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Why Not Play the BCS Championship Game in June

By Christopher Gabriel, CGabriel.com Another college football season has come to an end.  The Florida Gators are your BCS National Champions after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners, 24-14.  Two things stick out about this win.  This is Florida’s third national championship, the second under head coach Urban Meyer in the past three years.  And this ties the latest […]

For Tennessee, Progress is in the Risk

By Christopher Gabriel, CGabriel.com The Phillip Fulmer Era at the University of Tennessee has ended.  The final statement in his long tenure on the Vols sideline was a 28-10 win over Kentucky.  After several Gatorade showers, a brief interview on ESPN and lots of hugs, smiles and a few tears, he was carried off the field by his players while clutching […]

Phillip Fulmer: A Man for Too Many Seasons

By Christopher Gabriel, CGabriel.com It’s deer hunting season here in Minnesota.  The first shot was fired sometime around dawn on Saturday, November 8.  More than 500,000 hunters go after deer annually throughout the Land of 10,000 Lakes.  Similarly, the first shots already have been fired in the annual college football coach hunting season. The major heads on the […]

College Football 2008: Stories, Non-Stories and Near-Stories

By Christopher Gabriel, CGabriel.com In just a few days, the Beijing Summer Olympics will begin.  Whether or not anyone actually sees who wins events in track and field because of the smog is anyone’s guess.  In just a few weeks, the Democratic and Republican national conventions will commence.  Whether or not anyone actually sees a candidate that can lead this nation is everyone’s hope. […]

College Coaches: Are They Worth The Big Money?

By Christopher Gabriel Blog Harbor and CGabriel.com Last week I was talking with a Tennessee Volunteers fan about, of all people, UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma.  The topic was Auriemma’s new contract that will pay him more than legendary Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt.  To suggest he was irate over this new development would be an understatement.  But […]

BCS a Mess After Another Wild Saturday

It’s a mess.  In a college football season that has made the improbable the only constant, Saturday’s championship and rivalry showdowns followed the 2007 script to perfection: What you were sure would happen . . . did not. The championship scenario was very simple: West Virginia, a huge favorite over Pittsburgh in Morgantown, merely had to […]

Kansas vs. Missouri: Great for College Football

Let’s face it, when you think KU vs. Mizzou, it’s the Border War on the hardwood that comes to mind.  Be it Allen Fieldhouse, Rock Chalk Jayhawk, Norm Stewart, The Antlers and so much more, these two universities, alumni, students and fan bases simply don’t see eye-to-eye.  And in football, they . . . wait . […]