RIP Carroll Hoff "Beano" Cook, college football's original talking head. Like a lot of this site's audience, I'm just old enough to remember Beano predicting Ron Powlus would win two Heisman Trophies and two national championships at Notre Dame, but a little too young for him to have been the instrumental publicist and later the irascible Saturday mainstay for me that he was for nearly two decades of fans now approaching (or well into) middle age. If I make it 60 years in this business and the kids remember for anything, though, that will be a fine life. Just a fine life. "You’ll never have a 16-team playoff in college football. The most that could happen would be four teams in the next century. But after that, I’m dead, so who cares?"