To Beat Clemson, Bo Scarbrough Can Channel Dalvin Cook and James Conner

Clemson football owes its place in a second consecutive College Football Playoff championship game to the evolution of its defense under coordinator Brent Venables. Since Dabo Swinney drew the line after the 2012 Orange Bowl -- the result of Kevin Steele's defense giving up 70 points to West Virginia -- Clemson's consistently featured one of…

I Still Love The Heisman

Tonight's the night some -- not all; it's never all -- of college football's best don formal wear, grin politely at corny jokes, and wait a few hours for the presentation of the Heisman Trophy. The recipient is often a foregone conclusion, as appears to be the case this time around. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson…

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: UNC Spoils FSU’s Title Chances

North Carolina's upset of Florida State stands as one of the biggest surprises in a Week 5 full of shocking moments around college football. The Seminoles entered their ACC date double-digit favorites, but fell on a last-second field goal from a mile out, 37-35. FSU dug itself into a 21-0 hole in the second quarter…

Saturday Six-Pack Week 3: Top 25 Throw-Down

Week 3 in the 2016 college football season takes us to Munich, Germany, for this installment of the Saturday Six-Pack. Why? Because a loaded smorgasbord on the gridiron here in the States coincides with the first day of the Oktoberfest celebration. More on that in the Six-Pack later. First, we feast on a Week 3…