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2008 Motor City Bowl – Experience Counts As Florida Atlantic Shows Up Central Michigan, 24-21

Twenty-five years ago Howard Schnellenberger coached Miami (FL) to a National Championship in 1983, a 31-30 win over Nebraska in the 1984 Orange Bowl. With that kind of positive experience, it was little wonder that Schnellenberger, now the coach of Florida Atlantic, led his team to a 24-21 upset win over Central Michigan in the 2008 Motor City Bowl.

2008 Hawaii Bowl – Charlie Weis Era at Notre Dame Finally Arrives, Irish Speed Past Hawaii, 49-21

It was a very, very long two years, but the Charlie Weis Era at Notre Dame finally arrived at the Hawaii Bowl when the Fighting Irish flew by a slower Hawaii team, 49-21, mercifully ending Notre Dame’s negative, burdensome 9-game bowl losing streak. The Irish had not won since its 24-21 victory over Texas A&M in the 1994 Cotton Bowl, 15 years ago following the 1993 season.

The Legend of Eddie Robinson

More than a legendary college football coach, Eddie Robinson reflected the progress of a nation. His tenure stretched from the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, to the Korean War, Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement, to the Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings, women’s liberation, moon landing, the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet Union, to the age of the Internet. Some of the elements that draw in fans of college football are tradition, innocence, purity, and big name coaches.

College Football – Worst to First – Turning Around a Losing Program

Building a successful college football program from a disastrous 2008 campaign requires several key ingredients. Now that the season has mercifully concluded for some truly awful programs, the work to build losers into winners has begun. It is appropriate now, to look at some of the significant elements required for building a winning football program.

Dallas Cowboys Disappoint Their Fan Base – Again

Because they are accustomed to the wild ups and downs of sports, most fans are used to a fair share of disappointment. But right now, the most disappointed fan base in sports has to be that of the Dallas Cowboys. Even the Detroit Lions, who set a record for ignominy by going 0-16, didn’t let their fans down as badly.

The Single Wing Offense, Hottest Thing Going Now Even in the NFL

Why all of a sudden is the Single Wing Offense the hottest thing going? Didn’t this used to be just a Youth Football offense or an obscure offense a few wacky High School teams used? Now it has infiltrated the College and even NFL ranks, how did this happen?

BCS National Championship Game – Florida vs Oklahoma

Between them, they have won 9 National Championships. Coaches for both teams are considered the best in college football. Bob Stoops coached OU to a 12-0 record in 2000 which culminated with a 13-2 win over Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

Rose Bowl 2009 – Penn State Vs USC

This college football game was first played in 1902 and has hosted some of the greatest college football players and teams over the years, including 18 Heisman Trophy winners and 28 National Champions. The Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California is the host of this annual clash. The game has historically hosted the champions of the Big Ten and Pac-10 conferences.

Carolina Panthers Pound Their Way Into the Playoffs

The Carolina Panthers might look like a team that’s come from nowhere to suddenly look like a potential Super Bowl team, but it’s hardly news to those fans familiar with the team over the past two seasons. Flash back a season ago, all the way back to the preseason to be exact, and you’ll see almost the same powerhouse team that’s surprising the NFL right now. But injuries to an already think offensive line led to a major, season-ending injury for Jake Delhomme and the Panthers limped through the season.

NCAA Football – Sam Bradford, New AP Player of the Year

The quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners, Sam Bradford was named player of the year by the Associated Press; the announcement was made on Monday after he was chosen. This is the third award he gets this year since he was already given the Davey O’Brien Award and the Heisman Trophy.

Defensive Backs Football Training – Stripping the Football

Today we are seeing more defensive backs stripping the football from receivers. It has become a football skill unto itself, requiring corners, line backers and safeties training and practicing drills to hone their ball stripping football skills.

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