[Updated] They have come out with projected win totals in Las Vegas and I have come up with a new game for the bettors.
Actually, I am sure this IS a bet you can make out there, but stay with me on this.
Which team will win more games this season — a coach who used to be at a school or the coach who is there now?
Like I said, stay with me.
First example, who wins more games in 2018 — Kevin Sumlin or Jimbo Fisher?
Now you’re with me.
The Vegas line on Arizona is 7.4 wins. Texas A&M is projected to win seven.
Gentlemen, place your bets.
I’d take Fisher by the way.
Here are some more to think about:
Tom Herman (Texas) or Charlie Strong (formerly Texas): They are both projected to win 8.5 games. Always take the coach in the weaker conference.
Chip Kelly (formerly Oregon) or Mario Cristobal (Oregon): Oregon is supposed to win 8.5 games to UCLA’s five. Five? I like that bet.
Will Muschamp (formerly Florida) or Dan Mullen (Florida): Believe it or not, Florida is projected to win a half game more than South Carolina. It could come down to their meeting in The Swamp.
Mark Ruhle (formerly Temple) or Geoff Collins (Temple): Baylor won a single game last year, but was competitive and is projected to win six games to Temple’s 6.5. Stay away from this one.
Mike Leach (former Texas Tech) or Kliff Kingsbury (Texas Tech): Washington State is 6.5 and Tech is six. Kingsbury is on the hot seat and Leach keeps putting himself on hot seats.
Chad Morris (formerly SMU) or Sonny Dykes (SMU): Both are projected to win six games. I’m not sure Arkansas can get to .500.
Scott Frost (formerly UCF) or Josh Heupel (UCF): The defending pretend national champs are expected to win nine games to Nebraska’s six. Looks like a blowout.
Mark Richt (formerly Georgia) or Kirby Smart (Georgia): Miami is projected to win 10 and Georgia 10.5. Oh, to have them meet in a bowl game.