• Winston’s conduct threatens to take joy out of FSU season

    Jameis Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, is an embarrassment to himself, his family, his teammates, his coaches, his university and everybody who cares about college football. And yes, that includes the media who cover it. When Winston, who had already been part of an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct, was caught shoplifting and then [...]

  • Time to start thinking of college athletics in a different way

    The NCAA Division I Board of Directors voted Thursday to allow the 65 schools in the top five conferences to have more autonomy when it comes to making rules. So now what? Let’s start here. The world as we know it in college athletics is not coming to an end. But it is going to [...]

  • New rule: You hit a female and you’re done

    I don’t know Devonte Fields, other than the fact that he is a great football player for Texas Christian University. He has already been chosen as the preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year. He was the conference’s defensive player of the year as a freshman in 2012. Fields missed most of the 2013 [...]

  • LSU’s Les Miles: “I like us”

    Hoover, AL–Some quick thoughts on Day 3 of SEC Media Days. 1. When the media’s preseason vote is announced on Thursday, Alabama will very likely be picked as the projected champion of the SEC West with Auburn, the defending conference champs, second. But I’ve written this before and today I’ll write it again: Don’t sleep [...]

  • Five Burning Questions as SEC Media Days begin

    I remember the first time more than 500 members of the press showed up for the circus (and I mean that affectionately) that is SEC Football Media Days. I don’t remember the year but I do remember thinking: “This is ridiculous. It can’t possibly get bigger than this.” Again, as usual, I was very, very wrong. Here’s how [...]


RSS Tony’s articles for AJC Sports

  • SEC now has a shot at getting two teams in playoff October 19, 2014
    What we learned on another wild Saturday: 1) The SEC now has a shot of getting two teams in the College Football Playoff:  Undefeated and  previously No. 5 Notre Dame lost 31-27 at No. 2 Florida State. There were a couple of upsets in the Big 12 as undefeated Baylor lost to West Virginia and […]
  • Mason must play well again for Georgia to beat Arkansas October 16, 2014
    Our Five Burning Questions about the SEC as we head for the third Saturday in October: 1) Can Hutson Mason keep it going? Lost in the spotlight of Nick Chubb’s 38-carry performance at Missouri is the fact that Hutson Mason, Georgia’s senior quarterback, played his best game with the Bulldogs. You could see Mason’s leadership […]
  • State of Mississippi moves to top of First Four October 14, 2014
    I’ve been covering college football for a long time. This is a sentence I never thought I would write: Mississippi State and Ole Miss are 1-2 in my rankings for the College Football Playoff. But there it is. Will it last until the two teams meet on Nov. 29 in Oxford? The odds are against […]

RSS Recent posts from Mark Blaudschun, A Jersey Guy

  • BC squanders another chance October 18, 2014
    This one–like the last second loss to Colorado State–will linger through the fall and well into the winter. It will be picked at like a scab and bleed every time. Boston College lost it’s third game of the season on…Read more →
  • BC puts it all together against NC State October 12, 2014
    It was a game that Boston College needed to win. Style points didn’t matter. Just get the W, which is what exactly what the Eagles did on Saturday at North Carolina State in posting a 30-14 victory. But they also…Read more →
  • BC-NC State in ex-Fla QB showdown October 10, 2014
    They have had a week to ponder what happened in the first half of the season. They have had two weeks to allow the bumps and bruises of a season which now goes into the survive and advance mode. For…Read more →