A happy Cinco de Mayo to all the CFBHuddle.com readers. Growing up and attending college in the American Southwest, Cinco de Mayo was to me what I imagine St. Patrick’s Day is to the Northeast: an opportunity for people to get hammered in “celebration” of a holiday the origins of which revelers are oblivious. Now […]
Texas head coach Charlie Strong couldn’t get a shot as a head coach for years, despite being one of the nation’s best defensive coordinators at Florida. A successful stint at Louisville turned into the head coaching at Texas, a huge opportunity for Charlie Strong and a major milestone for black coaches. As he told Matt […]
No Heisman Trophy winner was ever a unanimous selection, so it stands to reason that the award is contentious. Likewise, it stands to reason that the most closely contested Heisman vote ever — 2009 — is arguably the most contentious. I can’t go so far as to write Mark Ingram is the least deserving Heisman […]
Ohio State announced details of a contract extension for head coach Urban Meyer, worth roughly $6.5 million over the next seasons. The three-time and current reigning national championship winner Meyer is now the second-highest paid coach in college, behind Alabama’s Nick Saban. When breaking down the estimated value of Ohio State football, Urban Meyer’s $6.5 […]
Bovada Sportsbook released its incredibly early, initial odds for the 2015 Heisman Trophy Friday, and one element jumping out is how light the top-half is on quarterbacks. Of the 15 of 31 candidates included, eight play quarterback. That’s still more than half, of course. But consider three of the eight — Braxton Miller, Cardale Jones […]
Welcome to the first installment of The College Football Huddle’s season-long college football picks and previews column, the Saturday Six-Pack.
The long wait is over. Week 1 of the 2014 college football season is here, and not a moment too soon.
Hurray, yet Jerry World is host of yet another major college football event. I can hardly contain my excitement. ESPN PR announced the College Gameday Week 1 destination for the first football Saturday of the College Football Playoff era. Consider me superstitious, but this is an ominous way for the driven media force behind the […]
When a Germany-Brazil World Cup semifinal devolves into a 5-0 drubbing before intermission, what’s Twitter to do but talk college football?
Here’s a blind side-by-side comparison. One defensive end finished a season with 13 sacks, 23.5 tackles for loss, 54 total tackles, two pass deflections and two forced fumbles for an 11-win team. Another defensive end recorded 13 sacks, 23 tackles for loss, 41 total tackles, six pass deflection and four forced fumbles on a different […]