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 Top 10: Big Ten Heisman Contenders in 2016

The 2016 season marks the 10-year anniversary of the last Big Ten Heisman recipient. Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith won the 2006 edition of the award in a landslide, beating out Arkansas running back Darren McFadden 2,540 votes to 878. It stood as the Big Ten's biggest rout of the SEC all the way until…

Q&A: A Sopranos Head Coach for Rutgers; Best IC Champs

HBO grew into the hub for critically acclaimed, mature TV it is today thanks to one series: The Sopranos. With all due respect to OZ -- or Dream On or Spawn, if those were your sorta thing -- The Sopranos was the first series that made HBO must-subscribe television. This week's edition of CFB Huddle…

Iowa Football A Picture of Stability in Changing Landscape

Iowa football collectively is an old soul within a sport that puts considerable emphasis on new: new schemes, new facilities, new uniforms, new coaching staffs. The Hawkeyes' embrace of tradition -- from uniforms to style of play -- leaves Iowa football overlooked. Doubted. And, despite a program-best 12-win finish to the 2015 season and appearing…

4th and 25 Changed The Football Landscape

4th and 25. Those who follow the SEC need no elaboration, particularly Arkansas or Ole Miss fans. However, the wildest play of the 2015 season should hold equal significance for supporters of Alabama, Clemson, Michigan State, Iowa, Ohio State...basically, any team directly impacted by the resulting outcome. The Razorbacks' 4th and 25 hook-and-lateral play immediately…

Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Politicking Football

The 2016 Rose Bowl Game serves as an allegory for the ill-fated and now suspended presidential campaign of Carly Fiorina. Shortly after the former HP executive tweeted this: Love my alma mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today. #RoseBowl— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) January 1, 2016 The Hawkeyes gave up a 75-yard touchdown run to…

Don’t Change The Rose Bowl Because of Playoff Ratings

The furthest thing from my mind as I strolled the golf course doubling as Rose Bowl Stadium's parking lot on New Year's Day 2016 are TV ratings. I navigate through throngs of Iowa Hawkeye fans. The black-and-gold clad masses, be they acquaintances or total strangers, toasted each other all around the Brookside Golf & Country…