Ranking college football assistant coaches is one of the most difficult exercises. Brad Crawford of 247Sports gave it a shot this week.
My biggest beef: Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko is too low at No. 10. He did a brilliant job with limited resources at Wake Forest and crushed it in one season at Notre Dame before arriving in College Station last year.
Since the College Football Playoff began in 2014, ten different teams have made the four-team field: Alabama (five), Clemson (four), Oklahoma (three), Ohio State (two), Oregon, Florida State, Michigan State, Washington, Georgia and Notre Dame.
There's been at least one first-time participant. Will that continue this year?
Dave Miller tweeted, "Which team is most likely to earn its first berth in 2019?" and included LSU, Michigan and Texas (and Other) as the voting options.
My 2019 dark horse for first-time participant: Utah.
(Very Long) Heisman List
How many players have a realistic shot at the Heisman Trophy each year? Twenty-five? Fifty?
History says 117, according to Sports Illustrated, who made a list of the 117 players who could win the 2019 Heisman.
Four-star TCU signee (2019) Dylan Johnson isn't enrolling at TCU, opts for JUCO … Four-star linebacker Nick Herbig (Honolulu, Hawaii) committed to Wisconsin … Four-star tackle Joshua Braun (Live Oak, Fla.) committed to Georgia … Four-star cornerback Joel Williams (Baton Rouge, La.) decommitted from Florida.
New York is banning bets on in-state teams, which obviously includes FBS teams Syracuse, Army and Buffalo … Awesome story from The Athletic's Ari Wasserman on Ryan Day's upbringing … Ranking Conference USA coaches … Prosecutors opted not to charge a former Florida assistant with cyberstalking.
Auburn stunned Georgia in 2013 with the Prayer at Jordan-Hare. Trailing Georgia, 38-37, and facing 4th-and-18 from their own 27-yard-line with 36 seconds remaining, Auburn did this: