|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on NCAAF College football comes down to a final weekend of championship action after a Thanksgiving weekend of NCAAF betting that almost changed the landscape. College football fans saw #3 Texas barely get by a feisty and young Texas A&M Team 49-39 as they came nowhere near covering the NCAAF betting line as 22.5-point road chalks. #2 Alabama had an even bigger college football scare the following day as they needed a late drive to rally past Auburn 26-21 in the Iron Bowl as 12.5-point NCAAF betting road favorites.
Top ranked Florida was the only team from the Big Three that had no problems as they crushed Florida State 37-10 as 21-point favorites in Tim Tebow’s final home game. The poor showing by Florida State has re-fueled the college football betting speculation that head coach Bobby Bowden may be out. The college football “firing squad” is always busy this time of year and there have already been head coaching casualties as Louisville canned Steve Kragthorpe, Virginia bounced Al Groh, and Marshall whacked Mark Snyder. More firings are likely to come this week starting with Notre Dame, where it’s basically considered a done deal that Charlie Weis will be clipped after a 6-6 season. Weiss ducked reporters after Saturday’s 38-45 loss at Stanford.
Earlier this month UNLV did what was long expected in college football as they fired Mike Sanford. Memphis did likewise with Tommy West. Another relatively successful college football coach that is sweating it out is Mark Mangino of Kansas, who has had to face allegations of player abuse. Mangino was the first coach at KU to earn back-to-back bowl berths and is just 2 years removed from a story book college football season in which the Jayhawks won the Orange Bowl.
Cincinnati, TCU and Boise State remain in the outside of the college football BCS title hunt as they all won last week. Cincinnati has a dangerous college football matchup at Pitt this week for the Big East crown. They beat Illinois 49-36 last Friday. TCU finished the first 12-0 season in school history with a 51-10 win over New Mexico while Boise beat Nevada 44-33 on their famed Blue Carpet.