By John Griffin I Was Wrong Let me begin by addressing my criticism of Florida State a few weeks ago. While I never said FSU was a bad team, I felt they hadn’t earned their high pre-season ranking. They certainly proved me wrong in an exhilarating 49-37 win over Clemson, but my problem lies more with the system that anointed FSU than I do with the team itself. I consider preseason rankings to be one of the dumbest things in sports, a close 3rd behind Jerry Jones and Ryan Lochte. It’s a system based entirely on hype and speculation when no football has actually been played. The worst part? It can seriously affect how a… Continue reading
MATCHUP: No. 15 Kansas State (3-0, 0-0) at No. 6 Oklahoma (2-0, 0-0)
KICKOFF: 6:50 p.m., Owen Field, Norman, Okla.
RADIO: KTOP-AM (102.9)
LINE: Oklahoma by 14.
Remember how Oklahoma floundered under Gary Gibb… Continue reading
Bob Stoops describes the end of the 2011 season like one of those Magic Eye pictures that changes depending on your perspective.
Some look at the Sooners and see a quarterback, Landry Jones, who threw five interceptions and no touchdowns in Oklahoma’… Continue reading
DALLAS — Examine schedules, returning starters and injuries all you want when handicapping the 2012 football season.
Do not forget, however, to factor rules changes.
In particular, the move to implement kickoffs from the 35-yard line and touchbacks … Continue reading
The Big 12’s spring football season concludes Saturday with scrimmages at Kansas and Kansas State. Monday, coaches provided their progress reports during the league’s spring conference call.
TEXAS – Will 2012 be the year the Longhorns officially r… Continue reading
LAWRENCE — Justin McCay is Kansas’ newest player and one with the most mystery about him.
McCay’s cloud of uncertainty goes beyond whether he’s the same explosive receiver recruiting services projected coming out of Bishop Miege High School two… Continue reading
Musings at the mid-week:
– Seems as if there could be a little shoving going on when it comes to defense in these parts.
– Did Bill Snyder provide any kind of nudge to prompt Chris Cosh to look into an opening at South Florida?
– And earlier this mo… Continue reading
LAWRENCE — Kansas has committed $12.5 million to its new football coach, and the old one is getting $6 million to coach somewhere else.
This is the cost of doing business, athletic director Sheahon Zenger said, or least the kind of business KU wants … Continue reading