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…


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…


CFB Playoff coaches decorate for the holidays (video)

CFB Coaches Decorating
December 18, 2014

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…


The McGuire Metric vs. the College Football Playoff

December 8, 2014

This season I started keeping track of overall body of work based on the strength of schedule at the time games are played. Knowing some of the flaws in this method going in, I was interested to hear College Football Playoff selection committee chairman Jeff Long suggest within the last couple of weeks of the season that rankings based on the time games were played was a factor in the…


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…


College Football Playoff Projection: Version 1.3

December 3, 2014

The last time I updated my playoff projection came on the day the College Football Playoff selection committee released its first batch of rankings. Since then we have watched the committee go to work while raising more questions than it seemed to answer at times. With the final week of the season here, I think I have seen enough to guess how this committee might work, and I finally felt…


The College Football Playoff starts now

CFB Playoff Trophy
December 3, 2014

The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend; conference championship week. The conference championship games in the ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC all have teams looking to secure a spot in the playoff, and there is no team that can afford to suffer a loss this week with the pool of playoff…


Who made my FWAA All-American ballot in 2014

November 25, 2014

The final weeks of the college football regular season are upon us, so that means awards season is about to hit full stride very soon. With that comes a number of ballots and nominations I am asked to submit. This year I have votes and/or nominations for the Football Writers Association All-American Team, the Lombardi Award, Ray Guy Award, Lou Groza Award, Nagurski Trophy and Outland Trophy. I also get…


Wife Knows Best: Week 12 College Football Picks

November 13, 2014

I did not have a great week picking games in Week 11. I underestimated Baylor on the road at Oklahoma, put too much faith in Notre Dame on the road, and thought Kansas State would solve TCU. I got burned pretty badly in each of those games, and I am ashamed of going 2-4 last week. The only teams I correctly picked to win were Oregon and Ohio State. My…


Heisman Watch: Golson needs some Luck of the Irish vs. Florida State

Everett Golson
October 16, 2014

No school has had more Heisman Trophy winners than Notre Dame. The Irish, tied with Ohio State for the most Heisman winners in school history, have had seven players win college football’s highest individual honor. As storied a history as the Heisman Trophy and Notre Dame football have, the Irish have had just one player win the award since before man first walked on the moon. This season’s quarterback, Everett…