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

College football recruiting and the dilemma of 3000 three-stars

A while back, I studied a college football prediction system that based itself primarily on how each team recruited over the prior four years.   The premise was that the team with the strongest roster wins. That sounded like a good approach and it proved to be quite accurate for the elite programs that have … Continue reading College football recruiting and the dilemma of 3000 three-stars

Football, fugitives, and fake Bacardi

The host team said it won because its opponents walked off the field. . The visitors said they won because the other team cheated. . One thing they both agreed was that the visiting coach better high-tail it out of town  after he pulled his team from the field in the first quarter. . That … Continue reading Football, fugitives, and fake Bacardi

Arizona State football: Thunder and Lightning in the Herm Edwards Era

For more than two years, Arizona State administrators have told us that the hiring of Herm Edwards and the installation of an NFL-style program will not only work, but it will change college football.  Some even doubled-down and tripled-down and whatever comes after that.  (Sorry.  I went to public schools.) Like desert storms that are … Continue reading Arizona State football: Thunder and Lightning in the Herm Edwards Era

Will transfer quarterback Anthony Brown win the job at Oregon?

"He always wanted to go somewhere where he could make a difference. He never wanted to go somewhere where he just fit in.’’ Those are the words of Anthony Brown, Sr. as he described the motivation and dedication of his son, Anthony Brown Jr., the newest quarterback at the University of Oregon. But will Anthony … Continue reading Will transfer quarterback Anthony Brown win the job at Oregon?

A Spring Look at the Returning Rosters of All 130 FBS Teams

Over the years, it has been interesting to watch the vast expansion of college football prognosticators and wonder if fans think that we now have too many or if they think we don't have enough. It reminds me of deadpan comedian Steven Wright who wondered how much deeper the ocean would be if it didn't … Continue reading A Spring Look at the Returning Rosters of All 130 FBS Teams

Oregon’s Joe Moorhead: fresh schemes, stale scandals, short video

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