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
Have you grown weary of the many rumors that have linked former Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer to every Power Five head coaching job in the country? So have I. But, what if there is one that has an actual, traceable path? Of course, it would be foolhardy to predict Meyer to UCLA based … Continue reading Connecting the dots from Urban Meyer to UCLA
Did you know that nearly one-in-five teams in the FBS changed coaches in the past year? Several had three coaches in one season and Colorado had three in less than two months. We published a preview of all 130 coaches two months ago and you can see that preview here. Today my goal is to … Continue reading 2020 College Football: who gained and who lost in FBS coaching changes?
Last year, quarterback Joe Burrow of LSU had such overwhelming stats that it was easy for Heisman Committee voters to name him the winner of the Heisman Trophy. But usually, there are no canaries in the coal mine and Heisman members must sort through dozens of statistics and factors to separate one candidate from another. … Continue reading The 2020 Heisman: predicting the winner
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
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
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
"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?
Over the years, it has been interesting to watch the vast expansion of college football prognosticators and wonder if fans think that we now have too many or if they think we don't have enough. It reminds me of deadpan comedian Steven Wright who wondered how much deeper the ocean would be if it didn't … Continue reading A Spring Look at the Returning Rosters of All 130 FBS Teams
On a balmy Saturday in South Florida, fans were filing into the Orange Bowl to watch their Miami Hurricanes play another underdog opponent. It would be weeks before they would realize they had witnessed one of the most unusual games in college football history. Besides talking about the game, there was plenty of chatter about … Continue reading The Strange Saga of the Impostor Opponent