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  • List: The tenure of every FBS head coach

    07/11/2016 12:51:31 AM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    CoachingSearch.com ^ | July 06, 2016 | Chris Vannini
    Earlier this week, CoachingSearch looked at the longest-tenured assistants in FBS. Now, here’s a look at the tenure of every FBS head coach. Illustrating the amount of turnover in the profession, 108 of the 129 FBS head coaches have been hired since 2010, and 88 have been hired in the past four years. That means more than 2/3 of all head coaches have been hired since 2013.Some veteran coaches who left the list this offseason included Frank Beamer (1987), Gary Pinkel (2001), George O’Leary (2004), and Steve Spurrier (2005).First, the longest tenured coach in each conference:AAC: Ken Niumatalolo (Navy) -...
  • After Alabama, Atheist Group Looks to Take on Clemson....

    01/11/2016 11:07:23 AM PST · by don-o · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/16 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    When the Clemson Tigers take on Alabama's Crimson Tide for the Football Bowl Subdivision national championship tonight, at least one group will be watching for something other than the final score on the field. The Freedom From Religion Foundation [FFRF], a highly litigious atheist group, looks to sue Clemson University over the role head football coach Dabo Swinney's Christian faith plays in how he runs the program. The only problem is the group can't find a current or former player willing to step up as a plaintiff.
  • NCAA National Championship Thread (2) Alabama v (1) Clemson (+6.5) o/u 50.5 800pm ESPN

    01/11/2016 3:06:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 253 replies
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  • NFL Live Thread Wildcard Weekend [+ College National Championship

    01/03/2016 9:29:31 PM PST · by Bender2 · 253 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL WILDCARD WEEKEND Saturday January 9th AFC No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs at No. 4 Houston Texans 4:35 p.m. ABC & ESPN No. 6 Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals, Saturday 8:15 p.m. CBS Sunday January 10th NFL No. 6 Seattle Seahawks at No. 3 Minnesota Vikings, Sunday 1 p.m. NBC No. 5 Green Bay Packers at No. 4 Washington Redskins, Sunday 4:40 p.m. NBC COLLEGE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Monday January 11th Alabama vs. Clemson 8:30 p.m. ESPN
  • The College Football Czar: 2015-16 Bowl Game Picks

    12/18/2015 9:08:12 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 18, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2015-16 Bowl Game Picks Week fourteen in review: Things held true to form as far as the national championship picture is concerned, leaving no serious debate about which four teams belong in the semifinals. Nevertheless, ESPN devoted a significant portion of its bowl preview show to a discussion about whether the playoff should immediately be expanded to eight teams. The Czar won't bore you by explaining again why this would be a disaster. Suffice it to point out that Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, Mark Cuban and President Obama are all for it. If that doesn't...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: End College Football

    12/08/2015 11:32:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 16, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    College football players are gladiators of sorts. On the one hand, they are vastly underpaid for the risks they take as well as the profits they generate for the university and the scores of jobs they subsidize. On the other, in terms of college protocols, they are pampered and exempt from rules that other students follow. Being exploited and privileged is a bad combination. For half a century, liberals have pointed out that football players should drop the amateur pretense, join a semi-pro club, and make the money they deserve -- given that their admissions, grades, and class attendance are...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 14

    12/03/2015 7:49:02 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 4 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 3, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 14 Week thirteen in review: LSU has decided to keep coach Fewer Miles, although the College Football Czar wonders why he bothers to stick around. In 11 years in Baton Rouge, Miles has compiled a record of 111-32, highlighted by the 2007 national championship. Yet, athletic director Joe Avella allowed rumors of the coach's imminent firing to swirl for two weeks before finally addressing the question, at which time he insultingly advised Miles to focus on his upcoming game against Texas A&M. The Tigers won that contest by a typically LSU-ian score of 19-7, after...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 13

