Las Vegas oddsmakers were busy over the weekend. Urban Meyer's announcement that he was stepping down as Florida coach started a roller-coaster ride for the Sugar Bowl betting line, and when Meyer's resignation became a leave of absence, the line was sent in another direction.
Monday's announcement that Texas Tech's Mike Leach had been suspended indefinitely forced some sportsbooks to take the Alamo Bowl off the board. When the line was re-posted, bettors were eager to wager on Michigan State, the Red Raiders' opponent in Saturday's game.
Earlier this month, Brian Kelly left Cincinnati in the rear-view mirror on his way to South Bend, leaving behind an angry group of Bearcats.
Does it really matter to the bettor when there is turmoil at the top, or is this much ado about nothing? It's the topic of my column this week for Covers.