Shannon off well at UM

Dec 19, 2006 12:23 AM

A third week without college football! Talk about cabin fever!

Bring on those 32 bad boys. We’re fed up watching countless NBA back door covers like 76ers-Dallas. It stinks to have 15-point favorites win by 14.

Here’s hoping our third group of selections brings us better results. We’ll save the elite bowls for GT’s final issue of 2006 and begin 2007 with a detailed breakdown of No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Florida.

Note to Ty Willingham: Watch your back. You thought Notre Dame was bad?. Look out at Washington because Jim Mora Jr burned his bridges with the NFL Atlanta Falcons and should soon be available to coach his Huskies.


Friday, Dec. 29

Music City

Clemson -10 vs Kentucky: Clemson looked like ACC champs two months ago. Now they’re facing an SEC after thought. And, we like the dog! KENTUCKY.

Sun Bowl

Oregon St -3½ vs Missouri: This isn’t Hawaii, but Oregon State will enjoy its stay in El Paso. Missouri is not Hawaii either. OREGON ST.

Liberty Bowl

S.Carolina -7 vs Houston: Spurrier’s Roosters finished strong with a great win over Clemson. This bowl means more to the Cougars, whose program is getting back to the glory days of Ware and Klinger. HOUSTON.

Champs Sports

Purdue +1½ vs Maryland: This would be a nice way to end a remarkable turnaround for the Terrapins. Slight edge in fat pounds to Friedgen over Tiller. MD.


Texas Tech -7 vs Minn: The Gophers just don’t face this wide open style of passing in the Big 10. This bowl won’t be boring. TECH.

Saturday, Dec. 30

Meineke Car Care

Boston Col -6½ vs Navy: We’re going to trust our tried and true trend that the Eagles play down to the competition. Navy has the running game and grit to pull off the outright upset victory. NAVY.


Texas -11 vs Iowa: It’s going to seem like the Alamo for the Big 10 Hawkeyes against Bevo, Colt and the boys. San Antonio is a home game for the Horns and Davy Crockett isn’t suiting up for Iowa. TEXAS.

Sunday, Dec. 31

MPC Computers

Miami, FL -3 vs Nevada: A huge opportunity for UNR to gain some national respect. The Randy Shannon era at UM will begin well. Just too much talent at the U to buck this short spread. MIAMI.

Here’s a recap and updated lines for past two weeks of selections.

Poinsettia: TCU -13

Las Vegas: BYU -4½,

over 59 points

New Orleans: Rice -6

New Mexico: N.Mexico -5

Papa John’s: S. Florida -3½

Armed Forces: Tulsa -2½

Motor City: C.Michigan -10

Hawaii: over 74

Emerald: Florida St +5,

under 40½ points

Independence: Okla St -3

Texas: Kansas St +7

Holiday: Texas A&M +5