Ohio State Football

The Dandy Dozen: Projections for the 2016 Season

The 2016 preseason Top 25 college football (CFB) polls, including ESPN’s FPI rankings that we reviewed last week, are pounding down the Pac-12. In the four ‘big time’ polls, the putative 2016 champion Stanford Cardinal is ranked as follows: ESPN 8;...

College Football Nation: Sweet Revenge, New Football Laws, Careers Ending and Starting

Rivalry Week Gets a Hot Start TCU vs Baylor cemented itself as one of the biggest rivalries in college football Friday night. In a game that was played almost entirely in the middle of a monsoon, coach Gary Patterson, an injured Trevone...

Little Brother Ducks Will Strike Back

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out The Oregon Ducks certainly came out the “little brother” against the Utah Utes Saturday night. Being branded a little brother smarts. And no matter what happens, you will be reminded from time to time that you are…

Season’s First Quarter Reveals Hypocrisy, Lies and Hope

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out It’s incredible and yet it’s still surprising. Beating Georgia State, 61-28, using a generous helping of second, third and fourth stringers just wasn’t enough blood for too many fans. What seems to be forgotten is that September…

College Football: Who to Root For — and Against — in Week 1

College football is officially back. Now we can begin to look ahead to the weekend and speculate on all the chaos that is sure to unfold as this football season gets underway. Things seldom go as planned when it comes...

2015 Football Playoff Projection — A Feast of Revenge

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out The wonderful thing about August is that every D-1 football program is undefeated, so dreams of what could happen have yet to be tainted with reality. The door for pundits to put together their Top-25’s and final…

College Football Nation: A Tale of Justice, Change for the Better, Resilience and a Dash of Romance

Nation, it’s officially time to start moving toward the edge of your seat. We are only 38 short days until the kickoff of the 2015 college football season. The anticipation is palpable as coaching staffs around the country are finishing…

Oregon Football Schedule: A Peek into the Future

I remember exactly where I was when it happened–the moment that Oregon lost the national championship game to Auburn in 2010. I was with about 30 of my fellow students in my buddy’s apartment across from Hayward Field. The Ducks lost...

Football Playoffs: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out When the College Football Playoff Committee announced its first list of teams belonging in the final four, it seemed that the Confederacy had won the Civil War and banned everything north (and west) of the Mason-Dixon Line....