1. Mississippi State Football: Bulldogs Get Ready for SEC West "Street Fight"

    Mississippi State football does not back down from a challenge. As the only Southeastern Conference school opening on the opponent’s home field—Kentucky, South Carolina ...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about almost 3 years ago 918 reads 7 comments

  2. College Football 2011: Wisconsin 51, UNLV 17, but Trouble Could Be Brewing

    All college football fans know we just can’t get a reasonable read by the results of your ranked team playing Volcker Polytechnic and Culinary Institute from the Football Championship Subdivision Bottom Ten...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about almost 3 years ago 1,170 reads 15 comments

  3. College Football: Top 19 Poll and Week 1 Games to Watch

    It’s T-minus four nights until the highly-anticipated 2011 college football season kicks off. Aren’t they all? Before I reveal the final preseason Top 19, let’s ...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about almost 3 years ago 365 reads 1 comments

  4. NCAA Football: Gridiron Guardian Angels Rest on Shoulders of Miami

    (The ninth episode of the serial “Quiet Guy in the Sports Bar” looks at the University of Miami football scandal with a forward-thinking point-of-view.) They Pass You By Dr...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about almost 3 years ago 434 reads 5 comments

  5. College Football Rankings 2011: SEC, Big 10 Dominate "Human Poll Composite"

    (The eighth episode of the "Quiet Guy in the Sports Bar" deals with the Southeastern Conference and the Big 10 Conference dominating the 2011 Preseason "Human Poll Composite" developed interestingly by Gus and Wally, the party buddies of GQ and Dr...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about almost 3 years ago 747 reads 0 comments

  6. College Football Preseason 2011 Polls: Top Picks by Coaches, Vegas, and GQ's 19

    (In this, the seventh installment of "The Quiet Guy in the Sports Bar," Dr. Bricker gives extra credit on the final day of his summer English Lit section for those students who simply ...

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  7. College Football 2011: LSU/Oregon Early National Semifinal, Says "Quiet Guy"

    (In this "Quiet Guy in the Sports Bar" episode, GQ, the “Quiet Guy” at the Two Dozen Plus One tavern in Charleston, West Virginia, checks in with Dr...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 3 years ago 580 reads 1 comments

  8. College Football 2011: Stanford, Boise State and TCU, the "Ones and Dones"

    (The “Quiet Guy in the Sports Bar" looks at Stanford, Boise State and Texas Christian and their hopes for the 2011 college football season...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 3 years ago 1,557 reads 10 comments

  9. College Football 2011: The "Quiet Guy" Leaves WVU, Ohio State, Moves on

    (This article is the fourth of the "Quiet Guy in the Sports Bar" historical-fiction-as-it-happens series...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 3 years ago 369 reads 0 comments

  10. WVU Football Melodrama: Bill Stewart, Bad Dana Holgorsen, and the "Quiet Guy"

    (This article is the third in the "Quiet Guy in the Sports Bar" series, written in a present tense historical fiction format...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 3 years ago 4,158 reads 12 comments

  11. College Football 2011: "Quiet Guy in the Sports Bar" Poll Deals with Ohio State

    It's Thursday afternoon in Two Dozen Plus One sports bar. Gus and Wally have yet to arrive. They'd better get here fast. The Wives gave us 30 minutes. The Quiet Guy in the Sports Bar, or GQ as we have named him, walks through the entrance...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 3 years ago 316 reads 8 comments

  12. College Football 2011: The Preseason "Quiet Guy in the Sports Bar" Poll

    The debate rages on. "The Navy SEAL who took out bin Laden was an SEC linebacker." "No, he was a 3-3-5 safety from Michigan...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 3 years ago 241 reads 0 comments

  13. 2011 West Virginia Football: Forget Recruits and New Coaches...It's Not Good

    The 2011 edition of West Virginia University football is teetering on the brink of irrelevance. And do not think the fans have not been warned, as in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 shots over the bow...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 3 years ago 1,823 reads 11 comments

  14. West Virginia Football: Saturday Morning Morgantown (My Apology, Joni Mitchell)

    Joni Mitchell is a folk singer who penned and recorded her share of songs in the decades of the 1960s and 1970. She's the one who looked at "Both Sides Now," but West Virginians remember Ms...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 3 years ago 259 reads 3 comments

  15. West Virginia Football: Bill Stewart Still Has Not Read His Marching Orders

    It has been 26 days since the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl/Debacle/Embarrassment. In an interview that evening with ESPN's sideline reporter, West Virginia's Head-Coach-In-Waiting-to-Be-a-Pensioner ...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 3 years ago 1,191 reads 3 comments

  16. Rich Rodriguez Is Fired: You Got What You Wanted, West Virginia

    Writer's note: Following weeks of rampant speculation, Rich Rodriguez , the man who has the unenviable distinction of being The Pariah in two states of the Union, was finally fired ...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 3 years ago 1,921 reads 16 comments

  17. Sports and Mental Illness: How Bipolar Disorder Can Affect Athletic Performance

    Bipolar disorder is a physical disease of the brain affecting the thoughts, feelings, perception, and behavior of the afflicted. The name "bipolar" stems from the nature of the illness...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 3 years ago 8,109 reads 0 comments

  18. West Virginia Football: Win Out, Get Help and Watching WVU from Far Away

    If you're a college football writer, taking a two week midseason November break from writing college football is similar to the maestro stepping out for a couple of beers during his symphony's rendition of Aaron Copeland's Appalachian Spring...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 3 years ago 906 reads 5 comments

  19. West Virginia Football and Bill Stewart: Pride Plus Desire Equals Champions

    Bill Stewart is a champion. I know, I know. Stewart was charged with a mission. He hasn't carried out that mission to West Virginia's standards. Simply, Stew hasn't coached the Mountaineers to enough wins...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 3 years ago 858 reads 8 comments

  20. West Virginia Football: Bill Stewart Steps Up Like The Man He Has Always Been

    It took a few days after the shocking loss at Connecticut for Bill Stewart to say it, but say it he did. Bill Stewart has taken full responsibility for everything that has to do with West Virginia as they are on the gridiron...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 3 years ago 1,821 reads 8 comments

  21. College Football's Big East Expansion: TCU and Mutual Benefit for All

    Luck is defined as preparation meeting opportunity. Or, Big East meets TCU. I'm not talking about West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 3 years ago 1,353 reads 13 comments

  22. College Football Rankings: Auburn, Oregon, and TCU? Holy Triumvirate, Batman!

    Tied for No. 1 and listed in alphabetical order, Auburn, Oregon, and TCU form the 21st century triumvirate in the Intuitive Top Ten poll...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 3 years ago 313 reads 5 comments

  23. West Virginia Football: 1-2 in the Soft Big East and a Culture of Turnovers

    It is utterly ridiculous. West Virginia skill position players laid the ball down seven times Friday night at Connecticut. The Huskies jumped on four of them. Actually, three...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about almost 4 years ago 1,594 reads 28 comments

  24. West Virginia-Connecticut Football: 2 Teams Looking For a Compass

    This 2010 season has not been a good one for Connecticut head coach Randy Edsall . Favored at Michigan in the opener, the Huskies were humbled 30-10 by a Rich Rodriguez who ...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about almost 4 years ago 775 reads 12 comments

  25. College Football Polls: TCU No. 1 in Intuitive Top 10, the Bill Parcells Theorem

    Another No. 1 falls. Blame it on the Tuna. Boise State No. 2 The Bill Parcells Theorem of Dealing with Injured Players applies to the college game: "How can I evaluate you if you don't play?" Fair? Maybe...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about almost 4 years ago 281 reads 6 comments