There has long been a conspiracy that college football is about offense while the NFL is about defense. The idea that NCAA football and defense can’t coexist or that it is only played at Alabama is wrong. The folks in Ann Arbor know that Michigan is proving that they have a powerhouse defense time and time again this season. In 2014 the Wolverines went 5-7. … Continue reading Defense Still Exists In College Football
Just prior to kickoff of the college football season, I wrote a Pac-12 preview stating who I believed could be National Title contenders. I left Washington off that list even though they were ranked #14 to start the season. This was not a simple I forgot to put them on, I left them off the list within reason. While not losing many players is usually … Continue reading Washington is Legit
Coming off of a crappy week two, this past weekend of college football did not disappoint. Ohio State blew the doors off of The Sooners, Michigan barely escaped a tough test against Colorado, Notre Dame and Texas faltered, while Louisville molly-whomped Florida State. Week 4 has potential to be great, but we will have to see. We are going to change up the structure of … Continue reading Heisman Hype Week 3
Welcome back! While not having exciting matches, Week 2 of the College Football season had a few great games and moments. Such as close games with some of the nations top teams facing lesser competition, the Central Michigan Hail Mary Lateral, and the TCU collapse. You can find Week 1 of this article here: https://hardballcentralsports.com/2016/09/08/heisman-hype-week-1/ . The idea of this series is to look at who … Continue reading Heisman Hype Week 2
Most titled it “The Greatest Weekend in College Football History” and for the most part, it lived up to the hype. Two top five schools lost tough non conference match-ups while the Longhorns dethroned the Notre Dame Fighting Irish behind a true freshman and an eighteen wheeler named Tyrone Swoopes. While it is only week one, cases for the Heisman were both positively and negatively affected. This series will focus on Heisman … Continue reading Heisman Hype Week 1
After a crazy week one win over number three ranked Oklahoma, Greg Ward and the 15th Houston Cougars look to beat up on Lamar this weekend at home. In the 33-23 win at NRG Stadium, Ward threw for 321 yards in 40 attempts with 2 touchdowns against a talented OU defense. Being known for his mobility, the 5-11 QB only ran for 1 yard in … Continue reading Can Houston be a CFB Playoff contender?
Welcome back! Last week we broke down the Kansas, Iowa State, Texas Tech, West Virginia and Baylor football programs for 2016. That article can be found here: Part 1. In this installment, we look at the remaining Big 12 teams: Texas, TCU, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Oklahoma. These five programs all have lofty expectations and have been in and around the title hunt the last several years. With … Continue reading 2016 Big 12 Football Breakdown Part 2