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It’s Been a Great Ride. Thank You.

This will be the last post on Know It All Football. I started the site for selfish reasons. I wanted a platform for my views and takes on the game of football that I had total control over. I wanted to build a site that people read and reacted to — for better or worse. “I” became “We”, and in the end, we accomplished much more. We wrote articles that ended up on FoxSports...
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August 11, 2016

NFC West Preview for 2016

The Arizona Cardinals were great until the NFC Championship game and I think their biggest flaw is that they don’t have an every-down running back. Not having a good run game to alleviate the pressure off of Carson Palmer really hurt because when you are throwing the ball a lot or even running the ball often, you are essentially a one-trick pony. To me the Cardinals need better...
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July 21, 2016

2016 NFC South Preview

It would be crazy to think the Panthers will flirt with another undefeated season as they did a year ago in going 15-1. It would be crazier to think they will lose more than four games with the bulk of the team that won the NFC Championship back. The overall schedule is harder with rematches against each of their three playoff opponents (Seattle, Arizona, Denver) and a franchise...
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July 21, 2016

2016 NFC East Preview

In 2016, the Cowboys will have a healthy Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and Orlando Scandrick — who played 13 of a combined 48 games a year ago because of injuries. That is better than any free agent or draft additions made by other teams in the division. The road schedule is difficult, but the ‘Boys will get back to the playoffs this season. The Dallas Cowboys got rocked by that injury...
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July 14, 2016

2016 AFC North Preview

The Pittsburgh Steelers won the division, but the Cincinnati Bengals injuring all of their best players put a halt on any real possibility of making a legitimate Super Bowl run. This season, if the Steelers’ big guns of Big Ben, Bell, and star wide receiver Antonio Brown are healthy, the Steelers are going to do damage on offense. My only real concerns are health and consistency...
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July 08, 2016

New College Football Head Coaching Hires That Could Have The Biggest Impact in 2016

Here are the ten most impactful coaching hires heading into the 2016 season. #10 Barry Odom – Missouri The Missouri Tigers decided to hire a familiar face from within for 2016 in Barry Odom. Odom has several ties to this Missouri program and was the Tigers’ defensive coordinator in 2015, which was Gary Pinkel’s last season as head coach. Besides a three-year stint at Memphis...
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June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 Coordinators in College Football in 2016

#10 Charles Kelly – Florida State DC After the undefeated season and winning the national championship in 2013, Jimbo Fisher promoted Kelly to defensive coordinator after serving as the linebackers coach and special teams coordinator for the Seminoles. There are better defensive coordinators out there, but when it comes to adjustments and a “never quit” attitude, Kelly is...
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June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Top Ten Coaches In College Football In 2016

#10 Gary Patterson – TCU In Gary Patterson’s 15 full seasons as TCU’s head coach, he has brought this program back to life; especially the past two seasons after a rocky start to entering the Big 12 from the Mountain West. Patterson and the Horned Frogs had a comeback last season for the ages. In last year’s Alamo Bowl, TCU had been down 35-0 to the Oregon Ducks and mounted...
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June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Top Ten College Football Coaches In The Game Today

#10 Gary Patterson – TCU In Gary Patterson’s 15 full seasons as TCU’s head coach, he has brought this program back to life; especially the past two seasons after a rocky start to entering the Big 12 from the Mountain West. Patterson and the Horned Frogs had a comeback last season for the ages. In last year’s Alamo Bowl, TCU had been down 35-0 to the Oregon Ducks and mounted...
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June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

A Quick Pac-12 Preview for 2016

Heisman: Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford Offensive Player Of the Year: Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford Defensive Player Of the Year: Adoree’ Jackson CB USC Coach Of the Year: David Shaw HC Stanford Freshman Of the Year: Theo Howard WR UCLA Most versatile player: Seth Collins WR/QB Oregon St Player you will know by seasons end: Tim Cook RB Oregon St Pac-12 Champions: Stanford Team...
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June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

The Best Rivalries in College Football

There is shortage of rivalries in college football. Our own Nathan Johnson put together this list of the ten best in his opinion. #10 Harvard – Yale Not many college football fans care about this rivalry, but it’s the best “nobody cares about rivalry” in college football and is the oldest collegiate rivalry in American sports. From a historical standpoint, this rivalry...
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June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA, Under Armour and Paying College Athletes

Editor’s Note: This is the opinion of one of our writers. The content of this article does not reflect the overall views of Know It All Football or any of its other contributors. Apparently Under Armour recently had $280 million just lying, around so it went out and inked UCLA to a 15-year, $280 million deal that includes apparel and shoes. This deal is for all sports for the...
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June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Way Too Early Record Predictions For The Big Ten In 2016

