Updated Predictions For College Football’s Starting QB Battles

first_imgA view of Clemson fans cheering.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 24: A general view of fans of the Clemson Tigers against the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The first Saturday of the 2018 college football season is set to start exactly three months from tomorrow. Saturday, Sept. 1 will be a great, great day.We’re still a long way out from that, unfortunately. Hopefully the next three months go quickly.A lot is going to happen in those three months, at least. Specifically – some major quarterback battles/situations are going to unfold.Here are latest predictions for some of the big ones.Alabama Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Will it be Tua Tagovailoa or Jalen Hurts? We’re going to go with a surprise prediction and say that Hurts will actually be the Week 1 starter.Clemson Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The Tigers are loaded with highly-touted recruits at the QB position and have brought in another five-star QB in 2018.Bryant has locked this job up for the time being, though.Florida (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)The Gators have a new coach in Dan Mullen who specializes in the QB position. Will he make a big change under center? We’ll go with Feleipe Franks holding onto the job in 2018.Georgia (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Jake Fromm took the job from Jacob Eason after the former 5-star recruit went down with an injury. Will another five-star recruit, Justin Fields, so the same? Nope. Fromm is the man in Athens.NebraskaTrue freshman Adrian Martinez is looking really good, but reports out of Lincoln say that it’s probable that Tristan Gebbia will be the Week 1 starter.Ohio Statedwayne haskins plays for ohio state in 2017This could have been the most-intense quarterback battle in the country, but Joe Burrow opted to transfer out. It’s Dwayne Haskins’ job. Tate Martell will play, though.Oklahomakyler murray plays at ohio stateReplacing a Heisman Trophy winner is never easy. Who will earn the nod at Oklahoma in 2018? Kyler Murray, the former Texas A&M QB, was the Sooners’ backup in 2017. He’s in line to be that guy in 2018. The MLB might be calling, though. We’ll say Murray decides to stay put in Norman, Okla. for another season.Texas (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Will Sam Ehlinger, Texas’ starter at the end of the 2017 season, hold onto the job over Shane Buechele? We think so. He’s our pick for the man to lead the Longhorns in 2018.last_img read more

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Camp for (Almost) Free at Breweries, Vineyards, and Farms with Harvest Hosts

first_img Score an RV Rental for $1 Per Day With Secret Repositioning Deals Book a Last-Minute Summer Camping Trip Just About Anywhere With Pitchup Right now, travel is all about the sharing economy. Airbnb popularized the idea of crashing in a stranger’s house. Spin-off sites like FreeHouse and Hipcamp took the concept further, targeting road trippers in search of off-grid and rustic accommodations respectively. Harvest Hosts is reinventing it yet again by inviting travelers to stay at vineyards, breweries, and farms around the country for next to nothing.Harvest Hosts boasts a growing network of more than 600 “campsites” around the United States. All are situated amid one-of-a-kind surroundings like lavender farms, wildlife rehabilitation facilities, craft breweries, and local vineyards. The thrust of the site is not merely about finding cheap accommodations. Instead, the focus is on fostering connections with local people and businesses — about sharing in the fruits of their and, if you care to participate, your labor.Serial entrepreneur Joel Holland recently bought the company. After a short but successful career in the online media licensing world, the young CEO decided to try his hand at something new and entirely different. Holland is an avid road trip fan but found traditional campgrounds to be noisy, cookie-cutter, and overcrowded. In Harvest Hosts, he saw something markedly different:“My mission with Harvest Hosts is simple: RVing provides a sense of ultimate freedom, which most people seek and not enough find. We can help a lot of people live happier lives if we can get them off of the couch and onto the open road. From sleeping under the stars at a vineyard in California to enjoying a picnic at an alpaca farm, members of Harvest Hosts get to stay at a 5 billion-star ‘hotel’ at more than 600 locations for free.”Most bookings are handled through the company’s free mobile app and the entire system works like most other sharing economy websites. Every user is provided with a dedicated profile page where they can upload photos, share a bit about themselves, and outline any relevant personal details. Travelers can leave feedback about their respective hosts and vice versa.Harvest Hosts owner, Joel Holland (Right) Harvest Hosts/FacebookThere are a few minor catches. The most important is travelers are expected to arrive in their own, self-contained rigs, whether that means in an ultra-light travel trailer, a van/SUV, or a mega-RV. Hosts provide only the space to park, meaning there are no traditional campground utilities (electricity, water, cable) of any kind. Also, stays can only be booked one night at a time. Although, it’s easy to imagine travelers can discuss additional nights with property owners once they arrive. Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms What a gorgeous photo from Mark H. taken at a Host winery in NC! It has been chosen as July's Photo of the Month and will appear here as the cover photo. Members can find the location in the July newsletter.Posted by Harvest Hosts on Monday, July 2, 2018Membership requires a flat annual fee of just  $49 and there are no per-stay fees. However, the site recommends travelers support their host establishments in a meaningful way ($20 is a solid guideline). That means grabbing a six-pack at a brewery, a bottle of Cabernet at a vineyard, or a basket of cheese and fresh produce at a Harvest Hosts farm.center_img The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities This Coastal Airstream Road Trip Has Us California Day Dreamin’ Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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