Deputy editor for college sports at @USATODAYsports. Child of the Boz, Herschel and Deion. Still mourn the death of the wishbone. On two wheels in my free time.

Bowl projections: Clemson back in Playoff field but hold on spot is tenuous

usatoday.com — USA TODAY Sports' George Schroeder breaks down the five college football matchups to watch this week. Louisville may have demolished Florida State, but the big winner in this week's USA TODAY Sports bowl projections is Clemson. The Tigers assume the vacant spot in the College Football Playoff field created by the Seminoles falling out.

Baylor continues public missteps by having Shawn Oakman in locker room

kvue.com — Baylor is trying to change public perception of its football program in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the ouster of coach Art Briles. It doesn't help that Shawn Oakman, one of the three former players accused of a crime, was in the team's locker room after its defeat of Rice on Friday.

Former Cuthbertson QB Kendall says Baker Mayfield will light up Ohio State

wcnc.com — Austin Kendall is two games into his college career, but that hasn't stopped the Oklahoma freshman quarterback from providing some serious bulletin-board material for No. 4 Ohio State before the schools meet in Norman. Kendall, speaking on Sooner Sports TV, described the Buckeyes defense as "basic" and he expects starter Baker Mayfield to "light them up" in Saturday's game.

Oklahoma quarterback talks mega smack about Buckeyes

wkyc.com — Austin Kendall is two games into his college career, but that hasn't stopped the Oklahoma freshman quarterback from providing some serious bulletin-board material for No. 4 Ohio State before the schools meet in Norman. Kendall, speaking on Sooner Sports TV, described the Buckeyes defense as "basic" and he expects starter Baker Mayfield to "light them up" in Saturday's game.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will light up Ohio State, backup says

usatoday.com — USA TODAY Sports' George Schroeder breaks down the matchups that you need to see. Austin Kendall is two games into his college career, but that hasn't stopped the Oklahoma freshman quarterback from providing some serious bulletin-board material for No. 4 Ohio State before the schools meet in Norman.

Bowl projections: Stanford moves into Playoff spot as Clemson falls back

usatoday.com — USA TODAY Sports' George Schroeder breaks down the matchups that you need to see. Stanford was the big winner in the latest USA TODAY Sports bowl projections even though the Cardinal didn't take the field last weekend. A struggling effort by Clemson against Troy pushed the Tigers out of the College Football Playoff.

Report: Cam Newton left Florida after charges of academic cheating

content.usatoday.com — When Cameron Newton left the University of Florida it was assumed the major reason was because of his arrest on charges of stealing a laptop. According to FoxSports.com, Newton also faced a possible expulsion from school due to three separate instances of academic cheating.

Bowl projections: Clemson, Florida State in good shape for Playoff

usatoday.com — The wild opening weekend illustrated the increasing parity in college football - aside from Alabama, perhaps - and revealed the dangers for College Football Playoff contenders. Upsets are going to happen. Lots of them. That increases the probability of multiple champions from the major five conferences having more than one loss.

Five upsets that would shake up the national title race

usatoday.com — The beauty of upsets in college football is they come when you least expect it. We know they're coming, though. They happen every year. And yet a national title contender is always taken by surprise. It's hard to understand, but no team can be emotionally at the same level for every game.

The five best non-conference matchups in college football

12news.com — The advent of the College Football Playoff has brought greater emphasis to strength of schedule and has rewarded teams that have been willing to accept challenging games outside of their conferences. This push toward the Power Five conferences facing each other has brought better quality matchups to the early season.
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Sep 29, 2016

The @usatodaysports college football staff picks for the loaded Week 5 schedule with three top 10 matchups.  http://usat.ly/2dcKmQj 

Sep 28, 2016

The latest @usatodaysports bowl projection are out. Louisville moves ahead of Clemson into the playoff.  http://usat.ly/2dkUO50 

Sep 26, 2016

In 2006, 14 active coaches had national titles. Now down to four with Miles firing. Good piece by @PaulMyerberg.  http://usat.ly/2d3XPJM 

Sep 25, 2016

A great look at the career and life of Arnold Palmer by @Steve_DiMeglio. "The King" died today at the age of 87.  http://usat.ly/2dsfgC9 

Sep 25, 2016

Oklahoma State wearing down Baylor. 81 total plays with 50 runs. Lead time of possession: 36:33-14:01.

Sep 25, 2016

More Hill. Less Childs. That should be plan for Oklahoma State

Sep 24, 2016

Oklahoma State literally keeps running into brick wall and won't change. Baylor gets crucial fourth-down stop.

Sep 24, 2016

Guess Jim Grobe knew what he was doing. Consecutive losses have pushed Oklahoma State out of field-goal range.


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