Saturday, September 7, 2013

Confidence, Week 2

2-0 last week (3-0 if you count Thursday night - but we'll keep it to the official Saturday picks), and we're happy about that. So, let's take it and roll.

I will actually be escorting Big Head Todd & the Monsters around Birmingham today, and my goal is to get them to a place with TVs. Hopefully they'll take me up on it. If you're in the area, and haven't gotten tickets yet - pick up a pair here.

On to the picks:

Florida -3

All the Miami hype is media driven. While the Hurricanes are on the mend as a program, they don't play well consistently for me to think they can go against a Florida team that may not be "great-great", but they are pretty damn good all the time. And I'm confident enough in that to give Florida a better than a field goal advantage.

Lance Taylor and I are in the midst of a texting-fight about this game as I write this. He likes Miami. "Better coach and best player..." he says. I was 2-0 last weekend. LT was not.

USC -15'

USC really let me down in an off-board play last week, as Hawaii stole a last minute backdoor cover over a freshman defensive back for a long TD. I like Lane Kiffin in running up scores on Pac-12 opponents whenever he can. And Washington State isn't very good, and they just got done with a close game all the way over at Auburn last week, and now they are in southern California. Lots of travel, and they are playing a team with a lot more athletes who are a lot better. Do the math - it makes out to more than 16 points.

If I can get a few picks out of Big Head Todd, I'll tweet them out. Good luck.

Twitter: @harry_long