    11/24/2015 7:55:34 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 25 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 24, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 13 Week twelve in review: Clemson and Iowa are the only remaining undefeated teams after Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Houston were all toppled last Saturday. In the new CFP ratings, OSU has now plummeted past the Michigan State team that upset them, a development that would not likely have happened under the old BCS system. As much as it may feel right to the CFP committee that the head-to-head winner should have the higher ranking, it isn't really logical, which is why the computer-influenced BCS might have figured it differently. The Buckeyes' only loss...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 12

    11/19/2015 7:47:43 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 19, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 12 Week eleven in review: For those readers who are unsure about the chronology, last week's issue was published the night before Gary Pinkel announced his retirement due to his having been diagnosed with lymphoma. Had this been revealed a day sooner, the College Football Czar would have thought it distasteful to criticize the coach over the previous week's events. Nevertheless, Pinkel's unfortunate personal circumstance and his handling of the campus "hunger strike" are two separate issues. What the Czar wrote about the latter is accurate, and he retracts nothing. The number of undefeated teams...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 11

    11/12/2015 7:49:38 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 13 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 12, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 11 Week ten in review: The number of unbeaten teams has dwindled to six, as TCU, LSU, Michigan State, Memphis and Toledo were all defeated. There can be no more than four left by the start of the bowl season, because Baylor and Oklahoma State must play each other, and Ohio State and Iowa are on course to meet in the Big Ten title game. The CFP isn’t placing such a high value on that 0 in the L-column, though, and that's a good thing. As great a season as 9-0 Iowa is having, it's...
  • Arkansas amazing win over Ole Miss, 53-52

    11/07/2015 6:06:35 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 18 replies
    ESPN | October 17, 2015 | Jeff Head
    Wow! The Arkansas - Ole Miss game was one of the best I have watched in a long time. Epic football, back and forth the whole game ties at the end of the 1st quarter, tied at half, tied at the end of the 3rd quarter, and tied at the end of the game, 45 to 45, when Arkansas came back and scored. Ole Miss scored a TD in OT and then Arkansas had 4th and 25 from the 40. A pass, well short and the receiver literally simply threw the ball backwards as he was going down. It bounced...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 10

    11/05/2015 7:23:41 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 14 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 5, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 10 Week nine in review: The College Football Czar had his best week to this point in the season, although it would've been one game better if not for the officiating slapstick routine that took place at the end of the Miami-Duke game. The Hurricanes were allowed to score on a last-second kickoff return, which involved eight laterals, one pitch while the ball-carrier was already down, at least one illegal block, one announcement that the play was under review, two more announcements that the play was still under review, and the apparent review of an...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 9

    10/28/2015 7:32:21 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 11 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 28, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 9 Week eight in review: The number of undefeated teams was reduced by two with USC’s rout of Utah, and Georgia Tech’s upset (as predicted here) of Florida State. That leaves twelve teams without a defeat, eight of which would be championship contenders if they stayed that way. One of those eight, however, is Baylor, whose starting quarterback Seth Russell suffered a broken bone in his neck last Saturday against Iowa State. As explained here last week, this edition of the College Football Czar’s picks is being issued a day early. The good news from...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 8

    10/22/2015 6:44:43 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 17 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 22, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 8 Week seven in review: The national contenders have begun to differentiate themselves from the rest of the field, as Utah, LSU, Baylor, TCU, Ohio State, Michigan State, Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Stanford have all solidified their standing. Given the subjective nature of the semifinal selections, MSU is one team that cannot afford even one loss, after Michigan handed them a last-second victory on an unforced special teams turnover. That, along with some uninspired showings against lesser competition, will likely be held against the Spartans, even if they defeat Ohio State and maybe Iowa...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 7

    10/15/2015 6:20:26 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 15, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 7 Week six in review: Another strange week has resulted in the first four coaching casualties of the season. The first of these was Maryland’s Randy Edsall, whose imminent dismissal had already been known, although the College Football Czar admits to being surprised that he’s the first coach from a recent Big Ten expansion team to get the boot. He must have beaten out Rutgers’ Kyle Flood by at least a few weeks. In four-plus seasons with the Terrapins, Edsall was 22-33, after going 74-70 in 12 years at Uconn. The Terps’ interim coach is...
  • South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier retiring, effective immediately

