Faux Pelini: Congrats, Matt Rhule — I’m sure you’ll do better than the last five guys

Congratulations, Matt Rhule! You’re the next contestant on Nebraska’s favorite game show, “He’s Not Tom Osborne But He’ll Do for Now.” I kid! Husker fans are excited to have you — your resume is perfect for Nebraska’s head coach job. Your achievements are applicable and your failures are explainable. You’ve turned around a couple of … Read more

Dochterman: What Cade McNamara joining Iowa means for the Hawkeyes and their new QB

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Cade McNamara entered the transfer portal Monday. On Tuesday, a source close to the Iowa program said there “were legs” to the Hawkeyes seeking to add the former Michigan quarterback, the interest was mutual, and both sides would like to wrap it up as quickly as possible. Is Thursday night soon … Read more

How USC went from 4-8 to the cusp of the Playoff: ‘There are no rebuilds anymore’

LOS ANGELES — As Justin Dedich stepped in front of an assortment of reporters, cameramen and microphones on Tuesday morning, the unfamiliarity started to settle in. Dedich signed with USC in 2018, fresh off its 2017 Pac-12 championship. The Trojans haven’t returned to that stage after a full regular season until this week. “I’ve never … Read more

Rose Bowl to acquiesce on 2024 College Football Playoff expansion

The Granddaddy of Them All is falling in line. The Rose Bowl, after months of delay, has agreed to amend its contract to pave the way for an expansion of the College Football Playoff in two years, sources tell Sports Illustrated. The CFP is expected to soon announce that the Playoff will expand from four … Read more

Auburn brings in Hugh Freeze, but the hiring comes with baggage

In the past few days since reports of Auburn’s hiring of Hugh Freeze began to surface, the football coach’s past transgressions have returned to the forefront, from NCAA violations under his watch at Ole Miss to his social media use. The overall reaction was part of the pushback to Freeze’s hire on social media and … Read more

College football bowl projections: 79 eligible teams for 82 spots entering Championship Week

No College Football Playoff chairman has it easier than Boo Corrigan. The CFP looks set no matter what happens this weekend. Unbeatens Georgia, Michigan and TCU all could take a mulligan Saturday and still likely end up in the Playoff. If USC beats Utah — which beat the Trojans by one point earlier this season … Read more

Brent Key Named Georgia Tech Football’s 21st Head Coach – Football — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

THE FLATS – Brent Keya Georgia Tech alumnus and football letterwinner, has been officially named the 21St head coach in Tech football history, Institute President Dr. Angel Cabrera and director of athletics J. Batt announced on Tuesday. Key takes the reins of the program after leading the Yellow Jackets to a 4-4 record over the … Read more

College Football Playoff projections: Is TCU already a lock? Can Alabama sneak in?

The end of the college football regular season is here and with only the conference championship weekend remaining, the College Football Playoff picture is almost all but done as five teams should remain but a sixth still has an outside shot. Michigan’s rout of Ohio State in Columbus on Saturday has all but guaranteed a … Read more

Liberty football after Hugh Freeze: Pluses, minutes and candidates for Flames job

The Hugh Freeze era at Liberty is done. On Monday, Freeze accepted the head coaching job at Auburn, marking his return to the SEC. The move comes after Lane Kiffin opted to stay at Ole Miss, and despite Liberty’s 49-14 loss to New Mexico State to finish with three consecutive losses. Ultimately, Freeze’s 34-15 tenure … Read more

Fox’s Brady Quinn Takes Nasty Shot at ESPN’s Booger McFarland

1. Apologies up front for writing about something that took place five days ago, but even though I’ve been off since last Wednesday and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to write about broadcaster-on-broadcaster crime. You may recall that last week, ESPN’s Booger McFarland generated some controversy with this take on Jets quarterback Zack Wilson: … Read more