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Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters. It will probably be the first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame. Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares laying the heavy lumber onto a public street favorite. After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks. I love the Irish but youre leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys from South Bend? Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, a triumph and IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move ahead to football, will our recordings on this one and where the games rely. Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville used to play against big-name opponents? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were an club. However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza. Scott Satterfield worked miracles in Appalachian State and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. However , this is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity. Ive read in which the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish. Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 album where they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor. While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group which made it to the CFP last year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game. My issue is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new? Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the brand new wisdom! Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the glowing side of sport betting, or youre just being the exact identical wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are making school football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville fully pumped and was, however 1-11 ATS final year. Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement, this being a match. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by the Irish and never have a lot of fight. Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even if you dont/cant amuse like Bama or even Clemson, it will take some time. Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be greater than last year but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks. I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the people is right, and also in this instance they are. Until next week when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville. Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110) Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110) Read more here: http://tsllibya.com/?p=18481