UCLA’s Bill McGovern

After a month of quiet on the topic UCLA’s new defensive coordinator is Bill McGovern. Various media outlets are reporting, and Last Word has independently confirmed, McGovern, most recently of the Chicago Bears, has been chosen by Chip Kelly to take over for Jerry Azzinaro who is retiring this month. As we, and many others, […]

UCLA Win Over Stanford

The legend of Dorian Thompson-Robinson has never been an easy thing to figure out. There are so many games with mixed performances and inconsistent stat lines. Saturday was every bit of that for the second week in a row. But Thompson-Robinson created his narrative. In the game clinching drive, he came back in, after leaving […]

It is going to be Georgia vs Vanderbilt this weekend in what should be a relatively easy win for the Bulldogs. However, in 2021 anything can happen.

The Georgia Bulldogs have a game that should be a walkover. But in a season where there are no runaway front runners yet, they cannot afford to look past their trip to Nashville. So, we get this game out early with Georgia vs Vanderbilt at midday. Georgia vs Vanderbilt at Midday Georgia vs Vanderbilt did […]

As the Gophers prepare for conference play, here's a look at Part One of Minnesota's Big Ten schedule and what their record should be.
Lindsay Higgins - Sep 21, 2021

There’s not much left to say about the way the Gophers dominated Colorado- and there is even less to say about their upcoming game with Bowling Green. ESPN’s Football Power Index gives Minnesota a 97.8% chance of beating the 1-2 Falcons. So let’s skip ahead a week and take a look at part one of Minnesota’s […]

Fresno State Is A Mismatch For UCLA

Now that the Pac-12 has an alliance with the Big Ten and the ACC, it is time to get Fresno State off the schedule and replace them with someone, anyone from the other Power Five conferences. Fresno State is a mismatch for UCLA again as the Bulldogs beat the Bruins 40-37 in front of an […]

Upcoming NCAA Season
Last Word Staff - Sep 3, 2021

The NFL is only weeks away, but for most football fans, the upcoming NCAA season is the Holy Grail. Sure, quarterbacks and coaches may be stacking Benjamins like they are pro athletes, and it’s not fully kosher, but who can deny these guys and their family’s money? They do the work, so they deserve to […]

Chip Kelly Is 1-0

There was a lot of confident talk coming out of Fall camp for UCLA. But there is every year, and the Bruins had yet to put that on to the field in a season opener. That is until they hosted Hawai’i Saturday afternoon at the Rose Bowl. Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson got off to a very […]

2021 Preseason Bowl Projections- A look at who's in the playoff and selection committee games and can anyone stop Alabama from repeating.
Kevin McGuffey - Aug 25, 2021

Can Anyone Stop Alabama? The 2020 college football season was one like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally there were 43 bowl games scheduled, however, only 25 were actually played. In the end, a familiar script played out with Nick Saban winning his sixth national championship at Alabama. As we head into the […]

UCLAs Grown-Up Bruins

By now everyone who follows UCLA football knows it is one of the most experienced teams in the country. The storyline is well worn. The phrase, “Player led, not coach fed,” has become trite already. But hey. It’s what there is when we are still three weeks away from the start of the season and […]

Pac-12 Media Day

It is a new day with new leadership at the top of the Pac-12 conference, a new coach in the South, new NIL issues, and now the looming topic of schools across the country looking at opportunities in other conferences. It was in the framework that we had 2021 Pac-12 Media Day at the W […]

Big XII Leftovers.

Oklahoma and Texas leaving for the SEC has created a tsunami throughout the college sports landscape. It has caused both the casual fan and the long time sports pundits to be stumbling over themselves breaking down the rest of the Big XII conference to figure out who goes where in the college sports garage sale […]

Iowa Media Day
Nick Lemkau - Jul 24, 2021

After a long summer without any major news from Iowa City, Iowa Media Day took place on Friday, in Indianapolis. Big Ten fans and football fans everywhere always count down to Media Days. This year also had a little more excitement after the event was altered in 2020 due to COVID. This year, head coach […]

