Heartbeat of the Heartland: Big 12 Faces Non-Conference Tests in Week 3

Heartbeat of the Heartland: Big 12 Faces Non-Conference Tests in Week 3

Texas Tech was conspicuous by its absence in Week Two. The Red Raiders opened the season on Sept. 2 with a solid 56-10 victory over Eastern Washington, a top team in the FCS ranks, but because of a quirk in the schedule they were idle on the second Saturday of the season. Playing one week…

Week 6 Heisman Top 10: Lamar Jackson Still on Top

Week 6 Heisman Top 10: Lamar Jackson Still on Top

Despite losing Week 5 in an instant classic at Clemson, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson remains a unanimous No. 1 in the CFB Huddle Heisman Top 10 forecast. Every media outlet publishing its voters' rankings after Week 5 tabbed Lamar Jackson for the top spot, with second billing typically falling to his ACC counterpart, Deshaun Watson.…

Heisman Top 10 Week 4: Lamar Jackson’s World

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…

Heisman Top 10: Big 12 Heisman Contenders

Heisman Top 10: Big 12 Heisman Contenders

Since the conference's formation two decades ago, the amount of Big 12 Heisman winners (5) trails only the SEC (6). However, we approach the fifth year since a Big 12 Heisman candidate last hoisted the hardware; the longest drought in the league's history. Robert Griffin III dazzled in 2011, edging two-time Stanford runner-up Andrew Luck…

Bowl Preview Bonanza Part V: Halfway Home

Bowl Preview Bonanza Part V: Halfway Home

When we last left off, the CFB Huddle Bowl Preview Bonanza dangled from thr proverbial cliff. Part IV began with the first of the four-game Tuesday slate, but ended there. That's because the Armed Forces Bowl marks the exact midway point of the bowl season, thus making for a natural time to take an intermission.…

If You Didn’t Already Feel Like A Slacker, Here Comes Lincoln Riley

If You Didn’t Already Feel Like A Slacker, Here Comes Lincoln Riley

Last week, I turned 33. That's pertinent information because today, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley won the Frank Broyles Award, given to the nation's top college football assistant. Lincoln Riley is 32. Jeez, I'm a slacker. Another award for the #Sooners today as Lincoln Riley wins the Broyles Award!! #OUDNA #BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/XAZJbMtRfF— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football)…

Week 4 Saturday Six-Pack: A Big Night in The Pac-12

Week 4 Saturday Six-Pack: A Big Night in The Pac-12

The eyes of the college football-watching nation turn to the West in Week 4, as the Pac-12 is home to some of Saturday's premier matchups. Frankly, the Week 4 Saturday Six-Pack could have been more than half Pac-12 games. Arizona-UCLA garnered the spotlight as the College Gameday contest, with Oregon and Utah in the same…

What To Expect Of Oklahoma With Baker Mayfield at QB

What To Expect Of Oklahoma With Baker Mayfield at QB

No one tell Katy Perry and risk ruining her #ManCrushMonday: It appears as though Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield is starting Week 1 for Oklahoma ahead of Trevor Knight. Breaking: A source tells the Tulsa World that Oklahoma will name Baker Mayfield as its starting quarterback. #Sooners— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) August 24, 2015 BREAKING: Source:…

From Craig James to Sean “Diddy” Combs, An Ode to Stage Dads

From Craig James to Sean “Diddy” Combs, An Ode to Stage Dads

TMZ first reported Sean "Diddy" Combs was arrested Monday for assault with a deadly weapon. UCLA athletics released an official statement that sheds some light on TMZ's report Diddy physically went after a Bruins coach when his son, walk-on defensive back Justin Combs, was yelled at. Diddy's weapon of choice? A kettlebell, UCLA reports. Given…

Daxx Garman’s Transfer to Maryland Explained in 8 Steps

Daxx Garman’s Transfer to Maryland Explained in 8 Steps

The University of Maryland's official athletic department Twitter account broke the news -- quite literally; it has a BREAKING tag and everything -- that quarterback Daxx Garman is transferring into the football program, via Oklahoma State. BREAKING: QB Daxx Garman will join the Maryland Football team for the 2015 season after graduating from Oklahoma State.…

TBT: Unraveling the 2008 BCS Mess

TBT: Unraveling the 2008 BCS Mess

No season in the 15 years of the Bowl Championship Series become more of a tangled mess than 2008. Controversy was inherent with the BCS, which is why the College Football Playoff now exists -- and, in fact, the College Football Playoff largely owes its existence to the 2008 BCS debacle. The push for postseason…