The first post-Lincoln Riley season at Oklahoma could not have gone worse

Brent VenablesPhoto: Getty Images While Ohio State fans hold the most recent grudge against Lincoln Riley, Caleb Williams, and USC, the fanbase that’s still the most upset about the Trojans’ success this year resides in Norman. Williams was supposed to be the third Heisman winner in crimson and cream under Riley, and it’s OU that … Read more

Matt Rhule walks into a buzzsaw at Nebraska

Matt RhulePhoto: Getty Images It’ll be interesting to see if the day ever comes when the hiring of a new coach at Nebraska is met with a cavalier attitude. “Well, shit, why not him?” is only uttered when the university names a men’s basketball coach. That’s why Matt Rhule is starting in a trailing position … Read more

The top 6 teams have a nerve-wracking path to the CFP — minus Georgia

There are many reasons to be envious of fans with teams in contention for the College Football Playoff, but the most relevant to this weekend is the mental and physical energy expended to get to the end of the regular season tightrope will be enough to work off those Turkey Day calories. While the rest … Read more

Lane Kiffin refutes report he’s leaving Ole Miss for Auburn

Lane KiffinPhoto: Getty Images Late Monday night, the sports director for WCBI News in Mississippi, Jon Sokoloff, detonated a grenade in the college football carousel by reporting that Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin would be accepting Auburn’s head coaching job. Sokoloff’s tweet specifically stated that Kiffin’s being named Auburn coach was imminent and that he … Read more

College Football Playoff bid on the line for USC

Trojans coming at you!Image: Getty Images It’s the penultimate week of college football’s regular season, and I’ll give you four guesses as to which conference has the most ranked teams. I’d like to thank SEC fans for their quick response, but nope, it’s not them. Big Ten fans aren’t even chiming in because one of … Read more

USC’s top 10 ranking is more a product of schedule than ability

No. 7 USC is overrated.Photo: Getty Images The USC Trojans came into this season with very high expectations, and that’s saying a lot considering their a historic program whose fans expect nothing short of a Pac-12 title and a top-10 postseason finish every year. The additions of head coach Lincoln Riley and quarterback Caleb Williams … Read more

College football Marty McFly Rankings: Week 5

You gotta hand it to Vols fans — this is really good pattern work.Image: Getty Images I think we’re going to need to redefine what is a lost program. For example, if Virginia Tech returns to the form that Frank Beamer consistently had them at, would they be back? I ask because schools that were … Read more

Eight is the perfect number for college football playoff expansion

Georgia Bulldogs players celebrate after the Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 33-18 in the 2022 CFP National Championship GameImage: Getty Images The way I’d describe Week 5 of the college football season is the invisible fence test. If you’re unfamiliar, and you shouldn’t be since I just made it up, I’m referring to … Read more

Top 10 undefeated college football teams through Week 5

USC (AP rank: No. 6) Image: Getty Images The USC Trojans have been a popular pick to make the College Football Playoff among sports bettors. It’s not hard to see why. Led by transfer QB Caleb Williams, the Trojan offense looked unstoppable through the first three weeks of the season. With all of the weapons … Read more

Miami’s Tyler Van Dyke is sinking under the Hurricanes’ new regime

Miami’s Tyler Van Dyke was ridin’ the pines by the end of Saturday’s loss to Middle Tennessee State.Image: Getty Images A few days after Tyler Van Dyke criticized the home atmosphere at Hard Rock Stadium, he and the Miami Hurricanes let off a stink bomb, which left their fans with fewer reasons to root for … Read more