| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Sunday night I was emailed the last Bowl Championship Series standings ever assembled.
I didn't cry, but I sniffled.
The standings were compiled and delivered, seven Sundays a season, by the National Football Foundation. You could click the short-form...
| Jan 4, 2014
MIAMI GARDENS — On Friday night, in a stadium not accustomed to such scoring, you had to be at least a little interested in the Orange Bowl, even if you're not an Ohio State or Clemson fan.
You had to be interested in seeing why Clemson wide...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:27 PM
MIAMI GARDENS — On the final Orange Bowl of this BCS era, they got an old-fashioned match-up for college football, one where you could watch the play without soiling your soul in the process.
This, you see, was the lone BCS bowl you could watch...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 4:09 PM
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Bill Hancock paused to take it all in.
Standing in a Southern California conference room Saturday filled with FSU and Auburn players and coaches, Hancock couldn't help but get a bit reflective.
"There's some emotion...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Before we let this get out of hand, I want everyone to count to 10.
Good, because that's exactly how long some NCAA leaders believe college football teams should wait before snapping the ball on offense. Ten seconds! That's an eternity in...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 2:37 PM
It's the key number few analysts talk about leading up the NBA draft.
You can hear all about a pro prospect's points per game, field-goal shooting percentage, rebounds, steals, height and weight.
But little time is spent on the number that really...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 3:22 PM
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Coach Jimbo Fisher says he doesn't really care who the Florida State Seminoles are playing Monday for the BCS national championship.
He contends that the game is no bigger because the No. 1 Seminoles are playing the No. 2...
| Jan 5, 2014
In December 2006, Bobby Bowden blew off an interview with a Los Angeles reporter who was in Tallahassee, Fla., to preview Florida State's upcoming Emerald Bowl game with UCLA.
The reporter was me.
Bowden had no time to explain as he rushed out of Doak...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
In today's NFL, safeties should be viewed as premium throughout the draft process as offenses continue to create matchups and attack the field vertically with multiple personnel groupings.
For Bears general manager Phil Emery, it is a position that has...
| Jan 12, 2014
Remember the most somber day in Florida State football history — the day Bobby Bowden was shoved out the door?
I was in Tallahassee that day when the man I consider the greatest coach in college football history was forcefully told he had to...