December, 2009

Pregame Blogs

Pregame Blogs
Videos are just the START of the conversation. Each show has a dedicated blog post with show notes, links, and pics. Plus, the host and guests continue the conversation in the comments section!

Larry Ness

  • Bowl Journal (Dec 30)

    Monday's Independence Bowl featured Georgia playing Texas A&M. The game was scoreless until the late second quarter when the Aggies took a 7-0 lead. However, Brandon Boykin returned the ensuing KO 81 yards for a TD, setting a school record with...
  • Bowl Journal (Dec 28)

    The season's first five bowl games all went over the point total with individual games averaging 66.8 PPG and surpassing the total on average by 12.6 points per contest. The Hawaii Bowl was the first game to stay under, as SMU's 45-10 win over...
  • Bowl Journal (Dec 23)

    They are called minor bowls for a reason. The bowl schedule now features 34 games which means 64 schools are participating. With that many bowl openings, there almost has to be, by very definition, room for some schools which would qualify for the "cash...
  • CFB Notes: Don't blame the BCS

    It seems like everyone loves to blame the BCS for all of college football's woes. It's the fault of the BCS that this year's regular season ended with five unbeaten teams? In my recent article Alabama-Texas a 1964 Redux, I explained how that...
  • CFB Notes: Random comments on the Heisman and on Brian Kelly's move to South Bend

    As I said in my last Heisman article of the season (Final Heisman 2009 Ballot), "I have a feeling Ingram is going to win this thing but he didn't have a more impressive season than Gerhart." In the closest Heisman vote ever, Ingram edged...
  • Final Heisman Update

    I featured my Heisman preview back in late August and pointed out the obvious. The 2008 Heisman was won by Oklahoma's Sam Bradford with Colt McCoy of Texas finishing second and Florida's Tim Tebow (the 2007 winner) finishing third, despite garnering...
  • Alabama-Texas a 1964 redux? (let's hope so)

    The final BCS standings came out on Sunday and few were surprised that Alabama and Texas will meet in Pasadena, California on January 7 for the BCS championship. Alabama was a shoo-in for one slot in this year's BCS title game when the Tide ended...
  • Heisman Trophy (12/1)

    The 2009 Heisman race was never expected to include more than three players, 2008 winner Sam Bradford, 2008 runner-up Colt McCoy and 2007 winner Tim Tebow (Tebow also received more first-place votes in 2008 than either Bradford or McCoy). Bradford basically...