7 Breakout Defensive College Football Players for ’17

The Open Man's college football 2017 Listapalooza kicked off with the spotlight on offensive players. It's the defense's turn, and this coming season's crop of players features countless potential playmakers. Derek Baity, Kentucky CB One could fairly argue Kentucky's Derek Baity already had his breakout season. After all, the cornerback ranked second among all SEC…

Ranking The ACC-Big Ten Challenge Games for 2017

In a series pairing two of college basketball's deepest conferences, it's impossible to not feature at least a few quality matchups. Nevertheless, the games for the 2017 ACC-Big Ten Challenge, announced Thursday, missed some golden opportunities for marquee contests. The ACC-Big Ten Challenge occupies an important date on the college basketball calendar. The season's a…

P.J. Fleck Brings A New Flair to Minnesota Football

Some of the most popular names in professional wrestling history came from the great state of Minnesota. The impending hire of P.J. Fleck channels the same kind of spirit that made Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect and Ric Flair stars of the squared circle into Golden Gopher football. Fleck's youthful exuberance and high-energy emanates through his…

Saturday Six-Pack, Thursday Edition: Opening Night Picks

The time is upon us: Opening Night 2016. College football is back! ...OK, college football's been back for a little less than a week now, with Cal-Hawaii and Charleston Southern-North Dakota State kicking off the season last weekend. But, for all intents and purposes, college football is REALLY back Thursday! Opening Night isn't as loaded…

Game Balls: Haters Will Say Minnesota Faked Kicks

Haters will say CFB Huddle's Game Balls concept is a weak facsimile of other weekly rundown column elsewhere. Thanks to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, I've learned to brush it off. Enjoy the best of the week in college football. Haters Will Say These Kicks Are Faked Forget Dude Perfect: University of Minnesota specialists turned the…

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…