| Nov 30, 2014
| 6:18 PM
A thrilling next-to-last football weekend was briefly interrupted Sunday when Nebraska announced it had fired Bo Pelini for winning only nine games, or more, in each of his seven seasons.
"Nine-win Bo," a higher-expectations knockoff slam of "Seven-...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at email@example.com and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Alabama and Oregon locked up the top two bids easily, and early.
The hard part is now being finalized on lockdown in Grapevine, Texas, where a 12-person selection committee, ensconced in a boardroom at the Gaylord Resort Hotel, has volunteered to figure...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Minnesota … gone.
Wisconsin … jumped by three-loss Mississippi.
Michigan State … bypassed by Arizona.
The Big Ten took a beating in the opening moments of the weekly College Football Playoff rankings release.
But then came a bit...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:45 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — This much is clear: Ohio State has the Big Ten's best head coach, best offensive coordinator, best third-string quarterback, best skill players and — heck — best band.
This much is unclear: Will that be enough to earn...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:13 PM
The first thing we wondered after Kansas State's huge win at Oklahoma on Saturday was why Bill Snyder agreed to play Auburn in September.
No. 14 Kansas State (5-1) took over sole possession of first place in the division-less Big 12 and appears to be...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Rankman has been waiting years to start his countdown with this countdown: One Mississippi … two Mississippi (State). Thank you Rebels and Bulldogs for winning last weekend so we could stack you like potato pancakes on top of the ugliness at...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:27 PM
This is the story of a journey that began 10 months ago.
The trip was filled with unexpected twists and turns. I'm not going to lie, there were some tears were shed, but, in the end, it was worth it.
For you see, it was 10 months ago that I began...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Mark this down as we whitewater-raft through the final weeks of the final BCS rapids: Something is going to happen, give, buckle or burst.
Some team is going to be robbed and maybe ripped off.
Grownups are going to scream, sulk, petition, lobby and...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:12 PM
A weird thing happened last weekend to 10 proud bowl teams that went a combined 94-37 in 2012: They all lost.
This is bounce-back (or else?) Saturday for Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Texas Christian, Brigham Young, Boise State, San Diego State, Georgia,...