Mondays always go better with something to wash it down. Like, these six college football stories from around the country.
Call it the Head Ball Coach media blackout.
Notre Dame is 4-0 for the first time in 10 years behind a defense that's ranked fourth in the nation at just nine points allowed per game.
Alabama players are early in the fall semester, and their big tests won't come until later. In class and on the field. Surprisingly, the Crimson Tide hasn't been pushed in the first one-third of the regular season as anticipated.
There were signs of improvement all around for Auburn despite the 12-10 loss to then No. 2 LSU Saturday night.
Four weeks in, conference favorites, Heisman hopefuls and national title contenders are no longer what they used to be.
This is a team that acutely is taking its cue from coach Nick Saban, who repeatedly says a good team “never arrives.” He would have approved of Bell’s assessment.
“We just need to keep grinding,” Bell said. “I feel like we’re playing good, but we still can get better.
“We don’t need to take our foot off the pedal. If we want to be great, we need to play like we’re great and continue practicing like we’re great.”