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Tailgater Top 25 Rankings, Week 14
With the final week of the season complete and the bowls set, the debating can begin in earnest. What BCS flaws have been or will be exposed this year? Who was snubbed? Which team got more than it deserved? One thing that is hard to debate is the title matchup itself.
Notre Dame is the nation’s only eligible undefeated team. Their spot in the title game makes perfect sense.
Alabama is clearly the best one-loss team in the country after winning the SEC on Saturday. They too have earned their chance as a championship.
As for the SEC Championship Game itself, some media outlets would have us believe that it was an incredibly close game, and while the final margin of victory was anything but comfortable for the Tide, ‘Bama did outplay UGA by a fair margin. A blown call on third down led to a swing of ten points or more. A pass interference foul on the Georgia defense was nullified by a supposed tip at the line of scrimmage, though replays s...
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Not sure what to think about this Manti Te'o music video. It was released by Notre Dame’s athletic department, and it features Pat McKillen singing "Te'O" The main verse says “Offense come and they wanna go home.” Honestly, it sounds really good, and this Pat guy is pretty legit. I've never hated Notre Dame, and definitely haven't ever loved them...
Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Image (Guest post written by Jake Simons) For several months leading up to the season, the Heisman trophy was Matt Barkley’s to lose … then he played Stanford… A new stallion took over when Geno Smith put up video game-esque numbers … the clear-cut Heisman leader then lost 5 straight games. Collin The post Manti vs. Manziel appeared first on No Coast Bias.
By now we all know that the Bowl Championship Series is all about the cash money. Outside of the national championship game, where both teams usually deserve to be there, the other four BCS games breathe dollar signs. The more money your school will bring in, the better chance your school will be playing. And like any big sporting event, the more money you have, the better...
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are almost back to the mountain top. They are one win away from their first National Title since 1988, but even though most coaches are convinced that the University of College Football belong at #1 heading into their match-up against Alabama, one definitely does not, and that is James Franklin of Vanderbilt. [...]
Manti Te'o wins the 2012 Butkus Award, for college football at least. Jaylon Smith won the high school version.
— Irish Illustrated (@NDatRivals) December 3, 2012
Notre Dame is making a push to become a defensive powerhouse for a long, long time.
Most shocking news of the day.
Bret Bielema leaves Wisconsin for Arkansas. (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Ted Glover ponders what it means for the Big Ten that Bielema defects from the conference's Rose Bowl representative for an SEC school still recovering from Petrinopalooza. (Off Tackle Empire)
It’s good to be a Notre Dame student. Especially the ones that are making plans to head to Sun Life Stadium to watch the Fighting Irish play Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7th. Tickets for students are priced at $300 a piece, which is steep amount for a college student, especially [...]
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says the top-ranked Fighting Irish are focusing on themselves, not their opponent in the BCS championship game Jan. 7.
Kelly says the Irish (12-0) have been doing conditioning work, weightlifting and school work. Practices begin again on Friday and Saturday. Kelly says the early practices will focus on younger players and fundamentals and will focus...
As Jason White once told me, everywhere you go after receiving the Heisman Trophy, it follows you. You're always, the 2003 recipient said, introduced as a Heisman winner.
Its a fraternity with a lineage that includes Davey OBrien, Doak Walker and Roger Staubach. It includes Archie Griffin and Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson.
Call it an overblown beauty pageant or part of the...