1. College Football Fans: You Are NOT on the Team So Drop the "We"

    Normally I despise writing in first person, but, for this purpose of this piece, I find it necessary; my own sensibilities are under assault. As an editor and fan of this site, I read dozens of articles per week...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about almost 4 years ago 383 reads 24 comments

  2. College Football Surprises: 10 Suspected Cupcakes De-Iced

    In August, before the college football season kicks off, analysts from California to Florida—and states in between—do what all analysts do: prognosticate...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about almost 4 years ago 859 reads 8 comments

  3. Texas A&M at Oklahoma State Football: Live Blog, Stats, and Analysis

    Feature Columnist Tom Baer here, live blogging the Texas A&M-Oklahoma State Big 12 South matchup from Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. No...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about almost 4 years ago 1,408 reads 12 comments

  4. Alabama-Boise State: The Inevitable BCS National Championship Matchup

    Like sugar plums, visions of a Nebraska-Ohio State or TCU-Oregon BCS National Championship Game dance in college football fans' heads. Those visions, sadly, are really delusions—Alabama and Boise State will meet in Glendale, Ariz...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about almost 4 years ago 1,590 reads 70 comments

  5. College Football Report Cards: First Quarter Grades for the Nation's Top 25 QBs

    A mere quarter into college football's 2010 campaign and the gridiron gods have spoken: "it's the season of the quarterback," they declare...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about almost 4 years ago 4,984 reads 55 comments

  6. Observation Station: Around the College Football World in 10 Thoughts (Sept. 19)

    Welcome to the first of what will become a weekly article involving the goings-on in college football. Beware: These are rapid-fire, hurry-up observations—you have no time to change your defense...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about almost 4 years ago 195 reads 0 comments

  7. California at Nevada Football: Live Blog, Stats, and Analysis

    Feature Columnist Tom Baer here, live blogging the California-Nevada matchup from Mackay Stadium in Reno, Nev. Cal (No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll) and Nevada, both 2-0, tangle at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT in what should be a high-scoring affair...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about 4 years ago 1,860 reads 20 comments

  8. Cupcakes in Bloomington: Investigating Indiana's Non-Conference Opponents

    Since 1990, the Indiana Hoosiers have played in a mere four bowl games, winning just one. Of course, becoming bowl eligible is difficult in major college football, especially when contesting the likes of Big Ten foes Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about 4 years ago 421 reads 4 comments

  9. Heisman 2011: An Early Look at 10 Sleepers and Borderline Sleepers

    No space is left on this (or any other) Web site for more Heisman 2010 speculation. We know that Kellen Moore led Boise State over Virginia Tech in grand fashion...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about 4 years ago 830 reads 0 comments

  10. Irish Eyes Are Crying: An Open Letter to Notre Dame Fans

    Dear Irish Nation:In the interest of time, I won't bury my thesis: The Fighting Irish are no longer relevant on the college football landscape...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about 4 years ago 715 reads 34 comments

  11. Contenders or Pretenders?: Michigan-Notre Dame Contest Sure to Provide Answers

    On campuses in South Bend and Ann Arbor, shouts of "We're back!" echo in the corridors. The Irish and Wolverines, with six and five wins, respectively, last season, claimed significant victories on opening weekend...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about 4 years ago 229 reads 0 comments

  12. Roll On, Tide: Ingram's Injury Opens Path for 'Bama's Next Heisman Candidates

    Mark Ingram’s injury, which kept the 2009 Heisman winner on the sideline for Alabama’s beat down of San Jose State, could be a headline beyond opening weekend...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about 4 years ago 449 reads 1 comments

  13. Inflation Nation: Despite High Ranking, Boise State Just Isn't BCS

    With 20 returning starters, including one of the nation’s top QB's, Heisman candidate Kellen Moore, Boise St. rests peacefully near the top of most pre-season college football polls...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about 4 years ago 486 reads 6 comments