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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...

Houston poised to make noise in Texas

Houston poised to make noise in Texas

Houston Coach Tom Herman’s recruiting pitch, particularly in the state of Texas, is already a solid one.The first-year coach no doubt has highlighted a 2015 season that features national rankings, an AAC title and a 12-1 record. That’s a pretty picture compared to unranked Texas...

Boise bowl win step toward establishing program

Boise bowl win step toward establishing program

Boise State Coach Bryan Harsin and his program needed a convincing win like this one.The Broncos defeated Northern Illinois 55-7  on Wednesday in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium to finish the season with a 9-4 overall record....

Toledo picks up where it left off despite coaching change

Toledo picks up where it left off despite coaching change

Toledo was the team that dealt with the unknown of a coaching change.Temple was the school enjoying the stability of signing its coach to extension. ...  Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Jacoby Boren on Big Ten and perceptions

Jacoby Boren on Big Ten and perceptions

This time a year ago the Big Ten struggled with the ongoing perception it was fourth or fifth among the Power Five conferences in the nation. The Big Ten and ACC were in a yearly struggle to avoid the dreaded fifth spot.Perception also questioned whether Ohio State should have...

George Costanza explains why we watched Cure Bowl

George Costanza explains why we watched Cure Bowl

San Jose State beat Georgia State 27-16 on Saturday in the AutoNation Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla.The best person to explain why this game was on TV would be George Costanza, Jerry Seinfeld’s fictional sidekick from the classic comedy series. George, in one episode, explained to an...