National Championship at the Half

National Championship at the Half

Nick Saban-coached teams are tough to beat. Saban-coached teams with a lead at halftime, as Alabama owns over Clemson in the National Championship Game, are virtually unbeatable. The Crimson Tide took a 14-7 lead into intermission over Clemson. If the Tigers rally, they'll be just the seventh opponent in Saban's decade-long tenure at Alabama to…

Reader Poll Results: LOL Cena (and Clemson) Wins

Reader Poll Results: LOL Cena (and Clemson) Wins

U Can't C The Tigers, their time is now? So sayeth the voters in a CFB Huddle Twitter poll predicting tonight's College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Clemson won, in the process beating two opponents with lofty, championship credentials: Alabama, and John Cena. John Cena won't play for a championship tonight in Tampa. He'll have…

The Six-Pack: National Championship Game Edition

The Six-Pack: National Championship Game Edition

CFB Huddle's weekly preview column, The Saturday Six-Pack, took a hiatus for much of the 2016 regular season. A clear violation of Rule No. 76, if ever there was one. 2017 is a new year, and there's no better time to play like a champion than on National Championship Night. In honor of the third…

National Whiparound Week 11: Pitt Pounces on Clemson

National Whiparound Week 11: Pitt Pounces on Clemson

Week 11 provided yet another eventful weekend in college football -- including several big upsets that are sure to cause a major shakeup in the College Football Playoff rankings. Three top-4 teams -- No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Washington -- were all defeated for the first time all season. That will make…

Heisman History Repeating Itself?

Heisman History Repeating Itself?

In the first November Heisman Top 10 aggregate of media and voter rankings, some interesting names stand out. This most recent list includes a defense-only candidate; a primarily defense and special teams player; and a Group of Five star. Sure, the top three is populated with the prototypical Heisman contender: the starting quarterbacks of three…

Week 10 Heisman Top 10: Dalvin Cook Comeback?

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,…

Predicting The Nov. 1 College Football Playoff Rankings

Predicting The Nov. 1 College Football Playoff Rankings

ESPN airs the first College Football Playoff rankings tonight at 7 p.m. ET, and the affair is sure to be controversy-free, right? I mean, the Associated Press Top 25 and Coaches Poll both have the same unbeaten teams ranked in the Top 4, so there's no way the Playoff committee could possibly deviate, right? Well...…

The SEC East Dumpster Fire Rages On

The SEC East Dumpster Fire Rages On

Stop me if you've heard this one before, but the SEC East is an inferno raging inside a dumpster. The month of November will begin with Kentucky second in the division. That would be the same Kentucky that lost to Southern Miss and gave up 42 points to New Mexico State. Oh, and New Mexico…

Should Jonathan Allen Get More Heisman Love?

Should Jonathan Allen Get More Heisman Love?

If Heisman Trophy voters and the media responsible for driving the award's direction do their job, Jonathan Allen will be a serious candidate. There's no guarantee the two groups, which are more like one group, will learn from past mistakes. Pushing a defensive lineman for the top individual award requires imagination hive-minds collectively lack. But…

That Time Arian Foster Conducted A Pterodactyl Presser

That Time Arian Foster Conducted A Pterodactyl Presser

Running back Arian Foster announced his retirement from the NFL Monday evening, and I can only hope some outlet gives him an opportunity to give his honest, thoughtful opinions that never shy away from controversy. "If kneeling for your flag is disrespectful then kneeling for your God is disrespectful," Arian Foster said. pic.twitter.com/hpfzxw4meW— Omar Kelly…