    South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier told his players and coaches Monday night that he is retiring immediately, sources told ESPN.com.
  • The College Football Czar: Week 6

    10/08/2015 6:52:48 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 22 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 6 Week five in review: The lesson through the first five weeks of the season is that, apparently, nobody is really very good. Four of the Top Ten teams lost last Saturday, while numbers one and two, Ohio State and Michigan State, looked terrible in clinging to victories against conference foes they’d normally be expected to steamroll. Even as parity dominates, there are 20 undefeated teams at this point in the season, partly because most teams had scheduled at least one phony game against a lower-division opponent, and one deliberately uncompetitive game against a small-conference...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 5

    10/01/2015 7:03:15 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 19 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 1, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 5 Week four in review: The College Football Czar had another bad week, although the week the replay officials had around the country was far worse. A completely unjustifiable reversal on a fumble call to decide the Thursday night Memphis-Cincinnati game set the tone for a long Saturday of blown calls on replay. The Czar accepts the fact that instant replay reviews are here to stay, but he’ll thank announcers to stop justifying the practice with the asinine assertion that “the important thing is to get the call right in the end.” Those teams that...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 4

    09/24/2015 6:04:49 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 24, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 4 Week three in review: It was a dismal week for the College Football Czar, but he’s not the only one. Top-ranked Ohio State barely eked out a victory over Northern Illinois, while both Alabama and Southern Cal D-sintegrated before our eyes. It was a Saturday filled with seesaw battles decided by razor-thin margins, several of which turned against the Czar at the last moment. For the week, he was 9-11, causing his overall record to plummet to 39-21, for a .650 winning percentage. All the on-air personalities at the Seamy Underbelly of Networks have...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 3

    09/17/2015 7:55:02 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 17, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 3 Week two in review: You knew that when the AP put ten SEC teams in the Top 25, it was setting the league up for a fall. Three of those teams (Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi State) have fallen out of this week’s rankings, and Auburn has plummeted to #18 after barely surviving a challenge from Division I-AA Jacksonville State. The Czar, for one, did not think that highly of MSU before the season, nor during their opener against Southern Miss, but now thinks they’re actually more worthy of a ranking after a competitive loss...
  • Princeton football player comes out publicly days before kickoff

    09/15/2015 2:23:33 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/15/2015
    Mason Darrow was in a slump. The freshman offensive lineman for the Princeton Tigers had made it into a couple of games in the 2013 season, but his practices one defining week in early November were a mess. He was slow making calls and his feet were stuck in the mud. His racing mind was getting in the way of his performance with internal questions he was increasingly tired of answering. Walking to the sideline after a particularly poor play, Darrow's head hung low. The strong breeze of autumn brought a chill, the sun setting behind the rainbow of oak...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 2

    09/10/2015 7:38:41 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 10, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 2 Week one in review: There were so few games of consequence during the opening week that Saturday’s highlight was when a Bowling Green defensive lineman attempted the worst fake injury in recorded history. DT Mike Minns lost a shoe between plays in a goal line series against Tennessee, and for some reason expected the officials to stop the game until he could put it back on. They didn’t, so he did what must have appeared to be the only sensible thing to do. Waving his shoe over his head, he pleaded for a stoppage,...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 1

    09/02/2015 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 1 If you're reading the College Football Czar’s week one picks, that must mean that yet another long summer of terrible TV is about to come to a merciful end. So – if you’ve found yourself holding up a pencil in front of the television and yelling “not so fast” at the morning weatherman... If you’ve been bringing home bags of tiny rubber pellets, in order to give your living room carpet a more footbally feel... If you’ve let yourself be henpecked into renting Jerry Maguire, just because it’s sort of, more-or-less tangentially related to...
  • 2015 College Football Rankings - Preseason

