College football

Random thoughts: Surviving Fisher, who got away

December 3, 2017 Alabama

Sunday, 3 a.m. Jameis Winston threw it. Kelvin Benjamin caught it. It was two-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds to go in January of 2014. And without it, Jimbo Fisher has no national title against Auburn, and Texas A&M is paying him a lot less. Think about it. – Just asking: Which college coach would […]

Read the full article →

Miami squashed by Clemson in ACC title game

December 3, 2017 Clemson

Sunday, 2 a.m. Yay. They got a field goal. For the Miami Hurricanes, that was at least something. After all, the Hurricanes kicked their field goal with 3:29 to play, and it brought them back to within five touchdowns in a 38-3 loss to Clemson. Miami felt it had a puncher’s chance coming into the […]

Read the full article →

Under temporary management, FSU wins easily

December 3, 2017 College football

Sunday, 1 a.m. The bowl streak goes back a long way. The possible winning season does, too. But the coach on the sideline? He just took over, temporarily, the big job for the first time.  Content beyond this point is for members only.

Read the full article →

Which team could have used a game the most?

September 8, 2017 College football

Friday, 3 a.m. As far as a football team goes, they all needed to play. Really, they did. You should have no problem, however, with the series of cancellations in which Miami, Florida, USF and then FSU all pulled the plug on what probably would have been a series of easy victories for this weekend. […]

Read the full article →

Florida manhandled by Michigan is lopsided loss

September 3, 2017 College football

Sunday, 1 a.m. Forget, for a moment, the suspensions. They didn’t help, but who knows if they would have added enough firepower to the Florida Gators. Forget the quarterback debate although, to tell the truth, that’s going to be as loud as ever this week. Forget the results, even. Michagan pounded the Florida Gators Saturday […]

Read the full article →

Ask Gary: And now for the forgettable streaks

September 2, 2017 College football

(Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports.  Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, make a comment […]

Read the full article →

USF hopes to continue success under Strong

August 10, 2017 College football

Friday, 2 a.m. It won’t be difficult for USF coach Charlie Strong to be a success. All he has to do is be better than the last guy. This year. Of course, those are awfully high expectations for Strong, the former University of Texas coach who is replacing the departed Willie Taggart. Taggart’s final USF […]

Read the full article →

It was, simply, the best championship of them all

January 11, 2017 Clemson

Wednesday, 4 a.m. When it comes to the College National Championship, here’s what you get. You get drama. You get tension. You get stars. You get a dynamic quarterback leading his team to a thrilling victory. You get confetti. You get tears. You get joy. You get greatness. Only that. Okay, okay. Not every game. […]

Read the full article →

Clemson’s Watson just too good for Alabama

January 10, 2017 Alabama

    Tuesday, 4 a.m. In the back offices of Penn State, someone smiles. On the practice fields of Texas A&M, someone nods. In the recruiting offices of Oklahoma, someone told someone else so. There is a new hope everywhere, from the fields of Auburn to the offices of FSU, from the dorms at Colorado […]

Read the full article →

Strong soundbites highlight first press conference

December 16, 2016 College football

Friday, 4 a.m. Nobody loses their opening press conference. Before you can decide who the USF Bulls have hired in Charlie Strong, keep that in mind. Nobody fumbles. Nobody loses. Nobody mismanages the clock. There are no interceptions and no dumb penalties and no wasted opportunities. There are no losing streaks. There is simply a […]

Read the full article →