College Football Hangover: Lots of stuff

Where to begin

We’ve got lots to unpack in this midweek edition of the College Football Hangover. We’re a few days late, so let’s get right into it.

Kyler wins the Heisman

I’m all about Kyler Murray winning the Heisman. He was the most exciting player to play college football this season, and it’s a shame we’re about to lose him to baseball. Believe it or not, Deceptive Speed does not have a Heisman vote, but mine would have gone to Kyler. He has a major flaw of being too talented, but the other guys had problems as well with Tua Tagovailoa lacking the clutch gene and Dwayne Haskins being a bad teammate. Nobody’s perfect.

And because we like to ruin people’s lives in this country, of course somebody searched for bad tweets in Kyler Murray’s past, and they found some when he was 14 years old. The biggest moment of a person’s life and people decide to judge them based on something they tweeted nearly a decade ago. Don’t do that.

New coaches

It looked like it would be a down year for exciting coaching news, and it is compared to last season, but there are a few names that caused a bit of a shakeup in the college football world.

Ohio State hired Ryan Day. As we reported in October.
Georgia Tech
hired Geoff Collins. Down goes the triple option.
Kansas State hired Chris Klieman from FCS powerhouse North Dakota State.
Utah State hired Gary Andersen. Utah State is the only FBS school that would do this.
Louisville hired Scott Satterfield. He’s got quite the Bobby Petrino mess to clean up.
Central Michigan hired Jim McElwain. Remember the shark? If not, google it.
Liberty hired Hugh Freeze. I will watch Liberty play football next season.
Maryland hired Mike Locksley. Poor Matt Canada.
USC hired Kliff Kingsbury to be its offensive coordinator. Clay Helton has to be terrified.


This is the only team without a head coach. Poor Zips. Email if interested in bringing me in.


America is a fine country. The Army-Navy Game proves that each and every December. And Navy +7 was a push. Everybody is a winner in the Army-Navy Game.

CFP Expansion??

I’m a four-team Playoff guy. I like the way things are now, but I’m not opposed to anything that would include eight teams or less. It sounds like there is a real possibility we could be seeing eight teams in the College Football Playoff. If we do that, that would mean automatic bids for the Power 5, and I think that would be a bad thing. Sometimes teams in big conferences aren’t very good. That was the case in the Pac-12 this season. Washington did not deserve to be a Playoff team. If we go to eight, I’m all in favor of letting the committee decide it all. Debates are one of the best things college football does.

Get ready for bowl szn

We’ve got 41 this year, folks. Let’s make the most of the college football bowl season because after this begins the long dark depression of a college football-less world. It all starts on Saturday with the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl between North Carolina A&T and Alcorn State. Get excited.

Will Grier sitting out

I don’t have a problem with Will Grier sitting out the bowl game. It’s a bummer as a college football fan, but I would rather play football for millions of dollars than play football for free.

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