Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.
Texas head coach Mack Brown is retiring after 16 seasons, with his final game to be the Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl against Oregon.
It is fitting that the Iron Bowl finally gets to play this kind of role in the SEC, and it is a shock it has not happened like this before. Since the addition of a conference championship game in the SEC in 1992, Alabama and Auburn have never been quite this good in the same season.
Chatty or not, it probably won’t be possible for T.J. Yeldon to maintain that low profile as he takes over the lead role in ‘Bama’s backfield after shining on national stages as a freshman.
Both Alabama and Ohio State are regarded as monstrously strong this year. Which coach will walk away with the most wins?
The Jets wear a splintered crown. They lost Revis because the owner wanted him gone. They have Rex Ryan because the owner wants him. And perhaps they spent the first two picks on defense — surprise! — because Ryan wanted them.
AJ McCarron threw four touchdown passes and Eddie Lacy ran for 140 yards and scored twice for the second-ranked Crimson Tide, which scored on its first three drives and cruised from there.
In the end it will be up to Golson and AJ McCarron to lead their respective team to victory. At the end of the day, Alabama will just be too much, and the luck will finally run out for the Irish.
The Crimson Tide is taking on the Fighting Irish in the BCS National Championship Game, and Saban has been thinking out of the box to prepare his players for the big game. On Sunday, he took a page out of legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera’s book.
If Notre Dame were playing anyone but Alabama and Nick Saban, I would guarantee that the Dome comes home with the hardware. But only one team has an absurd surplus of future Sunday stars. Alabama wins a classic, 27-23.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s hard to turn away from Notre Dame and Alabama.
College football has the national championship it has long dreamed of.
The Notre Dame Irish are moving to No.1 — and aren’t a fluke.
Notre Dame are ready to write a new chapter in their illustrious history.
The Tide are coming off one of the most impressive performances in college football history. They were the best team last year, and they’re the best team this year.