The CFP Committee Got it Right

While I’m happy that college football now has a playoff, the College Football Playoff committee has made some curious moves over the last three seasons.   None more so than dropping TCU from third to sixth, even after winning a share of the Big 12 title by beating Iowa State 55-3.  And y’all remember who…

Charlie Strong: Good Man, Bad Fit

Forget reality television. The crap that is going on in Austin, Texas would be the ultimate highly rated drama if it were made into a television series. Will the Longhorn boosters – ERRR, I mean the Texas administration – fire Charlie Strong, or won’t they?  Does the university already have someone waiting in the wings…

Time to Stick a Fork in the Big 12

The Big 12 conference decided to forgo expansion last night, after none of the prospects (Houston, Cincinnati, BYU and others) garnered enough votes from its membership.  And while conference commissioner Bill Bowlsby and the schools’ presidents may say this was a business decision, and that none of the candidates were viable (which is actually correct),…

The U Not Yet Ready for Prime Time

Before I unload on the University of Miami, I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that things are finally looking on the “up and up”. The school administration FINALLY hired a head coach who could lead ants to a picnic in Mark Richt. It FINALLY allowed some resources to be poured into a reputable coaching…

Eight Games the Right Move for ACC

Earlier this summer I wrote why the Atlantic Coast Conference should stop delaying the inevitable and go to nine conference football games.  After all, it was more than willing to increase its basketball inventory to 20 conference games per season starting in 2019. However, after examining things more closely, I came to the following conclusions….

ACC Football Is to Be Reckoned with 

Before I gush heavily over the Atlantic Coast Conference’s football success, let me disclose the following. I have been burned prematurely praising the conference’s football acumen before.   Here is an example of how embarrassed I was after the ACC flopped in the college football hierarchy a few years ago.   Could y’all blame me…

Les Miles Had it Coming

When I watched the crazy conclusion of the LSU-Auburn game, a feeling of dread came over me. I began fearing for LSU coach Les Miles, though hoping against hope that his job would not be affected. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron were fired yesterday morning after the Tigers…