    08/16/2015 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    1 Ohio State (62) 14-1 1598 — 2 TCU (1) 12-1 1487 — 3 Alabama (1) 12-2 1452 — 4 Baylor 11-2 1365 — 5 Oregon 13-2 1260 — 6 Michigan State 11-2 1230 — 7 Auburn 8-5 1103 — 8 Florida State 13-1 1057 — 9 Georgia 10-3 1026 — 10 USC 9-4 1014 — 11 Notre Dame 8-5 883 — 12 Clemson 10-3 838 — 13 LSU 8-5 727 — 14 UCLA 10-3 697 — 15 Ole Miss 9-4 668 — 16 Arizona State 10-3 577 — 17 Georgia Tech 11-3 573 — 18 Wisconsin 11-3 470 —...
  • The College Football Czar: 2015 Season Preview

    08/07/2015 6:52:24 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 7, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar 2015 Season Preview a sports publication from The Shinbone by Daniel Clark Welcome to the 2015 season preview issue of The College Football Czar, a seasonal sports publication by the author and editor of The Shinbone. In the coming months, you will find weekly analyses of upcoming college football action posted at this site. To find out more, please see the Ground Rules. This issue contains the Czar's rankings for all 128 teams in Division I-A football, as well as conference preview capsules, potential upsets to watch for, bowl projections, and a guide to help you...
  • Michigan reports four secondary violations under Jim Harbaugh

    05/11/2015 11:13:40 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 9 replies
    NFL.COM ^ | 05/11/2015 | Chase Goodbread
    Before new Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has put his first points on the scoreboard in The Big House, the school has self-reported four minor NCAA violations in football that have occurred under Harbaugh's watch. The violations are classified as Secondary/Level III. Violations of that nature typically result in no punitive action by the NCAA and are handled through education of the coaching staff through the school's compliance department. According to mlive.com, two of the violations directly involved the former San Francisco 49ers head coach. In one violation, Harbaugh donated an autographed team helmet and a jersey to an auction...
  • Former NCAA Chair Admits to Not Reading Freeh Report Prior to Sanctioning Penn State

    01/15/2015 2:42:52 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 46 replies
    statecollege.com ^ | 1-15-15 | Ted Hozza
    The NCAA received another serious blow to its credibility today. In court documents filed Thursday in the Paterno lawsuit, Oregon State President and then-NCAA Executive Committee Chairman Ed Ray admitted to not actually reading the Freeh Report — the entire basis for the NCAA sanctions — prior to sanctioning Penn State in 2012. In his testimony in the Paterno Family’s ongoing case, Ray said he was unaware that he needed to prep for anything related to the Freeh Report before the organization’s executive board met to discuss possible sanctions on the University. Instead, Ray spent time in Hawaii where he...
  • College Football Playoff: OSU Needs Decisive Wins To Overcome Weak Schedule, Virginia Tech Loss

    01/13/2015 7:35:36 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 39 replies
    http://thebiglead.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ty Duffy
    Miami clobbered Virginia Tech 30-6 in Blacksburg Thursday night. That drops the Hokies to 3-4 vs. FBS teams on the season. Ohio State’s two-touchdown loss at home to them looks worse with each passing week. Tech’s continued slide could be devastating to the Buckeyes’ chances of reaching the playoff, despite their dominance of late. Here is a reasonable scenario if Ohio State wins out. Florida State wins out to get to 13-0 and is a lock for the playoff. Alabama wins out and wins the SEC claiming a second place. That leaves two places for a one-loss Ohio State (B1G...
  • Oregon vs. Ohio State is your College Football Playoff national championship

    01/01/2015 10:01:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 166 replies
    sbnation.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Jason Kirk
    The Ducks and Buckeyes will meet for the trophy in Arlington, Texas.On Monday, Jan. 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET, the No. 2 Oregon Ducks and No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes will be in Cowboys Stadium to play in the first-ever College Football Playoff final. The Ducks clinched their spot by embarrassing defending champion Florida State in the Rose Bowl, 59-20, while OSU upset No. 1 Alabama, 42-35, in New Orleans. This will be Oregon's second appearance in an officially ordained national championship game. The Ducks' first came in the 2010 season's BCS Championship, when they lost, 22-19, to Cam Newton's...
  • Wisconsin beats Auburn, Ohio State leads Alabama

