In today’s Fact or Fiction national columnist Mike Farrell looks at three big recent topics in college football and decides whether each statement is indeed FACT or if it’s FICTION.


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1. Stetson Bennett should remain the starter for Georgia.

Stetson Bennett
Stetson Bennett (AP Images)

Farrell’s take: FICTION. Bennett has been solid as a replacement for JT Daniels and has done a good job keeping Georgia undefeated. However, Daniels is a much more talented quarterback when healthy, and if UGA wants to win a national title it needs Daniels’ downfield ability at quarterback.

There will be a game in which UGA has to outscore its opponent – even with its great defense – and Daniels is needed for that.



2. Nick Rolovich has a case against Washington State.  

Nick Rolovich
Nick Rolovich (AP Images)

Farrell’s take: FICTION. C’mon man. After being fired for not following a state mandate as a state employee to get vaccinated for COVID-19 you prop up this “discriminatory and vindictive behavior” against WSU and athletic direction Pat Chun?

I’m not going to go into details regarding religious exceptions and whether WSU did or did not take his request for exemption seriously, but the bottom line is this: The state said you can’t work as a state employee without getting vaccinated by Monday. He didn’t and he is gone. It’s cut and dried to me.



3. The AAC remains viable with its new additions.   

Farrell’s take: FICTION. The new additions — Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, UTSA, Rice and UAB — don’t do much to excite me about the conference. Losing Cincinnati, UCF and Houston is a big deal, especially with the national success UCF had a few years ago and what the Bearcats are doing now. These six additions are nice and all, but do we care about the AAC as much as we did? I don’t.

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