2018 final top-25

Well, Savvy got it right --- just --- not right-right. Savvy predicted that Clemson would topple mighty Alabama.  What it didn't forsee was the 28-point margin nor the paltry 60 total points.  The system had expected 75 but Alabama fell all over itself and we came up short. Indeed, Alabama is better than it showed … Continue reading 2018 final top-25

Some will dance to remember

 from the archive of 2018 There are always plenty of five-stars living it up in Hotel Southern California, but deciding on a new quarterback at USC seems akin to premier night in Hollywood.  Like, spotlights and hoopla and national attention.  Or like the peculiar and shallow hand-wringing that precedes announcement of the prom king.  It … Continue reading Some will dance to remember

2018 preview: Conference USA (CUSA)

  1.   Florida Atlantic Controversial coach Kiffin took the Owls from six wins to eleven and was top-10 in the nation for total offense, rushing yards, and fewest turnovers.  QB Jason Driskel quit college football and defensive coordinator Chris Kiffin opted for the NFL, but FAU ranks second nationally for most returning starters (18).  The … Continue reading 2018 preview: Conference USA (CUSA)

2018 preview: Pac-12 Conference

  1.   Washington Every PAC-12 coach needs to be at the Huskys' commencement ceremonies next June.  To congratulate the Husky seniors?   No.  To make sure that Jake Browning finally leaves. Sometimes it feels like he's been here forever and like he should have walked the stage already.  I mean, he's been something of a preeminent … Continue reading 2018 preview: Pac-12 Conference

2018 preview: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

1.   Clemson Outstanding coaching. Top-5 rushing attack.  QB Kelly Bryant is a true dual-threat but pass efficiency needs work.  Probably the best defense in FBS with lots of returning talent that will dominate.  Will win ACC outright but less-likely than Alabama to win it all.  Twelve regular season wins plus the playoff. 2.   Virginia Tech … Continue reading 2018 preview: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

2018 preview: Mid American Conference

  1.   Ohio Legendary coach (and Nebraska Hall of Fame) Frank Solich has been at Ohio University for 13 years and is the fifth-longest tenured head football coach in the FBS.  In that time, he's piled up 96 wins and eight bowl appearances. That's not bad considering the Bobcats had only been to two bowl … Continue reading 2018 preview: Mid American Conference