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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)…


2015 Preview: Picking the Pac-12

The Pac-12 has come on strong in recent years and has climbed the conference totem poll as a result. Not only has Oregon become a national force, but Stanford has developed quite the reputation and the Pac-12 South is emerging as one of the top divisions in the sport of college football. With USC on the rise, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State all legitimate Pac-12 contenders in their own right and Utah showing it belongs…


Re-casting Fantastic Four with college football’s mightiest

The latest attempt to reboot the Fantastic Four franchise is a bomb. So let’s fix it using new cast members from the world of college football. I have been on a bit of a superhero kick this summer at the movies. The second installment in The Avengers franchise finished on a high note and set the scene for what’s coming up in Marvel’s plans, and Ant-Man was a nice surprise. While I have not seen…


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

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 of reasons to be paying…


Big Ten looks for first championship double dip in 62 years

Wisconsin’s national semifinal victory over previously unbeaten Kentucky sent the Badgers to Monday night’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game. The Big Ten champions will take on Duke, who earlier this season defeated the Badgers in Madison during the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. If Wisconsin can knock off the Blue Devils, it will be one more crowning achievement for the Big Ten in a year that has been very kind to the conference. A few months ago…


Picking the NCAA Basketball Tournament by who would win in football

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 just do not watch it…


Episode 161 – Skipping around spring football stories with Braden Gall

The No 2-Minute Warning Podcast is back! When last we spoke we were getting ready for National Signing Day. After a month off to focus on some other assignments, projects and some more planning, the time to get back to podcasting is now. As I undergo some plans to help promote and build the podcast, let’s try to get back on a┬áregular schedule starting today. Snow may be rocking parts of the country but the…


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 boost following up a national…


Wife Knows Best: Week 13 College Football Picks

After a poor showing in Week 11, I bounced back with a perfect Week 12 slate. It could not have come at a better time as it helped me to even the weekly head-to-head score as well. We both took wins with Ohio State, Alabama and Florida State taking care of business. This guaranteed a .500 week at worst for my wife, but Clemson, Nebraska and Auburn did Stef no favors last week. Those were…


Wife Knows Best: Week 10 college football picks

Everything fell into place for me last week. For the first time all season, I went a perfect 6-0 in my college football picks. To top things off, I also took home the top spot in the NFL football pool I participate in thanks to Washington knocking off the Dallas Cowboys Monday night. Can I keep this newly developed hot streak going? Lets’ find out. I will admit some of my picks turned out to…