| Nov 17, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Five things to watch this week in college football:
1. The top two teams in the country put it all on the line this week… we wish. Top-ranked Alabama hosts an open house party against Chattanooga of the FCS and No. 2 Florida State welcomes in...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Fans from Berkeley, Calif., to Key Biscayne, Fla., must have done a spontaneous spit take when Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer announced his frustration with the lame-duck Bowl Championship Series.
"I think it's a flawed system," Meyer said Monday.
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Attention all impersonators of Woody Hayes: Don't get all bent out of Buckeye shape with this week's order change. Just let things play out. Baylor moves ahead of Ohio State for now because that's exactly what will happen in the next Bowl Championship...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:42 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 Saturday's menu of games:
No. 13 Michigan State (9-1) at...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:56 PM
This is a big prove-it weekend, led by Missouri from the "Show-Me State."
The interloper Tigers, in their second season since leaving the Big 12 Conference, can really stick it to old-line Southeastern Conference thinking.
Truth serum injections would...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:27 PM
This is the latest offering in an occasional series: "Things that should keep Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott up at night."
If you started a playoff next month using the top four division champions based on Jeff Sagarin's ratings Sunday in USA Today,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Question: Who would get the fourth berth in the playoff?
That's the question I'd love to see you tackle.
Answer: I tackled this question so hard in Monday's column I almost got called for "targeting."
And that ejection would have...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:44 PM
There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved.
Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
How and why college football jilted Saturday for Thursday is a question for another time.
Short answer: Give blame or credit to the rise of cable networks, ratings, greed, financial survival, the gush of television money and the insatiable desire for...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Take a snapshot of these rankings because they could look different next week. Florida State and Ohio State could be the new 1-2 if Louisiana State and Stanford take out the nation's leaders in Tuscaloosa and Palo Alto. Clemson's Tigers should be...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Bryce Petty needs to work on his landing.
Come on. If you're going to do 360-degree front flip on national TV, like the Baylor quarterback did Wednesday night over Central Florida's Jacoby Glenn in the second quarter of Fiesta Bowl, then you've got to...