With Todd Monken Leaving Southern Miss, Why Not A Coaching Change Deadline?

Todd Monken's abrupt departure from Southern Miss for the offensive coordinator vacancy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers underscores college sports' double standards held for athletes and coaches. Monken's NFL opportunity is well-deserved. He inherited a Southern Miss team coming off a winless 2012, and by his third season, had the Golden Eagles in the Conference…

Tennessee Titans, NFL Refuse to Evolve

Sometimes, the NFL can be a real downer for a college football die-hard such as myself. Today's Tennessee Titans press conference introducing retread Mike Mularkey as its new head coach was the NFL going into full buzzkill mode. The Titans drafting 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota piqued my interest, and Mariota's stellar debut gave…

No, 49ers Head Coach Chip Kelly Really Isn’t Coming Back to College

Feel better, USC fans? Less eager to see Kevin Sumlin exit College Station or Charlie Strong leave Austin, Aggies and Longhorns? Chip Kelly really isn't making his return to college football -- not for at least another few years, pending the particulars of his new contract with the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers announced Chip…

Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston, The Next Chapter

The necessary point to address up front in the Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston conversation is that football is 11-on-11 at any given time, with dozens more players impacting the outcome over a game's 60 minutes. Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz pointed out before last Thursday's game against Western Kentucky that, despite the Conference…

Utah State Aggie Bobby Wagner Is NFL’s Highest-Paid LB

Linebacker Bobby Wagner is rumored to have signed a $43 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks late Saturday, which makes him the NFL's highest-paid player at his position. Not a bad deal for a former 2-star recruit. Bobby Wagner landed at Utah State from Colony High School in Ontario, California, where he garnered minimal…