Oregon’s Football SOS – Iceberg Dead Ahead!

Matt Bryant Editorials 12 Comments

Chip Kelly may be the next Pete Carroll. And by that I mean he will likely be fired soon from the pro ranks. Carroll failed to impress during his first at-bat (6-10, NY Jets, 1994) and boasted only slightly better success during his second attempt at the Patriot’s helm, which ended after his 8-8 finish in the 1999 season. Fourteen …

College Football Nation: How Do the Gators Do It and Penn State Tweets

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

  With the NCAA trial all finished up and media days about to begin, the news was a little slow this week. The news in the college football world might be slow but it is never dull. It will really pick up when you put a bunch of coaches and players in front on a microphone for media day. Great news …

College Football Nation: NCAA on Trial and Auburn’s Paint Job

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  As this off season drags on, we really have only the Conference Media days to keep us busy along with the NCAA going to court against everyone. The NCAA will be on trial for five different cases in the upcoming months. All cases will change the college football world dramatically, if won. With all this going on, the SEC …

The 10 Dumbest States in America

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

The financial website “The Street” went on a quest to find the states where the most intelligent people reside. While I have nothing but respect for Massachusetts, Minnesota, Connecticut, et. al, my greatest interest in their findings were largely in the other direction. What states put out the greatest percentile of dummies … and what might it say about college …

College Football Nation: Big 12 crumbling and Les Miles likes them young

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

The news of Michael Sam being gay has come and gone, signing day has passed, and now we can just live off the gossip and “trash” talk amongst players and coaches until August.  With no games going on there is little action to report on, unless you have Steve Spurrier as your coach.  He keeps things interesting by speaking what’s …

College Football Nation: SEC Rules and SEC! SEC! SEC!

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

First off, it has been a busy week for me.  Not so much with National Signing Day (NSD) and paying attention to recruiting but more on the family aspect.  My wife and I welcomed our 2nd child on February 1st.  I know she will be a great child because she was born before the Super Bowl, allowing me to not …

College Football Nation: SEC Dominates and Johnny F. Does It Again

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

  It was a very exciting week of bowl games and there were a few changes in the coaching world that will be setting off a chain reaction of other coaching relocations.  I think the two biggest shocks of the week were Penn State’s Bill O’Brien bolting so suddenly and then the way Alabama was not playing like Alabama in …

College Football Nation: Saban to Texas(?) and Duke Football Outshines its Basketball Team

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

  We had the usual big teams win today but a few upsets, as well, to make it another good Saturday of college football.  There is nothing new from the top four teams — I think they are headed into a four-way tie at this point, but each of these teams are looking to win big.  I feel sorry for whoever Alabama, …

College Football Nation: FSU Scalps Clemson and SEC in Mutiny

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

  This could be the best Saturday we have had in college football this season.  The upset bug was at work all around the country.  We are really starting to see who are the contenders (Alabama, Oregon, FSU) and the pretenders (Clemson, Georgia, LSU).  Team stocks are rising for the contenders and falling for the others.  We had teams in …

College Football Nation: Les Miles is scared and “Johnny Football” lawyers up

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Three weeks until kickoff and the action is heating up. However, for some, specifically Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the only near-term action he will be seeing is in the court room. The NCAA has their hands full at this late hour thanks to the “Johnny Football” autographs mess. I think the NCAA needs to swallow their pride and start …

Notes from around the college football nation: Beer for sale and naming rights up for grabs

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Not all rumors are created equal. Monday has come and gone, and Les Miles is still the head coach of LSU.  Whoever put word out of him being fired probably wanted a little recognition on their twitter account.  It just shows the power of social media and how fast rumors can spread.  The only real news this past week is …

Notes from around the college football nation: Les Miles leaving LSU and Spring football is almost here

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Good news: spring football is almost upon us!  We can now get a sneak peak at what to expect for the fall from our favorite teams.  A lot of the nation will be paying attention to certain schools to see how new coaches are with their team along with incoming freshmen possibly making an impact.  Alabama should still be loaded …