Michael Bird

College Football Contributor


The SEC recruiting invasion

Not content with recruiting from the country's most fertile region, SEC programs are getting better and better at pilfering recruits from outside of the Southeast.

The case for the Playoff committee

The NFL routinely rewards undeserving champions and gives playoff spots to inferior teams. College football's Playoff structure has a number of flaws, but the use of human judgment as opposed to...

The great team vs. the great story

If Florida State wins tonight, then we ask, "is this one of the best teams in recent college football history?" And if Auburn wins, then we ask, "is this one of the best stories in ... all of sports?"

If Ohio State can be jumped, so can Auburn

Should a one-loss SEC champion be able to jump an undefeated Big Ten champion in the rankings? Maybe, but not if that SEC champion is 2013 Auburn or 2013 Missouri. And if these SEC teams can jump...

Georgia-Auburn rivalry worth saving

No, it's not time to stop talking about what will likely be remembered as the best game of 2013. Except for Georgia fans. We're sorry, Georgia fans.

Legacy, logic or laziness?

Alabama holds almost every first-place vote over Florida State, just as it did over Oregon. That's because Alabama started the season No. 1 after winning the national championship last year. But is...

Michigan State's march toward Ohio State

Michigan State can take control of the Legends Division with a win on Saturday, and that's good for the Buckeyes' national championship ambitions.

Don't blame refs for this rules disaster

Rules must change in order to make players safer, but handing out 15-yard penalties for not doing anything wrong isn't the way to do it. And it's not the referee's fault, anyway.

Welcome back, ACC

The league as a whole might not be elite, but the fact that the ACC has three national title contenders at the halfway pole of the season is a step in the right direction.

The rebirth of Aaron Murray

If Georgia's defense can turn it around like its quarterback did, the Dawgs could make another national title run.

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