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2021-2022 cbhsports College Football Preview:Kentucky

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NCAA approves one-time transfer waiver

The NCAA announced the Division I Council had voted to approve a plan that will allow all college athletes to transfer one time as an undergraduate without having to sit out a season. It will be applicable to football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s ice hockey, and baseball at the Division 1 level.

Chet Holmgren, the number one ranked player in the country according to multiple services, including 247Sports, has committed and signed with Gonzaga. The big man for Minnehaha (MN) Academy played with Jalen Suggs in high school who went on to lead Gonzaga to a national championship berth. Holmgren chose Gonzaga over a final seven that also included the likes of Georgetown, Memphis, Michigan, home state Minnesota, North Carolina, and Ohio State. Holmgren is the highest rated prospect to ever sign to head to Spokane. The second highest ranked signed Zag ever is Jalen Suggs. However, he announced his intentions to enter the 2021 NBA Draft this summer.

Check out everything going in the 2021 NCAA college basketball transfer portal with that link.

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2021-2022 cbhsports College Football Preview:Georgia

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Eric Musselman, Arkansas agree to new deal

Coming off of the school’s first Elite 8 in more than 25 years, Eric Musselman signed a new contract with Arkansas. Musselman got a lot of attention from Arizona, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek got a deal done with Musselman, signing a five-year deal that will be 2021-2026. Also headlining the Arkansas off-season is transfer news. The transfer portal has become college sports version of free agency. Arkansas Forward Ethan Henderson quickly committed to transfer to Texas A&M after entering the portals day before. Arkansas Guard Desi Sills unsurprisingly announced his intentions to enter the transfer portal, then announcing he would either go to Auburn or Texas A&M, potentially rejoining Henderson in College Station. Positively, Musselman added three transfers that can clearly replace the production lost from the 2020-2021 team. Former Pittsburgh Forward Au’Diese Toney, former South Dakota Forward Stanley Umude, and former Miami Guard Chris Lykes. Guards JD Notae, Devo Davis, KK Robinson and forwards Jaylin Williams and Connor Vanover are all expected to return. Sit-out transfer Kamani Johnson, the former Little Rock Trojan, will also play a pivotal role in Fayetteville, four-star wing Chance Moore who will be a freshman in the fall of 2021, and JUCO transfer Akol Malwein will also play a big role.

Arkansas returned to the consensus number one spot in college baseball rankings this previous Monday following a series win over top-3 ranked Ole Miss. Arkansas followed that up with a midweek sweep of instate foe UAPB, which they won both games by a combined 38-5 after a 26-1 win on Wednesday. Arkansas brings a 28-5 (9-3) record into the weekend when they host Texas A&M for a three-game weekend series beginning on Friday night and finishing up on Sunday afternoon.

Arkansas football will play its 2021 Spring Game on Saturday April 17. The first team offense and second team defense will face the first team defense and second team offense when it comes to who the teams will be in the annual Red-White game.

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2021-2022 cbhsports College Football Preview:Florida

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Predicting where ESPN’s College Gameday will go each week for the 2021-2022 season

Today I predict where ESPN’s College Gameday show will go for their weekly preview show on Saturday mornings.

August 28
Nebraska at. Illinois
The only game between Power 5 teams in week 0 should be the easy choice here. The Huskers and the Fighting Illini square off in Champagne.

September 4
Clemson vs. Georgia (Charlotte)
While I could see GameDay heading to Atlanta for Alabama-Miami in Atlanta, Clemson and Georgia will be top five teams in the country when the two meet to open their seasons on September 4. The QB matchup between Clemson’s DJ Uiagalelei and Georgia’s JT Daniels will prove to be the difference in this one.

September 11
Oregon at. Ohio State
This game should be the easy pick in week 2. Two relatively young signal callers will meet in a game that could help each team’s respective College Football Playoff chances.

