FIRST DOWN – The winner of College Football’s National Championship Game will be… ALABAMA. Let’s say 31-21 over Georgia. Nick Saban has never lost to one of his former assistant coaches in his illustrious career…I believe he’s 11-0. Well make it 12-0 as Alabama’s offense cranks it up in the 2nd half against a Georgia […]Read More Four Downs – January 8th: National Championship Game Pick, UofA’s coaching search, & NFL Playoff Thoughts
Am I surprised that Rich Rodriguez was fired by the University of Arizona? NO. Am I surprised that it happened on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018? YES. I wrote back in September that a change needed to happen after the ugly Friday night loss against Utah when Arizona’s attendance dipped to lows not seen during the […]Read More Quick Thoughts on RichRod’s Departure from Arizona
As discussed in last Friday’s column, I honestly believe that Wednesday night’s Foster Farms Bowl is quite a setback for Arizona’s football program. The reaction in Tucson towards Rich Rodriguez’s team is one of apathy as is…fans have proven that they aren’t going to pay to watch star QB Khalil Tate nor an underachieving program. […]Read More Friday, 12/29 Quick Hitters: Reacting to Arizona’s bowl loss, Picking every CFB game this weekend + Best Bets
Late Thursday night it was announced that legendary sports broadcaster Dick Enberg passed away at the age of 82. His career was one all sports broadcasters dream of: the voice of 8 Super Bowls, the Olympics, March Madness, tennis championships, Major League Baseball, college football, golf, horse racing and so much more. Unfortunately I also […]Read More Friday, 12/22 Quick Hitters: Looking ahead to the next week of bowl games – what does a win mean for UofA & Rich Rodriguez?
Well folks, the answer to both questions to lead off this column is unfortunately yes. -If Eagles QB Carson Wentz sustained a torn-ACL as feared late-Sunday, Philadelphia’s chances at winning the NFC are all but over. Sorry Eagles fans, while I’m somewhat of a Nick Foles believer (considering he’s a fellow Arizona Wildcat), he’s not […]Read More Monday Musings – December 11th: Are the Eagles toast without Wentz? And is ASU basketball top-5 worthy?
Only two blogs this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday (none on Friday) so look for a GIANT column previewing the huge football weekend ahead on Wednesday… FIRST DOWN: If ASU beats UofA, should the Wildcats be looking for a new head coach? As a diehard University of Arizona football fan / alumnus of the […]Read More Four Downs – November 20th: Is RichRod back on the hot seat? Seriously…
Thank you, Pac-12 – instead of making your schools and fans wait until mid-January for next year’s football schedules, you released them earlier than normal on Thursday. In glancing at UofA and ASU’s schedules, I’ll make two early predictions: 1. If Khalil Tate stays healthy throughout, Arizona wins a minimum of 9 games and the […]Read More Friday, 11/17 Quick Hitters: On CFB Scheduling, Khalil Tate, Weekend Thoughts + Best Bets