“College Football in Crisis”
Ever seen anything like this?
Every morning you wake up and there’s more bad news out there.
What a weekend..and now what a week.
ALABAMA outguns Florida and will be the number one seed in the nation heading to the playoffs. What firepower, QB-Mac Jones..WR-DaVanta Smith..RB-Najee Harris
CLEMSON..If you can handle the ego of coach Dabo Swinney-you are a better man than I. The junk that comes out of his mouth. But his QB-Trevor Lawrence is spectacular.
OHIO STATE…Hoping QB-Justin Fields stays healthy. He is-they are pretty good
NOTRE DAME…A bit of surprise at how bad the Irish got beat by Clemson in the rematch game. Team speed was big difference.
ROSE-SUGAR BOWL…Yes, Bill Hancock-who handles the College Football Playoffs is dropping hints the entire slate of New Year’s Day games might be moved back, including the semi finals of the playoffs because of the explosion of the Covid virus.
SOUTH CAROLINA…What a disgrace, a (2-8) Gamecocks team accepting a bid to the Gasparilla Bowl…then waking up Tuesday to find out their entire offensive coaching staff tested positive. No Bowl game.
ARMY…Equally upsetting that the (9-2) Black Knights had to go begging for a bowl berth, before finally landing in one.
AUBURN..Fires Gus Malzahn as coach, owing him 21M-buyout, despite a (68-35) record down on the Plains. It appears they are hiring Bryan Harsin of Boise State. Somebody must think someone from the Mountain West can win in the SEC.
LSU..Would you want to work for Ed Ogeron. A year removed from the Joe Burrow-National Championship team, the Bayou Bengals are falling apart. NCAA investigation, losing season, and the ouster of 3-key assistant coaches. LSU looks like a house of cards to me.
UCLA…Chip Kelly had great success at Oregon, was a disaster in the NFL with the Eagles, and now sits there with a (10-21) record with the Bruins.
USC…The hate continues to pile up infront of Trojan Hall. Clay Helton, losing to a substandard Oregon team, is now just (18-15) the last 3-years there.
NEBRASKA…Scott Frost had lots to say when they shutdown the Big 10-season this summer, let us play, let us change conferences, let us be an independent. And when they finally started the season, same old junk. Frost is (12-20) with the Cornhuskers. This was a Tom Osborn pick.
MICHIGAN…Jim Harbaugh has likely one more year left on his coaching life. All those losses against Ohio State. All those losses to Michigan State. All those losses to top 25-teams. A (2-4) record this year and now a coaching staff shakeup. A guy I thought would become a Bo Schembechler lifer in Ann Arbor, may have 1-year left on his coaching life there.
IOWA..Ugly season with all the issues involving racial problems with the Hawkeyes. Wonder if good coach Kirk Ferentz survives all this.
CINCINNATI…Am surprised no one has scooped up Luke Fickell, who guided the Bearcats to an unbeaten season and the 6th spot in the rankings this year year. Maybe next coach in waiting at Michigan, Penn State or somewhere else in the Big 10.
LIBERTY-COASTAL CAROLINA…Surprising how good they got so fast.
SYRACUSE…Gave a vote of confidence to Dino Babers after a disastrous (1-10) Orange season.
RUTGERS…Best head coach in the worst tradition situation, Greg Schiano. Watch him flip the Knights next season.
KANSAS…On the floor, down for the count, former LSU coach Les Miles has been unable to turn the Jayhawks program. This year’s winless season was the worst.
SAN JOSE STATE…Unbeaten season with a transfer QB from Texas AM and a street tough defensive front. Best season since 1939 for the Spartans. Wonder how long they can hang onto Bryan Brennan as head coach.
HAWAII…Big trouble on the Islands. The City of Honolulu has condemned once beautiful Aloha Stadium. It’s falling down. Where are the rainbows going to play.
MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE….Are they going to take a hit? Boise State is talking to the American Athletic Conference about membership. If Boise goes, then BYU might wind up going too. The MWC cannot afford to let this happen.
THE RATINGS…What a season. Who would have thought we’d see people like Marshall, Appalachian State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Coastal Carolina in the top 25-of the rankings during the season.