| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Five things to watch this week in college football:
1: USC fans thinking Steve Sarkisian should be their next coach will be watching as Sark leads Washington into a Friday night game against UCLA at the Rose Bowl. Washington is 6-3 and has rebounded...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Turn out the lights, the parity's over. The Bowl Championship Series era of equal access and catering to college football's "little guys" ended Monday night at the Rose Bowl when Florida State ended the Southeastern Conference's winning streak. The new...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:08 PM
If I make it to Monday I will have covered all 16 national title games in the Bowl Championship Series era.
Someone, please, blow a kazoo.
It's been one crazy ride between Tennessee playing Florida State at the Fiesta Bowl in 1998 and this week's...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Chris Dufresne takes time out each Friday during the season to answer questions on college football. This week's topics: Jameis Winston's ongoing problems, Ohio State's key game, plus Brigham Young's and USC's schedules.
Unbuckling the mailbag:...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:44 PM
There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved.
Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:10 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.
| Feb 17, 2015
| 8:13 PM
John Lewis intended only to say hello to Amy Van Dyken and get his picture taken with the six-time Olympic swimming gold medalist when he saw her at the UCLA-USC women's swim meet last week.
A former competitive swimmer and the father of swimmers, Lewis...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:15 PM
The Southland's Super Bowl debate began a week early, at a church casino night in Baldwin Park, around a blackjack table with worthless chips and priceless banter.
On one side of the green felt, an esteemed member of St. John the Baptist Church was...