| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Rankman's pipe dream of Stanford and Northwestern meeting in the BCS title game at the Rose Bowl is over. Gone is the utopian idea two schools with integrity and academic standards might also compete on football's grandest stage. We're left now with a No....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:57 PM
USC needs to answer two fundamental questions as it searches for a new football coach.
Question 1: Should it fall for the sentimental "That old gang of mine" yarn that only a former Trojan like Jack Del Rio or Jeff Fisher can come in and fix this mess?...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:51 PM
The Denver Broncos can actually make a defensive play every so often.
And Tony Romo is still Tony Romo.
Those two truths kept the Broncos undefeated Sunday, as Denver held on to win at Dallas, 51-48, thanks in large part to a crucial error down the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Never mind that old notion about the backup quarterback being the most popular guy in town.
In the NFL, backup quarterbacks are suddenly the busiest guys in town.
A rash of injuries around the league has teams scrambling to get their reserve signal-...
| Dec 2, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — Old habits die hard, at least when it comes to the Philadelphia press corps.
The first question asked of Eagles coach Chip Kelly on Sunday after his team beat Arizona 24-21 at Lincoln Financial Field wondered why the offense wasn't...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 6:23 PM
— Whether the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback of the future is on the roster now needs to be the No. 1 fact-finding mission in the second half of the season for head coach Chip Kelly and the powers that be upstairs.
The first half of the season,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:22 AM
Yes, the Eagles' receivers had trouble getting open against Denver in Sunday's 52-20 loss. This had a lot to do with the incredibly fundamentally sound coverage schemes the Broncos threw at them. But between the drops and the plays that......
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:08 PM
As the final seconds wound down in Sunday's game against Dallas, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford frantically urged his teammates to the line of scrimmage. He gestured wildly, giving everyone the impression he planned to spike the football to stop the...
| Oct 29, 2013
Eight games into this war of attrition known as the NFL regular season, the more we watch the Philadelphia Eagles, the less we know about them.
What was up is now down, what was black is now white and so on down the line.
Rookie head coach Chip Kelly'...
| Dec 3, 2013
The Cleveland Browns have yet to say who will start at quarterback for them Sunday. Same goes for the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers.
As for the Philadelphia Eagles?
Coach Chip Kelly, tongue firmly planted in cheek, said Monday that Nick...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:29 PM
A little bird tells me what offense Will Muschamp will run next year to try and save his job as the head coach of the Florida Gators.
That little bird is called common sense.
And common sense says Muschamp has one year to flip the field and make UF...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:32 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Eagles fans once threw snowballs at Jimmy Johnson at the Vet.
On Sunday, they threw bouquets, figuratively speaking, at Chip Kelly as the Eagles coach ran off the field following the Eagles' stunning 34-20 come-from-behind win over...