Rating The Watchability of ESPN’s Week 1 Schedule

ESPN released its Week 1 broadcast schedule on this, the 100-day mark until the first full weekend of college football. Thursday's release does not cover the network's entire Week 1 plan -- ESPN 2, ESPNU and SEC Network games remain TBD -- but the full slate of contests on the main ESPN and ABC are…

National Whiparound Week 7: Notre Dame In Trouble

Week 7 provided yet another eventful weekend in college football -- especially for sinking Notre Dame and head coach Brian Kelly. Two top-ranked teams were tested and needed overtime to keep their undefeated records in tact. One team rolled past a ranked rival to provide even more credibility to its College Football Playoff chances. And with Notre…

Minnesota Mascot Goldy, Breakfast Cereal Spokes…Gopher?

How am I just now learning General Mills launched a series of advertisements for Reese's Puff Cereal starring Goldy, the Minnesota mascot? Pertinent information here, people. My Friday afternoons are typically spent mindlessly bouncing around YouTube deep in research. Today, the below clip showcasing both the Minnesota mascot and the Golden Gophers' locker room pre-rolled.…

Some Truth to Dave Doeren on ACC vs. SEC

NC State head coach Dave Doeren said at Tuesday's session of ACC media days that his home conference has outperformed the mighty SEC over the last two seasons. Before rolling your eyes back into your head far enough to examine your brain, consider where Doeren is coming from. For those of us college football followers…

July 21 News: ACC Kickoff and Big 12 Media Days Roundups

Preludes to the 2015 season are in full swing in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and Dallas, where the ACC Kickoff and Big 12 media days, respectively, started Monday. Heading into a pivotal season, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen faces some big challenges. Holgo is known for his offensive chops, and the Mountaineers have indeed scored…

Is 2015 The Year Florida State Concedes The ACC Title?

Ahead of ACC media days 2015, excitement and uncertainty define the conference's outlook in the coming season. The ACC finished last year with some highs -- Georgia Tech and Clemson's Orange and Russell Athletic Bowl wins, a winning record against the SEC on Thanksgiving weekend -- and decided lows, like three-time defending champion Florida State's…

From Russell Wilson to Jacob Coker and Everett Golson, How Effective Are Transfer QBs?

Russell Wilson set the standard for graduate transfer quarterbacks in 2011, helping Wisconsin to a Big Ten championship and performing at an individual level worthy of Heisman consideration. Whenever a graduate transfer from a Power Five program, like current "free agent" Everett Golson, popular opinion seems to dictate he can step into a new lineup…