The NIL Era is Here: Get With the Program or Get Left Behind

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

College Football Week 11 Reactions, Hot Takes and CFP Implications

Whoa! This was supposed to be the calm before the storm. Georgia playing pathetic Kentucky, Ohio State playing perpetual Big Ten doormat Maryland, Michigan playing faltering Illinois, TCU playing disappointing Baylor, Tennessee playing a badly inconsistent South Carolina team coming off a 38-6 loss to Florida, So what are the playoff implications here? Well, let’s… Read More College Football Week 11 Reactions, Hot Takes and CFP Implications

Alabama Football is on Fumes Right Now. Is This Saban’s Last Ride?

They’ve lost two games this year, by a total of four combined points, and both games were lost on the last play of the game. They were in the National Championship game 10 months ago, and probably would’ve won had Jameson Williams not torn his ACL in the first half. They won a National Championship… Read More Alabama Football is on Fumes Right Now. Is This Saban’s Last Ride?

CFB Game Predictions: Tennessee vs. Kentucky, Ohio State vs. Penn State — Upsets Possible? PLUS: Power Ratings and Betting Picks

I’m going to dig into the two biggest matchups of the weekend here and provide a final score prediction for each of them. We’ll start with Kentucky at Tennessee. (19) Kentucky at (3) Tennessee (UT -11.5, o/u 61.0) Reasons Kentucky could pull off the upset: Reasons Tennessee will avoid the upset: So that’s my case… Read More CFB Game Predictions: Tennessee vs. Kentucky, Ohio State vs. Penn State — Upsets Possible? PLUS: Power Ratings and Betting Picks

College Football Week 8 Observations, Reactions and Hot Takes

It wasn’t the greatest week of college football action. After last week, where we had the epic Tennessee-Bama game, and then Utah and USC closed us out with a thriller after midnight, this week was pretty quiet, all things considered. Syracuse almost pulled off an incredible upset over Clemson, but came up just short at… Read More College Football Week 8 Observations, Reactions and Hot Takes

SEC REPORT: HUNTER AND CARTER’S WEEK 8 COLLEGE FOOTBALL POWER RANKINGS

Guest post by FTP SEC insiders Hunter Jefferson Davis Reagan, and Carter Lee Dawson IV, who are based out of Oxford, Mississippi. Honorable mention: Michigan. Y’all already know Georgia beated the hell out of the Wolverines last year in the playoffs, but they sure put a lickin’ on Penn State last weekend. And Penn State… Read More SEC REPORT: HUNTER AND CARTER’S WEEK 8 COLLEGE FOOTBALL POWER RANKINGS

College Football Needs to Get Rid of Divisions, Plus: When Will Nick Saban “Fall Off”?

Joel Klatt brought this up recently. Starts around the 17:49 mark: The basic gist of what he’s saying here is that divisions within college football conferences are dumb and outdated and are actually hurting the sport. The reason we have divisions is because there was a time when they were required in order to have… Read More College Football Needs to Get Rid of Divisions, Plus: When Will Nick Saban “Fall Off”?

Predictions for Bama vs. Tennessee AND Penn State vs. Michigan

Vegas’s take on the Michigan/Penn State game as of Wednesday: Penn State has not won a road game against a top-5 ranked team since 1994. The team they beat that year was… Michigan. (Penn State was ranked #3 that year and Michigan was #5, and Penn State won the game 31-24). I’ve kind of been… Read More Predictions for Bama vs. Tennessee AND Penn State vs. Michigan

College Football Thoughts & Hot Takes, Week 4: Everyone Is Flawed

Georgia, who we all previously thought to be on a completely different level than everyone else, and in the process of waltzing back to the National Championship Game, surprisingly had some difficulty dispatching of… Kent State? The final score was 39-22. Three turnovers by Georgia certainly gave Kent State some easy points, but they’re not… Read More College Football Thoughts & Hot Takes, Week 4: Everyone Is Flawed

Week 3 College Football Thoughts and Hot Takes: The Chaos Continues

It was the week of the near upset. These Group of Five teams are getting frisky, man! After the Sun Belt Conference just went crazy last week, with three huge upset wins, it seemed like the mid-majors were launching a full-blown uprising in college football this week. As for the top teams: Respect to: Head-scratcher… Read More Week 3 College Football Thoughts and Hot Takes: The Chaos Continues