| Nov 2, 2013
Saturday marks the second time this football season that Virginia has hosted a top-10 opponent quarterbacked by a future NFL draft choice orchestrating a rapid-fire spread offense reinforced by an underrated defense.
The Cavaliers can only hope their...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:07 PM
At first glance, sure, it seems USC is outrageously placing its wobbly football program in the hands of a guy who was part of the regime which sent it staggering.
How could the Trojans hire Steve Sarkisian when he is so closely tied to a coach they just...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 9:54 PM
Bricklayers no longer need apply for the job of Bears tight end.
The Mike Martz idea of a tight end who is good only for moving heavy objects is passe. The new Bears want a tight end who can run, jump and catch — and maybe even dunk a football over...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:15 AM
No. 12 Florida (1-0) at Miami (1-0)
9 a.m., ESPN
Florida's offense still runs like a clogged drain but easily avoided Kirk Herbstreit's ESPN prediction last week that Toledo would pull the upset in Gainesville. This week: Kirk predicts...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:09 PM
This was not the first time the world has waited in giddy anticipation for the birth of a prince or princess. I know because I've had one of each.
He will never be King of England, but when Joseph was born, he might as well have landed on a velvet...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 5:08 PM
If there were ever a question as to which entity reigns over college football — on and off the field — it was pretty much settled earlier this week at SEC Media Days in central Alabama.
That's where Southeastern Conference commissioner...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Hope you will forgive me, UCF fans, for what I am about to tell you.
This is probably not something you want to hear in the wake of Saturday's definitive dismantling of winless UConn in a game that made UCF seem more like it is in the same league as...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Jon Bostic may never be all that Brian Urlacher was. Or all that Mike Singletary, Dick Butkus or Bill George were.
But the Bears, in the worst way, need him to be more than Dante Jones or Tom Hicks were.
It's true there are no meager expectations...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Rivalry week should be cutthroat, not complicated. "Yeah, buts" have no place in this basic tenet of mutual disdain.
One does not hesitate when a frat brother says, "We're going to paint their cow blue and green. You in?"
You are always in. There is...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:56 PM
Brimming with boyish enthusiasm, Josh McCown bounced into the team facility early with an unproven rookie's appetite for work and stayed late until only the coaches' cars remained in the parking lot.
This sounds like any given day at Halas Hall. This...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:59 PM
If the NFL draft was held today, the Ravens should find themselves a big, tall wide receiver.
They have holes in other places especially on the offensive line, but the Ravens need a big, fast body to complement speedy receiver Torrey Smith on the...