September 18
Alabama at. Florida
In what should be one of the better SEC games this season, the SEC Championship rematch should be yet another easy pick for the crew. Todd Grantham’s defense will do everything it can to rattle new Alabama signal caller Bryce Young and the relatively young Alabama offense.

September 25
Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame (Chicago)
Because the game is at Soldier Field, the choice is obvious. Two classic teams playing in a game that feels like one that is in conference. But obviously, due to 2010’s realignment Notre Dame wants to maintain its pride and football independence. This game should be a fun one.

October 2
Oregon at. Stanford
While I could see GameDay head to Boulder for another Pac-12 match up, I doubt anyone would miss seeing the potential number one pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Defensive End Kayvon Thibodeaux, hard-hitting linebacker Justin Flowe, and the talented Oregon defense for a second time on college football’s premier pregame show. Stanford should be much improved in 2021, making this a roadblock to another Pac-12 Championship for the Ducks.

October 9
Texas vs. Oklahoma (Dallas)
New Texas Head Coach Steve Sarkisian will bring a new flavor to Austin not seen in past decades. Oklahoma has dominated the Big 12 in the last decade. Those are all reasons why ESPN should go to the Texas State Fair again in 2021.

October 16
Central Florida at. Cincinnati
You know GameDay always heads to a Group of 5 match up sometimes. The “Gus Bus” will definitely attract Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, and Desmond Howard as they head to Cincinnati for the game.

October 23
USC at. Notre Dame
The classic rivalry has not hosted College GameDay in quite sometime. And with the programs both set to be in the top 25 this season, it seems obvious for a return to South Bend for this match up.

October 30
Florida State at. Clemson
College GameDay has headed to Clemson the past few years for games and rightfully so. In my projections Notre Dame has already hosted it once, so they cannot head to South Bend again this week for North Carolina-Notre Dame. So, they head to Clemson for a match up with rival Florida State.

November 6
Auburn at. Texas A&M
The crew has not been to many SEC schools per my projections so they will change that when they preview Texas A&M battling Auburn.

November 13
Michigan at. Penn State
Both college football blue bloods had down seasons in 2020. The winner of this game will (hopefully) be able to challenge dominant Ohio State for the 2021 Big Ten crown.

November 20
Iowa State at. Oklahoma
The two split their match ups last year, with the Sooners winning the one that counted in the Big 12 championship. Oklahoma and Iowa State’s offenses both return their starting QBs (Iowa State’s Brock Purdy and Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler) and lots of offensive weapons. This will be a fun one to go to Norman to preview this one.

November 27
Texas A&M at. LSU
While I could go with the obvious (The Iron Bowl or The Game), GameDay should head to College Station.Texas A&M is considered the second best team in the SEC West and could still have a chance at the College Football Playoff with a win. After a down season for LSU in 2020, they could be in the same sentence as Texas A&M and Alabama; in the mix for playoff conversation.

Before I sign off, I wanted to say I will probably make an updated version of this before the season starts.

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2021-2022 cbhsports College Football Preview:Auburn

Projected Starting Lineup

**=Returning Starter

Offense 
QB: *Bo Nix, Junior*
RB: *Tank Bigsby, Sophomore*
WR1: *Ze’Vian Capers, Sophomore*
WR2: *Shedrick Jackson, Senior*
WR3: *Caylin Newton, Senior*
TE: *Grant Calcaterra, Senior*
LT: *Austin Troxwell, RS Senior*
LG: *Brandon Council, Senior*
C: *Nick Brahms, Senior*
RG: *Keiondre Jones, RS Sophomore*
RT: *Brodarius Hamm*

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2021-2022 cbhsports College Football Preview: Clemson

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2021-2022 cbhsports College Football Preview:Arkansas

Projected Starting Lineup

**=Returning Starter

Offense
QB: KJ Jefferson, RS Sophomore
RB: Trelon Smith, RS Junior
WR1: *Treylon Burks, Junior*
WR2: *Mike Woods, Senior*
WR3: De’Vion Warren, Senior
TE: *Hudson Henry, RS Sophomore*
LT: *Myron Cunningham, RS Senior*
LG: Brady Latham, RS Sophomore
C: *Ricky Stromberg, Junior*
RG: *Ty Clary, RS Senior*
RT: Dalton Wagner, RS Senior

