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
I’ve been thinking about it, and I’m willing to cut Ryan Day some slack for one major reason: He’s only in his 4th season as a head coach. He’s only 43 years old. Even Kirby Smart is only 46 (turning 47 next month), but he’s been a head coach since 2016. He’s got an additional… Read More I’ve Been too Harsh on Ohio State and Ryan Day
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17:49 mark: The basic gist of what he’s saying here is that divisions within college football conferences are dumb and outdated and are actually hurting the sport.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”?
I’m about to fire off some hot takes, here goes: The AP Poll itself is on FRAUD WATCH™: You think Texas is better than Kentucky? I do. I think they’re better than Cincinnati, too. Utah would play them close but I’d take Texas in that game. They’re better than Kansas and Syracuse in my opinion.… Read More College Football Week 6 Reactions: FRAUDS Everywhere?!
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
It’s a common gripe I’ve seen on College Football Twitter about the 12-team playoff. “They’re going to ruin the best regular season in sports!” “The regular season is going to be pointless now!” I’ve already gone over why I think the 12-team playoff makes the regular season more compelling than ever, but I want to… Read More Will the 12-Team College Football Playoff Really Ruin “The Greatest Regular Season in Sports”?
It’s official: So the current contract expires in 2026, which is the latest the new expanded playoff would go into effect. But apparently, according to Heather Dinich, there is strong motivation to get things sorted out so that the new playoff can take effect as early as 2024: I’m sure they’ll find a way to… Read More Great News: College Football Playoff Will Expand to 12 Teams by 2026 Latest, 2024 Earliest
We’ve got Alabama #1, Michigan #2, Georgia #3 and Cincinnati #4. The playoff game schedule is as follows: Bama vs. Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl (Dallas) at 3:30pm EST on December 31. Georgia vs. Michigan in the Orange Bowl (Miami) at 7:30pm EST on December 31. The Bearcats are now the first G5 team to… Read More The College Football Playoff is Set
All year, I’ve been repeating it ad nauseam: As much as we all want to crown Georgia and give them the National Title right now, Georgia has not beaten Bama since 2007. Nick Saban simply owns Georgia. Doesn’t matter if Mark Richt is coaching or Kirby Smart–Nick Saban has consistently found ways to rip Georgia’s… Read More Georgia-Bama SEC Championship Deep Dive: Will Dawgs Finally Break Through?
From CBS Sports: College Football Playoff management bullish on expansion and home sites, deadlocked on auto bids The 10 FBS commissioners are unanimous on desire to expand, but as always, the devils in the details The committee has reached agreement that the playoff should expand, with most in favor of playing games on campus. However, Brett… Read More College Football Execs Fail to Reach Agreement on Playoff Expansion, Delay Decision Until January