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…

The Dangerfields of college football

It’s too early to make much of national statistics, but it’s not too early to see who is getting respect and who is deserving of some Rodney Dangerfield recognition. You remember Rodney.  He’s the guy who told us, “I don’t get no respect! My psychiatrist told me I’m going crazy. I told him, ‘If you…

College football oddities – then and now

Do you love odd history?  Is it possible to overdose on it?  I hope so, but for the sake of caution, let’s only pull a few tantalizing oddities from our 150-year vault of college football history. First, we’ll look at some of the strangeness that has occurred in this century, then dig deeper to see…

Perils and pratfalls of FBS vs FCS

Adam and Eve were the first to ignore Apple’s terms and conditions.  We all know what happened to them. FBS coaches who similarly overlook their FCS opponents are facing similar woes, especially in these days of rising success of FCS teams. Consider: In just the first week of last season, no fewer than FIVE FCS…

Meet Bo Nix, Auburn’s freshman quarterback

  Much has been made of the quarterback battle at Auburn between redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood and pure freshman Bo Nix. Gatewood fans will tell you that Joey’s arrival on campus a year ago came with a parade of praise that he was the second coming of Cam Newton, what with his canon arm and…