New coaches having immediate impact at Michigan, Florida

Jim Harbaugh
October 5, 2015

The rest of the 2015 season may end up showing that programs like Michigan and Florida still have some work to do before being thought of as a legitimate conference or playoff contender, but one weekend into October has helped demonstrate that new coaches are having quite the impact on the resuscitation of their respective programs. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and Florida’s Jim McElwain have breathed new life into their programs…


Wife Knows Best: Week 1 College football picks

September 4, 2015

The ultimate domestic dispute resumes for Year 2 Last year I asked my wife to make picks for a handful of college football games each week. She obliged, and kicked my butt some weeks. Now she’s back and ready to get off on the right foot as we once again go head-to-head! Loser has to do the dishes (well, actually, I generally do those the most anyway). Here we go with…


Podcast: Going on record with CFB Playoff picks and Week 1

September 2, 2015

Bill Bender of The Sporting News makes his first appearance It’s here. Can you feel it? Week 1 of the 2015 college football season is here (well, Montana-North Dakota State aside). We have finally arrived to a brand new season of college football, and it could not start soon enough. We will also be handsomely rewarded for our patience with quite a line-up of games to look forward to. On Thursday…


OK, let’s talk about that Virginia Tech helmet

September 1, 2015

Virginia Tech will wear a memorial decal on helmets this week Last week the nation was shocked with the latest in an ongoing series of deadly shootings across the country, this one taking place in Roanoke, Virginia and being captured on live television. Journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward of WDBJ-7 were gunned down during a live morning news spot, and their killer was tracked down only to take the extreme…


2015 Preview: Picking the ACC

Deshaun Watson
August 3, 2015

The ACC is starting to gain some confidence as a conference based on success in recent seasons. Florida State won a BCS title and Clemson defeated Ohio State in the Orange Bowl two postseasons ago. Last year the Seminoles were invited to the College Football Playoff and Georgia Tech topped the SEC’s Cinderella team from Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl, and Clemson smacked Oklahoma up and down the field in…


A before and after comparison of Syracuse’s new FieldTurf

Syracuse FieldTurf 2015
June 16, 2015

Syracuse recently installed a brand new playing surface at the Carrier Dome, which I touched on over on College Football Talk a while back. The new playing surface is a brand new FieldTurf that is supposed to look even nicer on TV, as well as in person. What I think is really cool is seeing the track and field markings uncovered from underneath the football field as the transformation is…


LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr. puts SEC on top when it comes to Madden NFL covers

Odell Beckham Jr.
May 14, 2015

There may no longer be an NCAA Football video game produced by EA Sports, but that does not mean the SEC cannot find one more thing to brag about. With wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants, and previously of LSU, being named the cover athlete for Madden NFL 16, the annual NFL video game published by EA Sports, the SEC now has four all-time cover athletes…


Bobby Bowden says SEC was too difficult for FSU and national title hopes

Bobby Bowden, Prostate Awareness Month Spokesperson. Getty Images.
May 13, 2015

Oh, you thought Bobby Bowden‘s quotes about Jameis Winston (he thinks FSU fans would say Winston was an embarrassment to the university) were entertaining? Well how about this other nugget that was shared during a radio interview yesterday. When asked about Florida State’s old decision to not join the SEC in the 1990s, Bowden suggested it would have been too difficult for Florida State to win a national championship in the…


Why is college football in a rush to change championship methods?

Boise State
May 4, 2015

The ACC and Big 12 have a desire to change the way conference championships can be determined, but is it wise for all conferences to hop on board? College football may fly under the NCAA banner for a number of general rules and guidelines, but there is still no way to satisfy everybody from coast to coast. We have seen plenty of debates about whether or not power conferences should…