| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Change that "Denny's menu" playbook to a "Waffle House."
ESPN reported this week that former USC Coach Lane Kiffin was invited by Nick Saban to help evaluate Alabama's offense.
Insert joke here ( ).
USC fans would tell Alabama fans to...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:34 PM
This just in: The man who gets paid to know is suddenly a know-nothing.
Blame it on the sinister Bowl Championship Series master plot to faucet-drip the suspense until the last Harris pollster is tracked down at a bar singing his college fight song on a...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:23 PM
This is the week we say "whew" for the day in August that Rankman looked at his preseason top 25 and noticed only one FSU was penciled on his working list. It was Fresno State at No. 23. The countdown in the paper was already down to No. 15 when the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:05 PM
So much news broke this week it was easy to forget the reason we all get called together each fall: the games.
USC started it by calling a news conference to announce interim coach Ed Orgeron was out and Steve Sarkisian was in as head coach of the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Rivalry week should be cutthroat, not complicated. "Yeah, buts" have no place in this basic tenet of mutual disdain.
One does not hesitate when a frat brother says, "We're going to paint their cow blue and green. You in?"
You are always in. There is...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Friday and Saturday's menu of games:
9 a.m.: Iowa...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit?
Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 10:35 PM
Now that your heart rates have retreated to somewhere near normal, didn’t we tell you the Bowl Championship Series (almost) always works out?
Shoot, after days like Saturday, why are they even scrapping it for next season’s playoffs?
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Leave it to Alabama senior quarterback AJ McCarron to put everything in perspective.
"Football is just a game," he said after Saturday's last-play loss to Auburn. "It's not life."
Leave it to senior Auburn administrator Jay Jacobs to boil the...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:43 PM
ATLANTA — Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 3 Auburn to a 59-42 victory over No. 5 Missouri in the Southeastern Conference title game Saturday in the Georgia Dome.
Auburn (12-1) is virtually assured of playing for the...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:42 PM
INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again Saturday night.
The No. 10 Spartans regained the lead on Connor Cook's nine-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 11:41 left and upset No. 2 Ohio State, 34-24, to take the Big Ten...