| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Bo Pelini's expertise has always been defense.
"Pelini's expertise has always been defense," his official Nebraska biography reads.
He played safety at Ohio State, coached linebackers in the NFL (Green Bay, New England), was defensive...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Arkansas' Bret Bielema, Auburn's Gus Malzahn, Kentucky's Mark Stoops and Tennessee's Butch Jones will make their debut this season in the SEC.
Freshman orientation is an important time for a new college student.
Thousands of eager first-year...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 5:25 PM
The Ohio State Buckeyes finished 12-0 last season, but the off-season felt more like 6-6 with only a 50% chance of reign.
No undefeated program got more imperfect faster.
Urban Meyer is still on honeymoon in Columbus, but outside city limits was a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:20 PM
There is a reason why top college football coaches demand top dollars:
Forget trying to figure out how to hire a great one, as there seems no reliable formula.
Pete Carroll was an ordinary, out-of-work NFL coach in 2001 when he took the...
| Oct 11, 2013
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 25 Missouri (5-0) at No....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:48 PM
There has been a shake-up in the interchangeable sock-drawer positions of 20 through 25. Nebraska and Oklahoma State rejoin the static-cling cluster while the Huskies (Northern Illinois) and the Hokies (Virginia Tech) infiltrate the rankings for the first...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:18 AM
Ohio State is idle Saturday, so the opponent will be about as challenging as its next five. Or so goes the prevailing wisdom.
The 6-0 Buckeyes will next face Iowa and Penn State at home, then Purdue and Illinois on the road, followed by a home date...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 6:31 PM
Quick and easy was Evan Panfil's decision.
The Lincoln-Way Central defensive end orally committed to Illinois after attending the Purdue game Saturday.
"The Illinois coaches asked me to call them on the way home from the game," said Panfil, who is 6-...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 5:08 PM
If there were ever a question as to which entity reigns over college football — on and off the field — it was pretty much settled earlier this week at SEC Media Days in central Alabama.
That's where Southeastern Conference commissioner...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Five things to watch this week in college football.
1: Rutgers at Louisville on Thursday offers undefeated Louisville a decent test in a season where the Cardinals' weak schedule could cost them a shot at the national title. Rutgers has seen both ends...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:23 PM
The score was so one-sided it looked like a paycheck game for homecoming.
The winning school totaled 614 yards to the losing team's 234 and won the first-down battle, 33-9.
So was this No.1 Alabama against winless Georgia State?
Actually, it was No....