29 Results for month: 11/2016

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 11/30/16

As expected, Mark Helfrich is out as the Oregon head football coach. That means it's time to start sifting through the emerging candidates for what is at the very least a good job, and perhaps a great one. I've seen several names mentioned, so I'll run through a handful and offer my two cents. Dana Holgorsen: I can see this being a very good mutual fit. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 11/29/16

Blame it on the media. It doesn't seem to matter what the issue is, it's easy and convenient to simply assign fault to the media and let it go at that. This doesn't apply to just news, it happens on a regular basis in sports as well. Apparently there's someone currently unidentified in the upper management of the Los Angeles Rams who isn't happy with ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 11/28/16

The college football playoff picture is clearing up. Sort of. As of now, the consensus is that the four qualifiers are Alabama, Clemson, Washington and Ohio State. Alabama is in, regardless of what happens against Florida this weekend. Clemson is a lock if they take care of business against Virginia Tech. Washington is a cinch as long as they get past ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 11/27/16

It's now official. Charlie Strong is out at Texas, Tom Herman is in with the Longhorns, and LSU has decided Ed Orgeron is their man after supposedly having a handshake agreement with Herman. If you're thinking the Texas and LSU jobs being filled signals a fast finish to the high end coaching carousel, forget about it. I'm expecting two very big jobs to ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 11/26/16

Tulsa was my big game in football on Saturday. As I'm writing this, the Golden Hurricane are getting drilled by a Cincinnati team that looked for all the world like a dead in the water entry. But three takeaways by the Bearcats, an 18-play Tulsa drive that got no points, and well, you get the idea. 24-7 wrong way as of right now, and even if the home team ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 11/25/16

Here's hoping everyone enjoyed a fine Thanksgiving. Today is Black Friday, which means frenzied activity at department stores for reasons I've never quite been able to figure out. Anyway, as I suspect is the case for many of you reading this piece, I've eaten too much, and my eyes are shot from watching three football games and I'm honestly not sure how ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thanksgiving Day, 11/24/16

Here's the weekly rundown of where the sharp money is showing in college football. Info is garnered from a variety of sources in Nevada as well as from various stateside underground shops as well as offshore stores. 113 LSU has gotten most of the sharp money for the holiday matchup with Texas A&M. 124 Missouri is attaracting some wise guy play as ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 11/23/16

It's official. Our new NHL franchise is the Golden Knights, and the logo looks terrific. Like most hockey fans here in the desert, I'm really looking forward to next season and this team's debut. I do have one complaint, however. It's fine if tourists refer to us as "Vegas", but those of who live here much prefer "Las Vegas". It's similar to the beefs we ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 11/22/16

The Oakland Raiders are now 8-2, and that's impressive. The most recent win was notable as the Raiders managed to get past Houston on Monday night in a game that took place in Mexico City. Oakland rates credit for doing what they had to do to earn this win. But let's call it straight, the Silver and Black got some help this time. First off, the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 11/21/16

Turn out the lights on one team, and at the very least dim them on the other. The Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers are burnt toast and toast at this point. I didn't see this coming with the Packers, but pretty much did with the Bengals. It's not like Marvin Lewis was to blame for all the on field mental blunders that cost them so dearly in the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 11/20/16

Adios, Charlie Strong. I don't think there was much chance Strong was going to get one more year on the Texas sidelines. But the final nail was driven home on Saturday in a truly awful loss by the Longhorns to lowly Kansas. There's simply no other way to put it other than to say Strong did not have his football team prepared to play. Sure, the players ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 11/19/16

The usual quick late Friday blog, with the recap of the completed day and the free college football play for Saturday. My Friday worked out pretty well. Memphis was a snap in college football, the college hoop sides went 2-1-1 and I split a pair of halftime wagers. Just a bit short of two units in the bank for the day. For details on my November Special, ... More