David Ash Should Consider Retirement

As media, it’s easy to try and tell an athlete what they should be doing instead of letting them live their own lives. When it comes to intercollegiate athletics, it is way too easy to assume this hectoring, lecturing pose. With that being said, I’m probably about to adopt this pose with the very next […]


Editorial Section: Controversies In Poll Voting… And Wisconsin

In yesterday’s Editors’ Roundtable at TSS, we looked at two of the more significant games from week one and identified our off-the-radar developments from the opening weekend of the new season. Today, we take a broader look at the college football landscape by examining two basic kinds of controversies: voting… and Wisconsin’s quarterback situation. * […]


The Z Section: A Week-One Notebook

The Z Section will often feature a single-issue essay, but week one of a college football season is a good time for a notebook, touching on several items of interest so that you’re brought in touch with a wide cross-section of the college football world as the sport returns to our televisions and the rhythms […]

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Editorial Section: Seminoles-Pokes, Tide-Mountaineers, And More

We finally have games to review. It’s one of the best feelings any group of college football chroniclers can have. The editorial staff at The Student Section evaluates the two neutral-site games that turned out to be a lot closer than many expected. We also identify the off-the-radar developments from week one that are worth noting. * […]


Digesting week one of SEC football

Now that Matt and Terry have offered their opinions on college football’s week one performances, it’s time to take a deeper dive into the SEC. Compared to some other conferences, which shall remain nameless, the SEC played a very competitive schedule in week one. First let’s take a look at the two conference matchups…. Texas […]

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Terry’s Poll After Week 1

Now that week 1 is in the books (except for Monday night’s epic Louisville – Miami showdown), it’s time to post this week’s top 25 poll. As always, here are a couple of things to remember about my poll: This poll is a projection of where each team will finish the season. I always factor strength of […]

A gassed Clemson defense was no match for Todd Gurley, who ran for 198 yards and 3 TDs.

Terry’s Takeaways From Week 1

I know there are still a couple of games to play in week one, but let’s look back at what transpired on the gridiron this weekend. Takeaways Yes, Ohio State is a Big Ten and national championship contender. While it wasn’t perfect against Navy, the Buckeyes showed that they have what it takes to challenge […]


The Morning After: The Week One Measurement Test

One week. It’s not much, but it’s something. One week. After eight months of pure talk, the nation’s FBS college football teams finally took the field in live games. We should know by now that “it’s only one game,” and that late-August football is a supremely volatile creature. The first three to four weeks of […]



You’re going to read a lot more about week one of the new college football season in the coming days at The Student Section. After eight months of speculation, live games have returned to our world, and the annual vastness of the offseason makes week one feel like a sensory overload. You’ll get plenty of […]

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Clemson – Georgia Reaction: The Pruitt Effect

Thanks to a number of offseason incidents, many wondered what to expect from the Georgia defense this fall under the leadership of new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. After Saturday night’s contest against Clemson, there’s no doubt that the Dawg defense will be one of the best units in the country. That’s not to suggest the […]