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 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 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.
Greg DePalma is joined again by Mike Huguenin of Gridiron Now to discuss the College Football Playoff‘s final quartet and the committee’s decision to take Alabama, which didn’t play for a league title, over Big Ten champion Ohio State. They also look back at Championship Weekend, look ahead to the semifinal matchups and take a whirl on the coaching carousel.
Greg DePalma recaps the action from college football’s Championship Weekend and offers thoughts on the College Football Playoff quartet, with Alabama getting the nod over Big Ten champion Ohio State for the fourth slot. The spotlight also falls on the coaching carousel, as Jimbo Fisher heads to Aggieland and Scott Frost goes home to rescue Nebraska.
Greg DePalma is joined by Russ Mitchell, lead SEC columnist for CollegeFootballNews.com, to break down the College Football Playoff picture ahead of this weekend’s conference championship games. No.1 Clemson, No.2 Auburn, No.3 Oklahoma and No.4 Wisconsin all face “win and you’re in” situations, with No.5 Alabama lurking as a no-title-game wild card.
Greg DePalma sorts out the fallout from another chaotic weekend in college football after No.1 Alabama and No.2 Miami both meet defeat, while the coaching carousel gets cranked up. He’s also joined by Matthew Stevens, managing editor of USA Today’s RavensWire, to look at a Baltimore Ravens team that enters Monday night with three shutouts among its five wins.
Greg DePalma previews a Thanksgiving weekend full of rivalries and conference showdowns, highlighted by the annual Alabama/Auburn “Iron Bowl” with the SEC West crown on the line. Meantime, can No.2 Miami, No.3 Clemson and No.4 Oklahoma survive their final challenges before their league title games?
Greg DePalma talks with Ryan Fowler, Alabama sports talk host with TIDE 102.9 radio about Alabama‘s quest for a 17th national title and fifth under coach Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide returned to their accustomed No.1 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings following last weekend’s shakeup.
Greg DePalma analyzes the shakeup in college football’s pecking order after Auburn topples No.1 Georgia to shake up the SEC and Miami shows it’s for real by hammering No.3 Notre Dame. Conference and division titles come into focus as well, along with a review of Sunday’s NFL action.