Before we talk about San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullins, I want to first talk about one of his Mississippi contemporaries Chad Kelly who was the quarterback at Mississippi at the time Mullins was at Southern Mississippi. The contrast between these two should help you to keep your chin up and keep doing the right things … Continue reading From two-star to “Mullens Mania”: the story of San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens
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?
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
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
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.
Remember all of the times this past season when the Oregon Duck offense exploded for 90-second touchdowns that reminded fans of those good ol' days with Marcus and D'Anthony? Yeah. Me neither. But, things are about to change. As Oregon's new offensive coordinator, Joe Moorhead brings back that adrenaline gush of quick-strike euphoria. Duck plumage … Continue reading Oregon’s Joe Moorhead: fresh schemes, stale scandals, short video
Bowl-itis: Agitation brought about by exposure to an excessive number of bowl games. Symptoms include low-grade moaning, ambivalence, and face-planting into the depths of sofa cushions in search of illusory escape. Maybe you aren't showing those symptoms, but you might still have it. Let's find out. Without any help---right off the top of your head--- … Continue reading Bowl-itis: Join the resistance