    01/01/2015 8:18:57 PM PST · by UB355 · 75 replies
    milwaukee Journal ^ | 1/1/2015 | none
    Tampa, Fla. — Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin's full-time athletic director and two-time interim head coach, passed the baton to new head coach Paul Chryst in style Thursday. UW entered the 2015 Outback Bowl a 61/2-point underdog against Southeastern Conference power Auburn. Yet the Badgers erased the memories of an ugly 59-point loss in the Big Ten title game thanks to another remarkable performance from Melvin Gordon, a tying field goal in the final minute of regulation and the winner in overtime by freshman kicker Rafael Gaglianone, and finally a huge defensive stand.
  • Open Thread: BYU-Memphis first-ever Miami Beach Bowl [Vanity]

    12/22/2014 12:46:50 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Colofornian | Dec. 22, 2014 | Colofornian
    Open bowl thread Late second quarter, refs wave off a BYU defensive pass interference after claim ball was tipped. (Instant replay -- no tip at line...only tip by BYU interception player...result? Free ref-provided td for BYU) Otherwise...hi-scoring first half. BYU...first 1 1/2 quarters...an unsportmanslike conduct penalty...an unnecessary roughness penalty...a facemask penalty...A real testimony, I would say. Commentators mentioned penalties been an issue for BYU during season.
  • ESPN college Bowl Game monopoly (Vanity)

    12/21/2014 7:53:33 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 16 replies
    12/21/2014 | BwanaNdege
    There will be 39 college football bowl games played this season. Three of those, the Citrus, Sun and Las Vegas will be shown on ABC or CBS, i.e. "broadcast" TV. The remaining games will be carried ONLY by the various ESPN channels.
  • The College Football Czar: 2014-15 Bowl Game Picks

    12/20/2014 3:12:09 AM PST · by Daniel Clark · 17 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 20, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2014-15 Bowl Game Picks Week fifteen in review: As critical as the College Football Czar is of the whole concept of the CFP Committee, he is pleased that it has succeeded in selecting the correct four teams, an obnoxious publicity campaign by #5 Baylor notwithstanding. Anybody who argues that any team other than Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State deserves a shot at the national title is merely agitating on behalf of playoff expansion for its own sake. Fourth-rated Ohio State certainly has its flaws, but the Buckeyes are one among the tiny minority of...
  • Johnny Manziel's Putrid 1st Start Has to Be Alarming for Browns

    12/14/2014 7:38:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    B/R ^ | Dec 14, 2014 | Mike Freeman
    Hold on…do you mean you can't succeed at the quarterback position in the NFL by just upchucking lobs into the middle of the field like you're at the county fair trying to throw rings around milk bottles? Are you telling me that what you could do at Texas A&M, you can't do in the pros? That everyone is faster than you? More athletic? You mean if you don't study hard all the time in a league with so many intelligent men who bust their ass in the classroom, you might fail?
  • Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

    12/13/2014 6:15:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | ESPN.com news services
    Marcus Mariota, widely considered the favorite over co-finalists Melvin Gordon and Amari Cooper, won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in New York. College football's top honor punctuates the Oregon junior quarterback's list of 2014 accolades, which include the Walter Camp, Davey O'Brien, Maxwell and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm awards. Mariota's banner season included 3,783 passing yards and 38 touchdown passes against two interceptions. The dual-threat quarterback also racked up 669 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground.
  • Navy to Wear Custom 'Don't Tread on Me' Uniforms for Army-Navy Game

    12/10/2014 1:47:10 PM PST · by don-o · 54 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | December 9, 2014 | Dan Carson
    Under Armour is rolling out custom uniforms for the Navy Midshipmen in time for Saturday’s Army-Navy game, and, as you might expect, the gear is as American as Duke Nukem fist-fighting a crepe iron. Tagged with the words "Don't Tread On Me," the gear features red stripes over navy and white. Under Armour also made significant use of the First Navy Jack rattlesnake, which will be featured in a non-coiled, flying-out-of-the-fake-peanut-jar form. In short, these uniforms are quite to very fresh, depending on your taste for hammer-down patriotism.
  • College Football Playoff and Bowl Projections

