Nick Saban and Kirby Smart don’t mind UCF’s national title claim

The 13-0 UCF Knightsare acting like they’re college football’s national champions. They’re not, really, because they didn’t make the Playoff. But their claim is no more dubious than these two dozen title claims by Power 5 schools. Their resume wouldn’t even be all that different than title game participant Alabama’s, if Bama won. UCF’s title […]


Texas has overwhelming athleticism and blue chip talent. Shaka Smart is just getting started

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports The Longhorns are the No. 25 team in our college basketball countdown. Shaka Smart spent his first year at Texas experiencing a career’s worth of highs and lows in just one season. The Longhorns beat four top-10 teams — including victories over Final Four squads North Carolina and Oklahoma — which […]