SEC Media Days 2021
Lauren Beasley - Jul 22, 2021

As we embark on the last month of the year without college football, and as we begin to count down the hours and minutes until kick off, we have anticipated SEC Media Days 2021. And finally, here we are. The world of college football, including the simple things we took for granted, like SEC Media […]

American Athletic

The American Athletic Conference is widely considered as the strongest Group of Five conferences in the country. That certainly should not change in 2021 as Cincinnati, UCF, Memphis, and Houston should all be improved this year. Having eight teams from this conference going bowling would not be a huge surprise. With that, let’s break down […]

Schools/NCAA Blow Past International Student-Athletes

The one certainty about the NIL rules that started two weeks ago for college sports was that there would be rampant uncertainty. Most of the country’s universities, and certainly the NCAA, make it up as they go along. But there is one thing they have all seemed to miss. We are watching as the schools/NCAA […]

Qwuantrezz Knight talks UCLA football

With so many returning players on the 2021 UCLA football roster, veteran leadership should not be lacking. But the who, what, where, and when of leadership can still be questions. As far as the defensive backfield goes, there are a lot of options. But as Qwuantrezz Knight talks UCLA football with his trademark enthusiasm, you […]

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Kevin McGuffey - Feb 16, 2022

Best Players At An Evolving Position As college football puts more emphasis on the passing game the tight end position is evolving as well. Gone are the days of being simply a blocker for the strong rushing game. Now tight ends are becoming an integral part of the offense. This recent NFL Draft saw two […]

SEC Quarterbacks 2022
Michael Hanich - Feb 16, 2022

The offenses in the SEC continue to take center stage as the quarterbacks remain the face of the conference. The SEC has seen three offensive players finish the season as the Heisman Trophy winners in each of the last three seasons. Two of them were at the quarterback positions. The quarterbacks in the SEC have […]

Aidan Thomas - Feb 16, 2022

In a world of high-flying offenses, having the best returning defensive backs is critical. Want to stop Bryce Young? Will Rogers or K.J. Jefferson? What about Jaxson Dart and Spencer Rattler? With elite receivers and dynamic offenses, bringing game-changing safeties and lockdown quarterbacks to the field is increasingly important. Who in the SEC boasts the […]

Sanjay Gorur - Feb 16, 2022

After Texas A&M’s win over Alabama in 2021, the rivalry between the two schools is really starting to evolve. The Aggies’ generational recruiting class this year surprised the college football world and especially Nick Saban; he felt that Texas A&M ‘bought every player’ with NIL. Head coach Jimbo Fisher took offense to these comments, and […]

SEC returning wide receivers
Aidan Thomas - Feb 16, 2022

The best returning wide receivers in the SEC could play a big role in this year’s season. The SEC has qualified at least one team for the playoff in every year of its existence. Twice, they’ve had both representatives in the national championship. That means the best players in the SEC are frequently the best […]

Iowa's next man in for the secondary consists of four new starters. Each guy knows the position group and is ready to become a new leader.
Nick Lemkau - Feb 16, 2022

The Hawkeyes had one of the nation’s top defenses last season. The group was led by safeties Jack Koerner and Dane Belton, alongside Matt Hankins at cornerback. All three have now signed with NFL organizations. Iowa’s next man in at secondary will make room for some new, but familiar faces. The combination of returning experience […]

Travis Knobbe - Feb 16, 2022

WVU Football Recruiting Update for May 2022 Now that Spring football is over and the May 1 transfer “deadline” passed, we have a much better idea of West Virginia’s roster composition and upcoming needs. As a result, now provides a good opportunity for us to provide our May 2022 WVU football recruiting update. Several recruits […]

Early 2023 Kentucky NFL Draft Preview: After having four players chosen in 2022 the Cats look to increase that total in 2023.
Kevin McGuffey - Feb 16, 2022

Another Big Year Coming Up? With four players taken, including three in the first 65 picks, the 2022 NFL Draft was another successful one for Mark Stoops and Kentucky football. Even though seven players didn’t get selected, as many draft experts suggested, it’s still a great year. In fact, after not having anyone chosen in 2017 […]