    12/07/2014 3:31:39 PM PST · by iowamark · 79 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 12/7/2014
    College Football Playoff Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction Championship Bowl Jan. 12 Arlington, Texas Semifinal winners TBD Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. Semifinal Alabama* vs. Ohio State* Rose Bowl Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Semifinal Oregon* vs. Florida State* Selection Committee Bowl Games Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction Cotton Bowl Jan. 1 Arlington, Tex. At-Large vs. At-Large Baylor* vs. Michigan State* Orange Bowl Dec. 31 Miami, Fla. ACC vs SEC/Big Ten/Notre Dame Georgia Tech* vs. Miss. State* Fiesta Bowl Dec. 31 Glendale, Ariz. At-Large vs At-Large Arizona* vs. Boise State* Peach Bowl Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. At-Large vs....
  • The College Football Czar: Week 15

    12/04/2014 8:16:50 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 21 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 4, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 15 Week fourteen in review: The College Football Czar nearly had another sub-.500 week, but rallied in the four late games on Saturday night to finish 14-13. As much as the Czar criticizes the SEC supremacy theory, he admits to have gotten caught up in it himself over Thanksgiving weekend. Not only had he become convinced that Mississippi State was a national championship contender, but he picked the SEC to dominate its traditional ACC rivals, when it turned out that the ACC went 4-0 in those matchups. For the season, that means the SEC is...
  • UAB shuts down football program

    12/02/2014 1:26:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2014 3:48 PM EST | Jay Reeves
    UAB is shutting down the football program. The university announced the decision Tuesday minutes after President Ray Watts met with the Blazers players and coaches. UAB made the decision after a campus-wide study conducted by a consulting firm over the past year. …
  • Empire Strikes Back: How Nick Saban adapted to help Alabama get Iron Bowl revenge

    11/30/2014 9:51:45 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 42 replies
    http://sports.yahoo.com ^ | November 30, 2014 | Pat Forte
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – If you could tap into Nick Saban’s fondest football dreams, you’d probably find the Alabama football coach fantasizing about shutouts and cartilage-rattling tackles and a relentless pass rush. Touchdowns would be down the wish list. But on a surreal November night when the Iron Bowl scoreboard read 55-44 – an abomination to the Pat Dye generation – Saban could deal with it. Because his team had the 55, and Auburn had the 44. His team has the Southeastern Conference Western Division title, and the Tigers don’t. His 11-1 team should still be No. 1 in the College...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 14

    11/25/2014 9:49:56 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 26, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 14 Week thirteen in review: The College Football Czar started the week with a pair of lopsided Friday night losses, and it didn’t get much better from there, as he went crashing to a season-low record of 7-10. And talk about asking for it – did he really pick Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan? Yeesh! For the year, the Czar’s record now stands at 164-98, for a .625 winning percentage, which, if it remained consistent through the end of the year, would be his lowest percentage since his first season of posting his picks...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 13

    11/20/2014 8:03:11 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 20, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 13 Week twelve in review: With its 25-20 win over Mississippi State, Alabama has vaulted to #1 in the new CFP ratings, with Oregon holding at #2. Florida State, the only remaining undefeated major conference team, failed to climb a spot in spite of the fact that they continue to win, while playing like anything but a national contender. MSU has only slipped to fourth, but the Bulldogs will have a hard time staying in playoff position if they don’t earn a berth in the SEC championship. It has started. ACC Commissioner John “The Lardhead”...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 12

    11/13/2014 7:16:45 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 11 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 13, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 12 Week eleven in review: Another national contender from the SEC took a hit, and this time not because they’re all playing each other. Instead, Auburn suffered an unlikely 41-38 upset against Texas A&M, which hadn’t really played a good game since the opening night of the season. Mind you, according to the SEC supremacy argument, this result only proves how tough the conference really is. Why, did you know that all three of the Aggies’ losses have also been to SEC opponents? In their nonconference schedule, they’ve pulverized four whimpering bags of cottage cheese,...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 11

