There Is No Meaningless Bowl Game

On either side of BYU head coach Kalani Sitake sat mud-soaked players, fresh off a 24-21 win over Wyoming in the Poinsettia Bowl. "The win is all them. They're the ones [who] are dirty," Sitake said. "I'm only dirty because they hugged me and they dumped Powerade on me." Running back Jamaal Williams joked, had…

I Still Love The Heisman

Tonight's the night some -- not all; it's never all -- of college football's best don formal wear, grin politely at corny jokes, and wait a few hours for the presentation of the Heisman Trophy. The recipient is often a foregone conclusion, as appears to be the case this time around. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson…

Dealing With College Football Injuries: “Challenge,” “Opportunity”

Rich Rodriguez has probably seen enough injuries in the last season-and-a-half to last him the remainder of his time in college football. However, as his injury-plagued Arizona Wildcats prepare to face a Stanford Cardinal bunch that has been as banged up this season, Rodriguez said the last two seasons are an anomaly in the larger…

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…

Heisman Top 10 Week 4: Lamar Jackson’s World

Interesting tidbits from the Heisman Top 10, as the wild fluctuation customary of this time of year produced new names in the Week 4 rankings: • Publications that ranked Greg Ward Jr. also ranked Donnel Pumphrey. Publications that spurned one spurned both. Group of Five bias is a real thing, it would seem. • All…

Week 3 Heisman Top 10 2016

Heisman rankings are all over the place heading into Week 3. I mentioned it last week, and it bears reiterating ahead of Week 3: Early-season Heisman projections are such a mish-mash of Sample sizes are much too small, some players have seen nothing but sub-par competition, defenses start to wise up to particular offenses. Yes,…

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…