Kyler Murray’s announcement on Monday was a mere formality.
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Maybe Roger Goodell is delusional.
You all know the words and phrases to this all-time classic.
The NFL’s elite teams will be vying for a spot in the Super Bowl this weekend.
I’ll give you a minute to stop laughing at the headline.
The original premise of this article was going to be “Why Nick Saban ruined college football,” because, full disclosure, I expected Alabama to win Monday night.
The Southeastern Conference is the best conference in college football, and it’s not particularly close. Those who disagree with that sentiment, apart from not knowing college football, would likely label it “SEC bias.” This is a term often used by fans of teams from other conferences that feel spurned by ESPN, the College Football Playoff Committee, AP Voters or anyone else that they can point a finger at in defiance instead of realizing that the SEC is simply better than the Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, Pac-12 (I shouldn’t even have to say that at this point) and yes, the American as well.
The confetti has fallen. The stands are empty.
Wow. It almost feels weird writing this column. I’ve dedicated at least one day (and usually more) to this newspaper every single week this past calendar year. Even summer. The brutal, tough, grueling, hot summer it is in Gainesville saw me at my highest production at the Alligator.
Most of the time, it’s not goodbye, it’s see ya later. But this time, it’s actually the moment to say goodbye.
Every failed experiment needs a fall guy.