It Might Not Happen, But Les Miles to Texas Does Make Sense

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today) So by now, most of you probably know that I’m no longer a full-time sports writer (I instead write for a sports TV show). However, as they say “A leopard can’t change its spots” and quite often, I dip back into my past, and stay in touch with several people that […]


Lane Kiffin is gone, but the road back to the top won’t be easy for USC

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) Ok, let’s get two things out of the way, right away (ok, maybe it’s technically three). 1. By now, you’ve almost certainly heard that USC fired football coach Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning. Depending on who your “sources” are (yes, your “sources,” Random Message Board Guy 7,472) the firing either […]


For Bret Bielema it’s time to shut up and focus on football

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) “The Mouth of the South” has once again spoken. Only at this point you’ve got to wonder if anyone is listening. That mouth is of course attached to the cherubic face of new Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema, who- when he’s not busy stuffing it with unidentified cured meats- […]


Hugh Freeze Takes A One of a Kind Approach To Recruiting Success

For those of you who regularly listen to my podcasts, you know that over the last couple weeks I’ve talked a lot about Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze. You also know that regardless of the topic or guest, or whatever the subject of the interview might be, whenever Freeze’s name has come up, I’ve […]


Signing Day Stuff

As a general rule, I don't like to link my stuff from other websites/outlets here at Aaron Torres Sports, but on this day I think it's important. With Signing Day tomorrow, my primary focus has been on writing for the college football website I run- Crystal Ball Run- and it has taken my time away […]


Signing Day 2013: Each Coach’s Best ‘Fake’ Recruiting Pitch

    Folks, we are closing in on Signing Day, which means it’s time to break out one of my favorite column gimmicks of the entire year: It’s time for my “Fake Recruiting Pitches.”    For those of you who haven’t been to the website before, well, the Fake Recruiting Pitches are exactly what they […]


Chip Kelly Will Be Missed. Even if College Football Fans Don’t Know it Yet

While the college football world was caught up in Manti Te’o fake-girlfriend-hysteria on Wednesday, the real story (no pun intended) in the sport came 2,000 miles in Eugene, Ore., where one of the best coaches in the game walked out the back door on an emerging dynasty. In the least surprising news of the off-season, […]


From A Masterpice to Sheer Dynasty: Alabama Wins Another National Championship

It was at this time last year, on the morning following Alabama’s 21-0 beat down of LSU in the 2012 BCS National Championship when I wrote a column proclaiming the win “Nick Saban’s Masterpiece.” That morning I explained how the victory was a beautiful convergence of a brilliant coach and talented team, executing a flawless […]


13 Keys to Decide the 2013 BCS National Championship Game

Oh, you thought you read it all into the lead-up to Monday night’s title game between Alabama and Notre Dame? Well you had, until now. Let’s skip the small-talk and get straight to 13 Keys to Decide the 2013 BCS National Championship. 1. Notre Dame’s Front Seven: It’s the biggest story line entering this game, […]


10 Takeaways from Attending my First Rose Bowl

“Dad, I’m telling you, if we ever make it back to the Rose Bowl, you’ve got to come. I will fly you out, I don’t care. No, no, no, I can’t explain it. Just trust me. The Rose Bowl is just…different.” Those words were spoken by Craig, a Palo Alto native and Stanford season-ticket who […]


50 Reasons to be Excited About Bobby Petrino’s Return to Coaching

Admit it: When Bobby Petrino was fired as Arkansas’ head coach last spring, a little part of your soul died. Didn’t it?   It’s ok, it happened to all of us.    After all, Bobby Petrino was a revolutionary, a once-in-a-generation man who effortlessly blended the art of winning football games with a totally dispassionate, […]


Gus Malzahn is the right fit for Auburn

During the course of Auburn’s disastrous 2012 season, the cliché tagline that got thrown around about former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik was as follows: The man never did a damn thing as a head coach without Cam Newton as his quarterback. Between stops at Iowa State and Auburn, Chizik has a record of just […]