30 Results for month: 08/2018

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 8/31/18

Quick blog tonight as I'm running through my final looks at the weekend colleges. Nice start to the new season here. UCF was free money on Thursday and Tulane +7 got home when the Green Wave lost in OT but only by xix in a thriller with Wake Forest. I've got five more colleges on tap for the weekend as of now. Get all my plays by subscribing to one of ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 8/30/18

Tonight's the night. There were a pair of  college games to kick off the new season over the weekend, but for all intents and purposes, this is where the action really begins. Loads of intriguing matchups right out of the gate! As of now, I have two games tonight, one on Friday, and two more on Saturday. I expect to add one or two more pieces before I ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 8/29/18

I covered perceived coaching upgrades in yesterday's blog. Today, it's the dreaded annual rundown of college football coaches on the hot seat. This has been a pretty solid list for several years and the teams represented on this list could prove to be potent fade material is things start to get away early. The list is in no particular order, but I tried to ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 8/28/18

As we head into the first full week of college football, it's a good time to focus on head coaches. I'll post my coaches on the hot seat within the next day or two. Today, I'll take a look at coaching upgrades, where I see a change producing dividends very quickly. I won't be backing all these coaches right at the outset. But in each case, I'm looking for ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 8/27/18

The first full week of college football is upon us. Meanwhile, the NFL finally closes out the preseason with every team wrapping things up with games on Thursday night. I'm saving the commentary on the two Week Zero college results for the radio show today. The Las Vegas Sportsline airs 2-3 Pacific time on ESPN Las Vegas and the show can be listened to ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 8/26/18

The college football season is officially underway. The first big upset of the new campaign spree didn't take long to happen, as Hawaii didn't need any of the 17.5 or so points they were getting as they nocked off Colorado State. The favorite cruised in the nightcap as Wyoming dominated New Mexico State. A couple of takeaways from the openers. First and ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 8/25/18

Weekend blog mode. Pickup of one unit on Friday thanks to the Cardinals winning yet again on the diamond. Saturday will be a busy action day for me. Two NFL games, plays on each of the Week Zero college games and a couple of sides on the diamond. A reminder that the only way to get all my plays is directly through me. Check out the available packages on ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 8/24/19

That was ugly. I'm referring to the exhibition of exhibition football NFL fans were teated to on Thursday evening as the Browns played host to the Eagles. This was the typical Week Three dress rehearsal for the regular season where the starters play one full half. Unimpressive would be an understatement as far as this pair is concerned. In case you ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 8/23/18

Urban Meyer will be sitting out the first three games of the upcoming Ohio State football season. I'll leave the opinions as to whether it was too weak, too strong or just right to Twitter, Facebook and the various factions of the media to debate that aspect of the topic. I'll stick to the football end only here. The first two games on the Buckeyes ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 8/22/18

They're this year's afterthought playoff team. But it might be time to start zeroing in on the Cleveland Indians as a team with a real shot to win it all come October. Don't get me wrong, I'm not making the Tribe the favorites. But this is a pretty good looking team right now and they've certainly built a bit of a case for themselves with two straight wins ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 8/21/18

Quick tip for those who might want a little good handicapping advice for the brand new college football season. Bookmark, bookmark, bookmark. There's so much good information available on a regular basis for virtually every FBS school. Local newspapers, school newspapers, Twitter, etc. I remember the days when garnering good info was a truly arduous ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 8/20/18

The college football season kicks off this Saturday with a pair of games. This is basically Week Zero of the campaign. Just two games, and if this happened to be a full schedule, not much attention would be focused on this pair. Wyoming-New Mexico State and Hawaii-Colorado State are not exactly marquee material, although the latter is a conference hookup. ... More