Defense
DE: Eric Gregory, RS Sophomore
DT: Jaelen Williams, Junior
DT: Isaiah Nichols, RS Junior
DE: Nicholas Fulwider, RS Junior
OLB: Dorian Gerald, RS Senior
MLB: *Grant Morgan, RS Senior*
OLB: *Bumper Pool, Senior*
CB: LaDarrius Bishop, RS Junior
CB: Trent Gordon, RS Junior
SS: *Jalen Catalon, RS Sophomore*
FS: *Joe Foucha, RS Senior*

Special Teams
K: Cameron Little, Freshman
P: Sam Loy, RS Senior
KR: De’Vion Warren, Senior
PR: Treylon Burks, Junior

Returning Production:
On offense, the return of all starting receivers Treylon Burks, Mike Woods, and De’Vion Warren is huge. Linebackers Grant Morgan and Bumper Pool are the heart soul of a defense that should be fun to watch again in 2021. Talented safety Jalen Catalon returns as well.

New Starters:
KJ Jefferson replaces former Florida grad transfer Feleipe Franks. Jefferson was phenomenal in the Missouri game when Franks was hurt. Trelon Smith paces the running game after getting starting minutes a season ago with Rakeem Boyd’s lack of minutes due to injury. A young defensive line and defensive backfield are reasons to be concerned in 2021 in Fayetteville.

Schedule Preview

Rice (9/4)
Arkansas needs an easy win to open their season. They should get one. Projected Score: Arkansas 42, Rice 20

Texas (9/11)
With new head coach Steve Sarkisian and lots of returning talent, the Texas faithful should expect a pretty good season from their team. Arkansas will challenge Texas and if they can get their offense going, it should be a great game. Projected Score: Texas 20, Arkansas 17

Georgia Southern (9/18)
While I can see people thinking Arkansas will overlook these non conference teams, Sam Pittman will not let this team overlook opponents. Hogs win big. Projected Score: Arkansas 38, Georgia Southern 17

vs.Texas A&M (Arlington) (9/25)
Texas A&M is Alabama’s biggest challenge in the SEC West. But, historically Arkansas has played A&M well despite losing every contest to the Aggies since they joined the SEC. Projected Score: Texas A&M 28, Arkansas 20

at.Georgia (10/2)
Sam Pittman and the hogs heads to face-off against his last old team. Arkansas played Georgia close in 2020 but with Georgia finding QB JT Daniels, it will be tough for a young Arkansas defense to counter. Projected Score: Georgia 38, Arkansas 21

at.Ole Miss (10/9)
Arkansas turned Ole Miss over seven times in 2020. Ole Miss should and probably will have a chip on their shoulder to come out and win this game. Arkansas’ offense will have to be clicking on all cylinders in Oxford to match scores on every possession by Ole Miss’ awesome offense. Projected Score: Ole Miss 55, Arkansas 42

Auburn (10/16)
Similar to Ole Miss, Arkansas should be hungry to host Auburn who got away with a call late in their win over Arkansas in 2020. Auburn’s new head coach Bryan Harsin should bring in a fun offense for the Tigers but Arkansas should have a good chance to win this game. Projected Score: Arkansas 21, Auburn 13

UAPB (Little Rock) (10/23)
Arkansas’ first game versus an instate team in awhile is going to be played in the state’s capital. Hogs get tested early but get a win before returning home to face Mississippi State. Projected Score: Arkansas 45, UAPB 13

Mississippi State (11/6)
Mississippi State upset LSU in week 1 last season before running into Arkansas in week 2. The hogs got their first SEC win in 17 chances with a W in Starkville. Projected Score: Arkansas 24, Mississippi State 21

at.LSU (11/13)

at.Alabama (11/20)
Alabama will not be stopped in this game. Projected Score: Alabama 42, Arkansas 27

