The 2019 season kicks off as Miami takes on Florida. To celebrate, we laid out some bold predictions for what should be a fun year.
Tennessee plays spoiler in the SEC east.
I’m not saying they will win the east division. Jeremy Pruitt is in his second season of coaching the Vols. I must say that Tennessee got the right man for the job. One thing he is coming into the season with is new OC Jim Chaney and he’ll be working with QB Jarrett Guarantano.
The Volunteers have an easy opening stretch of games to start the season. Georgia State, BYU, and Chattanooga all come to Neyland. It maybe too much to ask for a win in Gainesville or in Tuscaloosa. The Vols look to be underdogs in the majority of their games. If you are looking for a surprise in the SEC, look at what is happening in Knoxville.
Harbaugh ends his 0-4 streak against Ohio State.
Ohio State is the betting favorite to win the Big 10, but Michigan has the more Veteran team, therefore should take down the Buckeyes.
The Wolverines are 0-4 against the Buckeyes since Jim Harbaugh has become head coach. I believe Harbaugh will end that streak this year.
Utah makes the Rose Bowl.
Yes, the UTES. Becomes relevant in the Pac 12. Get to know them quickly. A school outside UCLA, and Stanford will stick out this year in the Pac 12. The Utes had the country’s fifth-best run defense, racked up 37 sacks in 2018, and should build upon that performance this season. Their schedule should help matters as well.
Trevor Lawrence and Clemson will go undefeated and win back-to-back national titles.
Ever since Dabo took over at Clemson, the Tigers have been one of the best teams in college football. Ever since 2011, the Tigers have gone on to win 10+ games in each of those seasons, including two national titles (2016,2018). I will go ahead and say they will win #3 in January, adding more to their prestigious dynasty.
Nebraska becomes relevant once again.
I did say these were bold predictions., this could be the boldest. The Cornhuskers have had some forgettable seasons for quite some time now, I believe they are due for a breakout season this year behind the arm of Adrian Martinez.
After starting last year 0-6, and switching to a spread offense, the Cornhuskers would finish their season 4-2. During their 0-6 start, the Cornhuskers would average a total of 23.3 points per game, finishing the season at 36.6 points per game.