With the 2018 season wrapped up and Clemson on top, the race is on to figure out who’s going to be good in 2019. Lots of teams will catch hype as the season approaches. There are already way-too-early top 25s, and you can already bet on the 2019 champ. But seeing as we’re fully aware lots of teams will end up being wildly overrated by media and fans alike, let’s get in on that process right now and state which teams we’re (probably way too) high on. Here are our (wildly differing) reasons for overly liking a few teams. Join in! Alex Kirshner: Texas A&M I wondered if Jimbo Fisher would get more millions of dollars than wins during the life of his TAMU contract. But A&M came closer to beating Clemson than anyone else did all year. A&M came closer to beating Bama than everyone except Georgia, Oklahoma, and Clemson. On top of that, the Aggies didn’t have a single bad loss, with the closest things being a blown lead at Auburn and a struggle … [Read more...] about 11 college football teams we are already overrating for 2019
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Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 12:16 PM EST Jan 4, 2019 It surprisingly took 17 minutes for the first email of Monday evening — but not the last — to arrive in my inbox. Michigan State fans are not happy. “Such a painful year Chris and such a shame to waste this year with a defense as good as anyone in the nation,” Mark G. wrote. “Problem is our offense is obviously one of the worst in the nation. One extreme to the other.” That proved to be the message of New Year’s Eve, after the Spartans' 7-6 loss to Oregon in the Redbox Bowl, and not surprisingly it's the theme of this week’s mailbag. As always, you can send questions via email ([email protected]), on Twitter (@chrissolari) or join our live chat at www.freep.com. Those should resume soon and likely will be on an every-other-week basis during hoops season. So let’s take a sampling of the questions from Twitter this week, which predominantly focus on … [Read more...] about Michigan State mailbag: What’s next for coaching staff, offense
Rodriguez served as the head coach at West Virginia, Michigan and Arizona by Barrett Sallee @BarrettSallee 1m ago • 1 min read USATSI Ole Miss coach Matt Luke has named Rich Rodriguez his new offensive coordinator, the school announced Monday. Rodriguez replaces Phil Longo, who left to join Mack Brown's staff at North Carolina."Part of building a successful program means surrounding our players with the most talented coaches, and I feel like we have done that with hiring of [defensive coordinator] Mike Macintyre to lead our defense and now Rich Rodriguez to lead our offense," Luke said. "Rich has coached at the highest levels of college football and is one of the most innovative offensive minds in our sport. I couldn't be more excited to get to work with his experience, creativity and toughness as part of our team."Rodriguez is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of run-based spread offenses that operate with tempo. He took over as the … [Read more...] about Rich Rodriguez officially joins Ole Miss coaching staff as offensive coordinator
By Tom FitzGerald Published 6:10 pm PST, Saturday, December 29, 2018 Pittsburgh's Qadree Ollison (30) runs as Clemson's Isaiah Simmons (11) defends in the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) less Pittsburgh's Qadree Ollison (30) runs as Clemson's Isaiah Simmons (11) defends in the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, ... more Photo: Chuck Burton / Associated Press Photo: Chuck Burton / Associated Press Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Pittsburgh's Qadree Ollison (30) runs as Clemson's Isaiah Simmons (11) defends in the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference … [Read more...] about Stanford needs to contain Pitt’s pair of 1,000-yard rushers
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