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Clemson 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Clemson 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Clemson’s strength in 2014 is going to be the defense, specifically the DL. Vic Beasley’s decision to return was a big boost, and with several younger players getting some good snaps this past season, this is a group that has quality through the entire 2-deep. The Tigers also have a deep linebacking corp, though a player or...

ACC Football – Teams that will Improve in 20...

The ACC made strides in 2013 in its return to prominence with Florida State taking home the national title. The conference had three teams finish the season with at least 10 wins: Clemson, Florida State, and Duke. Now we flip the page to 2014, with spring practices starting across the conference. There are some teams that will for sure be better in 2014: Duke, Virginia, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and NC State. Teams like...

Duke 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Duke 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Duke’s biggest strength heading into 2014 is its speed and talent at the offensive skill positions. The Blue Devils will return their two primary quarterbacks while adding another to the fold, revamp their ground game behind two experienced running backs and bring back five of the team’s top six receivers from a year ago. With...

Jimmyshivers ACC Bowl Game Selections

For those of us who did not have the seasons that we would have liked to have had, bowl season offers an opportunity to restore some handicapping confidence going into the offseason.  It is a poor time to chase losses due to the inability to handicap motivation of most of these teams, but it is a great chance to get back to some fundimental handicapping and attempt to put some positive units back into the ledger. For the...

Jimmyshivers ACC Championship Game Selection

Disclaimer:  I’ve had an awful season this year, and just had my worst week of the season.  In no way, shape or form should I tell you much less tell anyone where to bet their money this weekend.  And yes, my posted plays here really did go 0-10 last week  You’ve been warned:   YTD: 19-35 (35.2%) -45.48 units Wins Loses Units NCAAF Week 1 1 3 -4.50 NCAAF Week 2 0 3 -6.66 NCAAF Week 3 4 1 9.70 NCAAF Week 4 0...

Jimmyshivers Week #14 College Football Picks

It was another Saturday of solid results last week, as Week 13 saw us finally put together back-to-back winning weeks.  It has been a season of tough breaks and we were dealt another one last week when Maryland melted down late and allowed Boston to come back and pull out a victory.  It was still a winning week, but it was a tough break as we look to get both over .500 and into the black as the season draws to a close....

Jimmyshivers Week 13 NCAA Football Picks

Due to a pair of deaths in my family, I refrained from posting last weeks plays.  I still wound up playing a few games and had an OK week, but my head wasn’t in any kind of place to put together write-ups.  It’s been a really weird year for me this year, in that I’ve had multiple major life events occur that have prevented me from being able to get a thread posted.  I’m looking forward to continuing...

Jimmyshivers Week #11 College Football Selections

I decided to take week 10 off from posting a thread with my thoughts, as honestly my head wasn’t in the right place following an 0-4 week that saw me get brutally backdoored in 3 of the games.  Sometimes things just aren’t running well, and for me when you aren’t catching any breaks the best course of action is to take some time off and to recalibrate your perspective.  Their is a lot to like with this card...

Jimmyshivers Week #9 NCAA Football Picks

Week 8 brought a bounce back week for myself, with a 4-2 record against the number including an outright victory with a solid doggie (South Carolina at +7.5) and a couple of wins on some totals plays.  We were actually a late Texas Tech frontdoor cover away from going 5-1, but it’s difficult to complain about the losses in a winning week. Apologies for the lateness of the weekly thread, I was very busy all week with...

Jimmyshivers NCAA Football Picks — Week #8

Week 8 sees us entering the meat of the ACC schedule, and it easily provides what is the most appetizing slate of games of the season.  We get a de facto ACC AND National Title elimination game in Death Valley, a top 15 team on the road in a weeknight primetime match-up, and several key match-ups for teams hoping to remain in bowl and ACC Coastal division competition. You know you’ve struggled at this point in the...