“X” MARKS THE SPOT

According to Axios Sports, in January 2018, Vince McMahon had a new business idea. Rather, he an old business idea … again. A year and a half later, the XFL 2.0 is hurtling towards its February 2020 launch — and with it the league confirmed its lineup of head coaches: Dallas Renegades (Coach/GM: Oklahoma legend Bob Stoops), Houston Roughnecks (Former SMU head coach June Jones), Los Angeles Wildcats (Former Packers assistant head coach Winston Moss), New York Guardians (Former Giants OC Kevin Gilbride), St. Louis BattleHawks (Former Bengals TE coach Jonathan Hayes), Seattle Dragons (Former Redskins head coach Jim Zorn), Tampa Bay Viper (Former Bears coach Marc Trestman), and D.C. Defenders (Former Michigan OC Pep Hamilton). The league opens on Feb. 8 — the weekend after the Super Bowl — and the regular season will span 10 weeks through April 12. Two playoff games are scheduled for April 18 and 19, with the championship game on April 26. Here’s hoping it outlives the Alliance of American Football.

On Today’s Scorecard – 2-Minute Football Handicap

CFB – Ohio St: 5-0 $ Game One … Memphis: 0-6 $ Game One … Northwestern: 8-1 $ single-digit non-con RDs … Alabama: 3-13 $ non-con favs more than 21 points … LA Tech: 5-1 $ RDs 14 or more points.

Grinding Out The Profits – Give Me Liberty

When Liberty hired head coach Hugh Freeze a lot of eyebrows were raised given the problems at Ole Miss during his tenure. The bottom line is the man can coach and he knows how to win money. Freeze is 17-1 SU and 10-2 ATS at home in non-conference games. He’s also 6-0 SU in home openers. With Syracuse coming off its first 10-win season since 2001 look for the Flames to be fired-up tonight. Grab the points.

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