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

Ohio State and the Big Ten are frauds

Michigan thumped Ohio State.Photo: Getty Images The annual pissing contest of the Big Ten’s only two good teams took place Saturday, and like last year, it was Michigan emphatically stomping Ohio State. Unlike a season ago, this was in Columbus, and despite what B1G commissioner Kevin Warren will tell youthis game was not an instant … 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

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

TCU could be the first Texas-based program to make the College Football Playoff

Photo: Getty Images I hate to give Texas credit for anything because the state already takes credit for everything. However, of all the supposed football-obsessed hubs, the Lone Star State tops them all. Mostly because of how unhealthy the population’s dedication to the sport is — I’m sure there are Texans who got where Coach … Read more

CJ Stroud, Caleb Williams, Hendon Hooker, Blake Corum, Bo Nix

3. Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee Image: Getty Images Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker was No. 1 in these rankings last week. But after running into a tough Georgia defense, he’s been knocked out of the top spot, just like the Vols in the AP Poll. Still, Hooker has had an incredible season in Knoxville, throwing for … Read more

Not the year to rely on SEC bias for the College Football Playoff trip

Image: Getty Images College football fans would presume that a one-loss SEC team who doesn’t have to play in the conference title game would’ve lucked out as far as the College Football Playoff is concerned. Georgia made it last year with one loss, as did Alabama in 2017-18. The only one-loss SEC program not to … Read more

Should Clemson permanently bench QB DJ Uiagalelei?

DJ UiagaleleiPhoto: Getty Images Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney’s gridiron shakeup, 49 months old exactly on Saturday, further cemented the Tigers’ spot among college football’s elite. One of the highest-rated collegiate prospects of all-time, then-true freshman Trevor Lawrence, replaced Kelly Bryant as the team’s starting quarterback after splitting playing time in the first four games … Read more

UCLA, Oregon, Alabama, LSU, TCU, Clemson

Image: Getty Images Expecting the college football gods to give us a second helping of last week’s madness is asking a lot. Four undefeated Top-10 schools fell, and three different crowds rushed the field, with the Vols starting a GoFundMe-type deal for their goalposts that were dumped into the Tennessee River. You don’t dare ask … Read more

Top 5 Heisman candidates at college football’s midway point

The Heisman Trophy is awarded to college football’s most outstanding player. Entering this season, three quarterbacks — including last year’s winner — were favored to earn this prestigious honor. It’s Week 8 and that trio of QBs are each building a strong case. But they’re joined by two other standouts that could make… Read more…