College football oddities – then and now

Do you love odd history?  Is it possible to overdose on it?  I hope so, but for the sake of caution, let's only pull a few tantalizing oddities from our 150-year vault of college football history. First, we'll look at some of the strangeness that has occurred in this century, then dig deeper to see … Continue reading College football oddities – then and now

Oregon State vs Oklahoma State . . . can the Beavers win?

After posting three consecutive 10-win seasons, Oklahoma State finished the 2018 regular season just 6-6. Only with a 38-33 win over Missouri in the Auto Zone Liberty Bowl did the Cowboys attain their 14th-straight winning season since coach Mike Gundy was hired in 2005. Oklahoma State's schedule is favorable for a return to double-digit wins … Continue reading Oregon State vs Oklahoma State . . . can the Beavers win?

Climbers and Decliners: How did your conference do in 2018?

Conference Rankings 2018 by bobby albrant Now that 2018 is in the books, what can we expect next season? One way to begin unraveling that complex string of factors is to take a look at how conferences progressed or declined in the past year.  For the Savvy Index prediction model, the conference-value data is vital … Continue reading Climbers and Decliners: How did your conference do in 2018?

Perils and pratfalls of FBS vs FCS

Adam and Eve were the first to ignore Apple's terms and conditions.  We all know what happened to them. FBS coaches who similarly overlook their FCS opponents are facing similar woes, especially in these days of rising success of FCS teams. Consider: In just the first week of last season, no fewer than FIVE FCS … Continue reading Perils and pratfalls of FBS vs FCS

Meet Bo Nix, Auburn’s freshman quarterback

  Much has been made of the quarterback battle at Auburn between redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood and pure freshman Bo Nix. Gatewood fans will tell you that Joey's arrival on campus a year ago came with a parade of praise that he was the second coming of Cam Newton, what with his canon arm and … Continue reading Meet Bo Nix, Auburn’s freshman quarterback