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 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 spends a few minutes with Tom Fitzgerald, who covers Stanford sports for the San Francisco Chronicle, as the Cardinal seeks a fourth Pac-12 title in six years when by facing USC for the conference crown. They also preview players to keep an eye on in the NFL Draft, likely to include RB Bryce Love.
Greg DePalma previews a weekend full of rivalry matchups, focusing on the Battle for Los Angeles as USCfootball.com publisher Ryan Abraham sits in to help break down UCLA‘s visit to the No.11 Trojans. Other top matchups find 24th-ranked Michigan at No.5 Wisconsin and Cal at No.22 Stanford.
Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, explains why USC’s Sam Darnold ranks only No.3 on his list of QB prospects for next year’s NFL Draft – well below some who pegged the redshirt sophomore possibly going No.1 overall. Another year to improve fundamentals might be a worthwhile option.
Even after upsetting defending Pac-12 champion Washington as an 18-point dog and then Utah as a 10-point dog, Arizona State is still getting no respect as a 4-point home dog to a USC team that has dropped six straight covers.
Greg DePalma looks back at big Saturday night wins by unbeaten Penn State (over Michigan) and Notre Dame (over USC), and asks if every NFL game in London has to be a blowout. He’s also joined by Ken Meringolo, founder of First Amendment Sports, to preview Monday night’s Redskins/Eagles clash, and Ourlads.com chief fantasy analyst Jamal Murphy updates the latest news.
Greg DePalma breaks down Saturday’s top matchups, as unbeaten Penn State welcomes Michigan to Beaver Stadium for a “white-out” contest and the USC–Notre Dame rivalry renews in South Bend with both teams sporting just one loss. Key injuries are updated, along with odds, trends and picks.
Greg DePalma previews Saturday’s top contests, asking whether Kansas State can knock off unbeaten TCU even as QB Alex Delton (5) makes his first career start in place of the injured Jesse Ertz. Other games find unbeaten Miami playing host to Georgia Tech for the top spot in the ACC Coastal, while No.13 USC welcomes Utah in a key Pac-12 South clash. Key injuries are updated along with odds, trends…
Greg DePalma and Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, look at Lions DE Anthony Zettel and other top unheralded performers playing big through the first month of the NFL season. With the 2018 Ourlads’ draft preview guide now available, it’s also worth noting Washington State QB Luke Falk outperformed USC’s Sam Darnold in their Pac-12 clash.