| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Put away the running clocks. Silly season should be over — at least until Alabama hosts Chattanooga in late November.
It is ridiculous to think Ohio State could play a team so overmatched that the Buckeyes' backup quarterback could throw six...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:00 PM
USC Coach Lane Kiffin is concerned about how young players will react when they play against Arizona State on Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium.
But freshman safety Su'a Cravens is not worried.
Cravens has started every game and is fourth on the team with...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:35 PM
A week of lopsided matchups produced the anomaly of no schools dropping in, or out, of the rankings. Rankman could only rearrange the flowers in his vase and subtly chide-slide Michigan for flirting with losses in consecutive games. The bottom could...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 10:20 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and No. 24 Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in a 45-41 win over No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday.
Tre Mason's 5-yard score with less than two minutes to play was first ruled down at the 1, but...
| Oct 5, 2013
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: In a parking lot? Why there? Seems a bit harsh.
Twitter: @The SaintMunich
Answer: I still can't get that puzzling piece out of my head. Why wouldn't nice-guy Pat Haden not even allow Lane Kiffin on the bus back to...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Ed Orgeron, USC's interim coach, has instilled a sense of fun in Trojans practices this week.
But lost somewhat amid Lane Kiffin's firing and Orgeron's attempt to re-energize players is that the Trojans gave up 62 points in their last game, a 62-41 loss...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:37 PM
USC quarterback Cody Kessler and receiver Marqise Lee suffered injuries against Utah State, but Coach Lane Kiffin said Sunday that he expected both to be "fine" for the Pac-12 Conference game Saturday at Arizona State.
Kessler injured his right hand...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:50 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturay's menu of games:
North Texas (2-1) at No. 9...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Mack Brown and Bo Pelini can tell you no season ever goes exactly the way you planned.
Here's a look at a few of the early surprises in this one:
This could be the year the league surpasses the Southeastern Conference and wins the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Hiring a staff and schmoozing with boosters was not the toughest thing Mike Bellotti had to do after he was hired as head coach at Oregon in 1995.
The toughest part was replacing the offensive coordinator, Mike Bellotti.
It meant giving up the thing...