1. Jake Locker, Best Quarterback In The West-Heisman Candidate?

    Over at Dr. Saturday, the doc has gone off his rocker. Pete Carroll is quoted in the L.A. Times as saying: "That's the best quarterback we've played in nine years here," Carroll said when told Washington has beaten only Idaho and USC the last two years...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 5 years ago 1,084 reads 4 comments

  2. Cougars Crushed: Postgame Analysis of FSU-BYU

    BYU fans were stunned this weekend. Florida State came in as a seven-point underdog and beat down a BYU team that may have been a little bit proud of its No. 7 ranking. Well, BYU won't have to worry about that anymore...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 5 years ago 157 reads 2 comments

  3. Lane Kiffin vs. Urban Meyer, Round Two: Battle May Be Over, War of Words Goes On

    When Lane Kiffin became head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, he put his foot in his mouth right away. On this fact there is more of a consensus than on the existence of global warming...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 5 years ago 34 reads 12 comments

  4. USC-Ohio State: Advanced Statistics Tell a Different Story

    I ran some statistics on the USC/Ohio State game—I know, it is a bit compulsive, but its how I roll. Many Trojans fans had a bad taste in their mouth after the game, including myself...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 5 years ago 774 reads 7 comments

  5. College Football Week 3: Predictions and Rants

    Is it fitting that Jake Locker is striking the pose in this picture? With a win over USC, which will require Locker to play a lights-out, Heisman-clinching game, it wouldn't be far from reality...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 5 years ago 714 reads 4 comments

  6. Crunch Time: Key Factors For BYU-Florida State

    Is this really a big game? BYU thinks so. The Florida State Seminoles enter Provo as a BCS conference player- an until the turn of the century- perennial champion. Florida State owned the 90's...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 5 years ago 677 reads 1 comments

  7. Week 2 Rankings: I Heart Jeff Sagarin

    Over at USAToday Sports, they have the latest Sagarin Rankings for College Football. Interestingly, the rankings come two ways: By Team and by Conference...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 5 years ago 518 reads 1 comments

  8. Upset Alert: Five Reasons USC Will Lose to Washington

    Pete Carroll's smartest move of his tenure as head coach of the USC Trojans is his hire of Norm Chow as offensive coordinator. USC's offense became explosive and smart, exploiting defenses and spreading the ball to an unbelievable talent pool...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 5 years ago 4,970 reads 99 comments

  9. Dear Coach Tressel: Fix Your Playbook!

    There is a great article over at the Yahoo! Sports Blog Dr. Saturday in which Chris Brown of SmartFootball...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 5 years ago 290 reads 3 comments

  10. USC Trojans Vulnerable: FIve Reasons They Will Lose Three Games This Year

    USC came back in impressive fashion to defeat Ohio State in the Horseshoe Saturday night. The late-game drive was defining for the team. It showed their toughness and resolve to get together and get a win...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 5 years ago 439 reads 18 comments

  11. Playbook: How BYU Got to Sam Bradford

    The reigning Heisman athlete in college football, Sam Bradford, was literally coached into the ground. Don't get me wrong, it's a shame to see an all-American kid like him get hurt. These things happen in football...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 5 years ago 275 reads 0 comments

  12. Alternate Reality of College Football's Week Six Standings

    Here are the Week Six standings for NCAA's alternate-reality 12-conference football league. Orange Bowl Division Fiesta Bowl Division ACC Conf ...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 6 years ago 178 reads 0 comments

  13. Week 5 Standings: Alternate Reality of NCAA College Football

    I introduce the alternate reality of divisional College Football, which decides a champion in a playoff, with no preferences given...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 6 years ago 249 reads 1 comments

  14. BYU’s Winning Formula, Part II: The Offense

    Even though BYU had the week off, let’s take a look at what they have in their bag offensively. In Part I, we took a look at the overall picture of BYU football...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 6 years ago 495 reads 0 comments

  15. No Mercy For The Polls: Any Given Saturday

    Today was a great day in College Football. That sentence alone conjures up ill feelings in some of our sorry minds as well as images of our QB dragging himself up off the turf one too many ...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 6 years ago 162 reads 0 comments

  16. USC-Oregon State: The Mystic Beaver Bites Again—Plus, Conference Play Is Key

    As time expired on USC last night, I was taken back two years ago—no, four years ago. Both, I guess. Two years ago, USC marched into Corvallis, Oregon to battle a lesser opponent in Oregon State...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 6 years ago 466 reads 0 comments

  17. BYU’s Winning Formula, Part 1

    Balanced, sophisticated offense BYU’s offensive attack is THE historical passing attack. Although the principles of the West Coast Offense can be traced to Paul Brown through ...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 6 years ago 344 reads 0 comments

  18. The 2nd Greatest College Football Season Ever

    The 2nd Greatest Year in College Football Ever Disclaimer: This is fiction. This did not really happen (yet). FedEx BCS Championship Game: USC 59, Oklahoma 24...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 6 years ago 169 reads 0 comments

  19. "The Greatest": R.I.P.

    Pat Forde, a real journalist at ESPN, wrote yet another weak piece for the web site. I do appreciate Forde's calling for an end to the BCS, even though his writing lacks, in my opinion...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 6 years ago 147 reads 0 comments

  20. Set Your TiVO for Week One of College Football

    Friday, Aug. 29 I suggest two hours of viewing here, unless your boys are playing. Save yourself for a wild next three days. 7:30 P.M...

    Jon Ellsworth Written by Jon Ellsworth about 6 years ago 899 reads 3 comments