| Oct 5, 2014
| 12:05 AM
It was a terrific/horrific proposition UCLA faced: Having so many hours to ponder its possible, lofty perch in college football's high chair.
UCLA does not always ponder well, and has had issues with vertigo.
By sunset, on a brutally hot Saturday, the...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:20 PM
It was difficult penning this weekend wrap-up column without sneaking a glance toward next weekend.
After a tip jar stuffed with payday games like Louisiana State versus New Mexico State, LSU vs. Sam Houston State and LSU vs. Louisiana Monroe, college...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:15 PM
It was not a shock UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley played Thursday night, less than two weeks after hyperextending his left elbow against Texas.
Arizona State Coach Todd Graham, who isn't a doctor and doesn't even play one on TV, emphatically predicted...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:34 PM
This just in: The man who gets paid to know is suddenly a know-nothing.
Blame it on the sinister Bowl Championship Series master plot to faucet-drip the suspense until the last Harris pollster is tracked down at a bar singing his college fight song on a...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:05 PM
So much news broke this week it was easy to forget the reason we all get called together each fall: the games.
USC started it by calling a news conference to announce interim coach Ed Orgeron was out and Steve Sarkisian was in as head coach of the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:53 PM
If you don't like Mike Riley you don't like ice cream or dogs. The man who could have been USC's coach at least once has comfortably settled into Corvallis, Ore.
He is 60 now and the Pac-12's longest tenured coach entering his 13th year.
| Aug 11, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Todd Graham enters his second year in Tempe and the most exciting news is that he's still there.
OK, that was last year's joke after Graham abruptly left Pittsburgh after one season to take the Arizona State job.
Graham got to town with a shaky...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Lane Kiffin was never the long-term solution for USC football.
He was an eleventh-hour poker play in 2010 by former athletic director Mike Garrett, a desperate short-term move to save a program from the NCAA sanctions that were about to be handed down...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:36 PM
This ranking may be more intuitive hunch than it is rooted in statistical study.
The way I see it, Halley's comet comes around every 75 or 76 years and Texas football comes around every four.
Texas has appeared in the Bowl Championship Series title...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit?
Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott and his coffee-addled band of football coaches made their final whistle stop in Los Angeles on Friday after an exhaustive East Coast publicity tour that included everything but a round-table sit-down with Charlie Rose....