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Follow The Money

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 24, 2011

It used to be that college football coaches were always looking to move up to the NFL. For the exposure, for the money, for the chance to be in the pros. That's not so much the way it is anymore. More and more NFL coaches are moving to the college football ranks and they are not taking that big of a pay cut to do so. In fact, some of them are getting paid MORE to move to college. College football is awash in money and more and more NFL coaches are cashing in.

Just this college football offseason several NFL coaches have made the move to the college ranks. Greg Mattison of the Ravens... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, college football, ncaa football, eric bieniemy, greg mattison

Done and Done

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 11, 2011

I am a certified sports freak. I have watched sports most of my life and I enjoy almost all of them. I can watch a sporting match up of any kind rather than anything else on TV. It's what I would rather pay money to go to see. But over the last 30 something college football bowl games, I've watched probably an hour max. My heart just wasn't in it.

I've tried to figure out why someone who is as addicted to sports as I am would not watch one of the highlight events of the year - the college bowl season. I've come up with several answers and I think I may not be the only one who feels... (more)

Tags: bcs, college football, ncaa football, college bowl games

Big Bowl

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 30, 2010

This weekend kicks off the big bowls in college football. The start of the BCS bowls and hopefully some great games. As much as I am not a fan of the BCS system, I still look forward every year to what I hope will be at least some good games. More often than not though I find that they turn into blow outs for one side or the other and have a hard time staying interested. So far this bowl season, we have had many blowouts. But there have been a few good games so far as well including Lousville vs Southern Miss, Florida Intl vs Toledo, Air Force vs GA Tech, and the upset of Iowa over Missouri.... (more)

Tags: ncaa, college football, bcs bowl games, college football bowl games

And The 2010 Heisman Goes To....

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 13, 2010

Cam Newton of course. There is no doubt that Newton will win the trophy. As soon as the NCAA decided to say he had not violated the rules, he was absolutely going to be the winner and everyone knew it. Tonight's ceremony is merely a formality.

Not everyone agrees that Newton should win. There are some Heisman voters who did not vote for him, but not enough to change the outcome. Those who did vote for him fall into two categories. Those who say that because the NCAA did not rule him ineligible, he gets their first place vote based on his stats. They don't say that they are voting... (more)

Tags: ncaa, college football, cam newton, heisman trophy

Game On

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 2, 2010

The NCAA ruled today that Auburn QB Cam Newton is now eligible to play on Saturday and to participate in the BCS National Title game if Auburn wins the SEC championship game. This comes after Newton was ruled ineligible on Tuesday for violation of amateurism rules.

Today, on appeal, the NCAA ruled that Cam Newton had no knowledge of the pay-to-play scheme that allegedly involved his father and Kenny Rogers as a representative. The NCAA further ruled that no money changed hands in the attempted scheme. Newton was ruled eligible after the NCAA said they found no evidence of his participation... (more)

Tags: college football, auburn, cam newton

Losing Is A Team Sport

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 28, 2010

It seems that most people want to blame Boise State's loss last night vs Nevada on the Boise State kicker. Yes, he missed 2 chip shot field goals, but he didn't lose the game. Not by himself. Losing is a team sport.

Boise State had Nevada down 24-7 at one point. They had played the game they played all year. Get a big lead early. Have the defense hold the other team down. Manage the clock. It looked as if Boise had this game well in hand. Nevada couldn't get anything going it appeared. But then it was halftime and Nevada obviously made some big adjustments. They came out and... (more)

Tags: nevada, bcs, college football, boise state

Happy Now

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 22, 2010

All year I have been subjected to those who believe Boise State is a team in the same league as SEC, Big 10, and other big conference teams just because of their win/loss record. All year I have heard how Boise State is not allowed to play teams from "bigger" schools because none of them will schedule games with them. All year I've heard that if they did get one of these games, they would win it. Now, they all get their wish, happy now?

Boise State will play the University of Georgia on September 3, 2011 in Georgia. They will get a massive amount of money for this game. They will... (more)

Tags: college football, boise state, georgia, sec

Pay To Play

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 5, 2010

...the NCAA is looking into the Newton's financial records.....11 months after the alleged pay to play incident occurred.

I am not assigning guilt to anyone in this. But there is always, ALWAYS more to the story. And I truly believe that this kind of thing goes on ALL the time in college football. There are those who report it and those who don't. But college football isn't run by what elite athletes do on the field, by wins or losses, by strength of schedule, by building character, by academics...college football is run by one thing and one thing only - money. Some of it is... (more)

Tags: ncaa, college football, auburn, cam newton

We're Number 1!

By Deborah Horton, published on Oct 13, 2010

In a mock look at the BCS rankings that are to come out officially on October 17, that mock look has the Boise State Broncos ranked #1. This is of course based on the games thus far and really has no bearing on what things will look like in a few weeks after schools like Ohio State play the toughest part of their schedule, but for the media this is enough and will be enough when the real rankings come out to beat everyone in America over the head with their BCS busting team Boise State.

What these media heads don’t realize is that Boise State doesn’t bust up anything. If they were... (more)

Tags: ncaa, bcs, ohio state, college football, boise state, rankings, polls

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