Concerns About Alabama (and It’s Not Just Jacob Coker)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced Monday quarterback Jacob Coker would miss “several days” due to a foot injury, perhaps throwing the Crimson Tide’s cloak-and-dagger quarterback competition into further flux. Saban’s comments were predictably cryptic, shedding little light on Jacob Coker or his place in the ongoing quarterback competition. For as much attention has been […]


Aug. 14 News: Vernon Adams Clear to Practice With Oregon

Six months. That’s the duration between former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams announcing his intention to transfer to Oregon, and his clearing the final hurdle to actually do so. After an arduous process that precluded him from using Eastern Washington facilities in the spring, or working out with Oregon players in the summer, Vernon Adams […]


CFB Huddle Preseason Heisman Top 10

Voting for the Heisman Trophy can be confusing, if not downright frustrating. There are notable whiffs in the Heisman’s history, and more recent results suggest voters are stuck on a very specific profile: quarterback of a title-contending team. Nevertheless, I love tracking the award throughout the season. To that end, will feature a Heisman […]


No Duke Williams Could Test Gus Malzahn and Auburn

Auburn is still practicing without Duke Williams, arguably the best wide receiver in the SEC heading into 2015, and the unquestioned cornerstone of a restructuring Tiger offense. Should Auburn go into Week 1 without Duke Williams, currently resolving an unspecified disciplinary issue, it does so without: its three top receivers from a year ago (Williams, […]

IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 16:  A detail view of the College Football Playoff logo shown during a press conference on October 16, 2013 in Irving, Texas. Condoleezza Rice, Stanford University professor and former United States Secretary of State, was chosen to serve as one of the 13 members that will select four teams to compete in the first playoff at the end of the 2014 season.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Push for College Football Playoff Expansion

LAS VEGAS - One sentence uttered at Mountain West media days may best crystallize popular sentiment for College Football Playoff expansion. “All we want is a chance.” That’s how San Diego State head coach Rocky Long summarized the Mountain West’s place in the college football landscape, and Long said the only way it or any […]


Playoff Politics: Briles and Malzahn on Campaign Trail

Name-calling, exaggerated touting of records and unfettered spin: It’s not the presidential primaries…well, it IS, but such misbehavior also describes the college football season. In particular, Baylor’s Art Briles and Auburn’s Gus Malzahn used the platforms afforded them during the exposure extravaganza that is the annual ESPN car wash. Art Briles suggested despite its 11-1 […]