Justin Timberlake Endorses Memphis to Big 12

Justin Timberlake Endorses Memphis to Big 12

Big 12 expansion took an unexpected turn for the entertaining Wednesday thanks to Justin Timberlake. Yes, THAT Justin Timberlake. Nevermind the involvement of FedEx or any elaborate Power Point presentations, J-Timb's Twitter endorsement of Memphis for Big 12 inclusion certainly tips the scales in the Tigers' favor from my humble perspective. Memphis to the @Big12Conference...…

Alternate and Throwback Helmets College Football Needs

Alternate and Throwback Helmets College Football Needs

Tulane unveiled sharp, new throwback helmets Tuesday, with make use of a classic Green Wave logo. Though it's a look that's been done before, the buzz generated around college football social media and websites demonstrates the love fans have for a good, old-school look. The following programs should follow Tulane's lead with a regular throwback…

Big 12 Expansion Candidates: Names To Know

Big 12 Expansion Candidates: Names To Know

Big 12 expansion may not be inevitable -- the University of Texas reportedly has issues, and it's well established that the Longhorns wield more clout than much of the conference. Nevertheless, as the din of conference realignment grows, and nonsensical arguments contingent on seemingly arbitrary percentages gain traction, the possibility of Big 12 expansion has…

NCAA Tournament Teams Suited for College Football

NCAA Tournament Teams Suited for College Football

Every March, the NCAA Tournament attracts casual fans whose sports interest typically resides elsewhere for the other 11 months of the year. For college football fans, some of the teams that made the 2016 NCAA Tournament might seem foreign. This year's Field of 68 featured 14 universities with Football Championship Subdivision programs, including 2015 FCS…

Thursday Night Football Puts Rock-Bottom Front-and-Center

Thursday Night Football Puts Rock-Bottom Front-and-Center

Thursday night football had all the joy of Artax sinking into the Swamp of Sadness. Truly, the college football season reached its bottom. "What went wrong? How'd they get to this point," color analyst Jay Walker asked the pressing question from ESPNU's broadcast of Texas State vs. Louisiana-Monroe. Walker referred specifically to ULM, a program…

UCF Coaching Search May Be This Cycle’s Toughest

UCF Coaching Search May Be This Cycle’s Toughest

Of the many vacancies already opened this hiring cycle, and of those still to come, the UCF coaching search may well be the most difficult. At the very least, it's the most unique. Finding a successor for George O'Leary would always be a challenge, which I posited well before the Knights started 0-9 with a…

Four Downs on Week 7: American Rising

Four Downs on Week 7: American Rising

The Bowl Championship Series came back from summer break upgraded to College Football Playoff and had become too good for the American Athletic Conference. Since their break-up, the American loaded up with great coaches, began maximizing the potential of some of its programs, and has come back smoking hot. The Playoff didn't know what it…

College Football Coaching Carousel 2015 Promises Insanity

College Football Coaching Carousel 2015 Promises Insanity

The coaching carousel spins more like a Gravitron than a merry-go-round in 2015. Openings in the SEC, Pac-12 and two in the Big Ten promise more reshuffling than 2011 -- and it's only Oct. 12. Steve Spurrier's immediately retirement from South Carolina Monday, first reported and by Sports Illustrated, makes five vacancies opened since the…

Could ESPN Budget Issues Impact College Football?

Could ESPN Budget Issues Impact College Football?

The heavy, four-fingered-white-gloved hand of Disney Corp. is coming down hard on ESPN, to the tune of a quarter-billion dollars. Just this week, we've seen the Worldwide Leader's cost-cutting measures result in separations with Keith Olbermann and Colin Cowherd, but focus turns to where the real bulk of ESPN's budget lies: live-game broadcast rights. ESPN…

College Football News June 8: Pac-12 Announces Injury Spotters

College Football News June 8: Pac-12 Announces Injury Spotters

Safety concerns remain one of the most vexing issues for football at all levels. In the college game, the Pac-12 is enacting a proactive in 2015 with the introduction of injury spotters. The conference issued a release to media Sunday night, detailing this and other new measures designed to combat players participating with injuries --…