Pete Carroll

NFL coaches over think critical moments too

Back in mid-October over on The Student Section I took a look at a few head-scratching coaching decisions I observed during the weekend action from Week 7 of the college football season. You can pick a few of these every weekend of a football season, but there were calls that particular week that really got to me. They all seemed to involve over thinking the situation on the field. From poorly…

Mailbag Wisconsin

Video Mailbag: Best QB in 2015, Melvin Gordon among the greats, and the Shippensburg bar scene

It has been a while but with the offseason here I am looking forward to making the mailbag feature a much more regular part of the mix to help us get through this offseason together. I threw a couple of questions into a quick video, but please allow me to dig deeper into some thoughts and some additional questions as well. Want your question to be used in a future…

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Episode 160 – Counting down to National Signing Day

With one week to go until National Signing Day, college football programs are digging out the fax machines and looking to fill the recruiting classes with time running out. Time is running out for coaches to make their final pitches to recruits with National Signing Day coming up one week from today. Alabama is on cruise control to another recruiting national championship, and Ohio State is hoping to get a…

Coastal Carolina is installing a "Teal Turf" for 2015.

Coastal Carolina installing a new teal turf

In the ranks of the Football Championship Subdivision, Coastal Carolina has been a program on the rise. Coming off a wildly successful, yet unfulfilling season on the field, the Chanticleers will have a new field to play on in 2015. Yes, it will be teal. I’m on board with this.. RT @saintwarrick: Coastal Carolina has started installation of their all-teal turf field. — Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) January 23, 2015…

Will UNLV be wearing this red helmet in 2015?

UNLV rocking a scarlet helmet in 2015?

UNLV has a brand new head coach in place (Tony Sanchez) and the Rebels could have a new helmet as well. This scarlet helmet has surfaced and has generated some interest as the program looks to head in a new direction. If this is legit and not just a piece of recruiting material on display, it looks great and is a nice way of going back to some fo the…

Cardale Jones announced he is coming back for one more year at Ohio State.

Critics cannot have it both ways with Cardale Jones’ decision

On Thursday, three days after helping Ohio State win a national championship, Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones announced at a press conference in Cleveland he will return for one more year of school. Jones had become a hot topic among NFL Draft circles in the past few days, with many suggesting he would be wise to leave Ohio State for the NFL after one of the more unique three-start careers in…

Ohio State football players hold up the Big Ten logo following a Big Ten Championship Game victory over Wisconsin (2014).

Final McGuire Metric results: Buckeyes push Big Ten to the top

During the 2014 college football season I attempted to keep score of each team’s and each conference’s overall body of work by assigning a point value for each win. Each week teams and conferences had chances to add to their total, the intended use to be to assess which conference and which team did the most impressive work from start to finish. I call it the McGuire Metric, because a…

Ezekiel Elliott is held up by Ohio State teammates following a touchdown against Oregon in the 2015 College Football Playoff national championship.

The lesson to learn from the 2014 season: Let the season breathe

Every season of college football has its own story. For as much as we hear about the various narratives in the game, it can sometimes be easy to forget that each season can tell its own story while straying from what we are led to believe is the script. In fact, there is no script in sports, and this year college football reminded many of that. Ohio State celebrated its…

Orgeon head coach Mark Helfrich and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer shake hands during a joint press conference event for the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

My College Football Playoff National Championship Game Prediction

History will be made Monday night in Arlington, Texas when the first College Football Playoff crowns its national champion. Pac-12 champion Oregon and Big Ten champion Ohio State will play for the ultimate bragging rights, with the Ducks looking for their first national title and the Buckeyes working for their eighth. With a Heisman Trophy quarterback on one side and a national championship coach on the other sideline, this figures…