Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.
NCAA Point Spread Picks. Former Ohio State Interim coach Luke Fickell replaces Tommy Tuberville on the sidelines at the second best program in football rich Ohio.
The Bearcats were 4-8 last season, winning just one game in American Athletic Conference play. Cincinnati lost seven of eight down the stretch and administrators knew they needed a change.
By no means in Fickell Urban Meyer but he learned a lot from the legend. The former Buckeye and Columbus, Ohio native understands the recruiting process in the “BUCKEYE STATE.” Fickell immediately brought in a coaching staff that also has an eye for talent.
The Bearcats open the 2017 season with three of their first four games on the road, including a September, 9th trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan to face the Wolverines.
However, they avoid Memphis in the AAC East division.
The coaching staff has their eyes on a few Freshman who is capable of making an immediate impact.
The Cincinnati Bearcats is an offense led by the First-year coordinator Mike Denbrock.
The 2016 Bearcats were 99th in the nation in total offense with just 374.2 yards per contest.
Expectations went much higher after the unit was nearly unstoppable the year before. The 19.3 points of produced were near the bottom of the FBS.
Quarterback Hayden Moore returns with a year of experience under his belt. However, he must cut down on his turnovers, eighteen interceptions with twenty touchdowns.
Sophomore Ross Trail has shown promise throwing the football in spring practice. Wideout Devin Gray led the team with 860 receiving yards last season.
The best player on offense is Running Back Mike Boone who returns for his senior season. The offensive line is set with two versatile tackles.
The key to success for the Cincinnati offense is to play smash mouth football along the line of scrimmage.
The days of Gunner Kiel throwing sixty times per game are over.
Former Ohio State Buckeye star Marcus Freeman takes over the 2017 Cincinnati defense as the coordinator.
The Dayton, Ohio native has plenty of ties to the area and could lure players from his Alma Mater, Wayne High School.
The Bearcats defense was a middle of the pack in the College Football landscape. The unit allowed 26.9 points and 469 yards per contest.
However, the defense has plenty of talent and experience at all three levels.
Junior Cortez Broughton is one of the most underrated players in the American Athletic Conference.
Senior Linebacker Jaylyin Minor is the best on the team at that position. Seven players who saw action in 2016 return to the secondary.
The key to success for the Bearcats is to tackle better, which Fickell and Freeman will make sure happens.
Bovada.Lv, list the 2017 Cincinnati Bearcats at +650 to win the American Athletic Conference Championship.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2017 Cincinnati Bearcats will go 6-6 and finish third in the AAC East, division. Also, Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Bet Here.