Category Archives: College football

If you can’t stop them, change the rules

You know the adage: If you can’t beat them, change the rules. In this case, defenses can’t stop them, so college football coaches are trying to change the rules. Some of them, anyway. It was announced Wednesday that the College … Continue reading

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NCAA gives fast response to Northwestern players

That didn’t take long. This morning came the news that Northwestern football players are seeking to join a labor union.¬†¬†ESPN broke the story that the players informed Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald Tuesday morning, then held a press conference saying that … Continue reading

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The surprise was when Hal Mumme went to SMU

When he was introduced Tuesday as the new head football coach at Belhaven University, an NAIA school in Mississippi, Hal Mumme said no one should be surprised. “The people who know me in this business were not surprised at all,” … Continue reading

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Is Joker Phillips headed to Texas?

Charlie Strong and Joker Phillips are good friends, remember. Texas still considering Shawn Watson, Joker Phillips, Bears WR coach Mike Groh for vacant OC job. Two out of three, anyone? — kbohls (@kbohls) January 13, 2014

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Three quick things on Florida State winning title

Three quick things on Florida State’s 34-31 win over Auburn for the national championship. 1. The Seminoles and Jameis Winston hung in there until they got it done. Down 21-3 in the second quarter, shaky in the first half, Florida … Continue reading

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Why Florida State will beat Auburn tonight

It says here that a so-so bowl season for the SEC will turn especially sour tonight in Pasadena. It says here that tonight in Pasadena the nation’s most dominant football conference will no longer have the rest of college football … Continue reading

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BBL: Charlie Strong, Matt Elam and decisions

Big Blue Links for Sunday: Charlie Strong accepts job as Texas coach, reports Austin American-Statesman. (pay) Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports writes that Charlie Strong has earned everything he has received, but Texas is a bad fit for him. Matt … Continue reading

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UK target, Charlie Strong and coaching carousel

Multiple reports say that Penn State has offered Miami coach Al Golden its open head coaching position. For those who think Charlie Strong might jump to Miami, the job pays significantly less than Louisville. But Golden’s imminent departure could have … Continue reading

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Randy Sanders: “Last year I was 2-10 and out of a job”

Here is the BCS National Championship press conference today with the Florida State offense, including quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders, who was UK’s offensive coordinator up until this season. “You asked has his life changed?,” said Sanders of quarterback Jameis Winston … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links and the Sugar Bowl surprise

Big Blue Links for Friday: – Andrew Gribble of the Birmingham News writes on Alabama’s 45-31 loss to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. “Trevor Knight, of course, was exceptional,” Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said of the redshirt freshman, who completed … Continue reading

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