1. Toby Gerhart, Jordan Shipley, Riley Cooper: The NFL's Great White Hopes!

    I have done my level best to deny that Toby Gerhart was experiencing reverse discrimination from the media...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 6,413 reads 54 comments

  2. Why Garrett Gilbert May Surpass Colt McCoy And Vince Young At Texas

    Vince Young? You've heard it all: high school player of the year, 30-2 as a starter, back-to-back Rose Bowl MVPs, breaker of the loss streak against Oklahoma (and likely saving Mack Brown's job ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 3,922 reads 9 comments

  3. Big 12 Fans Who Bash Texas Over Revenue Sharing Are Jealous Hypocrites!

    With the attempts by the Big 10 and Pac-10 to lure Texas into their conferences, the relative silence by two groups of people, Big 12 fans and Texas supporters, is deafening. That makes me think two things...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 766 reads 1 comments

  4. Early Prediction: Ohio State Versus USC for the BCS Title!

    It is gratuitously early, but hey, why not? USC is a rather easy pick here for the title game. It would be even easier were USC not losing most of what remains from their heavily hyped but ultimately ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 2,383 reads 52 comments

  5. Hopefully the NCAA Won't Treat USC Trojans Too Harshly

    Should USC football be punished at all? Of course. Some USC fans contend that the NCAA does not have 100 percent rock solid certain evidence that Reggie Bush received a significant amount of money and benefits over a lengthy period of time...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 1,459 reads 27 comments

  6. Texas Longhorns: Pac-10 Makes More Sense Than Big 10

    There has been much talk about what a great thing it would be if Texas joined the Big 10. Not surprisingly, virtually none of it has been coming from Texas fans...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 1,592 reads 18 comments

  7. Surprise! The BCS is Actually Paving the Way for a Playoff

    BCS haters make various wild claims, i.e. that it is some media conspiracy to help the SEC by blocking a playoff. A bit of reality here: the BCS only exists because the other major conferences ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 459 reads 1 comments

  8. Texas and Big Ten Expansion: Great for the Big Ten But HORRIBLE for Texas!

    The Big Ten is seeking to expand, and, of course, its fans have its sights set on Texas. The benefits to the Big Ten are obvious: better TV contracts including more money for the Big Ten Network, ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 1,219 reads 7 comments

  9. Indianapolis Colts: De-Emphasize Peyton Manning"s Passing, Employ Running Game

    Let me start out by saying that I am not a Peyton Manning fan for reasons that I will not get into; they are irrelevant...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 681 reads 5 comments

  10. Why Pac-10 Expansion Is A Horrible Idea

    I understand the idea of the Pac-10's desiring to expand in order to make themselves more competitive in the next round of TV contracts, and to keep pace with the Big 12, Big 10 and SEC in revenue...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 1,734 reads 22 comments

  11. Expect SEC Dominance of College Football to End in the Next Decade

    It is clear: The SEC was the best conference in college football this past decade, and also of the last two decades taken together...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 1,480 reads 4 comments

  12. The Best of the Decade for College Football

    Sorry, not a slideshow guy! Best program USC: Two national titles, six conference titles. (No, USC fans, you didn't win seven.....

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 746 reads 3 comments

  13. Tennessee Should Hire Cutcliffe or Fulmer with a Coach in Waiting

    For the long term, Tennessee is better off without Lane Kiffin, if only because Kiffin wasn't going to be around long anyway ($800,000 buyout). In the short term, it is a disaster...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 425 reads 3 comments

  14. As Crazy As It Seems Lane Kiffin Is Not Really to Blame

    All right, I have had my fun at Tennessee fans who who defended Lane Kiffin for behavior against other SEC schools that they would never tolerate if it was Nick Saban, Urban Meyer or someone else doing it to them...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 1,286 reads 4 comments

  15. Tennessee Volunteer Fans Who Defended Lane Kiffin, Don't Be Hypocrites!

    First off: Tennessee Volunteer fans who have not spent the last year defending Lane Kiffin, this does not apply to you. Now, Kiffin-defending Tennessee Volunteer fans...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 1,565 reads 10 comments

  16. USC Needs to Hire a Nick Saban, Butch Davis, or Jim Tressel

    Now, I did not say that USC needs to hire Butch Davis, Jim Tressel, or Nick Saban, so calm down. (Although Butch Davis IS a name that the Trojans should consider.) Instead, they need to hire a guy like those coaches...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 611 reads 8 comments

  17. The Florida Gators Should Allow (Or Urge) Urban Meyer To Leave

    Full disclosure: I am not a Florida Gators fan. I am a University of Georgia fan in exile, waiting for the day that the University of Georgia fires Mark Richt and sends him back to the ACC where ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 1,309 reads 11 comments

  18. Why Toby Gerhart Didn't Win the Heisman

    Update: Compare Mark Ingram to the last RB to win the Heisman, Reggie Bush. Did Reggie Bush lead the nation in rushing that year? Not even close. Two guys, DeAngelo Williams and Jerome Harrison, had more yards...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 5 years ago 2,185 reads 10 comments

  19. Kansas Coach Turner Gill Needs To Hire Tony Samuel to Run Defense

    A lot of Kansas fans are reportedly upset with the Turner Gill hire, thinking that they should have hired a more proven, big name coach. Well I have news for you: a more proven, big name coach isn't coming...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 5 years ago 2,315 reads 3 comments

  20. Nebraska Fans: Stop Hypocritically Complaining About Your Offense!

    You see it on blogs, message boards, articles everywhere. The offense is horrible! It is losing us games! Costing us recruits! Crisis situation! It must be fixed now! Our offensive coordinator ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 5 years ago 408 reads 23 comments

  21. Don't Be So Fast To Say Tim Tebow Can't Be a NFL QB

    I admit, I was skeptical about Tim Tebow's ability to be an NFL QB. Reading articles like this , which are more wishful thinking than actual analysis, only make me more negative about the idea...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 5 years ago 1,487 reads 27 comments

  22. End The Terrelle Pryor Bashing!

    We have all heard it. He stinks. Classic overrated recruit. A bust. His fundamentals, mechanics, field vision: horrible. He makes way too many mistakes. He can't read defenses. A knucklehead...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 5 years ago 782 reads 5 comments

  23. Louisville Should Offer Charlie Strong Their Head Coaching Job Now!

    There are more qualified candidates for the Louisville job. Skip Holtz of East Carolina, Jim Grobe of Wake Forest, Gary Patterson of TCU, Butch Jones of Central Michigan, Tommy Tuberville of ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 5 years ago 1,972 reads 1 comments

  24. Are USC's Struggles Really Due To An Improved Pac-10? I Say NO!

    In trying to explain USC's disappointing season, which goes way beyond losing a ton of players to the NFL draft and both coordinators to Washington.  Carroll is claiming that the reason is that the rest of the Pac-10 has improved...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 5 years ago 332 reads 12 comments

  25. Realistic Coaching Candidates For Notre Dame

    Before you reject these names, please read the article I posted yesturday to understand why Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Brian Kelly or whatever other big name coach you can think of isn't walking through that door...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 5 years ago 6,582 reads 27 comments