Who Can Beat Alabama? A History Lesson Previewing 2017

Much of college football's allure resides in the sport's unpredictability. Yet, for as much chaos as ensues in any given autumn, the Alabama Crimson Tide provide stability. For as much as fans and pundits might insist that any four teams are surefire contenders for the Playoff, accurately forecasting the field at this juncture might as…

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...…

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…

What Would You Do With Powerball Money?

An excellent topic came across the ol' Twitter timeline Tuesday afternoon -- that's @kensing45 for you not hip to the game -- positing a "Powerball Theory." Was telling someone about my Powerball Theory the other day and they seemed half impressed and half "is this dude joking?"— Athens Grease (@Athens_Grease) October 4, 2016 The Powerball…

What Lands A Coach on the Hot Seat?

Hot seat lives in ubiquity among college football punditry. For as prevalent as the term might be, however, the roadmap for a coach landing on one is a mystery. Unpacking how some of the more recent occupiers of college football's more noteworthy hot seats came to sit, there's a unifying theme. Consider the head coaches…

Saturday 6-Pack Week 1, Part 2

Week 1's slate between kicking off between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 ET alone provided enough great matchups to fill most Saturdays. But that was just the beginning. Part 2 of the Week 1 Saturday Six-Pack rounds out the Best Opening Saturday in College Football History™ with picks for the second half. A couple of ACC…

Jarrett Stidham Has What Gus Malzahn Needs

Jarrett Stidham rolls onto The Plains offering Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn the elixir to cure the Tigers' woes. Luring the transferring Baylor quarterback into a Tigers uniform presents a challenge for Malzahn, however. Stidham, the talented youngster who expertly filled Seth Russell's Heisman-contending shoes last season, visited Auburn Wednesday, per 247Sports' Brandon Marcello. He…