Heisman Top 10 Week 2: Running Backs Surge Ahead

A running back hasn’t won the Heisman Trophy since Mark Ingram in 2009, and only two have claimed the prestigious award in this millennium. Alabama’s Derrick Henry looks to follow in the footsteps of his forerunner Ingram, however, storming to another wildly efficient performance despite limited touches. Henry is one of three running backs surging […]


Aug. 28 News: Ishaq Williams Declared Ineligible

Notre Dame’s defense is down another player. Any hope coordinator Brian VanGorder had for getting back talented defensive end/outside linebacker Ishaq Williams was dashed Thursday. Ishaq Williams — who was dismissed last offseason in an academic dishonesty case — was denied his waiver to the NCAA petitioning for eligibility in 2015. The announcement of Ishaq […]


September Heisman: Beware The Kenny Trill Effect

The Heisman candidacy of Kenny Trill was college football’s answer to a summertime chart-topper from a one-hit pop wonder. Former Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill could certainly write some new hits at TCU. He’ll spend 2015 out of the spotlight, playing understudy to another quarterback who successfully reinvented himself, Trevone Boykin. Until then, though, his […]


Baylor-TCU: So This Is How Rivalry Is Born

Baylor-TCU is unfolding as a college football rivalry in its truest form, right before our very eyes. Never mind the two programs have shared a conference for just the last three seasons, and have factored into the national landscape for only slightly longer. What’s happening in Texas Little Bill meeting William Munny; Roddy Piper (RIP) […]


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, CFBHuddle.com will feature a Heisman […]


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 […]


Does The Big 12 Really Need Oklahoma and Texas On Top?

A popular narrative emanating from the Big 12 Conference’s exclusion from the inaugural College Football Playoff was that had the roles of Baylor and TCU been instead played by Oklahoma and Texas, things would have shaken out much differently. With Big 12 media days afoot Monday in Dallas, the conference is looking at yet another […]

Could ESPN Budget Issues Impact College Football?

The heavy, four-fingered-white-gloved hand of Disney Corp. is coming down hard on ESPN, to the tune of a quarter-billion dollars. Just this week, we’ve seen the Worldwide Leader’s cost-cutting measures result in separations with Keith Olbermann and Colin Cowherd, but focus turns to where the real bulk of ESPN’s budget lies: live-game broadcast rights. ESPN […]


Who Really Runs Texas Football?

One of the ways in which Texas A&M continuously tweaks rival Texas since the former’s move to the SEC is with the hashtag “WRTS.” For those unversed in Twitterese, that translates to We Run This State, a not-so-subtle declaration that the Aggies are the foremost players in the Texas football landscape. With the backing of […]