There are some college football programs that have an ability to stick around and be competitive each and every year, but the fact of the matter is that most go through periods of ups and downs. Those that are on the downturn always have a chance to bounce back with a new coach, a strong recruiting class, or a combination of both. Let’s take a look at a few teams that might be ready to rise up and compete in the 2015 College Football betting season.
Reviewing Which are the NCAA Football Odds Teams Expected to Improve in 2015
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One of the biggest sleeping giants in recent years has been Michigan. After a solid 11-2 season under Brady Hoke, the Wolverines began to see diminishing returns in the next 3 seasons, with the 5-7 year in 2014 being the worst of them all. Michigan knew it was time for a change, and they spent a lot of money to get their man, prying head coach Jim Harbaugh away from the NFL 49ers. Harbaugh is an impact guy that can make an immediate difference. Don’t expect Michigan to land in the playoffs next season, but do expect to see a much improved football program.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Another team that we can expect to make a jump this coming season are the Oklahoma State Cowboys. While they haven’t fallen as hard as Michigan, they did experience a couple of down years, mostly due to the fact that they lost a lot of talented guys in 2013 and 2014. OL coach Joe Wickline taking the Texas job certainly didn’t help their cause, and they ended up finishing last season with a 7-6 record. They have a ton of starters returning to the fold, and have a very solid recruiting class coming through. Don’t be surprised to see the Cowboys rack up a double digit win season.
The Miami Hurricanes had a pretty awful 6-7 last year, but their problems began even before a ball was kicked or thrown. The Hurricanes had no less than 14 decommitments, the most of any college program, before the season began, and they struggled to compete in a pretty talented ACC Conference. Things appear to be looking up, though, and some of the better teams in the conference may well be sliding back into the pack. Again, not a team that will be expecting to challenge for a national title, but one that should see a marked improvement.