The Complex Legacy of Mike Leach


American author Taylor Caldwell once wrote, “It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.” No matter what characteristics or motives we assign to others, all have a mix of complexities and simplicities. What the ratio of those is tends to color our perceptions of one’s obscurity or ordinariness. That gets us to […] READ MORE

Where Does Wake Forest Go Next?

Dave Clawson wants you to know he is all good with you being disappointed in Wake Forest’s 8-5 record this year. Clawson, in fact, wears it as a badge of honor. Sure, he wishes Wake had won more games. But Clawson says the disappointment signifies a ramping up of the expectations in Winston-Salem, and he […] READ MORE

LSU Crushes Purdue, 63-7

Missing players for opt-outs or the portal has impacted teams differently this postseason. Both LSU and Purdue were missing some key players for the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. But the Boilermakers were depleted, and the Tigers had plenty of depth of talent left as LSU crushes Purdue, 63-7. LSU was missing all-conference receiver Kayshon Boutte […] READ MORE

LSU vs Purdue


Purdue and LSU come into the 2023 Citrus Bowl with many questions and holes on their respective rosters. The team that can respond quickly to those questions clearly will win the game. As we look at LSU vs Purdue in Florida on Monday, we take a look at the two conference runner-ups. 2023 Cheez-It Citrus […] READ MORE

Pitt Beats UCLA 37-35 In El Paso


In the sports writing world, we call this lede re-write number three. That is what Pitt and UCLA created at the Sun Bowl. In a back-and-forth game that seemed over when UCLA scored with 34 seconds left,  Pitt beats UCLA 37-35 in El Paso Friday. Among The Missing The Panthers went in missing many of […] READ MORE

Maryland vs North Carolina State


It’s hard to know what gets the most anticipation for Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Is it the two teams? Or is it knowing that one of the two head coaches is going to get dumped with a bucket of mayonnaise as his team wins? As we get two teams that have a long history against each […] READ MORE

UCLA Faces Pittsburgh


The Sun Bowl gets us the postseason version of the Haves and the Have Nots as UCLA faces Pittsburgh in El Paso this week. Sun Bowl UCLA (9-3) vs Pitt (8-4) Friday December 30th; 2pm eastern Sun Bowl Stadium; El Paso, Texas First, we have to pay due respect to this game. The Sun Bowl […] READ MORE

Wake Forest vs Missouri


The 2023 version of the Gasparilla Bowl has Wake Forest vs Missouri in a match-up of teams you generally don’t imagine putting together. Gasparilla Bowl Wake Forest (7-5) vs Missouri (6-6) Friday December 23rd; 6:30pm eastern TV: ESPN Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, FL Missouri Tigers The Tigers finished the season 6-6 overall and 3-5 in […] READ MORE