More Than A Decade Later, 2006 Rose Bowl Remains The Greatest

LOS ANGELES - Vince Young's 2006 Rose Bowl-winning, fourth-and-5 dash to the north end zone came not long before midnight Eastern on Jan. 4 -- well past bedtime for a grade-schooler with class the next day, as was the case for current Penn State cornerback Grant Haley. "Vince Young running into the end zone right…

Week 10 Heisman Top 10: Dalvin Cook Comeback?

Precedent dictates certain criteria for Heisman contention: A candidate must typically be either the quarterback or running back of a national championship-contending team, with very few exceptions in the award's history. So, when a Florida State fan site lamented Dalvin Cook's drop in the Heisman race following the running back's best game of the season,…

Heisman Top 10 Week 9: Jake Browning On The Rise

After a brief hiatus, the Heisman Top 10 returns with some major changes. Lamar Jackson remains on top, and the Louisville quarterback will stay there until something monumental happens. With a month left in the regular season, plenty of time and opportunity remain for just such an occurrence. For example, who would have guessed before…

National Whiparound Week 8: Down Goes Ohio State

Week 8 provided yet another eventful weekend in college football -- most notably Penn State's upset of Ohio State in Happy Valley. The weekend also provided yet another signature performance from Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, a dominant win from both Alabama schools and another heartbreaking loss for Texas. Here's a look at four of the biggest…

A Kansas Jayhawk Had A Whale of A Day

One of the better individual performances of Week 8 would probably fly under your radar. That's no slight -- I wouldn't have caught it myself had I not caught this amazing exchange via the TuneIn Radio app's broadcast of Kansas-Oklahoma State. "Fish is playing more like a whale." "A killer whale." Local radio broadcasts are…

Big 12 Expansion Welcomes The Most Contentious of Topics

Politics, religion and conspiracies! No, this isn't a lede about the presidential race, which mercifully ends in three weeks. Let's talk about Big 12 expansion, which lately incites as much ill-will as any election. While voters get in the booth 22 days from today, Big 12 expansion may have another nine years to fuel speculation…

Charlie Strong Hasn’t Succeeded And He Never Got The Chance

Congrats to Mike Perrin. Congrats to the Texas high school coaches who anonymously criticized Strong before he ever coached a Longhorn game. Congrats to the pundits who speculated about Charlie Strong's future in his first season. Saturday's failed comeback effort in a 45-40 loss to rival Oklahoma drops Texas to 2-3, making it now 3-for-3…