Belk Bowl Preview: NC State vs Louisville

Who: Louisville Cardinals vs NC State Wolfpack Where: Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC) When: Tuesday, Dec 27th at 8:00 PM EST TV: ESPN Louisville Cardinals (7-5, 5-2 in Big East) Most impressive victory: 38-35 at West Virginia (Nov 5th) Worst loss: 17-13 vs Marshall (Oct 1st) Notable alumni: Bruce Armstrong, Ray Buchanan, Mark Clayton, […]


AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl Preview

Who: Missouri Tigers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Where: Independence Stadium (Shreveport, LA) When: Monday, Dec 26th at 5:00 PM EST TV: ESPN 2 Missouri Tigers (7-5, 5-4 in Big 12) Most impressive victory: 17-5 vs Texas (Nov 12th) Worst loss: 37-30 at Arizona State (Sept 9th) Notable alumni: Sheryl Crow, Pat Forde, Jon Hamm, […]

No Complaints: Ellis Johnson to Southern Miss

The Larry Fedora Era at Southern Miss will officially come to an end tonight in Hawaii. It wasn’t always a smooth ride, but no one can really argue that the USM program isn’t in a better place now than it was when Fedora took over in 2008. And so the Ellis Johnson Era will begin […]


Little Caesars Bowl Preview

Who: Western Michigan Broncos vs Purdue Boilermakers Where: Ford Field (Detroit, Michigan) When: Tuesday, Dec 27th at 4:30 PM EST TV: ESPN Western Michigan Broncos (7-5, 5-3 in Mid-American Conference) Most impressive victory: 38-31 at Connecticut (Oct. 1) Worst loss: 22-51 at Northern Illinois (Oct. 15) Notable alumni: Tim Allen, John Saunders, Luther Vandross, Jon […]

Matt Barkley, Dayne Crist and Terry Bowden, Oh My

We are knee deep in bowl games this time of year. The Hawaii Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl, Poinsettia Bowl, Beef O’Brady’s Bowl, New Orleans Bowl, and on and on. You name it, there is a bowl for it. I’m not complaining. I love the variety and getting to see schools play other schools that they […]


Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Preview

Who: Nevada Wolfpack vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Where: Aloha Stadium (Honolulu, HI) When: Sat, Dec 24th at 8:00 PM EST TV: ESPN   Southern Miss Golden Eagles (11-2, 7-2 C-USA) Most Impressive Victory:  49-28 at Houston (Dec 3rd) Worst Loss:  34-31 at UAB (Nov 17th) Notable Alumni: Brett Favre, Ray Guy, Hugh Freeze, Adalius Thomas, Jimmy […]


Oregon State Beavers: 2011 Exit Survey

Coming off of a 5-7 season in 2010, most expected Oregon State to improve this season. Phil Steele had them as his 15th most improved team for the year and had them projected to make a bowl. When we did our Pre-Season Preview, Travis of thought the Beavers could flip their record and finish […]


MAACO Las Vegas Bowl Preview

Who: Boise State Broncos vs Arizona State Sun Devils Where: Sam Boyd Stadium (Las Vegas, Nevada) When: Thurs, Dec 22nd at 8:00 PM EST TV: ESPN Boise State Broncos (11-1, 6-1 in Mountain West Conference) Most impressive victory: 35-21 at Georgia (Georgia Done, Sept. 3) Only loss: 35-36 vs. Texas Christian University (Nov. 12) Notable […]

The Urban Meyer/Ohio State Marriage Just Got Interesting

I wrote the obligatory “Ohio State hires Urban Meyer article” back in November and haven’t really mentioned it again on the site. It wasn’t that it wasn’t a great hire but it was just so expected. Urban hit the ground running at Ohio State. First, the Buckeyes were given a waiver by the NCAA to […]


San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Preview

Who: TCU Horned Frogs vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Where: Snapdragon Stadium (San Diego, California) When: Wed, Dec 21st at 8:00 PM EST TV: ESPN/ESPN 3 TCU Horned Frogs (10-2, 7-0 in MWC) Most impressive victory: 36-35 at Boise State (Nov 12th) Worst loss: 40-33 vs SMU (Oct 1st) Notable alumni: Sammy Baugh, Davey O’Brien, LaDainian […]


Kentucky Wildcats: 2011 Exit Survey

2011 was not a good year for second year coach Joker Phillips and his Kentucky Wildcats. Joker lost Randall Cobb, Mike Hartline and Derrick Locke and the team struggled all year to replace their production. Kentucky finished the season dead last in the SEC in points scored and passing yards and finished second to last […]


Beef O’ Brady’s Bowl Preview

Who: FIU Golden Panthers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Where: Tropicana Field (St Petersburg, Fl) When: Tuesday, Dec 20th at 8:00 PM EST TV: ESPN   FIU Golden Panthers (8-4, 5-3 in Sun Belt) Most impressive victory: 24-17 at Louisville (Sept 9th) Worst loss: 31-27 vs Duke (Oct 1st) Notable alumni: Andy Garcia, Dennis Lehane, Carlos […]

Professor Richt Sets Example for Aspiring Coaches to Follow

I have a Todd Graham article in me somewhere. In fact, it’s been brewing for several days as I thought about how he acted on the way out of Pittsburgh. Much like Bobby Petrino (and many others) before him, Todd Graham acted like a complete child in how he handled leaving his post at Pittsburgh […]


Minnesota Golden Gophers: 2011 Exit Survey

Jerry Kill’s debut season for the Golden Gophers was a rough one on and off the field. In just the second game of the season, Kill had a seizure at the end of the game and had to be taken from the field in an ambulance. Kill returned the next week as Minnesota beat Miami […]


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Preview

Who: San Diego State Aztecs vs Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Where: Mercedes-Benz Supedome (New Orleans) When: Saturday, Dec 17th at 9:00 PM EST TV: ESPN   Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (8-4, 6-2 in Sun Belt) Most impressive victory: 36-31 at Florida International (Sept. 24) Worst loss: 37-45 at Arizona (Nov. 26) Notable alumni: Jake Delhomme, Brandon Stokley, […]