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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...

San Diego State SuperFan streak comes to an end

San Diego State SuperFan streak comes to an end

San Diego State’s Tom Ables announced with a Twitter message and email today that his national leading active streak for attending a team’s home-and-away football games has been forced to an end at 600.Ables, 89, said two ear infections are preventing him from flying to...

Dabo Sweeney no longer needs Ah Shucks personna

Dabo Sweeney no longer needs Ah Shucks personna

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney took a seat with Alabama’s Nick Saban, Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio and Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops last week when the coaches representing the four teams in the College Football Playoff gathered in Atlanta.The first question Swinney fielded regarded an...

Hire of Montomery calms the East Carolina waters

Hire of Montomery calms the East Carolina waters

GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina athletic director Jeff Compher limited his pool of coaches to replace the popular Ruffin McNeill when his surprise announcement 11 days ago to fire the coach was met by protests from ECU students and fans.He was fortunate, from that...

Dexter Lawrence picks Clemson over Alabama and NC State

Dexter Lawrence picks Clemson over Alabama and NC State

WAKE FOREST, N.C. – Wake Forest High 5-star defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence pulled out a Clemson hat to reveal his college destination at a press conference Monday at the school auditorium, but he did it with one final move.The hat scene sounds simple and common in this...

Heisman Trophy trustees and voters blew it again

Heisman Trophy trustees and voters blew it again

Open letter to Heisman Trophy trustees James Corcoran and Brian D. Obergfell:This letter is for both of you, but I hope you share it with fellow trustees.Your 929 voters for the Heisman Trophy blew it. Again. Alabama running back Derrick Henry won based on a disturbing...