College football recruiting and the dilemma of 3000 three-stars

A while back, I studied a college football prediction system that based itself primarily on how each team recruited over the prior four years.   The premise was that the team with the strongest roster wins. That sounded like a good approach and it proved to be quite accurate for the elite programs that have … Continue reading College football recruiting and the dilemma of 3000 three-stars

Football, fugitives, and fake Bacardi

The host team said it won because its opponents walked off the field. . The visitors said they won because the other team cheated. . One thing they both agreed was that the visiting coach better high-tail it out of town  after he pulled his team from the field in the first quarter. . That … Continue reading Football, fugitives, and fake Bacardi

Arizona State football: Thunder and Lightning in the Herm Edwards Era

For more than two years, Arizona State administrators have told us that the hiring of Herm Edwards and the installation of an NFL-style program will not only work, but it will change college football.  Some even doubled-down and tripled-down and whatever comes after that.  (Sorry.  I went to public schools.) Like desert storms that are … Continue reading Arizona State football: Thunder and Lightning in the Herm Edwards Era

Will transfer quarterback Anthony Brown win the job at Oregon?

"He always wanted to go somewhere where he could make a difference. He never wanted to go somewhere where he just fit in.’’ Those are the words of Anthony Brown, Sr. as he described the motivation and dedication of his son, Anthony Brown Jr., the newest quarterback at the University of Oregon. But will Anthony … Continue reading Will transfer quarterback Anthony Brown win the job at Oregon?