All posts tagged college football

→ Missed FG helps No. 3 Clemson survive scare from NC State

I still can’t believe this game ended like it did. At least Clemson came out with the W.


→ Report: Charlie Strong out as Texas’ coach after the season

Paging Tom Herman. Mr. Herman.


→ Report: LSU fires head coach Les Miles, OC Cam Cameron

They clearly didn’t want to give him time to get people behind him again.


→ Clemson’s Hunter Renfrow Out with Broken Hand

Huge bummer. I hope he’s back for FSU.


→ Clemson QB Deshaun Watson takes out $5 million insurance policy

As he should.


→ Report: Alabama grants release to Maurice Smith, SEC waiver approval awaits

You know that Saban is pissed about this (because he’s always pissed about something), but Bama finally did the right thing.


→ Clemson picked to repeat as ACC champions

No pressure or anything.


→ Big 12 now says it will immediately consider expansion candidates

And so it begins…again…


→ Clemson won’t charge for student tickets in 2016

I think this was the right move. Good job, Clemson.


→ Clemson could charge for some student football tickets

Part of me likes the idea that you can get students who really want to go to football games to pay a little extra for better seats, but I feel like IPTAY already allowed that. Ultimately, not charging students to go to the games was a nice touch and I hope it stays that way.


→ Report: Marcus Lattimore can’t have paid position at South Carolina

I have no love lost for South Carolina, but this is outrageous. The NCAA is a disgrace.


→ Awful CFP semifinal ratings show sport still lacks common sense

Dan Wetzel tears down College Football for having the playoff games on New Year’s Eve:

You move an event from a national holiday synonymous with the sport to the middle of a workday for many and this is what happens – ratings drop as much as 45 percent. Double that by placing a second game on a night with endless entertainment options and longstanding traditions and you’re completely spitting in the face of many of your fans.

I was one of those people who felt much less inclined to watch the various games on New Year’s Day after this. What other sport would put its bet games in a subpar time slot as a prelude to inferior games?


→ Clemson advances to the national title game, dominates Oklahoma in second half

The second was pretty fun to watch.


→ Dabo Swinney lived with his mom in college at Alabama and it made them closer

In case you need one more reason to root for Dabo.


→ Clemson faked a punt in the playoff vs Oklahoma and it blew college football’s mind

As this play was developing I screamed “I can’t believe this is happening again.” After the pass was completed, however, the whole feeling of the game changed.


→ Sooners talked early, but Clemson delivered final word in Orange Bowl

Oklahoma talked a lot before this game, so I quite enjoyed watching Clemson thump them. That said, I don’t think there is going to be a lot of talk from Alabama before the title game.


→ A quick look ahead to the Clemson-Alabama national championship

Clemson’s main goal is going to be stopping Henry, which is what Michigan State tried to do, but in doing so, it’s also going to have to put pressure on Coker. The Tigers actually executed this feat well against the Oklahoma offensive line. Clemson got a ton of pressure on Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and sacked him five times. Mayfield, who has been an additional rushing threat for the Sooners at times this season, finished with 10 carries for minus-15 yards.

The previews of the game are already starting, and this one sounds about right.


→ 3 Clemson Players Suspended for Orange Bowl

Huge bummer. It looks like things are coming off the rails before they have even started.


→ Why are the playoff semifinals on New Year’s Eve again?

This is confusing to everyone because New Year’s Day is a great time for a couple big games and New Year’s Eve is a horrible one – at least if you are one of the many people who A) have to work, or B) have other plans that night. In other words, tens of millions of you.

So why is this happening? Why is college football staging its semifinals at a time that everyone predicts will cause fewer people to watch?

Here’s the honest answer: the people who run college football don’t care about you. At all. Like, not one single bit.

Dan Wetzel does an excellent job pointing out how stupid of a decision this is. Even as a die-hard college football fan, I wish the games were on another day.


→ Suspended Florida QB Will Grier will transfer

This doesn’t make any sense. Grier would surely be in contention to be the starting QB when he got back. There has to be more to this story.