5 Big Things Week 7 College Football: Bitten Bulldog, Wet Badger and West Coast Swing

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

I’m going to make a brief run through the 5 Big Things This Week just to show you how fast we are moving through the season and also because I missed my Tuesday deadline. Now I’m running a hurry up offense in this column.  Why not,  no one else is huddling these days.  The waters got muddy this week as top ranked teams had grease on their feet and slipped from their perches.  Follow along as I talk about it in this week’s column.

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GridironStuds 3-for-3 Pick’em Week 7 College Football

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Well the wins keep coming and so do some surprises.  Last week this column and yours truly was 2-1 for your Vegas pleasures and 1-2 for your viewing pleasures.  My only loss against the spread came when Oklahoma threw away the real defensive game plan and subbed in the Scooby Doo one that was designed to give up 40+ points and lose by three points in the waning moments.  Mission accomplished.  For my surprise,  I was given some validation when Lincoln Riley made Oklahoma DC Mark Stoops walk the plank after the game. No surprises in my other two pick’ems.  I did pick Auburn to beat Mississippi St. but lose vs. the spread.  As I said in the column, it wouldn’t surprise me if Auburn lost.  Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech went as planned.  I expected a comfortable win for the Irish and they got that.  Notre Dame is good folks.  Try not to be mad about it.  On to this week’s action.

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Stock Up: The next wave of sophomores in South Florida

By: Jerry Williamson – GridironStuds Blog contributor
@JerryRecruiting

When you think about high school football in South Florida, you can throw out the old saying, “that underclassman should wait their turn”, because if you haven’t paid close attention over the past four seasons, these young studs are out-playing some of the best recruits in South Florida.

The stock up series will highlight the next wave of talent throughout the state of Florida that’s ready to surface and will eventually blossom into household names. This article spotlights five sophomores at (QB, RB, OL, DB, CB) that are putting on a show each Friday night and names you need to get to know.

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5 Big Things Week 6 College Football: Nole Surrender, Tiger Memories, RedRum Rivalry

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

The action is getting hot and heavy in the 2018 college football season as we start moving into the rivalry games and the stakes start getting high.  With that,  we get surprises,  upsets and muscle flexing.  I’ll address those things this week in this column.  Before I do that,  I hope you’ve been paying attention to the 3-for-3 article I’ve been writing every week.  I have not had a losing week yet.  Clap it up for your boy.  Let’s take a look at what week 6 provided us.

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GridironStuds 3-for-3 Pick’em Week 6 College Football

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Week 6! That doesn’t even seem right coming out of my mouth but here we are.  We are halfway through the college football season and flying like the speed of light. Weekly we are searching for someone or anyone to knock off the four Mount Rushmore of programs currently sitting atop the rankings in college football (Alabama, Clemson, Georgia & Ohio St.) A couple of those teams that may be poised to slide into a spot should their be a slip at the top are featured in this week’s column.  Last week,  you Vegas types were treated to profits with a 2-1 record as I picked point spread winners with West Virginia and Notre Dame.  I was right on all three games in terms of who was going to win but Ohio St. made things too interesting and was my only loss vs. the spread.  Overall in this column,  I am 7-2 vs. the odds and 8-1 picking straight up. So without further adieu, let’s get into the picking.

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Madison Academy’s Luke Hits the Nail on the Head

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Trying to stand out in a world of high school football prospects can be tough.  We’ve all heard the stats.  There are 90k high schools in the country and over a million football players in any given year on the prep gridiron.  A large majority of these adolescent warriors are looking to someday play in college.  However,  when you are a quarterback and you stand 6’4″ tall like 2020 quarterback Luke Nail does then it’s only a matter of time.

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