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2016-17 Bowl Grades: December 17th-24th

It has now been a week since the bowl games have ended, which means it is time for college football fans everywhere (except in Clemson, South Carolina) to start to put the season to bed and finish recapping it. While everyone looks back at the season, I prefer to look back at how each team […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the ball against the  Washington Huskies  during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Three years in, the CFB Playoffs have underwhelmed

Maybe the timing on this couldn’t possibly be worse seeing as we just saw arguably the most stirring Rose Bowl any of us have ever seen betwixt Penn State and Southern California, or maybe that’s a small point of the overall point. But three years and six games in, the CFB Playoff continues to be […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Jake Browning #3 of the Washington Huskies runs against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Punchless Washington will see better days ahead after CFB Playoff loss

The unofficial ranking of things that were terrible to start off the 2016 CFB Playoff are as follows: 1. The new Dos Equis guy, who is so terrible he actually makes the beer taste worse by proxy; 2. Washington Huskies offense. The bad news is, Washington’s season is over after gaining a miserable 194 total […]

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Every Game Matters: How One Play Can Change the Entire Season

The motto of the BCS used to be “every game matters.” The meaning was plain and clear, whether or not you agreed with its assessment. The point was that if a team wasn’t perfect, its chances of reaching the National Championship Game were now in the hands of the other teams that were still perfect. […]

PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 22: Utah (28) Joe Williams (RB) runs the ball for a touchdown during an NCAA football game between the Utah Utes and the UCLA Bruins on October 22, 2016, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Utah defeated UCLA  52-45. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Utah Utes defeat Indiana to cap off another solid season

The Utah Utes defeated Indiana 26-24 in the Foster Farms Bowl to cap off another solid season. That’s not to suggest that the Utes were perfect. They clearly weren’t. Utah was its own worst enemy in this contest, turning the ball over four times, including a fumble on the opening kickoff that allowed Indiana to […]

Connecticut head coach Bob Diaco tries to get the team pumped up late in the fourth quarter against Tulane at Rentcschler Field in Hartford, Conn. Tulane won, 38-13. (Peter Casolino/Hartford Courant/TNS via Getty Images)

UConn made the wrong decision by firing Bob Diaco

UConn made the wrong decision by firing Bob Diaco. The school should have stuck with him for at least another season before making any moves. That’s not to say that the 2016 campaign wasn’t a huge disappointment. It certainly was. After all, the Huskies returned 15 starters from last season’s squad, which was the first […]

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Troy Trojans defeat Ohio to close out a fine season

The Troy Trojans defeated Ohio 28-23 in the Dollar General Bowl to close out the school’s best season as an FBS member. Make no mistake about it: this was a fantastic season for Neal Brown’s club. After finishing 4-8 last year, the Trojans won 10 games for the first time since moving up to the […]

BOISE, ID - DECEMBER 22: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl MVP quarterback Matt Linehan #10 of the Idaho Vandals at the conclusion of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on December 22, 2016 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Idaho won the game 61-50. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

Idaho waxes Colorado State to win Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Scoring 60-plus points over a span of three quarters would appear highly unlikely, right? Well, don’t tell the Idaho Vandals (9-4). With 14:35 left in the second quarter of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Paul Petrino’s unit collected a mere 34 yards on offense against Colorado State (7-6), along with a trio of three-and-outs to […]

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - DECEMBER 03: Jevon Carter #2 of the West Virginia Mountaineers defends Kyle Guy #5 of the Virginia Cavaliers in the second half during a game at John Paul Jones Arena on December 3, 2016 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The West Virginia Mountaineers defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 66-57. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Kyle Guy leads Virginia to win at Cal

When guard Malcolm Brogdon, one of the top scorers in Virginia men’s basketball history, graduated last May, the Cavaliers figured to have junior transfer Austin Nicholas in the fold to replace a piece of his output in 2016-17. However, just over a month ago, the forward was dismissed from the team after suiting up for only one […]

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 21: BYU (21) Jamaal Williams (RB) runs the ball for a touchdown in the fourth quarter during the San Diego Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl game between the BYU Cougars and the Wyoming Cowboys on December 21, 2016, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. BYU defeated Wyoming 24-21. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

BYU Cougars hold off Wyoming rally to win Poinsettia Bowl

The BYU Cougars held off a late Wyoming rally to win the Poinsettia Bowl 24-21. Make no mistake about it: this was a huge victory for BYU. After all, Wyoming was arguably the most pleasant surprise in college football in 2016, winning eight games this season after posting a 2-10 mark last year. Given that […]

LSU's win over Wisconsin and Auburn's win over Kansas State did more to shape perceptions (and resumes) in the 2014 college football season than any other non-conference games. This point cannot be forgotten when a full account of the season is ultimately rendered.

Sorry, Players Skipping Bowl Games Isn’t a Big Deal

Sometimes, it feels like people find issues with things just because they’re not happy unless they’re finding issues with things. Happiness? Tranquility? What is it good for? The latest installment in Fake Outrage University, of which about 90 percent of the country sometimes feels like it has a degree from, is star college football players […]

BOULDER, CO - October 27: University of Colorado defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt on the practice field  October 27, 2016. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Jim Leavitt is a great choice to lead the Oregon defense

Jim Leavitt is a great choice to lead the Oregon defense. Under his guidance, the Duck D will get back to where it was under longtime defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti. Make no mistake about it: Oregon’s defense has declined rapidly ever since Aliotti retired at the end of the 2013 season. Sure, the Ducks played […]

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