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.

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 … Continue reading The Dangerfields of college football

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 … Continue reading College football oddities – then and now

Oregon State vs Oklahoma State . . . can the Beavers win?

After posting three consecutive 10-win seasons, Oklahoma State finished the 2018 regular season just 6-6. Only with a 38-33 win over Missouri in the Auto Zone Liberty Bowl did the Cowboys attain their 14th-straight winning season since coach Mike Gundy was hired in 2005. Oklahoma State's schedule is favorable for a return to double-digit wins … Continue reading Oregon State vs Oklahoma State . . . can the Beavers win?

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 … Continue reading Perils and pratfalls of FBS vs 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 … Continue reading Meet Bo Nix, Auburn’s freshman quarterback

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

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?