Greg DePalma spends time with Chris Dufresne, national writer for TMG Sports, to look at top matchups and players to watch as the 40-game college bowl season launches with five games Saturday. The Las Vegas Bowl highlights the opening act, as Oregon makes its debut under coach Mario Cristobal, and they discuss whether UCF can finish unbeaten against Peach Bowl foe Auburn.
Greg DePalma is joined by Adam Luckett, Sun Belt correspondent for UnderdogDynasty.com, to look at the conference’s bowl prospects with five teams in the postseason. Three of them are in action Saturday, including co-champions Troy leading things off in the New Orleans Bowl against former member North Texas.
Greg DePalma sits down with Rob Moseley, editor at GoDucks.com, to discuss the state of an Oregon program with newly promoted Mario Cristobal as its third head coach in 13 months. They also look at which Ducks are top NFL prospects ahead of Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl matchup against No.25 Boise State.
Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, takes a look at the top talent remaining on display as the FCS playoffs is down to its final four teams. Topping the list is Sam Houston State quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe, who faces a tall task in leading the Bearkats past five-time champions North Dakota State.
. Greg DePalma and co-host Tony Mejia look ahead to the season’s biggest matchup, as the New England Patriots – stung by Monday night’s loss in Miami – visit the red-hot Pittsburgh Steelers in the latest renewal of their rivalry. They’ll go in-depth with analysis on that game and the rest of the schedule with the latest trends, injury updates, odds and picks.
Greg DePalma and PSN contributor Jan Levine look at the silver lining from a sour situation, with QB Bryce Petty now handed the keys to the New York Jets‘ offense after Josh McCown suffered a broken hand in Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos. Does the former Baylor gunslinger have the goods to become a quality NFL starter?
Greg DePalma and Jamal Murphy, chief fantasy analyst for Ourlads.com, are joined by fantasy expert Dan Weinreich to discuss key strategies as some leagues enter their postseason and others wrap up their regular seasons. Top start-vs.-sit questions swirl around the health of QBs Derek Carr, Jared Goff and Matthew Stafford.
Greg DePalma is rejoined by Kevin Noon, publisher of BuckeyeGrove.com, to re-examine the College Football Playoff committee’s decision to leave Big Ten champion Ohio State out of its semifinal quartet. The Buckeyes instead will take on another conference winner left out as they face USC in the Cotton Bowl.
. Greg DePalma and co-host Tony Mejia sift through the NFL’s division races as the season heads into its final quarter, with an eye on key trends and injuries for this week and beyond. All but 10 teams still find themselves no more than two games out of a playoff spot, and no division title has yet been settled.
Greg DePalma sits down with Mitchell Light, managing editor at Athlon Sports, to discuss the Alabama-vs.-Ohio State argument that eventually put the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff despite not playing for a conference title. They also take an early look at the semifinal matchups and kick around coaching’s December revolving door.