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I'm a veteran sportswriter who has spent 13 years covering the Big 10, ACC and SEC for newspapers in the South and Midwest. I've focused on Alabama, Clemson and Wisconsin at various points in my career and have expertise in college football, basketball and baseball and have covered numerous other sports.
In 2000, I covered University of Wisconsin football for the Dubuque (Ia.) Telegraph Herald.
From 2001-05, I covered the ups and downs of University of Alabama athletics for the late, great Birmingham Post-Herald. When the Post-Herald folded in September 2005, I moved to South Carolina and covered Clemson University athletics for the Anderson Independent Mail. I spent seven-plus years with the Independent Mail and continue to cover Clemson sports, including now for Bleacher Report. I have won numerous state and national awards for my writing and look forward to sharing my expertise with you.

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  • Robert R posted 18 days ago

    Robert R

    Your article on highest paid coaches is a joke as well. To leave out Les Miles and Charlie Strong shows what you don't know about football. Hope you have a day job cause this sport writing gig isn't going to keep you above board.

  • Tim Bishop posted 93 days ago

    Tim  Bishop

    Hey Greg, in your article about the top 25 Heisman winners. The photo for Ty Detmer is actually Max Hall. Detmer never wore the white and navy blue uniform. His was still the royal blue #14. Thought you should know.

  • Hopeful Nuggets Fan posted 115 days ago

    Hopeful Nuggets Fan

    I don't normally do this, but your "Projecting College Football's Final Top 25 Teams" was so flawed that I think you need to honestly redo it. Please consider these notes.

    1) LSU was a fringe top 25 team and LOST to Notre Dame. With a better record and owner of the head to head, Notre Dame deserves to be ranked, LSU does not.

    2) Auburn should be barely ranked. Definitely not above USC, who beat a very good Nebraska team. Texas A&M and Stanford are more deserving of a ranking than Auburn.

    3) Boise defeats #10 Arizona, and only moves up ONE place while Arizona stays the same?? That's just lazy. Boise State should be right around #15 and ahead of Arizona.

    4) Wisconsin and Clemson both beat very good opponents and looked great in the process, yet they don't even move up one place?? Again, LAZY. They should be moved ahead of K-State, Ole Miss, Arizona, and maybe Arizona State.

    5) Again, Ole Miss is far too high. They were exposed. UCLA, Georgia, Clemson, and Wisconsin all deserve to be ranked higher.

    6) Mississippi State only dropped two places. That's pretty generous.

    7) Georgia Tech deserves a high ranking than Baylor.

    Again, the fact that most teams barely moved makes this entire article seem very lazy. It's like the bowl wins didn't even matter and you just ranked them based on opinion. Clemson, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, and Boise State especially deserve more respect. I suggest reevaluating and perhaps even rewriting that piece, considering how deeply flawed it is.

  • Hopeful Nuggets Fan posted 115 days ago

    Hopeful Nuggets Fan

    I don't normally do this, but your "Projecting College Football's Final Top 25 Teams" was so flawed that I think you need to honestly redo it. Please consider these notes.

    1) LSU was a fringe top 25 team and LOST to Notre Dame. With a better record and owner of the head to head, Notre Dame deserves to be ranked, LSU does not.

    2) Auburn should be barely ranked. Definitely not above USC, who beat a very good Nebraska team. Texas A&M and Stanford are more deserving of a ranking than Auburn.

    3) Boise defeats #10 Arizona, and only moves up ONE place while Arizona stays the same?? That's just lazy. Boise State should be right around #15 and ahead of Arizona.

    4) Wisconsin and Clemson both beat very good opponents and looked great in the process, yet they don't even move up one place?? Again, LAZY. They should be moved ahead of K-State, Ole Miss, Arizona, and maybe Arizona State.

    5) Again, Ole Miss is far too high. They were exposed. UCLA, Georgia, Clemson, and Wisconsin all deserve to be ranked higher.

    6) Mississippi State only dropped two places. That's pretty generous.

    7) Georgia Tech deserves a high ranking than Baylor.

    Again, the fact that most teams barely moved makes this entire article seem very lazy. It's like the bowl wins didn't even matter and you just ranked them based on opinion. Clemson, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, and Boise State especially deserve more respect. I suggest reevaluating and perhaps even rewriting that piece, considering how deeply flawed it is.

  • Jim Grushon posted 116 days ago

    Jim Grushon

    I'm sorry a 32 team playoff is ridiculous, obviously they guy never played football or he would know why. 8 teams are workable. Big 12 have a league championship game like the other 4. All 5 league champions are in plus 3 at large based upon the committees choices. The committee will seed them with 1 vrs 8, 2vr7, 3 vr6, 4vr5. These games take place 2 weeks after the league championships, the final four on New years day, the finals 2nd Monday in January, no later that the 15th. 32 teams would mean 5 games to get to a champion instead of 3 and the quality when you go 32 deep is really not that good. If you had 32 vrs 1, that game would not be worth watching.

  • Tom Gruff posted 121 days ago

    Tom Gruff

    Does it hurt? Does it sting? Don't let any salt fall into your gushing wounds. Your predictions were soooooooooo wrong and biased. Does it hurt?