Missouri (11/26)

Missouri made a comeback to beat Arkansas to continue a long winning streak in the series. But, I see KJ Jefferson and the wide receiving core of the hogs winning another high-scoring battle. Projected Score: Arkansas 45, Missouri 42

Incoming 2021 Recruits (per 247sports)
163.Ketron Jackson, WR, Royse City,TX Royse City
185.AJ Green, RB, Tulsa,OK Union
285.Raheim Sanders, ATH, Rockledge,FL Rockledge
398.Terry Wells, OT, Wynne,AR Wynne
493.Javion Hunt, RB, Oklahoma City,OK Carl Albert
494.Cameron Ball, OT, Atlanta,GA Tri-Cities
12.Jalen Williams, DT, Jones College Ellisville,MS
526.Keuan Parker, CB, Booker T. Washington Tulsa,OK
721.Lucas Coley, QB, San Antonio,TX Cornerstone Christian
NA.Landon Rogers, QB, Little Rock,AR Parkview Magnet

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Recapping Arkansas men’s basketball’s historic 2020-2021 season

What a season it was for the Arkansas Razorbacks men’s basketball team in 2020-2021. From going 10-0 in November and December to dropping four out of five in January, to going on a 12 game conference winning streak after that, head coach Eric Musselman has turned things around in Fayetteville ahead of schedule.

Statistics Leaders
Points: Guard/Forward Moses Moody, Freshman (16.8 PPG)
The freshman Moses Moody averaged close to 17.5 a game during most of the season before having a tough postseason. Moody, still, put up double digit points in every NCAA Tournament game. Moody, a likely lottery pick, will still likely enter the 2021 NBA Draft despite recent struggles from the field.

Assists: Guard Jalen Tate, Senior (3.8 APG)
The grad transfer from Northern Kentucky was an intricate part in the hogs’ run to the second weekend of the tournament including the pass that set up what turned out to be Davonte Davis’ game-winning shot over Oral Roberts. Tate should also be gone pursuing his professional aspirations.

Field Goal %, Rebounds: Justin Smith, Senior (57.1%, 7.3 RPG)
The grad transfer from Indiana vastly improved his play in Fayetteville under Eric Musselman. He might have been the most important player on the team because of his versatility on both sides of the ball. He made key shots and grabbed key rebounds all season long before many expect him to begin a professional career.

Steals: JD Notae, Junior (1.4 SPG)
The guard who had to sit out the 2019-2020 season, was better known for his great three-point shot than creating turnovers for the hogs in 2020-2021. But, Notae made some great plays, setting up opportunities for Arkansas to come back from multiple double-digit deficits in postseason play. Notae will likely return to Fayetteville next season.

Blocks: Connor Vanover, Sophomore (1.8 BPG)
Although he was rarely used in the last part of the season, Vanover was a key piece inside making the hogs 9-0 through November and December. Adding muscle onto Vanover in the offseason is going to improve Vanover’s play and likely get him more minutes when next season comes around.

Other Players (Everyone else who played):

Guard Desi Sills, Junior
Desi, similar to Connor Vanover, played a huge role earlier in the season for the hogs. But Freshman Devo Davis and Junior JD Notae proved to be better pieces for Coach Musselman during conference play and in the SEC/Big 12 challenge. Desi announced last week he would be leaving the program via the transfer portal.

Guard Davonte “Devo” Davis, Freshman
Davonte did not get many minutes at the beginning of the season because at the time he was such a raw athlete that could not shoot the ball well. But, in Arkansas’ 12-game SEC winning streak and in the postseason Devo Davis was the most important player for Arkansas. Countless forced turnovers and timely shots made by Devo kept Arkansas in so many games. When Arkansas went down double-digits in every NCAA Tournament game, he made play after play to get them back in the game (even in the Baylor game that they lost).

