| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Five things to watch this week in college football.
1: Rutgers at Louisville on Thursday offers undefeated Louisville a decent test in a season where the Cardinals' weak schedule could cost them a shot at the national title. Rutgers has seen both ends...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:22 PM
You prepare for a season with flash cards: The nickname of Texas State is….?
You purchase the best college football magazines, re-read "Death to the BCS," and hang on every one of Kirk Herbstreit's words.
There are still things you...
| Oct 11, 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 Saturday's menu of games:
No. 25 Missouri (5-0) at No....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Much of the talk this week has been how the Gators will to slow down LSU's high-powered passing game - and rightly so.
Under new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, fifth-year senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger leads the SEC in passing and wide...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:07 PM
No. 17 Florida at No. 10 LSU
Where: Tiger Stadium
TV: 3:30 p.m., CBS
Weather: 82 degrees, 10 percent chance of rain
Online: OrlandoSentinel.com/swampthings, @osgators or #gators
Quick slant: The Gators are 1-3 against coach Les Miles’ LSU...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:49 AM
After what can be termed a mild-upset Saturday, the OrlandoSentinel.com Bowl Projections had their first major shake-up of the season as four BCS bowls changed at least one participant.
The BCS title game remained the same with Alabama and Oregon...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:24 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. — Tyler Murphy or no Tyler Murphy, this is who the Florida Gators are.
A pretty good SEC team.
Nothing more, nothing less.
They can beat the bad teams and play with the good teams.
But they will never be mistaken for a great...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Bad news. Due to the government shutdown, I am forced to keep this intro to a minimum. You see, in order to focus on my picks, I hire government employees to write these snappy intros for me. It takes them 3 months and it costs me $4,000 a column,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:54 AM
This morning, as I’m sitting at my desk, sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Latte and trying to write the intro to this column, there’s one thing that keeps going through my mind: Hype.
My coffee has a giant cardboard sleeve announcing the 10th...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:50 AM
It’s week 2 of the college football season, and after a summer of educated guesses and prognostication, we finally know something about this year’s teams. Clemson looks fantastic. South Carolina will cause problems for whoever they face. ...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:35 AM
There was very little that was shocking from the media poll at SEC Basketball Media Day with Kentucky being chosen to win the basketball championship this season.
The Wildcats received 21 of 27 first-place votes and topped the poll with 371 points....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:22 PM
American Athletic Date Time Game Network (Talent) Thurs., Oct. 10 7:30 p.m. Rutgers at (8) Louisville ESPN (Rece Davis, David Pollack, Jesse Palmer, Samantha Ponder) Fri., Oct. 11 8:30 p.m. Temple at Cincinnati ESPN (Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell2,...