An inside look at the teams, players, coaches and trends that shape college football Saturdays

Heisman Trophy finalists don’t bother Ohio State

9:11 am Jan. 12, 2015

Play Wisconsin and shut down stud running back Melvin Gordon.


Play Alabama and hold Amari Cooper, the nation’s top receiver, to mostly short passes.


Play Oregon and negate quarterback Marcus Mariota.

That remains to be seen in tonight’s

SEC takes bright side of disappointing bowl season

6:30 am Jan. 5, 2015

The SEC is taking the glass-half-full approach to what some have considered a disastrous bowl season.

Of course, to some diehards, anything less than a 12-0 record in the conference’s 12 bowl games would be less

SEC is 3-0 in bowls with nine more to play

9:40 am Dec. 30, 2014

Three bowls down, nine to go for the SEC.

The SEC is 3-0 through its first three bowl games, with more more — Notre Dame vs. LSU (Music City Bowl) and Louisville vs. Georgia (Belk Bowl)

SEC bowl preview

6:30 am Dec. 24, 2014

The SEC couldn’t continue its national championship streak last year, but has a team in prime position to start a new one.

Alabama is the top seed for the new College Football Playoff, but will need

SEC Power Rankings and bowl lineup

6:30 am Dec. 8, 2014

Before we take a look at the where the SEC’s record 12 bowl-eligible teams ended up, here are the power rankings heading into the bowls. I’ll have a final Power Rankings after the bowls.

Alabama (No.

Alabama No. 1, Ohio State at No. 4 in CFP rankings

1:15 pm Dec. 7, 2014

So much for that TCU, Baylor controversy.

Now it’s a controversy between and TCU, Baylor and Ohio State.

Alabama is No. 1 in the newest College Football Playoff rankings released Sunday afternoon, but the real news came