Archive for the ‘NCAAF’ Category

Bama faces Duke to open another season of high expectations

Friday, August 30th, 2019

To everyone declaring Clemson the new kingpin of college football, don't forget that team from Tuscaloosa. Alabama is determined to reclaim its crown. The second-ranked Crimson Tide opens another season with championship aspirations as a huge favorite to beat Duke in Saturday's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which just happens to be the place where Alabama captured its most recent national title less than 20 months ago.

Robert Griffin III: ‘I completely understand’ Andrew Luck’s decision

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

At their homes, offensive coordinator Greg Roman and quarterback Robert Griffin III - both of whom knew Luck personally - called his retirement shocking. "I had the opportunity to work with Andrew Luck at Stanford University and it was a great experience working with him," Roman said. In 2010, Luck finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting behind Cam Newton in an offense that was designed by Roman.

Analysis: Arizona State, Auburn, UNC to rely on frosh QBs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa coming off the sideline to rally the Crimson Tide to an overtime victory over Georgia.

Analysis: Arizona State, Auburn, UNC to rely on frosh QBs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa coming off the sideline to rally the Crimson Tide to an overtime victory over Georgia.

Analysis: Arizona State, North Carolina to rely on frosh QBs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa coming off the sideline to rally the Crimson Tide to an overtime victory over Georgia.

Analysis: Arizona State, North Carolina to rely on frosh QBs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa coming off the sideline to rally the Crimson Tide to an overtime victory over Georgia.

College football notebook: UNLV OC Cotton resigns, needs heart transplant

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

UNLV offensive coordinator Barney Cotton resigned after learning he needs a heart transplant, Rebels coach Tony Sanchez announced on Thursday. Cotton, who turns 63 in September, served in the role for the last four seasons. The school said that Cotton is currently in his hometown of Omaha, Neb. He is a former player and assistant coach for Nebraska and was interim coach for the 2014 Holiday Bowl -- a 45-42 loss to USC -- after Bo Pelini was fired.

Is Alabama no longer the gold standard in college football?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

HOOVER, Ala. — Alabama football losses are rare. This is why Nick Saban spent a significant portion of his Wednesday appearance at Southeastern Conference media days discussing the fallout from Clemson 44, Alabama 16. When he went on the SEC Network with Paul Finebaum, he laid specific blame on his assistant coaches.

The Latest: Louisville looks to rebuild under Satterfield

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

First-year coach Scott Satterfield says he won't measure Louisville's success this season in terms of wins and losses, but rather by if players are demonstrating the right attitude and giving their best effort on a daily basis. Satterfield knows Louisville faces a long road back after going 2-10 overall and 0-8 in ACC play in 2018. The even-keeled Satterfield plans to lean on his success at establishing Appalachian State as a winner in his attempt to rebuild Louisville.

Terry Bradshaw: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger ‘ain’t that good’

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger scored three touchdowns in a win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Sam Ehlinger has not won over Terry Bradshaw. Or maybe Bradshaw simply just hasn't watched Ehlinger all that much.