Ole Miss: The Stupid Scandal Befitting Our Stupid World

Peruse the headlines of the day, and one thing becomes abundantly clear: We live in the dumbest of times. In a world where the possibility of Kid Rock serving in the United States Senate exists, it's only fitting college football provides us with a scandal of supreme stupidity. Such is the sordid tale of Ole…

Heisman Dark Horses to Know in 2017

For those new around here, let me share something that will become abundantly clear over the course of the college football season: I love the Heisman Trophy. For all its faults, my youthful fascination with the award endures. That's a contributing factor to The Open Man's Heisman Top 10, a regular breakdown and ranking of…

Ranking The Matchups for the 2017 PK80 Phil Knight Invitational

Save some room Thanksgiving weekend for the inaugural PK80 Phil Knight Invitational, college basketball's newest -- and arguably most loaded -- early-season tournament. The brackets for the debut PK80 were released Wednesday, and the opening rounds on both sides of the bracket feature some of the best matchups of the entire 2017-'18 nonconference slate. 8.…

Week 2 Saturday Six-Pack: The Hangover

Week 1, college football binged on a loaded docket freely dubbed The Best Opening Weekend Ever. Week 2 brings the unavoidable hangover. Despite taking an inevitable dip in top-to-bottom intrigue, the Week 2 slate is not completely lacking for quality football. A trio of dormant series revived headline Week 2: BYU and Utah in the…

Graduate Transfer Restrictions Make No Sense

A graduate transfer embodies the very mantra the NCAA engrained into the masses for a generation: Going pro in everything but sports. It's technically true. The vast majority of college athletes will not play professionally; including high Div. I football players, only a fraction of whom will play in the NFL. Earning a degree --…

Arkansas Refuses to Play Arkansas State (Still). Hogwash

Every so often, a reminder that Arkansas refuses to play Arkansas State resurfaces, and I am reminded once more that not all college football traditions need upholding. A column in Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette broached the subject anew, prompting Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema to reiterate the program's timetable for playing Arkansas State: "Never." Bielema offered…

Bret Bielema’s Red Shoe Razorbacks

From the man who brought you a "borderline erotic" kneel-down, Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema is bringing sexy back to SEC media days. Play that saxophone! On the cancellation of a scheduled nonconference game against Michigan: "I know Michigan-Notre Dame sounds sexy. I think Michigan-Arkansas sounds sexy." On the Razorbacks' identity compared to that…