LATEST STORIES FROM NO 2 MINUTE WARNING

Bowl Notebook: Utes win big for Pac-12, USA coach is tough

The first day of the bowl season is now in the books, and it was an up-and-down one for the Mountain West Conference. With four games involving MWC programs, the chance to legitimize the power of the conference came against the MAC, Conference USA and the Pac-12. The conference took care of business against the […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
5 days ago  |  Discuss

CFB Playoff coaches decorate for the holidays (video)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich are all busy preparing their teams for the upcoming College Football Playoff, but before they all have some chores around the home to take care of first. It’s time for these playoff […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State has some fun with numbers, and is wrong

Ohio State finished the 2014 regular season on a surge keyed by big road wins against Michigan State and Minnesota, one mroe victory over rival Michigan and a blowout of Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game. Despite many writing Ohio State off at the beginning of the season, the Buckeyes battled back and made […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Episode 157 – Archie Griffin on the Heisman Trophy and Andy Coppens on Wisconsin’s surprise coaching search

Just a couple of weeks ago I was pleased to be joined by a former Heisman Trophy winner, Doug Flutie. Today I was honored to have the opportunity to speak with the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy in its storied history. Ohio State legend Archie Griffin, winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1974 […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
15 days ago  |  Discuss

A short and sweet college football bowl watchability guide

All of them. Watch them all. If you insist on ranking the watchability of each bowl game, then I suggest you check out how Matt Zemek of The Student Section ranks the postseason bowls over at Awful Announcing.
Via No 2 Minute Warning
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big 12’s biggest problem wasn’t the lack of a championship game

Three years ago ACC commissioner John Swofford made it clear at the conference’s football preseason media event he was challenging the entire conference membership to rise up in non-conference play. At the time the ACC had developed a bit of an image problem suggesting the conference was the weakest of the power conferences. “Obviously, we […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The McGuire Metric vs. the College Football Playoff

This season I started keeping track of overall body of work based on the strength of schedule at the time games are played. Knowing some of the flaws in this method going in, I was interested to hear College Football Playoff selection committee chairman Jeff Long suggest within the last couple of weeks of the […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
18 days ago  |  Discuss

No 2-Minute Warning Podcast is now on iHeart Radio

Today I am pleased to inform you the No 2-Minute Warning podcast is now available for listening via iHeart Radio. Click that link, then click the heart button to add the show to your favorites on iHeart Radio. Most of you are probably aware of what iHeart Radio is. The free service allows you to […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wife Knows Best: Week 15 College Football Picks

It is conference championship week in college football. Champions in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West Conference, Pac-12 and SEC will all be crowned starting tonight with the Pac-12 and MAC conference championship games. Things got started in wild fashion with UCF earning a split of the American Athletic Conference […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Episode 156 – The Big 12’s Playoff Picture

The final week of the college football season will finally answer the question that has been left unanswered for about a month now; Baylor or TCU? Both teams are in position to clinch at least a share of the Big 12 championship this week. Baylor defeated TCU earlier this season, but it is the Horned […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Episode 155 – 2014 Pac-12 Championship Game Preview

When the 2014 season started, Oregon was supposed to be in this situation. The Ducks, with a Heisman Trophy front-runner at quarterback (Marcus Mariota), were expected to be playing for the Pac-12 championship and securing a spot in the first College Football Playoff. This is how the bar has been raised for the program over […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
22 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football Playoff Projection: Version 1.3

The last time I updated my playoff projection came on the day the College Football Playoff selection committee released its first batch of rankings. Since then we have watched the committee go to work while raising more questions than it seemed to answer at times. With the final week of the season here, I think […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The College Football Playoff starts now

The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend; conference championship week. The conference championship games in the ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC all have teams looking to secure a spot in the playoff, and there is no […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Episode 154 – 2014 Big Ten Championship Game Preview

This season was supposed to be playoff or bust for Ohio State. That is how I saw it at least. But before the season could kick off Ohio State lost its Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback, Braxton Miller. The two-time Silver Football award winner as the Big Ten’s MVP the past two seasons needed to […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wife Knows Best: Week 14 College Football Picks

Thanksgiving is often associated with college football, and this season is no exception. But forget about that NFL stuff, because TCU is going to keep their Big 12 and playoff hopes alive against the Texas Longhorns Thursday night. It also serves as the first course of this week’s six pack of picks my wife and […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Who made my FWAA All-American ballot in 2014

The final weeks of the college football regular season are upon us, so that means awards season is about to hit full stride very soon. With that comes a number of ballots and nominations I am asked to submit. This year I have votes and/or nominations for the Football Writers Association All-American Team, the Lombardi […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A memo to college football captains: Respect the game

The following is a brief excerpt from a column originally posted on The Student Section. The honor of being named a team captain comes with a burden of responsibility to uphold the image of the team, and in college sports the university as a whole. Being named a team captain by your peers comes with […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wife Knows Best: Week 13 College Football Picks

After a poor showing in Week 11, I bounced back with a perfect Week 12 slate. It could not have come at a better time as it helped me to even the weekly head-to-head score as well. We both took wins with Ohio State, Alabama and Florida State taking care of business. This guaranteed a […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

How your team will or will not win its conference or division

College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races. Not every team is playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but everybody seems to have some impact on the new postseason format. The Big 12 may lack a conference […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Episode 153 – Doug Flutie on the Hail Flutie, Heisman Trophy race, playoffs and the Capital One Cup

Take a moment to think of the top plays in college football history. Think of five of them, and I will bet I can guess two of them for sure, and perhaps a third. One of them might be The Play, which recorded one trombone casualty in a game between Stanford and Cal. Another might […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t look now, but Boise State is now biggest threat to Marshall

In the new age of baseball it has become silly to judge a starting pitcher based heavily on wins and losses. The College Football Playoff selection committee has already shown they look deeper beyond wins and losses in how they operate as well. This could be good for Boise State. Going undefeated may not be […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Episode 152 – Previewing Wisconsin-Nebraska

Last week saw the game of the year playout in the Big Ten East Division with Ohio State going to East Lansing and beating Michigan State. The game was a rematch of last season’s Big Ten Championship Game and it saw the Buckeyes score revenge on the road against the team that beat them in […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

McGuire Metric and College Football Playoff Contenders

Oregon slipped past Florida State in the latest College Football Playoff ranking Tuesday night. In the grand scheme of the playoff format, which team is ranked second and which is ranked third is rather meaningless. The location of the game for No. 2 and No. 3 is determined after figuring out where No. 1 will be […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video Mailbag: Hot seats for Hoke and Muschamp, SEC getting two playoff spots and a What If for Michigan State

It has been a while since the last time I got one of these mailbag posts together, so hopefully the wait was worth it. At this point in the college football season we are now starting to see which teams have a realistic shot to make a run to the first College Football Playoff, but […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wife Knows Best: Week 11 College Football Picks

Sometimes a husband and wife so not see eye to eye, and this can lead to trouble. When it comes to picking college football games, my wife and I clearly are not seeing eye-to-eye with the slate of games I have cooked up for us to pick this weekend. First, a quick update on what […]
Via No 2 Minute Warning
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
No 2 Minute Warning
Off probation since 2011.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.