Can Ohio State upset Alabama and win the national championship?

It doesn't take much acuity to notice the abundance of college football prognosticators who are choosing Alabama to win the national college football championship over Ohio State on Monday.  It also doesn't take much study to know why they feel that way.   Not only has Alabama ruled the rankings since midseason but the Tide also … Continue reading Can Ohio State upset Alabama and win the national championship?

From two-star to “Mullens Mania”: the story of San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens

Before we talk about San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullins, I want to first talk about one of his Mississippi contemporaries Chad Kelly who was the quarterback at Mississippi at the time Mullins was at Southern Mississippi. The contrast between these two should help you to keep your chin up and keep doing the right things … Continue reading From two-star to “Mullens Mania”: the story of San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens

PAC-12 football offenses: We know they can move, but can they make the critical plays?

We've all seen the high-flying offenses of the PAC-12, teams like Washington State and USC that have no problem averaging 400+ yards and 30+ points per game. But, how good are they really?  How much "grit" did they have when critical situations were on the line?  It's one thing to gloat over an opulence of … Continue reading PAC-12 football offenses: We know they can move, but can they make the critical plays?

From ten crying girls to a Nike grant

When my eight year old daughter wanted to play sports, I was delighted.  I knew she had what it took to be good in any sport and the fact that she wanted to play basketball was even better because that was my sport. I had played high school basketball in Oregon and coached at various … Continue reading From ten crying girls to a Nike grant

FCS 2020: Who will win the Big Sky Conference?

The Big Sky Conference often produces teams that do well in the FCS national playoff.  The problem is that in the last decade only Eastern Washington made it to the final.  Will that change in 2020? Let's preview each Big Sky team to get a better idea. 1.  Montana State   (national rank: 4) In 2017, … Continue reading FCS 2020: Who will win the Big Sky Conference?

Even if you don’t love the Washington Huskies, you gotta love their fans

Washington Husky fans have been through a lot this off-season. They lost their starting quarterback, starting running back, three potent offensive linemen, and their legendary head coach.  Alas, it is in the worst of times that we humans prove what we are made of and, for Husky nation, that consists of a whole lot of … Continue reading Even if you don’t love the Washington Huskies, you gotta love their fans