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

some adaptation from PAC-12 preview   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.  … Continue reading Some will dance to remember

The Long Way

  For many people, San Diego is a vacation destination; a place to enjoy the sun and beaches and unending attractions and excellent food.  As one of America's most-livable big cities, it's easy to understand why those who vacation there often want to move there. For football coach Rocky Long, a life's-journey through remote regions … Continue reading The Long Way

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)

Who is the best passer in the PAC-12?

There are eight returning PAC-12 quarterbacks who played in six or more games last season.  Each has a dynamic story to tell, but today, we are out to determine who the best returning passer is. To do that, we use a simple table that ranks players in four different categories: Number of games played,   completion … Continue reading Who is the best passer in the PAC-12?