• 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

  • Should Ole Miss be on upset alert at LSU? October 23, 2014
    Our Five Burning Questions as we head into the last Saturday in October: 1) Should Ole Miss be on Upset Alert at LSU? Few units in college football have been more impressive this season than the “Land Shark” defense at Ole Miss (7-0, 4-0 SEC). The Rebels are second nationally in points allowed (10.6 ppg). They […]
  • Four SEC West teams in top five, but how many survive? October 21, 2014
    In  less than a week, the College Football Playoff selection committee will release its first Top 25 and the real fun of the 2014 season will begin. These would be my 12 teams still in the discussion for the national championship as of today: THE FIRST FOUR 1) Mississippi State (6-0): The Bulldogs had last […]
  • 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 […]

RSS Recent posts from Mark Blaudschun, A Jersey Guy

  • Wake’s Clawson was almost BC bound October 21, 2014
    Listen to this story line. New coach, a team in a rebuilding mode, searching for not only its identity, but a path back to the upper levels of the ACC. Boston College coach Steve Addazio knows the story line well, since he…Read more →
  • Silly season of Playoff Speculation about to begin October 21, 2014
    The College Football Playoff selection committee will meet outside of Dallas for the first time this season next week. They will also release their first Top  25. And the race will be on to pick a Final Four in the…Read more →
  • 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 →