| 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 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 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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Sunday night I was emailed the last Bowl Championship Series standings ever assembled.
I didn't cry, but I sniffled.
The standings were compiled and delivered, seven Sundays a season, by the National Football Foundation. You could click the short-form...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:08 PM
If I make it to Monday I will have covered all 16 national title games in the Bowl Championship Series era.
Someone, please, blow a kazoo.
It's been one crazy ride between Tennessee playing Florida State at the Fiesta Bowl in 1998 and this week's...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:45 PM
In case you've been living on Mars and hadn't heard: Florida State junior tight end Nick O'Leary is the grandson of golf great Jack Nicklaus.
"I mean, it's just like anything else," O'Leary said Friday. "Just he played golf for a living."
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:35 AM
UCLA football Coach Jim Mora doused a Texas brush fire Friday morning.
There were reports that Longhorns officials and Mora’s representative were in discussions for Mora to replace Mack Brown as coach. Asked about the rumors, Mora said told the...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Brett! Brett! Come back!
A call by UCLA Coach Jim Mora?
Pleas by Bruins football fans?
Not this time.
Instead, this is what Virginia Tech defenders might have been calling out for much of the first half during UCLA’s 42-12 win over...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The only part of Texas that UCLA Coach Jim Mora will set foot in in the near future is El Paso, where the Bruins play Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.
Mora has been on every list speculating about the next Texas coach. He said he has...