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Long won this game two years ago recruiting Chapman

Long won this game two years ago recruiting Chapman

San Diego State won its first outright conference title since 1986 with a 27-24 win over Air Force Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium. That’s the obvious story line.The story behind the story, though, is fifth-year Aztecs Coach Rocky Long won this game two years ago when he recruited...

McNeill good enough for Harbaugh but not ECU

McNeill good enough for Harbaugh but not ECU

My first thought upon hearing East Carolina fired head coach Ruffin McNeill is the old college athletics expression, “You’re alma mater doesn’t love you as much as you love it.”That certainly fits Friday’s surprise announcement from East Carolina athletic director Jeff Compher....

Cases against Derrick Henry and Alabama

Cases against Derrick Henry and Alabama

Let’s imagine the College Football Playoff without Alabama. I realize that’s an apocalyptic suggestion that’s not necessarily limited to SEC country.But Colin Cowherd, now on Fox Sports 1, got me to thinking about his opinion about how the SEC is overrated. He doesn’t have...

Long solves SDSU problem defending Air Force

Long solves SDSU problem defending Air Force

Maybe the late Don Coryell made at least one mistake in his time at San Diego State, compiling a 104-19-2 record in 12 seasons from 1961 to 1972, after all.He should have brought Rocky Long into his coaching tree by recruiting him out of Alta Loma High in Rancho Cucamonga,...

Around the podcast on College Football Playoffs

Around the podcast on College Football Playoffs

We’re heading into the most important weekend in college football, and that’s the weekend of the conference championships.Of course, not every conference has a championship game (here’s looking at you, Big 12), but the ones that do have a ton on the line. Very potentially, the...

Indiana offered more than Kiel realized

Indiana offered more than Kiel realized

Gunner Kiel should have stuck with his first hunch. He’d be a hero at Indiana today, showered with accolades as the Hoosiers prepare for their first bowl game since 2007.Kiel would be set up throughout his post-playing days to be welcomed back to the Bloomington campus, even when...

College football round table discussion on playoffs

College football round table discussion on playoffs

The final weekend of the regular season lived up to expectations, and now we’re finally on the cusp of bowl (and playoff) season.Before we dive too deeply into December and one of the most exciting part of the year for college football fans, though, there’s one more...

College football roundtable discussion

College football roundtable discussion

The final weekend of the regular season lived up to expectations, and now we’re finally on the cusp of bowl (and playoff) season.Before we dive too deeply into December and one of the most exciting part of the year for college football fans, though, there’s one more...

Clemson and Swinney still fighting Clemsoning label

Clemson and Swinney still fighting Clemsoning label

Winning reputations require consistency. Harder to shed, even while piling up victories, are labels. Just ask Clemson and head coach Dabo Swinney.Dabo’s No. 1-ranked Tigers have met every challenge inside and outside the ACC with a 12-0 record, but the “Clemsonsing” cloud still...

LSU follows Big Ten sanity and Georgia SEC insanity

LSU follows Big Ten sanity and Georgia SEC insanity

Iowa showed us a year ago that sometimes the best coaching move is no change at all.A year from now we’ll know if LSU was smart to follow the Iowa model by retaining Les Miles as head coach. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story