Christmas Day marks the deep-breath pause on this year's sprawling 39-game bowl calendar, the rest stop between the New Mexico Bowl and better tomorrows.
Florida State has cleared quarterback Jameis Winston of wrongdoing following its code-of-conduct hearing addressing sexual-assault allegations made against the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner.
The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking winners has become a title of a movie...
Marcus Mariota lights up a field more than he does a room.
Rankman is flabbergasted Ohio State somehow pole-vaulted to No. 4 in the final Super 16 ranking, just as it did in the College Football Playoffs final ranking. There was only one way it could happen: a 59-0 win over Wisconsin with the Buckeyes' third-string quarterback earning game...
Barring something biblical, like a swarm of locusts halting the ceremony, Oregon junior quarterback Marcus Mariota on Saturday night will become the second player from the Pacific Northwest to win the Heisman Trophy.
The first playoff ranking rendering went over well in 47 of the 48 contiguous states.
You could see the pieces coming together Saturday night.