| 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...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:55 PM
ATLANTA — What a tremendous break it was that the hotel I checked into did not have cable access to Thursday night's USC game at Hawaii.
It meant not having to watch a game most Trojans fans probably turned off.
It freed my remote to explore the...
| 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...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 8:30 PM
ATLANTA — Alabama's defense and special teams looked ready Saturday to become part of the first three-peat national title program in college football's modern era.
Alabama's offense looked like it needed more time to think it over.
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Everyone wondered what a team like Oregon would do if it met Alabama on a field that could also serve as a laboratory beaker.
Would Oregon's up-tempo offense fizzle when mixed with Alabama's bone-crushing defense, or explode like Mentos combined with...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:10 PM
This weekend's very impatient, 6-year-old kid-like, takeaway question is: Why wait?
Can't we just convene a council of BCS bishops and start the four-team playoff now?
It would be just like college football to have two spots available this year for four...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Until they break up the Bowl Championship Series in two years, the only thing left to do is shake it up.
Tiger Stadium, on a Saturday night, seemed a perfect place to do it.
Pittsburgh had a similar thought at South Bend and USC...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Only the presidential candidates had to make their closing arguments over the weekend.
For the four undefeated college football teams vying for this year's national title, winning for now was good enough.
It won't be like this in two or three weeks,...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 11:07 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Notre Dame's final stat line in the Bowl Championship Series title game wasn't pretty. The Fighting Irish had only 32 yards rushing.
Tailback Cierre Wood finished with two yards in four carries
"We just started slow,"...