| Nov 9, 2013
Hindsight is 20/20. Stanford "could" beat Oregon. Really went out on a limb. Shower yourself in Gatorade podcast.
I was asked in my weekly Monday podcast on latimes.com whether I would be shocked if Stanford beat Oregon. I said "no."...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:53 PM
With Ohio State and Baylor right behind in the Bowl Championship Series standings, Florida State needed a big win over Wake Forest on Saturday, and got it, 59-3.
It could have been bigger, too, and unseemly, if not for some class shown by Seminoles...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:37 PM
A lot of people hate the Bowl Championship Series, but no conference needs it to go away faster than the Pac-12.
No league has been more tormented by its quartile quirkiness and, at times, outright chicanery.
The BCS would not have been possible...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Florida's offense last year was uglier than a wicked witch from Oz.
Some weeks, the police should have secured the huddle's perimeter with caution tape and given the admonition, "Move along folks, there's nothing to see here."
The only thing worse...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:47 AM
In one of the least shocking announcements of summer, two-time defending national champion Alabama has opened at No. 1 in USA Today's preseason college football poll.
UCLA, coming off a 9-5 season, is No. 21 and USC, 7-6 last year, is No. 24....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:43 PM
It sounds strange but this could be the last chance any outsider has to take down the Southeastern Conference, winners of seven straight national titles and heavily favored to make it eight.
Next season, when the playoff replaces the Bowl Championship...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Crimson Tide fans, book your vacation plans to sunny California.
If that line sounds familiar, it's because I wrote it Oct. 12, 2012 — in a blog post after the Southeastern Conference released its 2013 schedule.
It was weird not knowing then...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Stanford has been No. 1 in invention, research, sunsets, marching bands (most despised) and several sports that are played in a pool.
But come on, seriously, football?
Think about it: Less than six years ago, Stanford was a 41-point underdog at USC...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:20 PM
ATLANTA -- Christion Jones became the first Alabama player since at least the 1940s to have two returns for touchdowns, Vinnie Sunseri brought back an interception for another TD, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sluggish offensive performance...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Teddy Bridgewater threw five touchdown passes and Michael Dyer had a 46-yard touchdown run as No. 9 Louisville defeated Ohio, 49-7, on Sunday.
Coming off an 11-2 finish and a Sugar Bowl upset of Florida, Bridgewater and the Cardinals (1-0) dominated....
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:31 PM
They started calling him "Johnny Football" as a kid because, when things didn't go his way on the playground, he took his ball and went home.
Now hit me with a rim shot and a "piling on" penalty.
Unlike the paid psycho-babble experts on ESPN, I...