Matchup of the Week: Auburn, Clemson to find out who has more to learn

The Match Up of the Week is back and while Alabama-Michigan is the big game Saturday night, the most intriguing match up, for me, is the Chick-fil-A Kickoff between Clemson and Auburn. So much transition, so many questions and both teams need a win to have the 2012 season they want. For Clemson, they’re playing […]

Crystal Ball Run Preseason Top 10: No.5 Georgia

All this week, Crystal Ball Run will be counting down what our writers consider to be the preseason top 10 teams in college football. The rankings are based on ballots submitted by our writers in which they were asked to rank their top 10 based on pure team strength. In other words, the team that […]

Four defensive players who should be in Heisman race

As we run through Heisman week here at Crystal Ball Run, we talk about quarterbacks and running backs. Dynamic playmakers and how they each have their own shot at winning the stiff arming trophy. I’ll admit it outright, I’m a defensive guy. I played safety and defense is what separates a good team from a […]

What to watch for: Tennessee spring game (including, Da’Rick’s swag) 2011 did not go the way the Volunteers wanted or expected it go. The Vols faithful knew it would be a trying year but they still expected to head to bowl game in December and have hope for the future. However, that did not happen as Justin Hunter and then Tyler Bray went down […]

Ranking the ACC coaching jobs

Crystal Ball Run’s jaunt through the conference coaching ranks continues again today and yes, I get to get into the mix with the ACC. The league does not have an Ohio State or an Alabama, and most certainly no Texas type job, but there are some right fine jobs in the conference. As is the […]

Spring Practice Primer: Auburn Tigers

Camp Opens: March 21Spring Game: April 21 This Auburn team is, again, living in the shadow of the Tide as we enter the 2012 season and as Alabama has so much talent coming back it will, again, be an uphill battle for Auburn to grab the headlines. That said there is plenty to be excited […]

Spring Practice Primer: Georgia Bulldogs

Spring Practice Primer: Georgia Bulldogs This time last year Mark Richt was on everyone’s hot seat as his team had underperformed in the seasons following the 2007 Sugar Bowl win over Hawaii. This year the Dawgs are one of the nation’s preseason Top 10 teams and they return talent all over the field for a squad that has its […]

Spring Practice Primer: North Carolina Tar Heels

2011 was a year of oddities for the Heels as they said goodbye to Butch Davis just eight days before training camp then struggled both on and off the field under interim head coach Everett Withers. This spring the Heels get a fresh start under new head coach Larry Fedora and the high energy man […]

Spring Practice Primer: Clemson Tigers

Spring Practice Primer: Clemson Tigers 2011 was a banner year for the Clemson Tigers as Dabo Swinney got the folks in Tiger Town their first ACC title since Ken Hatfield’s 1991 championship. To add to it the Tigers were back in the Orange Bowl on the 30 year anniversary of Danny Ford’s national championship. However, […]

So the Honey Badger wants to go pro

The good folks over at Eye on College football dug up a great nugget from Tyrann Mathieu’s time in New York this weekend; seems the Honey Badger has high hopes for going pro following his junior campaign. It is early and as

Spring football FAQ

Teams from all over the nation are firing up their spring practices within the next few weeks and kicking off their on-the-field preperation for the 2012 season. Sure, they’ve already hit their winter conditioning hard to start their championship push, but now, when the pads go on, comes the hard work to crack a depth […]

Danny O’Brien-Randy Edsall should open eyes to transfer practices

Across the wire today we found out that Randy Edsall has finally agreed, thanks in part to public pressure, to allow quarterback Danny O’Brien to transfer to Vanderbilt should that be the spot the rising junior quarterback wants to plant his roots. While Maryland does have the formal tampering complain logged with the ACC this […]