6 games that should push us into the green. If not, well, feel free to use one or more of the Cowardly Cop-Outs provided below.
So, if you need some rationale to make some picks yourself this weekend — or just want to make fun of someone else’s, even ours — make the jump for some angles on East Carolina -13, Georgia Tech -12.5, Rutgers -16.5, Georgia-South Carolina Under 46.5, Hawaii-Army Over 51.5, and N.C. State-Central Florida Over 51.5.