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…

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…