Will Cristobal ever win the ‘natty?

Much has been said of coach Mario Cristobal and his determination to rebuild the Oregon Duck football team into an SEC clone.  You know, those big-body, big-smelly, bullies. Indeed, the Ducks have been fattened but has that only made them a bigger banquet for others to gobble or will they someday actually win the national … Continue reading Will Cristobal ever win the ‘natty?

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