December 19, 2013 |
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each bowl matchup. The best example was UCLA in the 2004 Las Vegas Bowl against Wyoming. One team wanted to be there and the other went by the nickname "Bruins. " BOWL TIMELINE: Matchups, schedule and picks My other theory is to stay away from schools led by "interim" or distracted coaches.
December 12, 2013 |
A defense psychologist called it “affluenza,” a syndrome that keeps someone from a wealthy background from learning that bad behavior has consequences. That explanation helped a North Texas teenager get a sentence of probation after he drove while drunk and killed four pedestrians. The 16-year-old was sentenced Tuesday in a Fort Worth juvenile court to 10 years of probation after he confessed to intoxication manslaughter in the June 15 crash on a rural road. According to officials, the teenager and some friends were seen on surveillance video stealing two cases of beer from a store.
September 23, 2013 |
North Texas visited Oklahoma on opening weekend in 2007 and was clobbered, 79-10. A few days later, sitting in his home office a few blocks from where the wipeout took place, Barry Switzer said North Texas got what it deserved. "They had no game plan for losing," the Sooners' former coach said. By that he meant North Texas kept passing and giving the ball back to Oklahoma. The Mean Green threw the ball 38 times and ran only 31. "When you can't win a game, you need to run the clock," Switzer said.
September 21, 2013 |
This is your mid-morning wake-up wipeout update. Several top teams are padding stats today with games against inferior opponents. No. 4 Ohio State, as expected, is just destroying Florida A&M. The Buckeyes led after the first quarter, 34-27. That is, Ohio State had 34 points and Florida A&M had 27 yards. Ohio State rolled into halftime with a 55-0 lead. Quarterback Kenny Guiton, playing for the injured Braxton Miller, has set a school-record with six touchdown passes. Ohio State led the total yards race, 326 to 54, and had 21 first downs to just one for Florida A&M. No. 7 Louisville is struggling by comparison, only leading Florida International, 38-0, at the half.
September 19, 2013 |
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturay's menu of games: MORNING North Texas (2-1) at No. 9 Georgia (1-1) 9 a.m., KDOC Any wonder why the Southeastern Conference is No. 1? While the Pac-12 Network and DirecTV continue to hold subscribers hostage with their impasse, the SEC continues to spread its superiority ideology to the SoCal market via local access cable.
September 18, 2013 |
Stanford remains on top despite howls from Alabama fans who point out their crimson heroes gave up fewer than 700 yards and 50 points against Texas A&M. UCLA jumps six spots to No. 12, but this is where fame gets dicey for the Bruins. They were No. 11 in 2007 and came home from Utah a 44-6 loser. Rankman cordially welcomes Mississippi to the top 25 after Hugh Freeze's Rebels cold-blasted Texas at Austin. Ole Miss plays at Alabama on Sept. 28. 1; Stanford 2-0; If nothing else, Gaffney's year in minor league baseball taught him the infield fly rule.