Value of Shawn Oakman and Scooby Wright Is Clear Week 1

“Next man up” can be found on page 78, paragraph 10 of the football coaching Almanac of Cliches. Given the inevitability of injuries, there’s merit to the philosophy. But when the next man is following someone the caliber of Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman or Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright, cliches go out the window. That’s become […]


College Football Night 1 Odds and Ends

The first bit of college football history made in this 2015 season comes courtesy of quarterback Trey White. White ran six yards to cap a 12-play, 84-yard drive: the first scoring drive in Kennesaw State football history. TOUCHDOWN!!! Trey White gives KSU the lead!! Owls lead 7-3 with 1:32 remaining in the first. #WitnessKSU #Believe […]


Pharoh Cooper Will Need More Help

Steve Spurrier’s been renowned for his offensive genius throughout his coaching career. Should he build a capable attack in the SEC this season around Pharoh Cooper, it will be the Head Ball Coach’s most impressive work yet. Cooper was pretty much the show as South Carolina escaped Charlotte with a 17-13 win over North Carolina […]


Georgia State-Charlotte, #MACtion and The Quest for Exposure

America’s insatiable hunger for football is the demand. There’s no shortage of supply, with 128 programs in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and another 125 in the Championship Subdivision. However, finding distribution for the product — vis a vis, live-game telecasts — can bit a struggle. Even with more channels dedicated to sports than at any […]

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Sept. 2 News: Navy QB Keenan Reynolds Pursues History

Outstanding Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds is on the precipice of setting several (more) college football records in 2015. That’s one reason I tabbed him a Heisman Trophy sleeper. Another is perfectly captured in Gene Wang’s profile of Keenan Reynolds for the Washington Post. Wang highlights the various records Reynolds has already set, as well as […]


Ishmael Adams Suspension Delivers UCLA A Big Blow

UCLA head coach Jim Mora announced Tuesday cornerback and returner Ishmael Adams is suspended indefinitely, pending further investigation into his arrest over the weekend. Adams was arrested and held on $100,000 bail Monday for allegedly stealing a cell phone from an Uber driver. Mora is reserving further action for more details to surface. In the […]


Sept. 1 News: Sun Belt Expands with Coastal Carolina

So much for my bright idea of the winner of November’s Coastal Carolina-Liberty game earning a spot in the Sun Belt. While that remains a biggie for FCS purposes, likely serving as the de facto Big South Conference championship game, Coastal Carolina is bound for the Sun Belt regardless. Coastal Carolina will join Sun Belt […]


Trent Richardson Cut; Blame Alabama! (Not Really)

Trent Richardson’s spectacularly unspectacular NFL career appears over now that the Oakland Raiders have opted to cut the one-time Heisman Trophy finalist. Three seasons and change of Trent Richardson’s yards-per-carry being more accurately measured in inches, and his piling up more fumbles than touchdowns, probably made Monday’s news an inevitability. However, there was a time […]


Run The Dang Ball, Bobo! — er, Greyson Lambert!

Virginia transfer Greyson Lambert has emerged from the pile as Georgia’s starting quarterback, a decision that makes it crystal clear: Mark Richt heard your cries to run the dang ball. The competition was close but your starting QB for the @FootballUGA game vs. ULM will be Greyson Lambert! pic.twitter.com/WQlmQBUJYW — Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) August 31, […]