What Alabama Represents For USC

Alabama football means different things to different audiences: rivals. SEC champion. National champion. Perennial power. College football’s standard bearer. To those within the USC football program, Alabama means something else for the next 4.5 months. “It is a special game. We all know that. We look forward to the opportunity,” head coach Clay Helton said […]


Q&A: Quarterback Competitions; Best Video Games

Quarterback competitions dominate springtime around college football. Though few quarterback competitions are decided until August — at least publicly — these are the stories that most intrigue fans and media during these 15-practice allotments. This week’s CFB Huddle Q&A fittingly opens with a question on quarterback competitions. Let’s get to it — but first, mandatory […]


5 For Friday: College Football Coordinators Mt. Rushmore

This week’s Q&A featured a question on first-year college football coordinators. Not included was the following gem from Bang The Book Radio’s Adam Burke, a topic deserving its own column. @kensing45 @cfbhuddle Who would be on the current "Mount Rushmore" of offensive & defensive coordinators? — Adam Burke (@SkatingTripods) March 16, 2016 This is 5 […]


5 For Friday: The Best Conference Championship Games

Conference Championship Week — excuse me, “Champ Week,” as ESPN has rebranded it — is afoot and leading us directly into Selection Sunday. For college basketball junkies, it doesn’t get much better than the week-and-change of tournaments played across the country. Conference tournaments have given us such memorable moments as the 2009, six-overtime classic between […]


Alabama Football and President Obama Historically Linked

No college football program and presidency have ever been as connected as Alabama and President Obama. Sure, President Gerald Ford was a standout player at Michigan, and Woodrow Wilson’s efforts at then-powerhouse Princeton helped shape the foundation of the modern game. But the Crimson Tide and our nation’s 44th president share a unique bond, unlikely […]


Deontay Wilder, Boxing and The “War on Football”

Alabama added another notch in its championship belt Saturday when WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder scored a ninth-round knockout victory over Polish challenger, Artur Szpilka. [email protected] knocks out @szpilka_artur in round 9 and retains his WBC heavyweight title #AndStill #WilderSzpilka — SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) January 17, 2016 Tuscaloosa-born Deontay Wilder’s third successful title defense […]


National Championship at the Half: Back to Even

The National Championship Game’s first half certainly delivered. Clemson and Alabama are deadlocked at 14-14 for the first national championship stalemate since Oklahoma and Florida went into the locker room deadlocked at 7 in 2009. We got ourselves a ballgame… Two more quarters to glory. Make it happen. #ALLIN — Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) January 12, 2016 […]


Re-Rock The Vote: Heisman Snubs Remembered

Saturday, one of either Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey or Deshaun Watson will join the most illustrious and exclusive club of college football as Heisman Trophy winners. For the runners-up, supports may well argue their inclusion on another roster comprised of some of the sport’s all-time greats: that of notable Heisman snubs. Each of this year’s […]