Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel

Mike Bianchi

Orlando Sentinel

Micanopy, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Mike:

Why wouldn’t players such as UF, FSU QBs enter transfer portal?

Anthony Richardson and Jordan Travis and every marquee in college football player should test the market by submitting their names. → Read More

‘Holy Holler! What a catch!!!’ A true UCF football underdog story

UCF tight end Alec Holler made one of the greatest catches in school history against USF to save the season last weekend. → Read More

After this thriller, will someone please save ‘War on I-4′ rivalry?

UCF and USF need to find a way to keep their annual rivalry alive even when UCF moves to the Big 12 next season. → Read More

FSU’s Norvell deserves a big, fat raise after beating the Gators

Mike Norvell has FSU on the right path, but beating the Gators is a necessity for any successful FSU coach → Read More

Giving thanks to CFB Playoff Committee for saving UCF season

By keeping UCF in the rankings after the loss to Navy, the College Football Playoff Committee gave the Knights a second chance. → Read More

UCF’s loss to Navy is one of costliest in school history

Coastal Carolina is in prime position to take the Knights' spot as the top Group of Five team and the $6 million Cotton Bowl payday. → Read More

Don’t kid yourself, coaches love NCAA transfer portal, too

College football coaches use transfer portal to run off unwanted players and replenish roster with better ones. → Read More

UCF’s 11 a.m. kickoff is the price you pay for cashing that TV check

UCF and Navy will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday to accommodate ESPN. This is the price of doing business in today's college football. → Read More

New mantra for UCF fans after Tulane win: ‘In Gus we trust’

UCF coach GusMalzahn showed why he remains one of the brightest offensive minds in college football. → Read More

Before UCF’s next game, a history lesson on why Tulane quit the SEC

Like Decca Records when it rejected The Beatles, Green Wave officials dropped the ball big time in 1965. → Read More

Forget Jon Gruden, USF needs to hire Scott Frost

Scott Frost may have failed at Nebraska, but he resurrected UCF's program and he could do the same at USF. → Read More

Gus Malzahn should pull a Spurrier and play both QBs against Tulane

Could Gus Malzahn pull off a quarterback shuffle with Mikey Keene and John Rhys Plumlee much like Steve Spurrier did 25 years ago vs. FSU? → Read More

Jimbo Fisher can’t even beat the Gators anymore

Jimbo Fisher dominated Florida when he was at FSU, but he lost 41-24 Saturday at home to first-year Florida coach Billy Napier and his rebuilding Gators. → Read More

New Big 12 TV deals means UCF will make more money than FSU, Miami

The Big 12 will pay UCF a projected $50 million a year when the league's new TV contract starts in 2025. → Read More

Georgia coach Kirby Smart dominates Gators just like Vince Dooley used to do it

New Florida coach Billy Napier has a lot of work to do on the recruiting trail to catch Georgia coach Kirby Smart. → Read More

East River says a homecoming farewell to fallen quarterback

Nick Miner, the senior quarterback at East River, died in a car crash Sunday and was honored a rain-delayed homecoming game Thursday night. → Read More

FSU’s Mike Norvell is media’s favorite college football coach

Most paranoid college football coaches close their practices, but Florida State's Mike Norvell invites the local media into practice so they can watch and learn about his team. → Read More

Please, Kirby Smart, leave the Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville

The Georgia-Florida game has been played in Jacksonville since 1933, but the Dawgs coach wants to erase tradition to get a recruiting edge. → Read More

Hopefully, PaoloMania will someday turn into Magic winning

After spectacular debut, the hype and hope for Orlando Magic rookie Paolo Banchero is off the charts. → Read More

50 years ago, the ‘72 Dolphins unified a transient state

The Dolphins will be honored for their unprecedented perfect season Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium vs. the Steelers. → Read More