1. If Florida State Isn't a Playoff Fraud, Now's the Time to Prove It

    Florida State’s football reputation is on trial, and since the gridiron isn’t a courtroom the Seminoles will have to endure being considered guilty of fraud until proven otherwise...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 45,448 reads 248 comments

  2. College Football Playoff Committee Under Pressure After Bloody Week

    A constant theme of this season has been that there’s still a lot of football left to be played, and the remaining games will sort everything out...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 23,189 reads 49 comments

  3. Miami Has the Tailback and the Incentive to Hold off a Florida State Comeback

    All Florida State home football games begin with the revered ceremony of a burning spear being planted at midfield by the Seminole mascot riding a horse named Renegade ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 27,146 reads 140 comments

  4. Welcoming Urban Meyer and the New Ohio State Back to the Big Time

    Ohio State is still on the outside looking in for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but at least the Buckeyes are now armed with the signature win they needed to get back in the conversation...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 2,266 reads 126 comments

  5. College Football's Giants Have Lost Their Intimidation Factor

    When Alabama plays at Louisiana State on Saturday, the X-factor won’t be how loudly Nick Saban growls on the sideline or how many trick plays Les Miles calls...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 25,328 reads 107 comments

  6. Alabama Back on the Rise as Crimson Tide Roll Toward Death Valley

    For a team that’s riding into Death Valley this week, Alabama’s spirits should be unusually high...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 25,834 reads 104 comments

  7. The Undefeated Team with No Shot at Making the College Football Playoffs

    One thing is certain about the first College Football Playoff rankings to be released Tuesday: There will be one undefeated team that has absolutely no chance of making the final four...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 85,104 reads 169 comments

  8. SEC Chaos Ushering Notre Dame Closer to the College Football Playoff

    It seems likely the College Football Playoff committee breathed a collective sigh of relief after Saturday’s outcomes in the Southeastern Conference...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 52,975 reads 283 comments

  9. SMU Is the Worst Team in College Football, but Has Seen Tougher Days

    These days, Southern Methodist might as well designate the “U” in SMU to stand for underdogs. No matter what FBS college football team the Mustangs could be playing right now, that would be their status...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 5 years ago 85,674 reads 22 comments

  10. College Football's 4-Team Playoff Won't Be Enough in 2014

    Everyone who cares about college football seems to agree that this season’s four-team playoff is a good thing. A great thing, actually...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 8,521 reads 21 comments

  11. Notre Dame vs. Florida State Was College Football's Game of the Year

    Florida State's 31-27 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night was more than a matchup of Top Five teams. Much more. This was a game that paired two storied teams that are operating under dark clouds...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 116,513 reads 398 comments

  12. Thinking Defense Doesn't Win Championships Anymore in College Football

    There’s a temptation to declare Baylor unfit to win the national championship in football after seeing its defense strafed for 58 points in Saturday’s victory against Texas Christian...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 13,291 reads 81 comments

  13. Is Anybody Scared of Alabama Anymore?

    As darkness fell during Alabama’s narrow escape at Arkansas on Saturday, so too did the curtain come down on a Crimson Tide dynasty that once felt like it might last forever...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 45,841 reads 262 comments

  14. Could Pac-12 Champion Be Shut out of College Football Playoff?

    Five weeks ago, the Big Ten took shots from every angle when it was left without a team in the AP poll’s Top 10. Now, it’s the Pac-12’s turn to stand up and be counted out...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 18,243 reads 128 comments

  15. College Football's Week of Carnage Is Every SEC Hater's Nightmare

    Seldom has a day of college football been more rewarding and intriguing than the Saturday slate that just blew up the AP Top 25 rankings...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 20,676 reads 205 comments

  16. College Football Coaches Have Closed the Gap on Their NFL Counterparts

    Not so long ago, conventional wisdom dictated that college football coaches couldn't compare to those who guided teams in the NFL...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 45,914 reads 24 comments

  17. Turning the Page to College Football's Most Exciting Weekend Thus Far

    A college football season that has been starved for meaningful showdowns will hunger no more this week. The good stuff finally is about to be served, including the marquee clash between No...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 27,506 reads 69 comments

  18. Jameis Winston Is One Mistake from Flushing It All Away

    Anyone with an iota of football knowledge needs only one quick glance to appreciate the amazing talents of reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 55,577 reads 238 comments

  19. Week of Survival Shows There Are No Dominant College Football Teams in 2014

    The main message from this week’s college football games is that while a whole bunch of teams have admirable survival skills, there isn't a dominant one among the contenders...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 16,895 reads 78 comments

  20. Auburn's Struggle with Kansas State Shows Cracks in the SEC Elite

    Auburn’s football team won a hard-fought game on the road against a tough Kansas State squad Thursday night, but it may have dealt its Southeastern Conference compatriots a figurative loss...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 20,198 reads 318 comments

  21. The Poetic Justice of Rick Neuheisel's Son Saving UCLA's Season

    It’s natural to suspect that the relationship between UCLA coach Jim Mora and Bruins backup quarterback Jerry Neuheisel was not warm and fuzzy from the start...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 17,493 reads 19 comments

  22. Big Ten Still Has Time to Rescue Its 2014 Football Season

    After seeing Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan all lose on the same day for the first time since 1988, there’s a widespread inclination to declare the Big Ten dead ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 781 reads 238 comments

  23. Pat Haden's Outburst Compromises Integrity of College Football Playoff Committee

    When USC athletic director Pat Haden went on the field to argue with game officials Saturday in Palo Alto, he made it clear he should be taken off of the committee that will decide which four teams play for this year's national championship...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 30,195 reads 216 comments

  24. Is USC Finally Ready to Take Back the Pac-12?

    Southern California’s season-opening thrashing of Fresno State was a great coming-out party for new coach Steve Sarkisian, but now the real work starts...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 20,093 reads 150 comments

  25. James Franklin Shows Joe Paterno-Style Football Never Coming Back to Penn State

    What does new Penn State coach James Franklin have in common with Joe Paterno? Well, they both won their first game as head coach of the Nittany Lions. But the comparisons stop there...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 19,708 reads 41 comments