Western Michigan knocking off Toledo seals New Years Six for AAC

November 27, 2015

Odds are the New Years Six bowl spot reserved for the highest-ranked Group of Five conference champion was destined to go to the champion of the American Athletic Conference, be it Houston, Temple or maybe even South Florida. That became even more likely to be the case with Toledo (9-2, 6-2 MAC) being knocked off the radar Friday afternoon by Western Michigan (7-5, 6-2 MAC). Western Michigan’s 35-30 victory over…


Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly having best season as head coach

Brian Kelly
November 24, 2015

Brian Kelly has won multiple Division 2 national championships, gone undefeated and sent a team to a BCS championship game before. He has also won numerous college football coaching awards during his career from his time at Division 2 powerhouse Grand Valley State to his stay in Cincinnati in the Big East and in his latest and current stint with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. It is time to strongly…


Which one-loss team has the best overall body of work? It’s now Michigan State

Michigan State beats Ohio State 2015
November 23, 2015

Michigan State is one win away from clinching the Big Ten East, a division some felt was deserving of preseason hype as the best division in college football. As it turns out, that may be true, at least in the top three spots. The Spartans are two wins away from winning a Big Ten championship, which would certainly make Michigan State a worthy candidate in the one-loss team list of…


Who should be GameDay’s guest picker in Philly?

October 29, 2015

This week ESPN’s College GameDay will be on the road for the 300th time in program history. For the second time in that stretch, GameDay will visit the city of Philadelphia to lead up to this weekend’s primetime showdown between Notre Dame and Temple. The timing of the visit could not have come at a better time for the Owls, as the Philadelphia Eagles are on their bye week. This…


Block Six: Georgia Tech offers a weekly reminder how awesome college football is

October 25, 2015

College football is awesome because you simply never know when you will see an unforgettable moment unfold right before your eyes, whether in person at a stadium or through the miracle of television. Last week in Ann Arbor saw Michigan lose control of a punt only to see Michigan State inexplicably celebrate a win nobody could have envisioned with 10 seconds to play. Yesterday in Atlanta we saw another stunner…


First Half Heisman Trophy Picture

Leonard Fournette
October 23, 2015

The Heisman Trophy has become more of a quarterback award over the past decade, but it looks as though we are on track to see running backs dominate the field this season. The year of the running back in college football is living up to the hype and running backs are leading the way all across the country, and it is not all Leonard Fournette at LSU. Fournette, however, is…


First Half thoughts From the Pac-12

Devontae Booker
October 23, 2015

To say the first half of the season around the Pac-12 has had its share of surprises would be an understatement. The fall of the Oregon Ducks has been one of the biggest surprises this season in a negative way, but the rise of Utah and Cal have been among the more positive surprises in the first half of the season around the Pac-12. It has been a crazy season…


Maryland goes back to basics with 1961 throwback uniform

Maryland's 1961 retro uniform to be worn vs. Penn State (2015).
October 20, 2015

Maryland will begin a new era by turning back the clock and going back to basics. It is pure coincidence that Maryland will unveil a basic 1961-inspired throwback uniform this week in the first game since firing Randy Edsall as head coach. Edsall’s tenure at Maryland was tied hand-in-hand with Maryland’s unveiling of the state pride uniform, a look that continues to roll some eyes but is actually one that has…


USC coaching search could potentially raise Pac-12’s standing

Steve Sarkisian
October 15, 2015

Make no mistake about it. The USC coaching job carries some importance all throughout the Pac-12, as the right coaching hire can have a significant impact on not just the Trojans but the landscape of the Pac-12 for years to come. USC terminated the contract of head coach Steve Sarkisian Monday, a day after placing the coach on an indefinite leave of absence. Sarkisian’s off-field demons with alcohol crossed over…


Coaching Carousel goes Full Tilt with Steve Spurrier retirement, Sarkisian firing

South Carolina v Georgia
October 13, 2015

The last few days have made for a busy round on the coaching carousel. On Saturday North Texas pulled the plug on Dan McCarney following a massive embarrassment of a home loss to FCS Portland State. On Sunday, days after initially leaked, Maryland informed Randy Edsall he will no longer be of service as head coach. Later that day USC placed Steve Sarkisian on an indefinite leave of absence and…