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Monday should be a day of change at Michigan

Follow TSS On Twitter @TheStudentSect Author @TheCoachBart Like a gal walking into a room with a group of her friends knowing the guy she’s dating is cheating on her, it’s probably time to be honest. Monday’s the day for Michigan football. It’s better for everyone to move on. Interim athletic director Jim Hackett has already […]

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Arizona Blows Out Utah, Keeps Pac-12 Title Hopes Alive

One thing that people always say immediately after the College Football Playoff standings come out is that there’s still a lot of football left to be played and that anything can happen over the final weeks of the season. Arizona proved this point on Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City. Behind a complete team effort, […]


Uniform(s) of the Week: USC and UCLA continue a colorful tradition

Ordinarily in this weekly feature I try to highlight a unique college football uniform being worn on game day. These uniforms have typically been specially designed for a certain occasion like a Division II school playing in Michigan Stadium or another program paying tribute to a national championship team from a past era or one […]


Flashback Friday: UCLA knocks USC out of title contention

The USC Trojans won the 2004 national championship (yeah, I know they got stripped of the title but they still won the game) and played in the 2006 Rose Bowl for the 2005 season’s BCS national championship. That clash with Texas was one of the best games I’ve ever seen. In 2006, the Trojans appeared […]


Just play the damn game, Texas and A&M

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect Follow the author @TheCoachBart Just play the damn game. Seriously, sack up and just play it, Texas and Texas A&M. A report surfaced from Fox Sports by way of savant Chip Brown this week that SEC officials would prefer Texas A&M and Texas … who could conceivably meet in […]

Ole Miss thumped the Blue Hose of Presbyterian two weeks ago, one of many SEC-FCS tilts late in the season that while don't look like they're worth looking at on television, are part of a brilliant SEC scheduling design that has bode very well for the conference in recent years.

Sly scheduling, Mike Slive: The brilliance of SEC football’s Cupcake Saturday Setup

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect Follow the author @TheCoachBart If you take a little looksie at the college football schedule this week, you’ll notice something missing: SEC games worth watching. That’s right, one of the nation’s two most scrutinized conferences will spend the second to last full week of the season with four games against […]


The Pac-12 South Has A Lot of Ranked Teams, But Just How Good Is This Division?

In the SEC West, a bunch of teams are beating up on each other. In the Pac-12 South, a bunch of teams are beating up on each other. Is it all the same? Is it completely different? Is it something in between? This is an annually vexing component of college football: the cluttered, balanced division. […]


Bob Stoops to Florida? If You’re Lucky, Gators

Back in 2001, Bob Stoops was the hot name on football’s coaching carousel. Oklahoma’s head coach was a year removed from winning a national championship in just his second season in Norman and clearly had the Sooners on an upward trajectory after a decade-plus of wandering the desert. When the news broke that winter that […]

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Will Muschamp at Florida a lesson in failed relationships

Follow TSS @TheStudentSect Author on Twitter @TheCoachBart Relationships in life … all of them, from picking your next girlfriend to picking your next doctor to picking your next head football coach at Florida … they all follow the same path. Try as you might, you can’t get away from that psychological fate. It can’t even […]


Tip Off Marathon Winners and Losers

The college basketball season officially began last Friday, but it unofficially began Monday night with the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon. The sprawling event concluded late Tuesday after over 29 hours of basketball. That is a lot to digest. To help you wrap your head around the action, we are going to break down the winners and […]


The time has come to bid farewell to the coaches poll

The College Football Playoff has changed the game, although we may still be attempting to determine if it is for better or worse. One thing I do know about the College Football Playoff despite a single game under the new format being played is this: the coaches’ poll may be the most irrelevant thing in college […]