The key figures in this weekend's LSU-Alabama contest are paragons of the true spirit of intercollegiate athletics. Former Tiger head coach
LSU at Alabama. I know that the focus of big games is usually on the players, but it's too bad the coaches in this game won't get any publicity. If only there was a juicy angle or something.
Arizona State at Oregon. For those of you east of the Rockies, tucked safely in bed by the time the two best teams in the Pac-10 face off, Sun Devils-Ducks should feature more offense in the first quarter than LSU-'Bama will display the entire game. If you're wondering why
Northwestern State at Ole Miss. No, this isn't Northwestern (although a Northwestern-Ole Miss game would probably also qualify for this category), but rather I-AA Northwestern State, whose sole venture into I-A territory resulted in a 75-7 loss to Texas Tech. They run into an
As the SEC continues to back up Les Miles' claim that USC has an easier road than if it played in Dixie, SEC East front-runner Tennessee welcomes Louisiana-Lafayette to Rocky Top. The Vols should do to the Ragin Cajuns what Florida did to the Vols a few weeks back. Runner-up: Tennessee Tech at Auburn.
USC's quest to fulfill Jim Harbaugh's now-Nostradamus-esque prophecy as the greatest college football team ever (to play in the Holiday Bowl), continues in Los Angeles, where the Trojans host the team that exposed them last year, Oregon State. The last time the Trojans were out of the BCS race this early in the season,
Tracking the fortunes of college football's greatest corporation, Notre Dame, we find the stock to be ... up, for two reasons: one, they didn't lose last week, and two, they play Navy this week. Coach
This week's law enforcement roundup takes us to East Lansing, Mich., where Michigan State hosts rival Michigan. Police charged three Spartan football players with unarmed robbery last week. Meanwhile, police in Ann Arbor are still trying to capture whomever stole Michigan's dignity back on September 1.
Since this Heisman race has apparently come down to who screws up the least, we'll track the contenders who fall out of the pack each week in a regular section called Stiff-armed. This week's candidate is Kentucky's
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