1. Notre Dame Needs to Quit Deluding Itself: How the Irish Can Return to Prominence

    First things first: Should Charlie Weis be fired? Yes—but not for the reason that everyone thinks. Instead, Weis needs to be fired because he should have never been hired to begin with...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 5 years ago 2,755 reads 23 comments

  2. Vince Young: Reports Of His Career Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Most fans regard Vince Young as toast. A classic bust of a draft pick who may be cut in training camp and certainly will be released by next season...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 5 years ago 1,303 reads 7 comments

  3. South Carolina: Fire Steve Spurrier Over Urban Meyer to ND Comments!

    South Carolina fans, it is time to get rid of Steve Spurrier after this season. Not because Spurrier hasn't built South Carolina into an SEC contender, because that wasn't going to happen during arguably the strongest period in SEC history...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 5 years ago 4,173 reads 18 comments

  4. Why Do Teams Draft Offensive Linemen in the Top 10?

    Practically every year, I see the frenzy over these "can't miss tackles"—even if more than a few of them like Robert Gallery, Leonard Davis, Mike Williams (the former Texas Longhorn offensive lineman), Levi Jones etc...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 5 years ago 164 reads 0 comments

  5. Why the Denver Broncos Should Draft Knowshon Moreno

    It may be far easier for Denver to recover from losing Jay Cutler than many claim. First off, the folks who are stating "this will wreck the franchise!" need to get a grip on reality...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 5 years ago 973 reads 17 comments

  6. Jason Campbell: As Good As Gone from the Washington Redskins

    According to media reports, Jason Campbell is mighty confident. He is working hard, going into his second year in Jim Zorn's system (the first time in his NFL career and only the second time ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 5 years ago 583 reads 4 comments

  7. There's Just No Contest in the Pac-10 vs. SEC Debate

    Why is there even a debate between the Pac-10 and the SEC as to which conference is better? Seriously, there really shouldn't be any. Why? Because the two conferences aren't competing against each other...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 5 years ago 2,821 reads 16 comments

  8. Turner Gill Opening Doors for Black Coaches

    Right now, we are seeing the ridiculous media generated story line that Turner Gill is a victim of discrimination by Auburn University. Total nonsense...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 5 years ago 6,366 reads 42 comments

  9. Was Auburn Racist Over Turner Gill? NO! Now SYRACUSE, on the Other Hand...

    Auburn did not refuse to hire Turner Gill because he was black or because he had a white wife. Quite the contrary: Auburn University badly wanted to hire the man...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 3,756 reads 33 comments

  10. Gene Chizik and Lane Kiffin: What is the Difference?

    Lots of people who support the Lane Kiffin hire at Tennessee oppose the Gene Chizik hire at Auburn. They include the estimable Lisa Horne, who supports the Kiffin hire but called the Chizik hire ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 2,471 reads 12 comments

  11. Turner Gill: Stay in Buffalo! Charlie Strong: Go to the NFL!

    Charlie Strong One of the top defensive coordinators in the country for the past 10 years. An outstanding football mind, great recruiter, and whose defenses have played a huge role in getting ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 756 reads 4 comments

  12. Oklahoma-Florida: Who Will Win?

    Oklahoma versus Florida. Meyer versus Stoops. Tebow versus Bradford. Big 12 versus SEC. Who will win? A brief, unscientific, unprofessional, and completely biased breakdown. Things Favoring Oklahoma 1...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 1,764 reads 15 comments

  13. Tommy Tuberville Earned His Fate at Auburn

    Getting rid of Tommy Tuberville was the right thing for Auburn to do. This is the issue: Tuberville is an excellent defensive mind, recruiter and administrator who runs a clean program...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 4,878 reads 6 comments

  14. The Way Back For Notre Dame Foootball

    Notre Dame is a mess. They have not won a bowl game since 1993. They have not won a national title since 1988. Academic standards hinder recruiting...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 404 reads 3 comments

  15. Ranking The College National Title Contenders

    1. Alabama. Tied with Texas Tech with the best record. Edges out Texas Tech by virtue of Tech's having played Division I-AA Eastern Washington, I-AA UMass, Nevada, and SMU...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 604 reads 3 comments

  16. Should USC Get To Play For The Title With Their Schedule?

    Preface: this article presumes the exceedingly likely scenario that fewer than two teams will finish undefeated and USC and several other teams from the Big 12, Big 10, and SEC conferences will finish with one loss...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 771 reads 36 comments

  17. Tyrone Willingham Shows Why Affirmative Action Does Not Work In Football

    In response to Willingham's Scorched Earth. Tyrone Willingham illustrates the biggest problem with affirmative action in college football: it results in lesser qualified blacks being advanced ahead of more qualified blacks...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 1,497 reads 9 comments

  18. The Big 12 Better Than The SEC? Not So Fast ...

    If there was a year to challenge the notions of the supremacy of the Southeastern Conference, this would be it. The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Mississippi State Bulldogs are two of the worst teams in major college football...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 936 reads 0 comments

  19. Alabama Crushes Georgia—Why Am I Not Surprised?

    10-2 last season. Preseason No. 1. Dominated their first three opponents. Home game against a second year coach installing new systems on both sides of the ball (including the third ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 1,268 reads 34 comments

  20. Has Anyone Noticed OREGON Lately?

    First things first. I am an SEC fan who hates Pac-10 football. With that out of the way, the offense that Oregon has been putting up this season is unreal. Now understand that this is coming from a person who prefers defensive football...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 362 reads 6 comments

  21. Why Don't Ohio State, Jim Tressel Bashers Trash USC and Pete Carroll?

    When I wrote the editorial "Quit Bashing Ohio State! Four Reasons to Believe in Jim Tressel, Buckeyes," I got mostly grief for it. Well, I stand by my comments...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 6 years ago 1,020 reads 26 comments

  22. The PAC 10 Needs To Change Its Scheduling Philosophy

    Face it people, the PAC 10 stinks. It is not merely that every team in the conference but Southern Cal has a loss and we are not even out of September. It is that all of the losses have been either humiliating blowouts, to mid - major schools, or both...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about almost 7 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  23. Quit Bashing Ohio State! Four Reasons to Believe in Jim Tressel, Buckeyes

    Right now, everyone wants to take Jim Tressel and the Ohio State Buckeyes and throw them away because of their recent poor performances in big games. These criticisms are simply unfair...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 6 years ago 1,387 reads 26 comments

  24. Where's the Media Outrage About USC Leapfrogging Georgia in AP Standings?

    As you can see, USC has leapfrogged UGA in the coaches' poll despite both teams winning. Now, according to the history that I brought up in this article on BCS controversies, such a crime against ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 6 years ago 345 reads 11 comments

  25. Pac-10 Has Won 10 of 16 Matchups Against SEC!

    I am an SEC guy. I dislike the Pac-10 and in particular loathe Rick Neuheisel, who stands for everything that I disdain about that conference. (Except for the fact that Neuheisel CHEATS...like it or not, the Pac-10 is generally a clean conference...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 6 years ago 5,585 reads 53 comments