North Carolina tailback Elijah Hood is swarmed by the Clemson defense on a run during second-quarter action during the ACC Football Championship at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS via Getty Images)

Thoughts, observations, and stats to pay attention to in week 5

The week five schedule is loaded with great games, including four matchups between ranked opponents. Here is a list of thoughts, observations, and stats to pay attention to this weekend. It’ll be interesting to see if the offenses or defenses control the Louisville – Clemson matchup. While most of the media attention surrounding this game […]

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Houston Cougars whip UConn, move closer to potential CFP berth

The Houston Cougars defeated UConn 42-14, moving one step closer to a potential berth in the College Football Playoff. Make no mistake about it: this was an impressive win by Tom Herman’s squad. Remember, UConn handed the Cougars their only loss of the season last year. The Huskies returned 15 starters from that squad, including […]

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 17:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer speaks out against early signing period

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer once again expressed his stance against the early signing period Monday. “I hear the reasoning is because there’s so many decommitments,” Meyer said. “What the hell does that mean? So because 17-year-olds are decommitting, let’s give them a legal document so they can’t decommit. That’s not very smart. Young people […]

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FCS Top 10 Poll After Week 4

Week 4 was an action-packed weekend full of games, which produced a handful of upsets. How would these results impact this week’s poll? Be sure to check out the results of this week’s FCS Top 10 Poll: Rank Team Points 1 North Dakota State (4) 40 2 Eastern Washington 36 3 Western Illinois 24 4 […]

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Justin Thomas #5 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets is sacked by Ryan Carter #31 of the Clemson Tigers at Bobby Dodd Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

ACC Football: 5 lessons learned after week 4

Week 4 was a successful week for ACC football, as the league went undefeated in non-conference play. Here are a few lessons that we learned about the conference after this weekend’s exciting action on the gridiron. 5. Duke is still in the mix for a bowl game After the Devils suffered back-to-back losses to Wake […]


How virtual reality is revolutionizing football teams’ game preparation

The following is a sponsored post for Samsung VR. When we think about recent advancements in football technology, we tend to think about things like pylon cams, embedded sensors in shoulder pads tracking players’ movements and speed, and improvements in helmet safety. But in terms of how the game is actually being played on the field, all signs […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 24:  The Texas A&M Aggies defense on the goal line against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SEC Football: Five things learned after week four

Week four provided some tough conference matchups and some clarity for many teams. Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Kentucky were among the big winners. Florida, Georgia, LSU and South Carolina were the losers. Let’s take a look at what we learned last week about SEC Football…. 5. The process is going to take a […]

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 24: Khalid Hill #80 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates after scoring a touchdown with teammate De'Veon Smith #4 during the first quarter of the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Five B1G Things We Learned After Week Four

Every week, Phil Harrison looks back on football action in the heartland to provide you with five key points we learned after B1G play on the gridiron.   The curtain has fallen on four weeks now in the Big Ten. Believe it or not, that means the season is about one-quarter of the way through […]


Week 4 CFP Implications: Separation Starts

The college football world loves finding “separation Saturdays” during the season. While there are some Saturdays that see more separation than others, basically every Saturday once conference play starts has some major shakedowns in the College Football Playoff race, whether those are what we expect to see or not. Week 4 didn’t have too many […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 09:  The College Football National Championship trophy sits on display during Media Day for the College Football Playoff National Championship at Phoenix Convention Center on January 9, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

TSS Power 16 Poll After Week 4

Week 4 wasn’t quite as impactful as week 1 or week 3, but it did answer a couple of burning questions. Here’s the latest installment of our TSS Power 16 Poll. Rank Team Points 1 Alabama (3) 78 2 Ohio State (1) 73 3 Louisville (1) 72 4 Houston 60 5 Clemson 58 6 Michigan […]


Big 12 Football: 5 Things We Learned in Week 4

We didn’t find out so much about the Big 12 this week, well, because not so much happened in the Big 12 this week. One high-profile game, delayed by lightning, took place Saturday night. Other than that, we didn’t see many games, which is okay. The lack of learning much about the league tells us […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 07:  Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the fourth quarter during the game at Heinz Field on November 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Firing Brian VanGorder after four games makes absolutely no sense

Brian Kelly’s decision to fire Brian VanGorder four games into the season makes absolutely no sense. That’s not to say that the defense has been perfect this season. It hasn’t been. After four games, Notre Dame ranks 126th nationally in sacks, 108th in tackles for a loss, 103rd in total defense, and 96th in rushing […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 3:  Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs for touchdown against the USC Trojans  in the second half during the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

The 5 Biggest Stories from the First Quarter of the Season

So hey, I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news. The bad news is, a quarter of the college football season is over. That’s right, we’re 25 percent of the way (for most teams) to losing “I’ve got to watch the game, honey” as an excuse for not getting anything done on […]


Les Miles the latest casualty of the Saban Effect

It reads either like some doomsday movie or some odd scientific theory, but it’s just claimed another pelt in Les Miles of LSU: The Saban Effect. LSU let go of Miles after just over 12 years at the place, leaving behind a 114-34 record overall, including 62-28 in an SEC West that grew from simply […]