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 previews Championship Weekend with a trio of guests, including Gridiron Now‘s Mike Huguenin for a look at the key title games that will set the College Football Playoff. The Big 12 finale also is featured, with Ryan Aber of The Oklahoman offering a closer look at Oklahoma and Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram previewing TCU.
Greg DePalma is rejoined by Ben Worgull of Badger247.com with a preview of the Big Ten title game as Wisconsin seeks to complete an unbeaten regular season and lock down a berth in the College Football Playoff. History isn’t on the Badgers’ side, though – Ohio State has won eight of the past nine meetings.
Greg DePalma chats with Kevin Noon, publisher of BuckeyeGrove.com, about Ohio State’s quest for just its second Big Ten title in the Urban Meyer era when they take on unbeaten Wisconsin on Saturday. That’s despite the Buckeyes winning at least a share of five division crowns. They also discuss QB J.T. Barrett‘s health and which players should go high in the NFL Draft.
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 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?
Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, goes inside this weekend’s Ohio State/Michigan showdown to zero in on the top position battle to watch as top-rated center Billy Price (Buckeyes) goes up against top-rated defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (Wolverines). He also touches on other highly rated talents, much of it found in the trenches.
Greg DePalma is joined by Ben Worgull of Badger247.com to discuss Wisconsin‘s first 10-0 start in a Badgers football history that dates back more than a century. A Big Ten crown should put them in the College Football Playoff, but can they get past Ohio State in the championship finale?
Greg DePalma stumps for Syracuse, which lost to Miami in Tuesday night’s ACC Tournament and now must watch to see how such teams as California and Rhode Island do in their league tournaments. Forget metrics – though Syracuse’s isn’t bad – the Orange is simply better. Also, the Ivy League holds its first four-team tournament.