Editor’s Note: This is the final of five articles in Nathan Johnson’s series of “Way Too Early Record Predictions” for the teams in the Power 5 conferences. Michigan (11-1) – The Wolverines look to be in good shape in year two of the Jim Harbaugh era. The talent has gotten a little richer and the offensive scheme familiarity will be stronger. Don’t sleep on new defensive...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Way Too Early Record Predictions For The Pac 12 In 2016

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in Nathan Johnson’s series of articles predicting the records for each team in all five Power 5 conferences in 2016. Oregon (11-1) – There might be a little give and take with the Ducks this year. Offensive coordinator Scott Frost left for UCF, but the defense got a huge upgrade with Brady Hoke as the defensive coordinator. This could be the...
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May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

The Downfall of Art Briles and Baylor

You keep sinking your hand into a bag of Doritos after you’re full and have had enough. But that next Dorito keeps you coming back for more because it just tastes so good. You eat chip after chip until your stomach aches that makes you regret that decision. Art Briles is out of a job for the same reason – just not from eating a bag of Doritos. He pushed his luck, taking risk...
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May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Way Too Early Record Predictions for the Big 12 in 2016

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in Nathan Johnson’s “Way Too Early” record prediction series of articles for the Power Five conferences. Oklahoma (11-1) – The Sooners need ten wins or Bob Stoops could potentially be on the hot seat again. Baker Mayfield should be in the top three for Heisman voting and his offense should carry the Sooners to a playoff spot...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Way Too Early Record Predictions for the SEC in 2016

Editor’s Note: This is the second article Know It All Football contributor Nathan Johnson’s series of “Way Too Early” articles predicting the record of the Power 5 conference teams. Tennessee (11-1) – If Tennessee doesn’t get at least 10 wins this season, Vol fans are going to be irate. Butch Jones’ recruiting classes have molded together, and they also have an...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The NFL Is Hurting Itself And Its Players By Testing For Marijuana

This past weekend, I participated in what was basically an old timer’s recreational football game. A friend of mine from high school invited me to take part in an annual competition with about forty other guys from around the country. We all met up in Kansas City, Missouri, put on helmets and pads, rented some officials and played a real tackle football game. Aside from the two...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Pac 12 Blog: Looking At The Top Non Conference Games for Each Team

Hello everyone! Just some quick Pac 12 thoughts in late May heading into 2016. Biggest out of conference games for each team: Arizona vs. BYU ( Glendale, AZ )Arizona St vs. Texas TechColorado @ MichiganUCLA @ Texas AMUSC vs. Alabama ( Arlington, TX )Utah vs. BYUCal vs. TexasOregon @ NebraskaOregon St. vs Boise StStanford at Kansas StWashington vs. Rutgers ( Really ? )Wazzu @ Boise...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Way Too Early Record Predictions for the ACC in 2016

Editor’s Note: Our own Nathan Johnson has put together his own series of record predictions in 2016 for the Power 5. First up: the ACC. Clemson (12-0) – You should never predict a team to finish unbeaten at the beginning of the season, but I would be surprised if the Tigers lost a game. The two toughest games are at Auburn and Florida State. Who knows what Auburn squad will...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Introducing Our New Pac 12 Blogger, David Mays

Editor’s note: David Mays will be blogging about the Pac 12 for Know It All Football. He previously wrote a piece for us warning Nebraska fans about what life is like under Mike Riley through the eyes and experiences of an Oregon State fan. My name is David Mays and I will be attempting to write about the Pac-12, the greatest conference in the NCAA. I am a DIEHARD Oregon State...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Potential NBC-Big Ten Marriage Makes A Lot of Sense

The partnership between the Big Ten and ESPN looks like it is coming to an end. After a gradual-yet-obvious movement on the part of the worldwide leader to align itself with and favor the Southeastern Conference in pretty much everything college football-related, the timing couldn’t be better. This is an issue that transcends college football. As far as entertainment goes, the...
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May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Comparing College Football Teams to Six Flags Rides

Reflecting back on a somewhat recent visit to Six Flags, I thought that some of the rides were comparable to college football teams in an odd but fascinating way. From thrillers to horrors, these rides define a multitude of college football programs.   BATWING Roller Coaster – Alabama The BATWING Roller Coaster takes you on a menacing ride of five superhuman inversions. It reaches...
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May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Can Lovie Smith Rebuild Illinois Football?

The Illinois football program hasn’t seen a winning season since 2011 and has only had four winning seasons since 2000. Some thought after a 5-7 season by interim coach Bill Cubit, Illinois would remove the interim tag and make Cubit the full-time coach after doing a pretty good job after the Tim Beckman firing — all things considered. That was not the case, as Illinois hired...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

One Must-See Big Ten Game Each Week During the 2016 Season

Think of this as a TV Guide of sorts for Big Ten football. Some of you are lucky enough to have no responsibilities, giving you the luxury of plopping down on the couch on Saturdays in the fall and watching football all day. Others, like myself, have obligations that prevent us from doing that. For those people, I’ve highlighted one Big Ten game during each week of the season...
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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