| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:12 PM
Bum Phillips, the folksy Texas football icon who coached the NFL's Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints, died Friday at his home in Goliad, Texas. He was 90 and had been in declining health.
"Bum is gone to Heaven," his son Wade Phillips, the Houston...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 3:56 PM
UCLA can forget about that outside chance of playing for a national championship. The ninth-ranked Bruins won't be a top-10 team as of Monday, either.
Stanford throttled the Bruins' highly regarded offense and put shackles on UCLA quarterback Brett...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Jameis Winston and Florida State sucked the life out of Death Valley.
The Seminoles' remarkable redshirt freshman threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns and No. 5 Florida State crushed No. 3 Clemson 51-14 Saturday night, making a statement that should...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:29 PM
UCLA Coach Jim Mora has a strong opinion about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.
"I had a couple NFL guys ask me if he can play at the next level and I told them, 'Have you not watched him?' " Mora said. "He's going to rip it up at the next level. He's...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Any given season can drive you nuts, but this one has shuttle-bused me to an assortment pack of walnuts and cashews.
We're two weeks from Thanksgiving and still no one has satisfactorily explained how USC scored only seven points against Washington...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Atlantic Coast Conference has been waiting so many years for this stand-alone moment it might collectively have to take a nervous pill and sit down.
The ACC has spent years failing to prove it was more than just a basketball conference. It wanted so...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:38 PM
Nick Saban, people trainer. The coach tells Alabama fans to sit and stay, they sit and stay.
Saban made news in the days leading up to Saturday's game against Tennessee when he complained about the Crimson Tide's late-arriving and early-leaving...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:22 PM
USC has not confirmed its choice of Steve Sarkisian as football coach, but Trojans players present and past have already weighed in on the choice via Twitter.
"It's business," wrote defensive tackle George Uko, who later added, "Felt like I just lost my...
| Nov 16, 2013
Adding to the mysteries in your column is Rankman slotting in USC as No. 25. If a 7-3 Notre Dame team that beat No. 14 Michigan State and No. 22 Arizona State doesn't deserve to be ranked (and they don't), then how can a 7-3 USC team that lost to Notre...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:34 PM
What can stop Florida State now?
The Seminoles wiped Clemson out on national television on Oct. 19 and then were gifted with last week's Stanford win against Oregon. That Nov. 7 upset secured Florida State's hold on No. 2 in the Bowl Champion Series...
| 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...