Predictions for all week 1 bowl games

The 2019 bowl season opens this week with eight games.  However, of the sixteen teams in action, only two are ranked. For the second season in a row, Appalachian State (12-1) will be in the New Orleans Bowl and, for the second season in a row, the Mountaineers will have a different coach than they…

The Kiss of Escape; an interview with beIN SPORTS’ Brett Romberg

A man of acclaim found himself in a dark and lonely place—-a prison he had never imagined with an escape he didn’t see coming. Our interview with beIN SPORTS’ Brett Romberg. By Bobby Albrant Brett Romberg is a beIN SPORTS game analyst and former Dave Rimington Award winner for the 2001 University of Miami (Fla)…

The Dangerfields of college football

It’s too early to make much of national statistics, but it’s not too early to see who is getting respect and who is deserving of some Rodney Dangerfield recognition. You remember Rodney.  He’s the guy who told us, “I don’t get no respect! My psychiatrist told me I’m going crazy. I told him, ‘If you…

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…

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…

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…

Coach Gary Anderson: boom or bust at Utah State?

Gary Anderson has had one of the more interesting histories among the 130 FBS head coaches. He’s been from Southern Utah to Utah State to Wisconsin to Oregon State to Utah (assistant) and now back to Utah State. His first stint at USU was impressive, but since then it’s been like that old song, “The…

Third down – 93 yards to go

If you haven’t seen it, this play created one of the most unusual situations in college football history. I’ve seen one-point plays that were not point-after, but third and goal from your own seven yard line?!? Thought you might enjoy this.    

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