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College Football Teams That Will Disappoint in 2013

At payperhead.com/sportsbook-software and other betting links, you will be able to find a lot of action on the college football season, especially now that a number of sportsbooks have released their odds on September games. The price per head calculus for various games figures into the larger season-long equation for the nation’s Football Bowl Subdivision teams. It’s worth exploring which teams will rise and fall in the coming autumn. In this examination, let’s focus on the teams that will probably disappoint.

Cincinnati is a team that is set up for a fall. One has to realize that the Bearcats are being led by a coach who does not seem ready to give his best effort to the task he faces. Tommy Tuberville is a man who has endured problems in his personal life and in business matters not related to football. He then slapped an assistant coach in the head this past season, showing the stress and strain of being an FBS head coach. Tuberville then abruptly bolted from Texas Tech to take the head coaching job at Cincinnati when former Bearcat coach Butch Jones went to the University of Tennessee. Tuberville was recruiting players at Texas Tech and was in fact in the middle of a dinner with recruits when he stepped out of the room and went about the process of agreeing to become head coach at Cincinnati. This is bizarre behavior which is reflective of a person who does not seem comfortable or self-assured. Cincinnati is probably going to fail to put the pieces together in Tuberville’s first season on the job.

Texas is another program that’s probably going to fall short in 2013, at least in comparison with where it expects to be at the end of the regular season. Texas expects to compete for championships. In the Big 12, the Longhorns really shouldn’t be any worse than second place, but they’re probably going to finish outside the top two in the league this season. Quarterback David Ash is just too inconsistent to inspire a lot of confidence. Oklahoma still has the Longhorns’ number in the Big 12, and Texas has to show that it can take down the Sooners before it can be viewed as a transformed team. The Horns struggled on both sides of the ball in 2012. They are not going to be better just because of the helmets they don and the jerseys they wear.

Nebraska is just not turning the corner under head coach Bo Pelini. The Huskers have been lagging in terms of recruiting and on-field performance. Their defense was noticeably leaky in a Capital One Bowl loss to Georgia. Nebraska built its dominance in the 1990s on its defense, but that defense just isn’t particularly robust right now. The Huskers are not going to take a great leap forward under Pelini.

Notre Dame had reason to be optimistic about its 2013 season until quarterback Everett Golson was suspended. Golson was an emerging playmaker with the speed needed to make plays with his legs when the pocket broke down. The Fighting Irish are not likely to have the diversity and balance they’ll need on offense in order to make it back to a BCS bowl.


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