Alabama, you have been dethroned. There is a new king of college football. I don’t care how great Bama’s recruiting classes are, I don’t care how many great players they yank from the portal. Georgia is the apex predator of college football now. The two teams that beat Bama this year, Georgia thumped them both.… Read More Kirby Smart: The New King of College Football
We got not one but two amazing games. This has never happened before. We’ve had the college football playoff in place since 2014, meaning we’ve now had 9 years of semifinal games–18 games in total. Prior to this year, there were only three truly great, truly memorable games among them: 2014 Ohio State vs. Alabama,… Read More We Just Saw the Greatest College Football Playoff Ever
The line is moving towards Ohio State on the day of the game as the sharps come in heavy on the Buckeyes. It went from Georgia -6.5 to now Georgia -5. That’s significant line movement, especially when you consider this is virtually a home game for Georgia and that is reflected in the line. But… Read More CFP: Last Minute Thoughts
Ohio State has been playing football for 111 years. Georgia has been playing for 119 years. They did not face each other until 1993, and they have not faced each other one time since then. Guess who was the quarterback for Ohio State in that game? Kirk Herbstreit, who will be calling the Georgia-Ohio State… Read More Big Time College Football Programs Do Not Play Each Other Very Often
We know the Miami Hurricanes of the early 2000s are among some of the greatest teams in college football history. NFL talent all over the field, on both sides of the ball, dominant wins over programs of all different conferences, and a 34 game winning streak that began on September 23, 2000 and didn’t end… Read More CFB History Lesson: Why Didn’t the 2000 Miami Hurricanes Get a Chance to Play for the BCS National Championship?
And so is the transfer portal, too. I don’t care if this isn’t “pro-player.” Everyone these days is obsessed with being “pro-player,” as opposed to “pro-coach” or, even worse, “pro-owner.” In college football, I guess it would be “pro-NCAA” or “pro-program” instead of pro-owner, but you get what I mean. Player empowerment in sports has… Read More NIL is a Complete and Total Disaster
2021 was the last full recruiting cycle before the NIL floodgates opened. Since then, we have seen some absolute craziness. In the 2022 recruiting cycle, after NIL was legalized, Texas A&M pulled in not only the top recruiting class in the country that year, but the greatest recruiting haul ever. It was the highest rated… Read More The NIL Era is Here: Get With the Program or Get Left Behind
On Monday night, Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach passed away at the age of 61 due to a heart attack. He was taken from us far too soon, and we lost one of the truly great characters and personalities that make the sport of football so wonderful. Mike Leach is an irreplaceable part of… Read More Mike Leach: The Father of Modern Football
Everyone knows not to take the preseason rankings too seriously, yet it’s hard not to fall into the mindset of treating the preseason rankings as if they’re “correct” or at least warranted. That number next to the teams can really fool you, because early on, there’s not a whole lot for us to grab on… Read More How Wrong Were the College Football Preseason Rankings?
We’ve got #1 seed Georgia hosting squaring off with #4 seed Ohio State in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. The Buckeyes only got in because USC got boatraced on Friday night in the Pac 12 Championship by Utah. Then we’ve got #2 Michigan taking on #3 TCU in the Fiesta Bowl down in the desert.… Read More The 2022 College Football Playoff is Set: Who Will Win The National Championship?