Sam Houston State Is No. 1; Power Programs, Take Note

Any number of administrators and boosters from FBS power programs would be wise to pay attention to this week's Football Championship Subdivision ranking, which has Sam Houston State No. 1. Sam Houston State's been a stalwart of the FCS for the last half-decade, appearing in each of the last five Playoffs, with two national championship…

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…

What Would You Do With Powerball Money?

An excellent topic came across the ol' Twitter timeline Tuesday afternoon -- that's @kensing45 for you not hip to the game -- positing a "Powerball Theory." Was telling someone about my Powerball Theory the other day and they seemed half impressed and half "is this dude joking?"— Athens Grease (@Athens_Grease) October 4, 2016 The Powerball…

What Lands A Coach on the Hot Seat?

Hot seat lives in ubiquity among college football punditry. For as prevalent as the term might be, however, the roadmap for a coach landing on one is a mystery. Unpacking how some of the more recent occupiers of college football's more noteworthy hot seats came to sit, there's a unifying theme. Consider the head coaches…

Saturday Six-Pack Week 3: Top 25 Throw-Down

Week 3 in the 2016 college football season takes us to Munich, Germany, for this installment of the Saturday Six-Pack. Why? Because a loaded smorgasbord on the gridiron here in the States coincides with the first day of the Oktoberfest celebration. More on that in the Six-Pack later. First, we feast on a Week 3…

Week 2 2016 Heisman Top 10: Nick Chubb Rising

In 2015, the first season I ranked Heisman Trophy candidates based on media and voter assessments from a weekly basis, the first two months provided the most volatility. Last season's race stabilized somewhat through November, though Leonard Fournette plummeted from presumptive front-runner to out of the competition in that final month. SEC West counterpart Derrick…

Game Balls: Mike Gundy’s Media Days Mullet

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and his "Rugged" Ronnie Garvin-inspired hairdo, debuted at this week's Big 12 Media Days, captures the tone of this time of year. The head Cowboy's mullet sports business in the front, and coaches do indeed push the serious tone during media day season. But, the party in the back…