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Babers prepared when Syracuse opportunity knocked

Babers prepared when Syracuse opportunity knocked

Newly named Cleveland Brown head coach Hue Jackson appeared on ESPN’s Mike and Mike Show Thursday morning and shared some insight on why he is one of the few black head coaches in the NFL.His same theory helps explain why new Syracuse head coach Dino Babers has overcome the odds...

Duke Olympic sprint medalist Dave Sime passes away

Duke Olympic sprint medalist Dave Sime passes away

Olympic silver medalist Dave Sime, the grandfather of Stanford Heisman Trophy finalist Christian McCaffrey and Duke wide receiver Max McCaffrey, passed away Tuesday in Miami.Sime’s most accomplished sport was track, but he was a three-sport athlete at Duke whose name and athletic...

Renfrow shows walkon players can shine

Renfrow shows walkon players can shine

Alabama featured the Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and Clemson fielded a Heisman Trophy finalist in Deshaun Watson. The combined rosters have 19 projected NFL draft picks. Others that will sign as free agents will push the total to over a couple dozen. There may be a...

McCorvey influence on Swinney transcends sports

McCorvey influence on Swinney transcends sports

One of the most influential yet least-known figures in the Clemson-Alabama national championship game is Woody McCorvey, a former assistant coach with ties to both schools.If you don’t know his name, you’re not alone, but his journey as an African-American assistant coach is a...

Five questions and five answers for the final game

Five questions and five answers for the final game

It’s finally here, the moment we’ve all been waiting for since spring football: The 2015-16 National Championship game.It was a crazy season, to put it lightly, and it all comes to a conclusion tonight. The second edition of the College Football Playoff was mostly a success...

Alabama NFL talent advantage not as large as perceived

Alabama NFL talent advantage not as large as perceived

One perception heading into the College Football Playoff National Championship is that the game breaks down to a match up between Clemson quarterback extraordinaire Deshaun Watson against the Alabama’s NFL talent.But that’s only partially true. ... Click here for the...

Mike Leach offers playoff idea that is crazy good

Mike Leach offers playoff idea that is crazy good

Forget the controversy that four teams is not enough for the College Football Playoffs. Forget the debate of expanding to eight schools.Washington State Coach Mike Leach wants 64 teams in an NCAA basketball-like football tournament.The four schools in this year’s semifinals...

Dabo keeps showing us why he is unique

Dabo keeps showing us why he is unique

Another day provides us another glimpse into the uniqueness of Dabo Swinney. This time it’s not about the Clemson coach dancing or his funny expressions uttered to sideline reporters.Most coaches talk about how they don’t enjoy games with emotional ties such as facing their alma...

Tigers put to end Clemsoning label

Tigers put to end Clemsoning label

Clemson’s season-long battle to put to rest the “Clemsoning” label meets the one opponent that makes the Tigers “Clemsoning-proof.” The Alabama Death Star is supposed to win.Clemson can’t be accused of letting opportunity slip away in a loss to the Crimson Tide in the College...

Gallman invaluable to Clemson success

Gallman invaluable to Clemson success

We all recognize that Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson’s running ability might be the difference against Alabama’s suffocating defense in the national championship game on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz.What many fans may not understand, though, is the importance of running back...