Forward Jaylin Williams, Freshman
Similar to Devo, Jaylin Williams sat on the bench most of the time in November and December. But, like Devo, he kept his head down and kept working. Williams was a key part in why Arkansas beat Alabama on February 24 to keep them from winning an inevitable SEC regular season title which the Tide would win the following Saturday. Williams made it into the starting lineup in the Round of 32 after being sidelined due to COVID protocols in late February. In the Round of 32, Williams had ten rebounds that won the hogs the game over Texas Tech.

Ethan Henderson, Junior
Of the multiple players from the Natural State (Moses, Davonte, KK, Jaylin, and Desi), Henderson is one of two juniors (Desi) and one of two players left from Mike Anderson (Desi). Henderson played a big role in the SEC Tournament Quarterfinal when starting forward Justin Smith got hurt. Henderson preceded to get Missouri big man Jeremiah Tilmon in foul trouble and get Arkansas in the SEC Tournament Semifinals.

Khalen “KK” Robinson, Freshman
KK Robinson’s foot injury cut his season short. Robinson played in the first 11 games of the season before his lingering foot problem cut his season short. Robinson then preceded to have foot surgery. Robinson got his boot off but is still having to wear it every so often. The freshman will return to Fayetteville next season.

Final Record: 25-7 (13-4) SEC


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2021-2022 cbhsports College Football Preview:Alabama

Hello everyone. The college basketball season wraps up tonight with the national championship in Indianapolis. So, welcome to my first “2021-2022 cbhsports College Football Preview”. Again, we will be doing SEC previews every Monday and Wednesday from here on out (until I finish them the week of May 17) and a non conference school on Fridays (I will do 16 non conference teams that y’all have voted on). After the SEC previews finish up, I will just be posting non conference previews on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through the week of June 7. Anyway, let’s get into the 2021-2022 Alabama preview.

Projected Starting Lineup

**=Returning Starter

Offense
QB: Bryce Young, Sophomore
RB: Brian Robinson Jr., Senior
WR1:*John Metchie III, Junior*
WR2: Javon Baker, Sophomore
WR3: Slade Bolden, RS Junior
TE: *Jahleel Billingsley, Junior*
LT: *Evan Neal, Junior*
LG: Tommy Brown, RS Junior
C: Chris Owens, RS Senior
RG: *Emil Ekiyor Jr., RS Junior*
RT: Kendall Randolph, RS Senior

Defense
DE: *Justin Eboigbe, Junior*
DT: *DJ Dale, Junior,*
DT: *Tim Smith, Sophomore*
DE: Byron Young, Junior
OLB: *Christopher Allen, RS Senior*
OLB: Christian Harris, Junior
OLB: Will Anderson Jr., Sophomore
MLB: Jaylen Moody, Senior
CB: Jalyn Armour-Davis, RS Junior
CB: Josh Jobe, Senior
SS: Jordan Battle, Junior
FS: Daniel Wright, RS Senior

Special Teams
K: *Will Reichard, Junior*
P: *Charlie Scott, Senior*
KR: Brian Robinson Jr., Senior
PR: *Slade Bolden, RS Junior*

Returning Production:
John Metchie III is the lone returning starting receiver for new offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien. The offensive line returns Evan Neal and Emil Ekiyor who lead one of the best offensive lines in the country. The defense returns most of the front seven but yet again Alabama’s talented defensive backfield has to be replaced. During the front half of the 2010’s and into 2017 Alabama clearly replaced their cornerbacks and safeties well every year. But the defense has looked “worse” despite it finishing as one of the best in the country. Still, it has not been up to Nick Saban’s standard in the last two seasons.

New Starters:
There is a new starting backfield for Saban, with former five-star QB Bryce Young and veteran RB Brian Robinson are both expected to be main contributors for the Crimson Tide offense. Tight End Jahleel Billingsley and Wide Receivers Javon Baker and Slade Bolden will try to replace the production of Heisman winner DeVonta Smith and fellow wideout Jaylen Waddle.

