Teams all over the country prepare to open their summer camp in anticipation of opening day over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. In order to ensure a profitable return on all of your wagering activity during the season, now is the perfect time to finalize your betting strategy heading into Sept.1.
An important part of this strategy is to make sure you are up to speed with any
new developments involving the top contenders in the country. Sometimes it is
the simplest things that could end-up having a major impact on a particular
team’s odds to win their conference as well as a possible BCS national title.
To help you
along, the following is a look at this week’s most interesting news and notes
from the world of college football.
Penn State quarterback interested in
Part of the
heavy sanctions that the NCAA handed down last week against Penn State for its
improper handling of the JerrySandusky child sex abuse scandal included
allowing any current player to transfer to another program without having
to sit out a season. While many current Penn State players have
professed their solidarity, stating they are committed to sticking with
the beleaguered program, junior quarterback Rob Bolden may have other plans for
the rest of his college football career.
Reports indicate that this past weekend he made a visit to LSU’s campus and, while
nothing has been confirmed, an unnamed Penn State spokesman told the
Patriot-News of Harrisburg that Bolden was no longer with the team. It had also
been reported that Lions’ head coach Bill O’Brian had already released him from
his scholarship commitment before last week’s sanctions had even been revealed.
Bolden had actually sought to transfer after the 2010 season, but then coach
Joe Paterno refused to grant him a release.
for 2,045 yards with seven touchdowns and 14 interceptions in his first two years
with the Lions, but gained most of his notoriety as the first true freshman to
open a season as starting quarterback in the past 100 years at Penn State.
Iowa running back suspended after his
second run-in with the law
back De’Andre Johnson has officially been suspended from the Hawkeyes’ football
team until further notice after his involvement in two incidents that required
police intervention in a span of three days. First, the sophomore was cited for
a disorderly house in the wake of noise complaints from a party and then, two
days later, he was cited for driving a motorcycle 60 mph in a 25 mph-zone.
carried the ball 18 times last season for 79 yards as a freshman, but was
expected to play a much bigger role in Iowa’s rushing attack this season.
Hawkeyes’ head coach Kirk Ferentz did not give any indication of how long
Johnson would be suspended from the team.
Former Auburn ‘Offensive MVP’ done at
Dyer’s future looked extremely bright when the running back won Offensive MVP
honors in Auburn’s victory over Oregon in the 2011 BCS Championship Game, but a
downward spiral since that point now has him out of college football
to transfer to Arkansas State this past January after Auburn head coach Gene
Chizik suspended him indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules before
last season’s Chick-fil-A Bowl. This past week he was dismissed from the Red
Wolves squad by coach Gus Malzahn for once again violating team rules.
Dyer became the Tigers first back to rush for
over 1000 yards in his first two seasons and broke Bo Jackson’s freshman record
of 892 rushing yards with 1,093 yards in his first year with the team. Last
season, he tallied 1,242 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns for Auburn.