Auburn Tigers: Gus Malzahn hired as head football coach

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

The Auburn Tiger football program has basically told the Gene Chizik era to f--k itself as the Tigers are going to announce Arkansas State head coach Gus Malzahn as their new head coach. Malzahn was offensive coordinator under Chizik for three years, including the 2010 national championship season. Malzahn recruited quarterback ...

Auburn Tigers: Gene Chizik has to be on his way out, right?

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Gene Chizik is probably longing for Wednesday right about now. Before his Auburn Tigers went out and got smoked by Ole Miss 41-20 Saturday, before the Rebels' 16-game conference losing streak was snapped, and before his record since winning the national championship slipped to 9-10, he was still on the ...

Tennessee Is Boring Again

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Tennessee just hired the exact opposite of Lane Kiffin, who himself replaced his exact opposite when Phil Fulmer was run out of town. Tennessee fan, meet Derek Dooley, the least exciting hire ever. This doesn't mean he'll suck, mind you, just that I can think of about 50 people who ...

Your Week Five College Football Picks

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Record after week four: 50-28, 39-38-1 AS 12 pm ET (22) Michigan (4-0) at Michigan State (1-3) (+2) Wow, MSU got way worse in one season. Who knew Brian Hoyer was so valuable? Actually, I'm not even sure that's his name. It was some dude for State last year who was super mediocre, ...

The Ten Worst Coaches In College Football

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

We just finished Week One of college football and I'm already calling for coaches' heads. The law of averages tells you that if you have 120 schools in Division I the Football Bowl Subdivision, at least 35 percent of those teams are going to blow. And for those blowing teams, ...

McD’s College Football Preview Part One: 9 Predictions For 2009

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Before I get started, congratulations to Phillips' sister and baby-daddy (I kid, I kid) Eric on the birth of their daughter. I don't get to do my Luca Brasi impression until her wedding, I guess, but in any case congratulations to everyone. Now on with the college football-related wrongheadedness. 1. Colin Kaepernick will ...

The Year of The Loser

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Way back in '08, we here at Rumors and Rants proclaimed it the Greatest Year in Sports History. I know what you are thinking -- big deal. So did Sports Illustrated and ESPN and everyone else who makes widespread proclamations. Only we made the call in July. Basically, when something's up, ...

Best. Hire. Ever.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

I don't know what to tell Auburn at this point. I spent half the damn 2008 season campaigning against Tommy Tuberville because he was dragging this team down into the pit of mediocrity that is the SEC West. As successful as he was, he no longer showed the same ability ...