Schedule Preview:

vs.Miami (Atlanta) (9/4)
Alabama did not get its Texas kickoff game versus USC a year ago, but gets Miami instead in Atlanta. This will be a good test but the tide roll here. Projected Score: Alabama 49, Miami 24

Mercer (9/11)
I don’t expect any of the starters to play beyond the first half, let alone the first quarter. Alabama big in this one. Projected Score: Alabama 52, Mercer 10

at.Florida (9/18)
In a rematch of the 2020 SEC Championship game, I expect the same result, just a bigger margin. New Florida starting QB Emory Jones will still be getting used to things as the starter in Gainesville and Alabama’s young defense should have a pretty easy time against a young Florida offense. Projected Score: Alabama 38, Florida 21

Southern Miss (9/25)
I expect this game to be more of a contest than the Tide’s game against Mercer, but the result should be similar. Projected Score: Alabama 42, Southern Miss 24

Ole Miss (10/2)
Ole Miss and Alabama played in a shootout in Oxford in 2020. Expect much of the same in 2021 with the final score potentially being closer than just 15 points. But, I expect Alabama to go pretty hard in this game just because of the small margin of victory a year ago. Projected Score: Alabama 56, Ole Miss 42

at.Texas A&M (10/9)
Texas A&M will be Alabama’s biggest test in the SEC West in 2021. LSU could return to form, Auburn could get some mojo with Bryan Harsin as their new head coach, but Jimbo Fisher’s Aggies seem like the best bet after their win in the Orange Bowl on January 2. Anyway, Haynes King should replace Kellen Mond at QB for A&M but it can’t just be King stepping up for Fisher’s team if they want to beat the reigning national champions. Projected Score: Alabama 45, Texas A&M 35

at.Mississippi State (10/16)
Mississippi State showed signs of improvement under Mike Leach at the beginning and the end of their 2020 campaign. But not enough improvement to tell me their going to beat the Crimson Tide. Projected Score: Alabama 38, Mississippi State 13

Tennessee (10/23)
Alabama gets two rivalries in a span of three weeks, beginning with Tennessee. Former Alabama assistant Jeremy Pruitt was replaced by former Central Florida head coach Josh Heupel. If Heupel can get his offense going, Alabama may be on upset alert. Projected Score: Alabama 35, Tennessee 17

LSU (11/6)
LSU beat Alabama in 2019 en route to their national championship in January of 2020, but fell off and had a mediocre season in 2020. Ed Orgeron’s bunch should be excited to play this one, and another potential upset comes to Tuscaloosa. Projected Score: Alabama 45, LSU 20

New Mexico State (11/13)
Alabama should roll here. Projected Score: Alabama 49, New Mexico State 7

Arkansas (11/20)
Sam Pittman’s team showed a lot of improvement in 2020. But similar to Mississippi State, not enough for me to see them beating Alabama in Tuscaloosa. So, the Tide roll on here. Projected Score: Alabama 42, Arkansas 27

at.Auburn (11/27)
Bryan Harsin and Gus Malzahn are two completely different coaches. Malzahn, despite being fired in January by Auburn, knew how to beat Alabama. And he did on multiple occasions. But, until we see if Harsin can beat the Tide, we’ll have to see if he can actually do it. Projected Score: Alabama 27, Auburn 14

