| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:38 PM
We combed the hills and scoured the wires for this batch of weekend tidbits:
• Boston College has knocked undefeated Notre Dame out of the national title race in each of the last two decades: 1993 and 2002. Notre Dame (9-0) plays at Boston College...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Two years ago, the NFC West was a joke.
Four teams, four losing records. The Seattle Seahawks became the first team in history to win a division and reach the postseason at 7-9.
Fast forward to today, and the NFC West is, top to bottom, the best...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The Milan Puskar Stadium scoreboard has been condemned until electricians can repair all the short circuits, while three volunteers working Saturday's press box have already filed for stat-man's compensation.
West Virginia's 70-63 victory over Baylor...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 7:27 PM
We had most of it right. This year's early Heisman Trophy favorite was correctly identified as the quarterback with "unfinished business."
He returned for his senior year to lead a high-octane offense, featuring the nation's best receiver tandem, on a...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 11:11 PM
Quick, who is the last African American to lead the UCLA football team in passing?
"I have absolutely no idea," Brett Hundley says.
Jackie Robinson, I tell him.
Hundley's eyes widen, he shakes his head, and his deep voice rattles.
"Wow, that's crazy,"...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:30 PM
What's the worst that could happen?
The Green Bay Packers found out Sunday in one of the wildest sequences of Week 3.
Protecting a three-point lead and hoping to get another score — and run out the clock with four minutes left — the...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Getting an edge on Peyton Manning in three easy steps:
1. Draw up a comprehensive list of blitzes and pressure packages.
2. Put those on a card and laminate it.
3. Feed that play sheet into the shredder.
If there are blitzes that work against...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Kansas City hasn't lost. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay haven't won. Everybody else in the NFL has done a little of both.
Heading into the midway point of the regular season, 19 of 32 teams are at .500 or below.
That doesn't necessarily spell curtains for...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Six weeks ago, Alterraun Verner had no guarantees he'd be a starting cornerback for the Tennessee Titans.
Today, he's made as big an impact as any defensive player in the NFL.
What are the odds of that?
Actually, Verner could calculate those for...
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:08 PM
As the final seconds wound down in Sunday's game against Dallas, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford frantically urged his teammates to the line of scrimmage. He gestured wildly, giving everyone the impression he planned to spike the football to stop the...