| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:20 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:55 PM
USC fans have the answer for everything wrong in the world today — "Blame Sark."
The Trojans should change their horse's name from "Traveler" to Roy Rogers' lesser-known backup mount: "Hair-Trigger."
No one weeps for Steve Sarkisian because he...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 11:48 PM
Beaten at the final, devastating ticks of the clock again? Beaten by their own reckless confusion again? Beaten not only on the scoreboard, but through the heart again?
Three weeks after losing a game on a Hail Mary pass, the USC football...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Texas (3-4) at No. 11 Kansas State (5-1)
9 a.m., ESPN
It took Kansas State...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Utah lost at home to lowly Washington State earlier this season and Arizona needed 36 fourth-quarter points to defeat California, a team that went 1-11 last year, on a Hail Mary pass.
So you might ask: When did the Utah and Arizona coaches get fired?...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:47 PM
All I can say after spending a day in Texas portraying USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is: "Fight on! We [retroactively] did it!"
Exhuming positive USC news from 2008 was not in the plan upon being granted a one-day membership on the College Football...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Notre Dame was the last program you thought would screw up a simple throw and catch.
The Fighting Irish didn't invent the forward pass, but certainly modernized it during a 1913 game against Army.
Gus Dorais and Knute Rockne practiced all summer while...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Notre Dame (6-0) at Florida State (6-0) promises to be terrific surround-sound theater with a circus-like atmosphere.
Jameis Winston alone could fill three rings and maybe clean up after the elephants.
It is a morality play, on a macro level, with...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:22 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
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:45 PM
The halfway point of a brand new season, with a brand new system, has prompted plenty of questions.
We'll start in the Pac-12 Conference with Stanford and ask:
•What if Dr. Condoleezza Rice's favorite team knew how to close out games?...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:23 PM
The SEC West is truly remarkable. It is 90% dominance, which is to be admired, and 10% snake charmer.
No man behind a curtain has worked levers more deftly.
The Southeastern Conference's glamour division not only has five or six (or seven?) of the...