After an uneventful September, look for a wild October

2:25 pm Sep. 30, 2014

When it comes to determining the four teams that will play in the first College Football Playoff, it was a relatively uneventful September. Oh, we had a bunch of really good games, but the basic landscape remained pretty much unchanged.

We won’t say the same thing about October.

After college football heavyweights spent the first month of the season shadow boxing, this Saturday they will start climbing into the ring with other

Saturday could be the best day of football the SEC has ever seen

4:38 pm Sep. 28, 2014

There was so much we learned on a breathless Saturday in the SEC. So where do you start? How about here:

Better buckle up because it looks like, moving forward,  every Saturday is going be like last Saturday. Two weeks ago I told you that the SEC was more balanced with good teams than I had ever seen it and that every conference game would be appointment television. Saturday’s scores bore

Can Georgia win the battle up front with Tennessee?

12:55 pm Sep. 25, 2014

Our Five Burning Questions about the SEC as we head to Week Five:

1) Can Georgia win the battle up front against Tennessee? The Bulldogs should and if they do then it will probably be a reasonably comfortable day against an improving Tennessee team. The Volunteers are certainly better at the skill positions but there is no getting away from the fact that they lost 92 percent of their snaps from

Auburn, Alabama, move to 1-2 in the First Four

3:38 pm Sep. 23, 2014

We’re closing out September  which means the schedules are starting to get serious  and the fun really begins. Yes, there is a lot of football to be played. But today, if I were on the College Football Playoff selection committee, this is way I would vote:


1) Auburn (3-0): The Tigers found a way to win at Kansas State (20-14), the first stop in the most difficult road schedule

Mississippi State’s win over LSU was not an upset

1:01 pm Sep. 21, 2014

What We Learned on weekend No. 4:

1. Mississippi State’s win over LSU was not an upset: Mississippi State beat LSU 34-29 in Baton Rouge and if you just looked at the score you’d think it must have been a nail-bitter. Yes, LSU did have a throw into the end zone at the end to win the game. But the fact is that the Bulldogs marched into Tiger Stadium, where they

What is Alabama’s biggest concern as the Gators come to T-Town?

12:47 pm Sep. 18, 2014

Our Five Burning Questions about the SEC as we head for the fourth Saturday of the season:

1) What is Alabama’s biggest concern as the Florida Gators come to Tuscaloosa? I know the fans are obsessed about the quarterback situation at Alabama and the match up of WR Amari Cooper vs. Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III.  But if I was a Crimson Tide fan this is the stat that would worry

Auburn moves to No. 2; Georgia drops out of First Four

4:05 pm Sep. 16, 2014

Most of the exhibition games are winding down and the race for a spot in the first four-team College Football Playoff is finally starting to get serious. The biggest change this week is the exit of  Georgia, which lost a heartbreaker at South Carolina(38-35), and the arrival of Oklahoma at No. 4.

Here are the 12 teams I have in the discussion this week. Feel free to tell me where I’m

SEC incredibly balanced; but is there a great team?

4:51 pm Sep. 14, 2014

There was one overall message we learned from the third weekend in SEC football: After only three games the conference appears as balanced as it has been from top to bottom. Let me make the case:

No. 1, it’s time for all of us to start giving some love to Missouri: I didn’t think the Tigers could repeat as SEC East champs because they lost their quarterback (James Franklin), best running

Are home field, Spurrier, enough for Gamecocks to upset Georgia?

1:27 pm Sep. 11, 2014

Our Five Burning Questions as we head into Week 3 in the SEC:

1) South Carolina has the home field and the Head Ball Coach (Steve Spurrier). Is that enough to upset No. 6 Georgia? Before South Carolina lost to Texas A&M on Aug. 28, the Gamecocks had won 18 straight at Williams-Brice Stadium. So they traditionally play well at home. Steve Spurrier has a lifetime record of 15-6 against Georgia

Win over Michigan State vaults Oregon to No. 1

3:08 pm Sep. 9, 2014

In the New World Order that is the College Football Playoff, teams will rise and fall based on who they play and how they play each week. Every Saturday is a new referendum. Oregon, for example, scheduled a Top 10 team (Michigan State) at home and won by 19. Thus the Ducks are rewarded by moving up to my No. 1 this week. Florida State scheduled a bad FCS team,