The attention that Gordon Gee needed was ultimately his undoing as Ohio State president.
It's an impressive list of teams -- Army, Penn State, Ohio State -- that fall just short of dynasty status.
Winning a title is hard enough, but history is not on Urban Meyer's side in his quest to win another title at a second school.
Whether it is an anomaly or the pendulum swinging back to the bad old days is debatable, but recent headlines indicate college football is up to its headgear in ethical quicksand.
If Terrelle Pryor wants to know who forced him to look for a paying football job a year before he wanted to leave college, he should look in the mirror.
In the wake of Jim Tressel's resignation, college football is left mystified that a coach so smart would commit career suicide.
If you don't live by the rules, you sit on the bench. Coaches and players understand this. The NCAA can add some teeth in the concept by increasing Jim Tressel's penalties.
College football is a transitional sport by nature, but 2010 will open with a number of teams, coaches, players and conferences at a unique junction.
Tie games play a big part in the World Cup. They also used to play a role in college football. Those days are over on the gridiron, but the debates they ignited endure.
Even in the football-crazed Rust Belt states, the economic downturn has affected recruiting. Fewer schools and fewer coaches have led to a power shift, and the numbers indicate that the trend will continue.
While the power shifted to the South in the 2000s, a program from the West emerged as the best of the decade.
Ohio State and Oregon share the same first letter and a berth in the 2010 Rose Bowl, but that's about all they have in common.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on Week 9, stealth teams, turnarounds and a Hurricane force are lined up in the I-Formation.
Three titles. Five title game appearances. Four Heismans. Think Ohio State and USC have been any good over the past eight seasons? No wonder their Saturday collision is the hottest ticket going.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on Week 3, USC's deep impact, Ohio State's offensive state and a surprising SEC East leader are lined up in the I-Formation.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on Week 1, the end of chaos, a trendsetting game and Michael Phelps are lined up in the I-Formation.