November 30, 2010
TCU is leaving the Mountain West Conference to join the Big East, effective July 1, 2012. "This decision is great for TCU," athletic director Chris Del Conte said Monday. "This is a great time to be a Frog. Today, we're going to the Big East. " While TCU will become a Big East member in all sports, the move will be extremely beneficial to both the school and conference in football. •Alabama has fired an employee who played songs aimed at Auburn quarterback Cam Newton before the Iron Bowl, including "Take the Money and Run" and "Son of a Preacher Man. " •Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said he refuses to let speculation about Rich Rodriguez's future change his timetable to evaluate him. Rodriguez helped the Wolverines qualify for a bowl for the first time in his three seasons.
November 25, 2010
Bear, if you're up there, "Mama's calling" again. When you coached at Kentucky in the 1940s and quarterback George Blanda first caught glimpse of you, he said, "This must be what God looks like. " It's time to warble another hymn. This is about Alabama and Auburn. It's about Friday, the 75th Iron Bowl, football's top rivalry in years when the Michigan-Ohio State winner likely determines whether Wisconsin or Michigan State goes to the Rose Bowl. Bear, college football needs Alabama to beat Auburn.
November 15, 2010
Boise State had the most impressive weekend among the four remaining undefeated teams but stayed stuck at No. 4 in the latest Bowl Championship Series standings released Sunday. The Broncos, however, might not be No. 4 for long. Oregon, despite a two-point victory at California, remained No. 1 with a BCS average of .9753. Auburn remained No. 2 at .9687, and TCU remained third at .8966. Boise State is fourth at .863 but cut TCU's points lead in half. The Horned Frogs overtook Boise State last week with an emphatic victory at undefeated Utah but lost ground this week with a closer-than-expected win over San Diego State, coupled with Utah's blowout loss at Notre Dame.
November 8, 2010
The top four teams in Sunday's release of the Bowl Championship Series standings did not change, but that didn't mean things stayed the same. Oregon is No. 1 for a second straight week with an average of .9638, followed by Auburn at .9611, Texas Christian at .9259 and Boise State at .8662. These are the last four unbeaten teams in major college football. If Oregon and Auburn win out, they will play Jan. 10 for the BCS title in Glendale, Ariz. What changed was TCU expanding its points lead over Boise State for third place, which is important in the national title race if Oregon or Auburn loses a game.
October 19, 2010
Boise, Oregon, TCU Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times The first BCS standings got two of them right, but No. 1 is not Oklahoma — at least not yet. The Sooners are getting overpaid for an impressive win over Florida State and a victory against a Texas team that lost at home to UCLA, which just lost 35-7 to Cal, which had just lost 42-0 to USC. The Harris poll got the right teams — Oregon, Boise State and Texas...
September 5, 2010
ARLINGTON, Texas — Andy Dalton threw for a touchdown and ran for two more, including the go-ahead score in the third quarter, as sixth-ranked TCU downed No.24 Oregon State 30-21 on Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium. Dalton went 17-for-27 with 175 yards and two interceptions and had 15 carries for 64 yards for the Horned Frogs, who went 12-0 in the regular season last year but lost to Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl. Dalton threw three interceptions in that game after throwing only five in the regular season.