Happy Monday, Omelette readers! The College Football Playoff National Championship is upon us. The game is airing at 6 p.m. on ESPN. You can follow along to the latest updates and analysis in our live blog. Here’s a primer on what you need to know for tonight’s game between Alabama and Clemson: Can Nick Saban’s dynasty reach new heights at Alabama-Clemson IV? Alabama and Clemson’s collection of memorable plays will grow Monday. Running games overshadowed by QBs in College Football Playoff national title game. Walk-ons are obscure backbone of Clemson, Alabama powerhouses. — Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post NEW 💥 If you enjoy The Denver Post’s sports coverage, we have a new subscription offer for you! Try the first month for just 99¢ What’s on Tap? Nuggets: At Houston Rockets, 6 p.m. Monday, ALT | Buy tickets Avalanche: At Winnipeg Jetes, 6 p.m. Tuesday, ALT | Buy tickets TV/RADIO: Here’s what … [Read more...] about Denver Sports Omelette: What you need to know for the College Football Playoff championship game
College football primer
College football's early signing period began this morning, and letters of intent are trickling in.Here's where things stand as of 8:45 a.m.:The first bit of drama came when three-star defensive tackle Malcolm Ray flipped from USF to USF's former coach, Willie Taggart. He's the fifth signee the Seminoles have announced as of 8:45. The other four: four-star defensive back Jaleel McRae (a one-time Florida commit out of IMG Academy), four-star defensive end Curtis Fann, three-star defensive tackle Tru Thompson and three-star defensive end Derrick McLendon.The Gators have announced 13 signees, led by four-star linebacker Tyron Hopper. Five other prospects are also among the nation's top 400 recruits: cornerback Jaydon Hill, offensive tackle Michael Tarquin, offensive tackle William Harrod, quarterback Jalon Jones and offensive lineman Wardrick Wilson.USF has inked six players so far. Three of them have local ties: Plant receiver Leo Parker, Largo offensive lineman Raymond Collins and IMG … [Read more...] about College football early signing day: Florida Gators sign five in first 30 minutes
Here's a primer on how college football's overtime rules work. If a college football game is tied at the conclusion of four quarters, it goes to overtime. The overtime period begins with a coin toss, with the winning team deciding to either play offense or defense, or which side of the field will be used used for both possessions in overtime. The team that loses the coin toss gets to make the choice that the winning team does not make. The losing team will then have first choice if there is a second overtime, and for any even-numbered overtime periods after that. The winning team would get first choice for odd-numbered overtime periods. An overtime period will consist of two possessions, with each team getting the ball. The team on offense starts at the 25-yard-line, unless the ball is relocated due to a penalty. Each team retains the ball until it scores, turns the ball over or fails to make a first down. Each team receives one timeout per overtime period. The team … [Read more...] about How does overtime work in college football?
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit once again unveiled his annual "Herbie Awards" this week, a primer for the season that helps fans get to know his favorite players, teams and even restaurants in all of college football. Bouncing around the country calling games and appearing on ESPN's "College GameDay," Herbstreit has plenty of chances to sample multiple cities and their respective delicacies and restaurants. After running through a list of players category by category, Herbstreit, also lists his five favorite restaurants in all of college football under his Bonus Awards, and the Crimson Tide reappeared on the analyst list of top eateries in the U.S. In 2016, Herbstreit picked Five in Tuscaloosa as his number one stop, a pretty big compliment considering the many places he and his ESPN colleagues travel throughout a given college football season. Chuck's Fish is located at 508 Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa. (Chuck's Fish Facebook) This year? Herbstreit switched … [Read more...] about Kirk Herbstreit picks a new Tuscaloosa restaurant as a favorite among college football stops
www.heisman.com By Chris Huston Electronic ballots go out to the Heisman electorate. Voters have one to figure out who deserves to be named the most outstanding college football player for 2017. There is often some confusion about the Heisman selection process. In contrast to the College Football Playoff, there is no selection committee that huddles together to come up with a winner. The Heisman Trust itself has no say in who wins the award. It merely serves as the steward for one of college football’s richest traditions. Here’s a quick primer on how Heisman voting works: 1. Electronic ballots went out to 870 media members plus 58 former winners on Monday, November 27. They have until today Monday, December 4, at 5 p.m. ET, to return their ballots to Deloitte, the accounting firm that tabulates the votes. 2. Most of the voters are media members who cover college football on a regular basis. They are divided up into six regions of 145 members each: The Northeast, … [Read more...] about NCAA College Football Heisman Balloting 2017: How it works