Now No. 2, Cincinnati a True Playoff Contender, with No Room For Error

The 2021 college football season may have some notes of 2007, but it is not there yet. We are in season eight of the College Football Playoff format, and a Group of 5 team is not just on the outside screaming for people to pay attention. It is currently in position to be in theContinue reading “Now No. 2, Cincinnati a True Playoff Contender, with No Room For Error”

Notre Dame’s “Peacock Exclusive” Game Won’t Be a One-Time Gimmick

Notre Dame football has been in a partnership with NBC for 30 years. In that time, Irish fans have been able to watch home games on their local NBC station, over-the-air and free, even as the digital age began in the last decade. A few games have been put on the soon-to-be defunct NBC SportsContinue reading “Notre Dame’s “Peacock Exclusive” Game Won’t Be a One-Time Gimmick”

Mix & Match Monday: If Amateurism is Dead, Might as Well Put Tradition Out of Its Misery

With college athletes now allowed to make money off their name, image and likeness (N.I.L.), more money is flowing in. For college football, money matters more than anything. Oh, wait. You thought I was going to say tradition? You’re adorable! Traditions in college football have been dying over the last 20-plus years with conference realignment,Continue reading “Mix & Match Monday: If Amateurism is Dead, Might as Well Put Tradition Out of Its Misery”

For Brian Kelly, His Success at Notre Dame is Graded on Championships

If you have ever taken a walk around Notre Dame Stadium, there are statues of Notre Dame coaches Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Dan Devine and Lou Holtz. What do these men have in common? Simple, they all won at least one national championship in South Bend. For Brian Kelly, he will eventually surpassContinue reading “For Brian Kelly, His Success at Notre Dame is Graded on Championships”

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of FBS-FCS Week 1 Matchups

For those of you new to any blog I’ve had, this is a series that started on my other blog “Gallagher’s Word“. Week 1 of the college football season doesn’t have a lot of great matchups. Some Power 5 schools tend to schedule weaker FBS opponents and some are still paying FCS schools to getContinue reading “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of FBS-FCS Week 1 Matchups”