    11/06/2014 6:41:00 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 6, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 11 Week ten in review: It was a tough week for the Mississippi schools, with top-ranked MSU slipping past Arkansas 17-10 on an interception in the end zone, and #4 Ole Miss losing a hard-fought 35-31 game to Auburn, with WR Laquon Treadwell suffering a broken leg on the decisive play. There were a handful of other key injuries during the week. Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah left the first half against Purdue with a sprained knee, but the injury is being characterized as mild, and with a timely idle week to rest up, he...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 10

    10/30/2014 7:09:43 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 15 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 30, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 10 Week nine in review: The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released its first rankings of the season, and its members seem to have been determined to avoid controversy, by (a) ranking the two remaining undefeated major-conference teams first and second, and (b) buying into the SEC hype by awarding that conference three of the top four spots. Mississippi State deservedly received this week’s #1 ranking, but nobody who has watched Florida State this season can possibly believe they’re the second-best team in the nation. Ranking the Seminoles second because of their 7-0 record was...
  • College Football Playoff: What to expect from committee’s first rankings

    10/27/2014 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/14 | Chuck Culpepper
    For the first time in the 145 years of college football, a 12-member playoff selection committee has set to convene. It will spend Monday and Tuesday in the arduous seven-stage process of tabulating its inaugural weekly top 25, and it will release that list on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET. That will begin a much-anticipated process of seven weekly meetings in Grapevine, Texas, near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The meetings will run Monday-Tuesday into early December, then the final announcement of the playoff field will come on Sunday, Dec. 7. That announcement will name the four teams which will...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 9

    10/23/2014 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 23, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 9 Week eight in review: For the third week in a row, those confounded games failed to adhere to the College Football Czar’s brilliant predictions. This time, he actually came in under .500, with a record of 9-10. For the season, his record stands at 101-66, for a .605 winning percentage. If that average held through the rest of the season, it would be the Czar’s worst since he began posting his picks online, and about 90 points lower than last season. At least he correctly picked the week’s biggest game, in which Florida State...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 8

    10/15/2014 6:19:57 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 4 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 15, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 8 Week seven in review: One of these weeks, the College Football Czar will wise up and start picking the Mississippi schools to win. In truth, he remains skeptical of Ole Miss, but there’s no question at this point that Mississippi State deserves its new #1 ranking. The Czar did not doubt the quality of the MSU team, but had instead overrated Auburn, which set out to prove that its near-upset at Kansas State was no fluke. For the week, the Czar only went 11-8, although he would protest the result of the Baylor-TCU game,...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 7

    10/08/2014 6:25:15 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 8, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 7 Week six in review: Eight ranked teams lost to lower-ranked or unranked opponents, including #2 Oregon, #3 Alabama and #4 Oklahoma. Top-ranked Florida State was among the few favorites that won handily, 43-3 over Wake Forest, in spite of another pedestrian performance from Heisman-winning QB Jameis Winston. Late collapses by Bama, Tennessee, Stanford and USC sent the College Football Czar crashing to a 10-10 mark, which drops his season record to 81-48, for a .628 winning percentage. The Czar did make a good pick on Mississippi State’s 48-31 toppling of Texas A&M (predicted score...
  • Obama Booed During PSA at Michigan State Football Game

    10/07/2014 7:23:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/07/2014 | Paula Bolyard
    Obama came on the scoreboard and unanimous "boo" went through the stadium #spartyon— Jake Wasko (@jake_wasko) October 5, 2014   Most interesting MSU student section cheer today? booed loudly when Obama was shown on video board.— Kelly Weber (@StateLady) October 5, 2014  According to reports on Twitter and from several individuals who called into the Rush Limbaugh Show on Monday, President Obama was enthusiastically booed when he appeared in a public service announcement shown on the scoreboard video screen at Michigan State University during Saturday’s football game against Nebraska.The “It’s On Us” PSA, which features a parade of celebrities...