PAC-12 game preview: Oregon State vs Washington State

PAC-12 football is finally here and that makes this a good time to take a look at the intriguing matchup of Oregon State at Washington State. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm on Saturday and will be televised by FS1. What makes this game intriguing is the uncertainty of what to expect from … Continue reading PAC-12 game preview: Oregon State vs Washington State

From two-star to “Mullens Mania”: the story of San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens

Have you ever felt like you're not good enough? That you don't have enough talent? That others have all of the advantages? What follows is a true story that will encourage you to keep your wits and never lose hope. Chad Kelly had it all, good looks, athletic body, pedigree, and the best training in … Continue reading From two-star to “Mullens Mania”: the story of San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens

PAC-12 football offenses: We know they can move, but can they make the critical plays?

We've all seen the high-flying offenses of the PAC-12, teams like Washington State and USC that have no problem averaging 400+ yards and 30+ points per game. But, how good are they really?  How much "grit" did they have when critical situations were on the line?  It's one thing to gloat over an opulence of … Continue reading PAC-12 football offenses: We know they can move, but can they make the critical plays?

Who will win the PAC-12? Full conference football rankings

Today, we're taking a look at the 2020 PAC-12 football season and how the Savvy Index rates each team. With a host of coaching changes, quarterback changes, and game cancellations, this looks to be a dynamic season that overflows with excitement and uncertainty. 1.  Oregon      (national rank:   14) UO has a ton of talent returning … Continue reading Who will win the PAC-12? Full conference football rankings

Even if you don’t love the Washington Huskies, you gotta love their fans

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

Connecting the dots from Urban Meyer to UCLA

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

2020 College Football: who gained and who lost in FBS coaching changes?

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?

The 2020 Heisman: predicting the winner

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

Uncharted Route – The Story of UCLA’s Alexander Knox presented by Los Angeles director, editor, and filmmaker O.J. Pipkin

In these difficult days of national quarantine, our goals may seem to have been knocked down a rung or two.  They might even seem to be falling completely from sight.  Maybe you've fought hard and overcome obstacles and defied naysayers only to wonder if the obstructions of today are enough to cancel your dreams of … Continue reading Uncharted Route – The Story of UCLA’s Alexander Knox presented by Los Angeles director, editor, and filmmaker O.J. Pipkin

2020 by the numbers—a preliminary look at PAC-12 quarterbacks.

At the risk of dropping a giant clusterfark, I'm going to use data I've assembled from some updates of our prediction system and see if we can rank the returning PAC-12 quarterbacks in 2020, at least on a statistical basis. Yes.  I know.  Doing this six months ahead of time carries risk but we're also … Continue reading 2020 by the numbers—a preliminary look at PAC-12 quarterbacks.