Projected Score: 12-0 (8-0) SEC

Incoming 2021 Recruits (per 247sports)
2.Evan Neal, OT, Bradenton,FL IMG Academy
5.Tommy Brockermeyer, OT, Fort Worth,TX All Saints Episcopal
8.Dallas Turner, DE, Fort Lauderdale,FL Saint Thomas Aquinas
17.Ga’Quincy McKinstry, CB, Pinson,AL Pinson Valley
23.Damon Payne, DT, Belleville,MI Belleville
26.Jacorey Brooks, WR, Bradenton,FL IMG Academy
33.Camar Wheaton, RB, Garland,TX Lakeview Centennial
44.Agiye Hall, WR, Valrico,FL Bloomingdale
46.JoJo Earle, WR, Aledo,TX Aledo
50.Terrion Arnold, S, Tallahassee,FL John Paul II Catholic
51.Deontae Lawson, ILB, Mobile,AL Mobile Christian School
57.Terrence Ferguson, OG, Fort Valley,GA Peach County
58.Keanu Koht, DE, Vero Beach,FL Vero Beach
74.Christian Leary, WR, Orlando,FL Edgewater
81.Jalen Milroe, QB-DUAL, Katy,TX Tompkins
91.Monkell Goodwine, DE, Upper Marlboro, MD Rock Creek Christian Academy  135.Kadarius Calloway, ATH, Philadelphia,MS Philadelphia
166.Kendrick Blackshire, ILB, Duncanville,TX Duncanville
175.Kaine Williams, S, Marrero, LA John Ehret
189.James Brockermeyer, OC, Fort Worth,TX All Saints Episcopal
236.Ian Jackson, OLB, Prattville,AL Prattville

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cbhsports 2021 men’s NCAA College Basketball Tournament National Championship Preview

National Championship

1.Baylor vs. 1.Gonzaga
Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)
April 5, 9:20 PM ET, CBS

Happy Easter everyone! Baylor and Gonzaga will square off for the 2021 NCAA College Basketball National Championship Game on Monday. Gonzaga and Baylor are clearly the best two teams in the country and for most of the season were on a collision course to meet on the last Monday of the season. Baylor’s rough patch at the end of the season after their COVID pause and Gonzaga’s competitive game versus UCLA shows that clearly these two teams are human and could go on cold spells offensively and defensively. Jalen Suggs’ (14.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 4.6 APG) game-winner sent the Bulldogs to just its second title game ever. Also for the Zags, is sharpshooting forward Corey Kispert (18.8 PPG, 5.0 RPG) and talented big man Drew Timme (19.2 PPG, 7.1 RPG) make up most of their scoring. Guards Joel Ayayi and Andrew Nembhard, who transferred from Florida, are key players for the Bulldogs that if they get going, can help the Zags finish the Bears on Monday night. Baylor’s perimeter is led by All-Americans Jared Butler (16.6 PPG, 4.7 APG), Davion Mitchell (14.0 PPG, 5.5 APG), and sharpshooting MaCio Teague (15.8 PPG, 4.0 RPG) are phenomenal on the perimeter. As you can see the perimeter is honestly a toss-up with the talent on the perimeter for both teams. But, Gonzaga clearly has the advantage inside as Drew Timme has been one of, if not the best tournament of any player, taking on talented defensive big man Mark Vital for the Bears. Projected Score: Baylor 80, Gonzaga 77

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cbhsports 2021 men’s NCAA College Basketball Tournament Final Four Preview

Final Four

2.Houston vs. 1.Baylor
Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)
April 3, 5:14 PM ET, CBS

Houston and Baylor are both talented defensive teams that can really shoot it. All American Jared Butler, hot shooting MaCio Teague, and Davion Mitchell (who may be the most talented guard of them all) make up Baylor’s talented perimeter. Kelvin Sampson, Houston’s head coach has now brought two teams to the Final Four, Oklahoma and Houston. Matching up with them will be led by former Kansas transfer Quentin Grimes. The tough hard nosed group can beat Baylor if they get going shooting the ball. Projected Score: Baylor 77, Houston 72

11.UCLA vs. 1.Gonzaga
Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)
April 3, 8:34 PM ET, CBS

UCLA used Kentucky transfer Johnny Juzang (15.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG) to become the second team ever to go from the First Four to the Final Four (the other than VCU). Gonzaga has been the best team all season, winning every game by double digits during the tournament. Led by lead guard Jalen Suggs, fellow guard Joel Ayayi, sharp shooting Corey Kispert, and big man Drew Timme, Gonzaga should easily win this game. But the upstart Bruins will not fail to show why the Pac-12 had three teams in the Elite 8. Projected Score: 1.Gonzag 87, 11.UCLA 74

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Roy Williams announces his retirement

Happy Easter weekend everyone! A busy day of college basketball was headlined by major coaching changes and national player of the year award announcements continuing.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Athletic Department announced Roy Williams’ retirement on Thursday. The hall of fame coach with 900+ wins retires after taking two programs (Kansas and North Carolina) to Final Fours as well as three national championships in Chapel Hill (2005, 2009, 2017). Williams spent time at Kansas (1989-2003) and North Carolina (2003-2021) going an overall 903-264 which is a .774 winning percentage.

