Big Ten

Jim Harbaugh’s spring break debate is bigger than Michigan vs. SEC

When Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh announced plans to take the Wolverines down to Florida for spring break, it did not take long for the SEC to take notice and raise concerns to the NCAA. Now a war of words is brewing, but this is larger than just Michigan vs. the SEC. This is merely just the beginning of a larger battle for the SEC. There is a lot more at stake for the SEC….


Did the Big Ten’s national championship window already shut?

A year after Ohio State helped give the Big Ten reason to brag about the state of the Big Ten, the conference was left scratching some heads at the end of the postseason fun at the end of the 2015 season. Michigan State laid an egg in the College Football Playoff in a shutout loss at the hands of Alabama, who went on to win the national title a year after being stunned by Ohio…


2015 In Review: Predictions that went well, more that did not and New Years resolutions for 2016

The 2015 season has just one game remaining to play with Clemson and Alabama squaring off for this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship. With the season pretty much in the books, I figured now would be a good time to go look back at my 2015 predictions and see how I did. I did this knowing I made some truly awful predictions that blew up in my face in spectacular fashion, but in the…


Happy New Year, college football fans: Quick glance back at 2015

Happy New Year! 2016 is rolling in with plenty of duds down the stretch of this bowl season, so I figured now was as good a time as any to take a look back at some of the highlights from the 2015 season in college football. Recently, for Athlon Sports, I was asked to put together a ranking of the top 10 games from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC as well…


Podcast: The Big 12, Big Ten and the College Football Playoff

In this episode of the podcast I was happy to have two guests for two separate interviews. Allen Kenney from Blatant Homerism first joined me to talk about Oklahoma’s solid footing in the College Football Playoff heading into the final week of the college football season. Then I was later joined by Andy Coppens of Talking 10 to get some discussion about the Big Ten’s playoff positioning with Iowa and Michigan State playing for the…


Georgia and Mark Richt go separate ways; Miami should be all in on Richt

The end of the Mark Richt era in Athens finally came on Sunday. After years of perhaps misguided hot seat talk, the long drought without an SEC title, never mind a national championship game appearance, finally forced Georgia and Richt to go their separate ways. While Georgia will be a highly attractive job on the market, perhaps the best job not located in Los Angeles, Richt may quickly find a new coaching home. Miami should…


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

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 candidates for a spot in…


Who can become bowl eligible in Week 11?

Wondering what teams will become bowl eligible this weekend in college football? What about which teams can be eliminated from postseason contention? Below you will find a quick list of what teams can clinch bowl eligibility and who can be scratched off the postseason invitation list depending on the outcomes this weekend. Bowl eligible with a win: Arizona (vs. Utah) Arkansas (@ LSU) Auburn (vs. Georgia) Buffalo (vs. Northern Illinois) California (vs. Oregon State) Central…


Podcast: College football analytics with Dave Bartoo

The world of analytics in sports has continued to evolve, and Dave Bartoo from CFB Matrix is one of the leaders in the game when it comes to college football. I always enjoy getting a chance to talk to Dave about the numbers he is following in college football to gain some insight into the analytical meaning behind certain trends and teams. He just so happens to be busy cooking up new ways to break…


Who can become bowl eligible in Week 9?

Wondering what teams will become bowl eligible this weekend in college football? What about which teams can be eliminated from postseason contention? Below you will find a quick list of what teams can clinch bowl eligibility and who can be scratched off the postseason invitation list depending on the outcomes this weekend. Bowl eligible with a win: Arizona (@ Washington) California (vs. USC) Georgia (vs. Florida) Georgia Southern (vs. Texas State) Louisiana Tech (@ Rice)…