Nuggets: Penn State survives a trip to the Twilight Zone, and other thoughts from Week 4

1. Kinnick Stadium at night is college football's version of the Twilight Zone. Iowa regularly forces Top 5-ranked visitors to run in the mud in Iowa City, as evidenced by upsets of No. 3 Penn State in 2008, No. 5 Michigan State in 2010...

James Franklin wants you to know he’s not Keegan-Michael Key

Penn State head coach James Franklin and comedian (and Penn State graduate) Keegan-Michael Key look similar. The two have capitalized on this before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBLwchkCPzY With College GameDay in Times Square on Saturday, ESPN wanted in on some of that action, recruiting the Key and Peele star to impersonate Franklin by...

Video: Barry Odom goes off in post game presser on why he’s the right choice for Missouri’s “turnaround”

Year one of the Barry Odom era ended with a 4-8 record that included wins over Eastern Michigan, Delaware State, Vanderbilt and Arkansas. Year two of Odom's tenure is off to a rough 1-3 start, including a three-game losing streak where the Tigers have...

Hugh Freeze apologizes to Ole Miss

In his first significant public statement since stepping down, Hugh Freeze has issued a written apology to the Ole Miss community. In July Freeze stepped down as head coach of the Rebels following an internal probe which identified "a pattern of personal misconduct" Ole Miss...

Geno Auriemma has offered to work for free next year

Like many states in this union, Connecticut is staring down the barrel of major budget cuts to its public education system. (Come to think of it, are there any states that aren't in this predicament?) UConn is not immune from these threats, and in...

The coaches with the most to gain and the most on the line this Saturday

This week's look at the coaches with the most to gain and the most to lose has a decidedly SEC flavor. You'll see why. As always, let's begin with the coaches with the most to gain. Derek Mason: There's no overstating this -- Saturday's game with...

Saban explains how he deals with players who ask him about playing time

The conversation of playing time can be a sensitive issue between coaches and players. Truth of the matter is every program in America has at least a few guys who feel like they should be playing, or at the very least playing more. How to...

Video: Cop leads cheer in high school student section

I would have been absolutely terrified as a high schooler to stand in front of the student section at a football game and lead a cheer. Now, all these years later, I'd probably even more terrified than I was back then. It's a good thing...

The most valuable programs in college football are…

The entire exercise is a complete waste of time since no college football program will ever be put up for sale -- but it's still somewhat interesting. Indiana-Purdue University at Columbus assistant finance professor Ryan Brewer has compiled his list of the 10 most valuable...