The Texas Longhorns announced alum and Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard as their new head coach on Thursday. Because he was headed for another Big 12 school, Beard’s buyout dropped to just $4 million dollars. Despite the fact that Texas Tech was prepared to give him a life-long contract, “he was ready for a new challenge” according to an ESPN article.

Iowa big man Luka Garza was named the AP men’s college basketball player of the year, a year after finishing second to Dayton’s Obi Toppin. Garza averaged over 24 points per game and almost 9 rebounds per game. Illinois point guard Ayo Dosunmo, likely number one pick and Oklahoma State point guard Cade Cunningham, and Jared Butler finished behind Garza in voting. Juward Howard was named AP men’s college basketball coach of the year on Thursday, receiving 35 of 63 votes from the voters. Gonzaga’s Mark Few was second with 16 votes, and Baylor’s Scott Drew and Alabama’s Nate Oats each received five.

Yet another big announcement was made for the future of college basketball. The 2022 Maui Invitational field was announced on Thursday. Arkansas is the lone team to make it to the second weekend of the 2021 NCAA Tournament field that will be playing in Maui in 2022. The rest of the field includes Arizona, Cincinnati, Creighton, and Louisville, Ohio State, San Diego State, and Texas Tech.

Oklahoma State Freshman Guard Cade Cunningham announced his intentions to enter the NBA Draft on Thursday, as many others have today and in the past. Here is every other player that has announced his intentions to enter the 2021 NBA Draft.

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cbhsports 2021 men’s NCAA College Basketball Tournament Elite 8 Preview

West Region
1.Gonzaga over 6.USC
USC’s Evan Mobley and Isaiah Mobley are two big men that can counter Gonzaga’s Drew Timme. I can also see USC’s athletic wings being able to handle Jalen Suggs, Andrew Nembhard, and Corey Kispert for awhile. But at the end of the day, Gonzaga is the best team in the country and will find a way to win. Projected Score: Gonzaga 85, USC 76

East Region
1.Michigan over 11.UCLA
UCLA has become yet another team to go from the First Four to the Elite 8, one step away from the first weekend of April and the Final Four. Michigan has surprised a few people, being without leading scorer Isaiah Livers since the middle of March. The fans and media have to remember, this team won the regular season championship in the toughest conference during the regular season. Projected Score: Michigan 80, UCLA 74

South Region
1.Baylor over 3.Arkansas
Arkansas has gone down by 14, 10, and 12 in their three respective games. The Razorbacks cannot play the same way they on Saturday night in their win over Oral Roberts. Moses Moody, the 2021 SEC Player of the Year, has not had his best game of the tournament yet. If he gets going for the hogs, they have a chance to win this game. Baylor had to come back in their Sweet 16 game as well. One of the best three point shooting teams in the country did not shoot as well they could. Baylor star Jared Butler made just a single three, but, I can see Butler and the Bears shooting a lot better on Monday. Projected Score: Baylor 82, Arkansas 74

Midwest Region
2.Houston over 12.Oregon State
Oregon State won the Pac-12 tournament and three games in the tournament they were not favored in just to make it here. Former Kansas transfer Quentin Grimes has been excellent for Houston, leading the Cougars to their first Elite 8 appearance since the “Phi Slama Jama” era with wing Clyde Drexler and big man Akeem Olajuwon. I see Oregon State’s run coming to an end on Monday night. Projected Score: Houston 72, Oregon State 66