North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz could help lead the Bison to college football history.

FCS Championship Game: North Dakota State going for history

On Monday night history will be made with the crowning of the first College Football Playoff national champion. While either Ohio State or Oregon will go down as a trivia answer in that respect, this weekend could see FCS juggernaut North Dakota State make some history of its own. The Bison take on Illinois State in the FCS National Championship Game and could win its fourth consecutive national championship. If…

Alabama's Sugar Bowl loss to Ohio State was a tough one for the SEC.

Episode 158 – A not so Happy New Year for the SEC?

I started to keep track of conference bowl records during the 2011-2012 bowl season, and the SEC has always been the top performer among the conferences. The SEC went 6-3 in bowl games that season,¬†with an asterisk because I ended up counting a win for Alabama over LSU as a loss for LSU in the conference total. It was a bizarre situation that I just simply was not sure how…

Oregon, Ohio

College Football Playoff: Identity crisis in Oregon, Ohio

When the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Oregon Ducks in the College Football Playoff championship game on Monday, January 12, residents in the city of Oregon, Ohio will have a temporary identity crisis. The city will change its name, and the local high school will change its official school colors in a uniformed show of solidarity for the Buckeyes and their national title hopes. The idea of changing the…

Jim Harbaugh

Is Michigan on road back to national glory with Harbaugh?

Michigan’s interim athletics director Jim Hackett made a point of saying he had a desire to move away from the whole “Michigan man” philosophy as the program moved forward with a coaching search after letting go of Brady Hoke. Naturally, Michigan hired the most “Michigan man” available on the market with Jim Harbaugh, nevermind the fact Harbaugh was born in Ohio. It just so happens this could be the best…


Bowl Notebook: Utes win big for Pac-12, USA coach is tough

The first day of the bowl season is now in the books, and it was an up-and-down one for the Mountain West Conference. With four games involving MWC programs, the chance to legitimize the power of the conference came against the MAC, Conference USA and the Pac-12. The conference took care of business against the MAC and Conference USA, both victories coming on MWC soil in MWC stadiums. It may…

CFB Coaches Decorating

CFB Playoff coaches decorate for the holidays (video)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich are all busy preparing their teams for the upcoming College Football Playoff, but before they all have some chores around the home to take care of first. It’s time for these playoff coaches to get out the holiday decorations and get everything set-up. But these coaches don’t…


Ohio State has some fun with numbers, and is wrong

Ohio State finished the 2014 regular season on a surge keyed by big road wins against Michigan State and Minnesota, one more victory over rival Michigan and a blowout of Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game. Despite many writing Ohio State off at the beginning of the season, the Buckeyes battled back and made a strong enough statement to the College Football Playoff selection committee to earn a spot…

Archie Griffin

Episode 157 – Archie Griffin on the Heisman Trophy and Andy Coppens on Wisconsin’s surprise coaching search

Just a couple of weeks ago I was pleased to be joined by a former Heisman Trophy winner, Doug Flutie. Today I was honored to have the opportunity to speak with the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy in its storied history. Ohio State legend Archie Griffin, winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1974 and 1975 joined me for a chat about the Heisman Trophy and to help spread…