Philbin got the win in his debut as Green Bay’s interim head coach, but he used a familiar script to get there. Joe Philbin was an easy choice when the Packers needed an interim head coach for the final four games of the 2018 season. Not only did he have intimate knowledge of Green Bay’s culture after spending the first nine years of his NFL coaching career in Wisconsin, but he’d also spent three-plus seasons as a head coach in Miami before making his 2018 return to the franchise.
Championship Weekend provided minimal movement at the top of the S&P+ rankings. Below are the new S&P+ rankings after college football’s championship weekend. As one might expect, there was minimal movement with a slate about one-fourth as large as usual.
A reminder: S&P+ is intended to be predictive and forward looking.
Good predictive ratings are not résumé ratings, and they don’t give you bonus points for wins and losses. They simply compare expected output to actual output and...
The South Carolina Gamecocks football team will be practicing this week, as it hoped to for the SEC title game in Atlanta. Instead they spend the same week prepping for the Akron Zips.