Let Erin Andrews Be Erin Andrews

Let me be among the many to commend Erin Andrews for her smart response to the Senseless Notion That Women Don’t Know College Football. I admit that I flip between Fox Sports One and College Gameday, as I enjoy both shows and hate commercials, but let me give this unsolicited plug to FS1: I never know… Read more »

Starting 11: Baylor’s For Real Edition

Believe it or not, we’ve reached the halfway point of the college football season for many teams. We can look around the college football landscape and assess how conferences are shaping up, how many national title contenders there are, and even ask the question, uh oh, what if five different conferences finish with undefeated teams?… Read more »

Erin Andrews Fires Back at David Pollack Saying No Women Should Be On Selection Committee

Earlier today on ESPN College Gameday analyst David Pollack said he didn’t think a woman should serve on the college football selection committee.  Erin Andrews disagreed.  Pretty strongly.  This was the end of our Fox College Saturday show this morning on FS1.  Strong response.  “I’m a female, thanks for having me in college football.”

All That and a Bag of Mail: Wifi Disasters

In all of travel I’m not sure there is anything more infuriating to me than not being able to get on the wifi network.  How is it possible that in this day and age the airplane wifi isn’t extraordinary? We can put planes into the air and fly them all over the world, but we… Read more »

Ole Miss Has to Suspend Players for Gay Slurs

Let’s get right to the point here — Ole Miss has to suspend every single football player who was involved in hurling gay slurs during a campus play about Matthew Shepard’s murder.  Period.  I love the South, it’s my home and always will be my home, but I hate stupid ignorance much more than I… Read more »

Iowa State Coach Paul Rhoads Goes Off on Big 12 Officials

With under a minute to play it appeared Texas fumbled going in for a touchdown.  After instant replay review on whether or not Texas was down by contact, Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads went off on officials.  These comments are as strong as any I have ever seen about a blown call.  “To make… Read more »

Outkick the Coverage Draft Day Challenge Week Five

Lots of you are just now realizing that you can play weekly fantasy football for money.  I mean, sure, you can continue to update your sorry ass team that’s getting drilled in fantasy football week to week. But wouldn’t you rather be able to draft an all new team and make money.  I would.  That’s… Read more »

My Week Six 2013 Picks and Viewer Guide

This year’s picks continue to stay above water, but just barely. We went 2-1 last week with a record two pushes — Ohio State gave up a couple of late scores to Wisconsin after going up 31-14 and Georgia couldn’t quite put LSU away thanks to Zach Mettenberger’s stellar passing performance. As a result we’re… Read more »

In defense of college football’s targeting rule

By David Beaton What is the current, and most important issue ongoing in sports today? Targeting. Targeting is the proverbial bullseye of college football, and since college football is the biggest sport in America, targeting calls are getting a lot of attention from angry sports fans. Fans are becoming more intense and aggressive while sports attempt to… Read more »

Write for Outkick; Get paid

We here at OKTC realize that we’ve been hypocrites, defending players’ rights to sell their autographs and get paid to play college ball all while asking you to write for us for free. So starting this week we will pay between $50-$100 per Bull Pen submission that gets published. The exact amount will depend on arbitrary things… Read more »

Air Force’s Beat Navy Spirit Video Is Worst Ever

The Air Force at Navy game might be a casualty of the government shutdown. And maybe that’s also explains what happened to Air Force’s spirit video this weekend in advance of the Navy game. You know how these things go, you and a few of your friends are really pumped for the big game and… Read more »

Why Tennessee Fans Hate Lane Kiffin

By: Aaron Tallent As Lane Kiffin stood on the tarmac at LAX on Sunday morning, I can’t imagine the thoughts that were going through his head.  He was probably embarrassed and he probably didn’t see it coming. But I’ll bet he was thinking, “I should’ve stayed at Tennessee.” Some Vol fans are relishing in what… Read more »

Trojan Man: Who’s Next

It came as no surprise that USC took drastic measures regarding their coaching situation this past weekend.  We speculated right here on these OKTC pages Lane Kiffin should keep his resume ready given the inevitable storm that was bound to strike before the season ended.  I’m not sure if it was the 10-7 home loss… Read more »

Georgia vs. LSU tailgate wrap up

First drive through God’s chosen fast food joint for a chicken biscuit and sweet tea. Then follow the trucks with waving red flags heading northeast from Atlanta. An hour and a half later, you’ll roll into a town densely packed with bars and restaurants. Red tents dot the landscape, and the weather is ideal. It’s… Read more »

The Ten Dumbest Fan Bases in America: #3 The Ohio State Buckeyes

The important thing to know about everyone who lives in the state of Ohio is this — every single person who lives in the state of Ohio actually wishes they lived somewhere else. Every. Single. One.  Once you realize this fact the peculiar mindset of Ohio State fans — boastful self-loathing — makes complete and… Read more »

Starting 11: Lane Kiffin Fired Edition

September is not even over yet and we already have two coaches fired, USC’s Lane Kiffin and UConn’s Paul Pasqualoni.   Kiffin, in particular, was number one in the country thirteen months ago.  Now he’s fired.  The two most important things in college football are the coach and the quarterback.  And now the big question… Read more »

John Daly Tees Off Via Tee in Guy’s Mouth

You never know what’s going to happen on a random Nashville Sunday night. Maybe you head out to Losers bar in midtown and John Daly is there. And somehow or other you end up deciding to lay on the ground, hold a tee in your mouth, and let him drive a golf ball.  Several things… Read more »

Bret Bielema Takes a Fall Before Texas A&M Game

First year Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is playing against his first top ten opponent with Texas A&M rolling into Fayetteville. Hopefully the game goes better than Bielema’s performance on the Hog Walk this afternoon. I hesitate to point out that this might be the karmic result of Jen Bielema tweeting out #karma after the Wisconsin… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Death Threats from Arkansas

It’s Mailbag time. That means it’s Friday at work and all of you are pretending to work while you read along with the mailbag. As you can see, Katherine Webb continues to struggle to recover from Brent Musburger calling her hot. I just don’t know how she gets out of bed in the morning.  She’s… Read more »

Outkick the Podcast with Joe Namath

This week I had the good fortune to spend over an hour talking with football legend Joe Namath on our Outkick the podcast.  It’s a spectacular listen, not because of anything I did, but because Namath was such a scintillating guest. You can listen to the podcast here.  Namath talked about his time playing for… Read more »