  • J D posted 123 days ago

    J D

    There are 32 NFL teams. and 12 Playoff Teams. There are about 125 Big college teams and Smelly 4 team playoff . This Teacup playoff would be more HONEST playing BRIDGE than claiming an ILLIGITIMATE Champion ship. Only a 32 Team CFB playoff would be fair. If Baylor/TCU win out, they will be Co Champs in many honest HEARTS. This puny TeamCup sized 4 team farce is a Disgrace to Americas sense of honest competition and Integrity. Get REAL. Walk the walk of sportsmanship and Fairness

  • David Haspel posted 153 days ago

    David Haspel

    As a Sooner, I have to agree with your assessment. Disappointing year in Norman. BTW, I think that in today's post, you meant "Baylor" instead of "TCU" in the second sentence in the second paragraph.

  • J D posted 186 days ago

    J D


    If two or four teams from One conference OR ANOTHER think they are DIVINELY APPOINTED to PLAY in the NC GAME and DENY all other worthy TEAMS a chance, then it is TIME for a little March Madness in the world of college football. Lets have a REAL PLAYOFF and call it December MADNESS. And a $BILLION in travel and TEAM revenues.

    Here we go again. College foot ball fans MEEKLY accepting the NONSENSE put out by the MEDIA that a REAL football playoff of 32 teams is IMPOSSIBLE, too burdensome, or TAKES too much TIME from CLASS.
    Basketball does it with 64. College football can easily do it with a 32 team playoff. No more BITTER FANS screaming MY TEAM got LEFT OUT. Basketball has March Madness. COLLEGE FOOTBALL needs December Madness.

    ALABAMA in all its GREATNESS Lost a last Second STUNNER. Then the UNFAIR bullet or restriction BACKFIRED on them. Now they and about 30 or 40 or 60 other schools MUST SIT on the sidelines and Compete for LESSER GLORY than the NC TITLE. This is Totally Unnecessary and listen or read on :

    I thought America had no ROYATY. Prince William gets to be King of England by doing nothing. He was BORN that WAY.
    I think that Alabama is a Magnificent machine , a Great football team, but it has humans on its team. Humans Err. They are not Gods. No team Deserves the NC Game. You lose . YOU are out.
    The SEC IS a truly powerful Conference. Three years ago the BCS robbed Oklahoma State which was 11-1 the chance to play in the NC TITLE. REmember They were 11-1. Alabama was awarded the game against TWO LOSS LSU.
    Nothing FAIR ABOUT THAT. Oklahoma State Would have been CHOSEN in a real Playoff. OKLAHOMA UPSET Alabama last year. In a continuation of Genuine PLAY They WOULD have met Florida state. TREVOR KNIGHT against the Seminoles. Do you like the ODDS.
    NO BCS. No 4 TEAM Playoff. But a 32 Team or 64 TEAM Playoff can work. Here is how:

    First, Leave all FBS teams with the Fun and Reward of Playing the 30 plus Bowl Games. And 4 PLAYOFF BOWLS would be used on Jan 1 each year for the Elite 8 CFB playoff BOWLS.
    And A $BILLION IN PLAYOFF MONEY In Gate receipt$, Hotel, tourist MONEY, Sueveniers and TRAVEL for the cities and Teams involved.



    A Simple Guide by J D
    FACT: There are always 13 SATURDAYS in the 92 days of September thru November.

    STEP ONE: Require all teams to finish their 12 GAMES by the END of NOVEMBER. There would be TIME for ONE OPEN DATE . Or TWO using the LAST SATURDAY in AUGUST.
    STEP TWO: Have an NCAA selection committee PICK the TOP 32 Football Teams: FOUR Divisions would be set up:
    East, South, Midwest, West.
    Four Number One Seeds would be chosen in each Division and progressively on down: Number Two through Eight.
    SEED Number One would play Number Eight, Number Two plays Number Seven and so on.

    STEP THREE: SIXTEEN GAMES would be played ( 32 Chosen Teams) on the First Saturday in December. The SWEET SIXTEEN winners would play on the second Saturday in December.
    STEP FOUR: The Elite Eight Winners are in the HIGHEST FOUR BOWLS called CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and would be played on New Years Day.
    STEP FIVE: The FOUR QUARTER FINAL TEAMS play their TWO GAMES on January 8 or later.
    STEP SIX : THE FINALS: 2 WINNERS would play a week later near January 17 for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
    Conclusion: Only FOUR TEAMS would NEED to PLAY past the HOLIDAY Weekend of January the 1st. And the REST of the TEAMS could GO BACK TO their Studies and Classes.

    Also: The 30 plus BOWLS are kept . The LOSERS in the FIRST or SECOND Round can PLAY again in any BOWLS but the FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and win and rejoin the Top Twenty five.

    Remember any team LOSING in the FIRST or SECOND WEEK of the Playoffs could STILL be INVITED to ONE of the 30 plus bowls.
    .
    IF TEAMS THINK They are the BEST, then let them PROVE IT on the Battlefield of Play. ONE team out of the 32 Teams chosen will win 5 games in a row and be true National Champ.!!!

    Thanks for reading . My main concern is that somewhere, somehow, in my lifetime an Unfair 4 TEAM Playoff will be abolished. Every 8-3 team in the top 40 or 65 Teams will have respect and a chance to win it all.
    This will bring in $1 BILLION dollars or more to the Teams and their Schools.

  • Andrew Bauer posted 209 days ago

    Andrew Bauer

    I was just wondering what it is like to have no idea what the hell you are talking about. Picking Wisconsin as the reason the Big Ten doesn't deserve a spot in the playoff is the dumbest comment ever. Ohio State lost to VT, I get it, but they will play a top 7 Michigan State team and then have the possibility of playing them or a 1 loss Nebraska in the big ten title game. These would be marquee wins late in the season that can not be ignored. It is not where you start it is where you finish.

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