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POWER FIVE: TAKE TWO

By Marc Lawrence — Although college football spring practices are currently curtailed, we continue to peruse each of the Power Five conferences as they prepared for spring camp. Each had big questions as reported by Paul Myerberg of the USA TODAY. The Big Ten is the deepest conference in the Bowl Subdivision, with six teams in the top 20 in last season’s final Amway Coaches Poll and at least as many drawing preseason Top 25 consideration. However, it hasn’t helped the league get over the hump. The Big Ten’s last national championship came via Ohio State in 2014; the previous came again via the Buckeyes, in 2002. Other than OSU, in fact, no Big Ten program has claimed an outright national title since Penn State in 1986. The major question facing defending conference champion Ohio State was that sophomore running back Master Teague, seen as the heir apparent to J.K. Dobbins after running for 789 yards as his backup in 2019, was expected to miss spring camp. News that Teague would have missed spring camp with an undisclosed injury raised concerns over the state of the Buckeyes’ backfield. Already thin on experience, Ohio State has since inked RB Trey Sermon from the transfer portal. Sermon tallied 2,176 rushing yards and 22 TDs in three seasons with the Sooners. For more major question on each team in the Big Ten Click here
Buffalo Mafia Meltdown
From the 2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine: From NFL guru Mike Mains … Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott is 1-11 SU and 3-9 ATS vs. Super Bowl-winning head coaches Sean Payton, Bill Belichick, John Harbaugh, Mike McCarthy, Doug Pederson, and Mike Tomlin, by an average score of 11–30. Keep that in mind once the 2020 season rolls around.
Grinding Out The Profits
From NFL guru Mike Mains … Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott is 1-11 SU and 3-9 ATS vs. Super Bowl-winning head coaches Sean Payton, Bill Belichick, John Harbaugh, Mike McCarthy, Doug Pederson, and Mike Tomlin. Buffalo lost by an average 30-11 score. Keep that in mind once the 2020 season rolls around..
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