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…


2015 Preview: Picking the Mountain West Conference

July 28, 2015

Boise State has been known to be one of the top little engines that could in college football, and this season should be no different. In fact, this little blue engine could have enough steam to make for some heated conversations later in the season if things start off well for the Broncos. Considering the strength of the Mountain West Conference as a whole compared to other Group of Five…


Podcast: An early preview of Pac-12 Media Days with Kyle Kensing

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July 15, 2015

Oregon still team to beat, but is USC moving up? We are still in the midst of SEC Media Day Days Week, but now is as good a time as any to start looking a little ahead and catching up with the Pac-12. The Pac-12 media days are still a couple of weeks away at this point, overlapping with Big Ten media days this year, but the conference is full…


Picking the NCAA Basketball Tournament by who would win in football

Ohio State vs. Notre Dame
March 16, 2015

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has been set. For college football fans, this may be the only time some watch college basketball. That is largely the case for me, honestly. Sure, I’ll watch a few minutes here and there during the basketball season, but that mostly comes when I am working for College Football Talk and I am looking for some background noise. I have nothing against college basketball, I…


Wife Knows Best: Week 15 College Football Picks

December 5, 2014

It is conference championship week in college football. Champions in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West Conference, Pac-12 and SEC will all be crowned starting tonight with the Pac-12 and MAC conference championship games. Things got started in wild fashion with UCF earning a split of the American Athletic Conference title Thursday night, hopefully setting the stage for one final weekend of craziness before heading…


Don’t look now, but Boise State is now biggest threat to Marshall

November 14, 2014

In the new age of baseball it has become silly to judge a starting pitcher based heavily on wins and losses. The College Football Playoff selection committee has already shown they look deeper beyond wins and losses in how they operate as well. This could be good for Boise State. Going undefeated may not be enough for Marshall to be guaranteed a chance to play in one of the New…


Wife Knows Best: Week 9 college football picks

October 23, 2014

October is winding down, which means I am starting to run out of time to catch up to my wife in the college football picking game this season. I did have a better week last weekend, so I hope to carry that momentum over to Week 9. Finally, I had a much sharper week with my picks. The only game I missed on last weekend was the Oklahoma vs. Kansas…


McGuire Metric: Ranking the Group of Five

Shane Carden
September 24, 2014

East Carolina has jumped out in front of the competition among Group of Five schools vying for the lone guaranteed¬†New Years Day bowl spot, at least according to my experimental method of ranking performance on the field based on strength of schedule. The American Athletic Conference’s Pirates have recorded the most impressive victory among Group of Five schools and they followed it up with a blowout of another ACC school,…


There will be college football played this month

Tennessee Vols
August 1, 2014

Welcome to the month of August. For the first time since January, we can say there will be college football played this month. This is a glorious thought. The first games of the season are still weeks away but now the media day circuit has come to a close, camps are opening up around the country and the momentum is carrying us toward the first kickoff of the season. We…


Coaching Carousel: Lane Kiffin gets Fast Pass to Coaching Carousel

September 30, 2013

The College Football Coaching Carousel is officially open! I think we all pretty much knew that Lane Kiffin was likely to be looking for a new job at the end of the college football season unless USC played for the Pac 12 championship. But even I thought Kiffin would at least last longer than Breaking Bad. On Sunday, following USC’s embarrassing 62-41 defeat at Arizona State Saturday night, USC Athletics…