Boiling water, Dr. McDoom, and more on College Football

College Football bettingBad news for FIU Panthers fans who enjoy NCAA football betting at a sportsbook. Senior tight end Jonnu Smith will be out for the rest of the season with severe burns on his head, neck, back, a shoulder, and an arm. According to reports, his girlfriend boiled a pot of water, and not having a bunny at hand, she just proceeded to dump the water on Smith. Which just comes to prove that dating a college football player is lot like boiling a frog; if you try to put the frog in boiling water, it will jump away, but if you put the frog in cool water and then gradually heat it up, you’re good to go.

ESPN writes that Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Eddie McDoom, an NCAA football betting fan favorite, is making a name for himself. Fortunately, the article goes on to establish the fact that he was delivered into this world with a readymade name if there ever was one. McDoom is of Jamaican descent, but he might as well be Russian because in America you make name, but in Russia name make you. And this is a case in which the name makes the person, though we will recognize that the person is living up to the name in spades.
 
Christmas is drawing nearer, so let’s talk about the Grinch. Washington State Cougars defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, that is. Head coach Mike Leach showed a true eye for talent when he hired the previously inexperienced 35 year old. Nah, actually everyone else he went to first – which was everybody – was otherwise busy or unavailable. As it turned out, though, Grinch has proven to be very talented, very lucky, or both. The Cougars ranked 114th nationally among FBS teams in points allowed, 97th in yards allowed, and 124th in turnovers forced. Today, they rank 43rd in points allowed, 37th in yards allowed, and 17th in turnovers forced. 
 
The aforementioned Jonnu Smith is not the only one to find himself in hot water. According to Fox Sports, ten coaches are currently on the hot seat and might stumble their way to the unemployment line soon. They are NC State Wolfpack’s Dave Doeren, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets’ Paul Johnson, Cincinnati Bearcats’ Tommy Tuberville, Florida Atlantic Owls’ Charlie Partridge, Tennessee Vols’ Butch Jones, Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s Brian Kelly, Rice Owls’ David Bailiff, Boston College Eagles’ Steve Addazio, Oregon Ducks’ Mark Helfrich, and Texas Longhorns’ Charlie Strong. 
 
Finally, NCAA football betting fans have to wait longer to find if their teams will cover the spread because college football games are at their longest ever, lasting an average of three hours and 24 minutes this season – in other words, your average game is longer than Schindler’s List. As a matter of fact, the length of games has increased 18 minutes since 2006, when college football implemented rules to shorten the game. It might just be time to reassess those rules, maybe? Apparently, “fast” offenses are slowing the game down – more plays equal more first downs, which in turn equal more clock stoppages.