CBR’s ‘Way Too Early 2014 Top 10: No. 2 Auburn Tigers

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) CBR's "Way Too Early" Top 10 No. 2 Auburn Tigers So if you follow college football at all (and let’s be honest, if you’re on this website, you do), then chances are, you probably don’t need us to tell you the story of the 2013 Auburn Tigers. By now, you […]

CBR’s ‘Way Too Early 2014 Top 10: No. 5 Oregon Ducks

CBR's "Way Too Early" Top 10 No. 5 Oregon Ducks Entering 2013, it was hard to think of a more intriguing team than the Oregon Ducks. They were just about the only team we’ve seen in recent memory which entered with a returning All-American under center and true National Championship aspirations…coupled with a brand new […]

A Night With the King: Kingsbury Proves A Keeper In Holiday Bowl Win

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) SAN DIEGO, CALIF— I guess I should start this whole thing, this Holiday Bowl recap by saying I was wrong. It doesn’t happen often (ok, that’s a lie— whatever you do, please don’t Google “Aaron Torres + Lane Kiffin,” ok?), but when it does, it only seems appropriate I fess […]

Pac-12 Championship Game: The Coaches

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Images) It’s college football’s Championship Week, and we here at Crystal Ball Run have spent the last several days breaking down Saturday’s biggest games from all angles. We’ve given you some background on these teams. We’ve told you who their key players were. Earlier this morning we began to look at […]

Pac-12 Championship Game: How they got here

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Images) It’s Championship Week, and while you’re excited for all the big games, even we here at Crystal Ball Run can admit that dammit, all championship games aren’t created equally. For those of you who are into little things like, you know, “The National Championship Race” well, the ACC and Big […]

USC Coaching Candidate: James Franklin

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) Safe to say it’s been a busy week in college football. That’s because just moments after USC announced that they’d fired Lane Kiffin on an airport tarmac Sunday morning, the Crystal Ball Run staff gathered for an emergency meeting at our underground lair to discuss who his replacement should be. […]

Early Analysis: Ole Miss at Alabama

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) No. 21 Ole Miss (3-0, 1-0 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama (3-0, 1-0 SEC) Saturday, 6:30 p.m. EST (ESPN) Line: Alabama -16 While the eyes of the SEC world will be on Athens, Ga. Saturday afternoon, there’s another game in conference that’s of equal importance in both the National Title […]

Early Analysis: UCLA vs. Nebraska

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) No. 16 UCLA at No. 23 Nebraska Saturday, 12:00 p.m. ABC Line: Nebraska -4 While it takes some coaches weeks, months and years to establish themselves on the college football landscape, it took Jim Mora Jr. all of two games. That’s right, “UCLA 36, Nebraska 33” last September wasn’t just […]

Matt Damon’s nephew to walk-on at Nebraska

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter) Of all the things that have made Nebraska football, well, Nebraska football through the years, one is the school’s famed walk-on program. A tradition which was started decades ago has placed countless players onto the Cornhuskers depth chart through the years, not to mention sent 29 straight guys to the National Football […]