Pacers star combo guard Victor Oladipo injured his right knee injury on Wednesday.Oladipo,who has come to save the Pacers,has the talent of an all-star caliber guard but should be done for the season.
Nick Starkel,the former starting QB of the Texas A&M Aggies will likely be leaving the program as a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility left.Starkel played sparingly behind Kellen Mond in four games this season.
Happy MLK Jr. day everyone!!!Check out my thoughts on this at https://cbhthoughts.home.blog/2019/01/22/lets-celebrate-martin-luther-king-jr/.
The Rams got to the Super Bowl on two questionable pass interference calls.The Rams only had a lead once and that was the end of the game.If the Chiefs got the ball to start overtime maybe they would’ve beaten the Patriots.Both games went into OT.The prediction for the Rams-Patriots will be posted by at least Saturday.
Just like in my Pac-12 post,we are using the pod system for the SEC.A team would play every team from their pod and would play every other team from one pod in 2019-2020 and would play the other two by 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.In the other pods that a pod wasn’t playing,they would play the teams from the other pods who finished in the same standing that they did in their pod.
West Pod (Pod A)
1.Texas A&M (5-3) C:at.Kentucky D:Georgia
2.LSU (5-3) C:South Carolina D:at.Florida
3.Missouri (4-4) C:at.Vanderbilt D:Central Florida
4.Arkansas (0-8) C:Tennessee D:at.South Florida
Central Pod (Pod B)
1.Alabama (8-0) C:Kentucky D:at.Georgia
2.Mississippi State (4-4) C:at.South Carolina D:Florida
3.Auburn (3-5) C:Vanderbilt D:at.Central Florida
4.Ole Miss (1-7) C:at.Tennessee D:South Florida
North Pod (Pod C)
1.Kentucky (5-3) A:Texas A&M B:at.Alabama
2.South Carolina (4-4) A:at.LSU B:Mississippi State
3.Vanderbilt (3-5) A:Missouri B:at.Auburn
4.Tennessee (2-6) A:at.Arkansas B:Ole Miss
Sunshine Pod (Pod D)
1.Georgia (7-1) A:at.Texas A&M B:Alabama
2.Florida (5-3) A:LSU B:at.Mississippi State
3.Central Florida *(8-0)* A:at.Missouri B:Auburn
4.South Florida *(3-5)* A:Arkansas B:at.Ole Miss
As we watch the NFC Championship,I would like to pick the AFC Championship.A lot like the Saints-Rams game,it is veteran quarterback versus young quarterback (Brees versus Goff) and in the AFC Championship,Brady versus Patrick Mahomes.While it is hard to beat the Patriots,I see playing in Arrowhead helping the Chiefs win in overtime 59-55.Andy Reid versus Bill Belicheck will be a fun one and I think the speed of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce at the receiver and tight end positions and Patrick Mahomes at quarterback will be too much for the Patriots.
The Saints and the Rams will meet for the first time since the Saints win over LA in the shootout they had late in the season.C.J. Anderson and the Rams ran over the Cowboys and Drew Brees and the Saints caught some lucky breaks against the Eagles and made their way into the NFC Championship.Both came into the playoffs at 13-3.I predict the game will be a shootout,once again,with Drew Brees leading a game winning drive,38-35.Brees should outmatch the young Jared Goff and throw for five touchdowns.Jared Goff,I’m predicting,will throw for three touchdowns and a pick.
Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan was fired by the Dallas Cowboys.Linehan coach two running backs with rushing titles in his stint in Arlington:DeMarco Murray (2014) and Ezekiel Elliott (2016,2018).The Cowboy’s parted with their offensive coordinator on Friday.
Daniel Gafford and the Arkansas Razorbacks have fallen to one and four in SEC play.Arkansas opened up versus Texas A&M,their lone win versus an SEC team this season and since have lost four consecutive to Florida,LSU,Tennessee,and Ole Miss.
Ben Hicks,the graduate transfer from SMU,will reunite with his former head coach in Chad Morris,and transfer to Arkansas.Hicks will be the projected starter and when Ty STorey officially transfers to another school,I don’t see much competition except for Sophomore (RS) QB Daulton Hyatt (and I don’t know if Morris wants to see anyone else on the field except for Hicks).La’Michael Pettway,Arkansas’ leading receiver in 2018-19,will be transferring for “family reasons according to espn.com.
Duke survived a scare from Virginia,72-70,giving the Cavaliers their first loss of the year.Wisconsin upset number 2.Michigan 64-54.
12.North Carolina got rid of Miami 85-76,18.Ole Miss dealt with Arkansas,Purdue beat ranked Indiana by fifteen,NC State and Tennessee survived scares from Notre Dame and Alabama respectfully,West Virginia upset Kansas,and Texas upset Oklahoma.
Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Georgia Tech Win 1-0 (1-0) ACC
2 Texas A&M Win 2-0 (1-0) ACC
3 at.Syracuse Win 3-0 (2-0) ACC
4 Charlotte Win 4-0 (2-0) ACC
5 at.UNC Win 5-0 (3-0) ACC
6 Bye None 5-0 (3-0) ACC
7 Florida State Win 6-0 (4-0) ACC
8 at.Louisville Win 7-0 (5-0) ACC
9 Boston College Win 8-0 (6-0) ACC
10 Wofford Win 9-0 (6-0) ACC
11 at.NC State Win 10-0 (7-0) ACC
12 Wake Forest Win 11-0 (8-0) ACC
13 Bye None 11-0 (8-0) ACC
14 South Carolina Win 12-0 (8-0) ACC