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Baylor’s systematic failure is disturbing, but hardly shocking

What happened at Baylor was a systematic failure from top to bottom. There does not seem to be a great amount of room to debate otherwise. I wish I could say I was shocked to read the details described in the Pepper Hamilton external review of Baylor’s...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wichita State once again flirting with football revival?

Wichita State has not played a down of college football since 1986, but it wants in with the Mountain West Conference Wichita State made the decision to discontinue its college football program in 1986, but the thought of reviving the program was never silent for long. A...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers gets back to basics with updated football uniforms

Rutgers is moving away from the splashy uniforms they have worn the last couple of years and going back to basics. It looks pretty solid. I was apparently one of the few out there who liked what Rutgers did with their football uniforms a few years ago....
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big 12 still does not need to expand, BUT IF IT DOES…

Oh boy, here we go again with the Big 12 expansion conversations Ever since the Big 12 lost Texas A&M and Missouri to the SEC, Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Pac-12, the talks about expansion for the conference have continued to drag on. With...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama receives national championship rings

Teams have slowly been rolling out their celebratory rings for various levels of achievements from the 2015 season. Rings for appearing in or winning bowl games have been received. So have rings for division or conference titles. Alabama, though, gets the big prize every college football hopes...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 12 spring game attendance by the numbers

By now we know the spring attendance numbers in the SEC and Big Ten will always be higher than the other power conferences (having 14 teams helps, of course). The Big 12 will never compete in this pretty useless stat, especially when so many schools fail to...
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April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Big Ten spring game attendance by the numbers

The SEC may have led the pack when it comes to spring game attendance, but the Big Ten was once again a strong draw this spring with its usual heavy-hitters continuing to set the pace for the conference. Highlighted by a record-setting turnout for the Ohio State...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

SEC spring game attendance by the numbers

The SEC led the nation in spring game attendance this year, and the competition was not even close when you look at the data. The SEC had a cumulative total of 508,994 at spring games this season, easily pushing past the Big Ten after seeing their rivals...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

A mid-April look at spring game attendance

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer set the bar high for Buckeye fans, and they cleared it on Saturday. A year after setting a new national record for spring game attendance, Meyer saw Ohio State fans answer his call to pack Ohio Stadium with over 100,000 fans...
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April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Coaches using Nick Saban’s age as a recruiting deterrent better have a solid Plan B

Alabama head coach Nick Saban will turn 65 during the middle of the upcoming college football season, and it stands to reason his days as a college football coach may be numbered. There is nothing more for Saban to prove and whenever he decides to call it...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin has toughest schedule among Big Ten teams in 2016

If the Wisconsin Badgers are going to make a run at a Big Ten title, or even a berth in the College Football Playoff, they will have certainly earned it by playing one of the toughest schedules in the nation. Wisconsin will play the most challenging schedule...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

The transfer process shouldn’t be so unfair to the players

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is quickly asserting his impact on his new program. One of the more noticeable changes between how things were run under former head coach Mark Richt (now at Miami) and Smart is how the transfer process for players wishing to leave the...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Lambeau Field College Classic: What makes a “classic” anyway?

Lambeau Field is a storied football stadium with a tremendous amount of football history having been played on the turf commonly referred to as the Frozen Tundra. Home to the NFL’s Green Bay Packers since 1957, and it used to be the home to local high school...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Video Mailbag: Jim Harbaugh vs. The SEC and is Mario Bros. the worst game ever?

I asked for your college football questions. I got a couple. I then asked for your off-topic questions and received a good handful. That makes up this week’s edition of the video mailbag. Enjoy. Follow No 2-Minute Warning: Twitter | Facebook | iTunes | Instagram | YouTube |...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden lines up seven QBs for his annual camp

Jon Gruden will be back to grilling and quizzing some of this season’s top quarterback prospects before the NFL Draft. ESPN announced today seven quarterbacks have been chosen to be a part of Gruden’s QB Camp, entering its seventh year on the air as one of the...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Sun Belt cutting Idaho and New Mexico State after 2017; what’s next?

Idaho and New Mexico State will see their contracts to be football-only members of the Sun Belt Conference expire at the end of the 2017 college football season, since again putting the two leftovers from the imploded WAC conference during realignmageddon a few years ago back on...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

What schools are doing the conference championship double dip?

The college basketball season is coming to a close with regular seasons about to move into conference championship tournament time, which sets up the big dance later in the month. With the college basketball season coming down to the wire, let’s take a look to see if...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Outdoor hockey coming to Notre Dame Stadium?

A few years back the National Hockey League attempted to create a new tradition by playing an outdoor game on New Years Eve. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman foolishly suggested January 1 could become hockey’s day on the sports calendar, because nobody felt the need to remind him...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

No 2-Minute Warning on Instagram

It’s true, No 2-Minute Warning is now on Instagram. Since Instagram made it much easier to manage multiple accounts recently, and thanks to a webinar I recently checked out on Instagram, I was inspired to put together a brand new Instagram account to associate with the new...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer doesn’t want an early signing period, although he and Ohio State would crush it if there was one

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is no fan of the idea of signing recruits earlier than the traditional signing day in early February. Having pulled in the top classes in the Big Ten each season since his arrival in Columbus, what reason would he have to change the recruiting guidelines? With the topic of a possible early signing period continuing to be discussed at multiple levels...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh’s spring break debate is bigger than Michigan vs. SEC

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has spring break all mapped out for the Wolverines football program this year. Instead of the team going separate ways over spring break on the Michigan calendar, Harbaugh is taking the entire team down to Florida for spring football practices. This, of course, has not been taken lightly by the SEC, which has already taken measures to attempt to have...
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February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 Recruiting Classes since 2005, or Alabama and everyone else

Recruiting is the lifeblood of a college football program. If you struggle to build a solid recruiting class one year, you could easily pay for it over the next three to four years, if not more. On the flip side, if you manage to knock a recruiting class out of the park, your chances for success in the coming years can take a nice spike. And just think what you...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

National Signing Day: Let them eat cake!

You just never know what is going to happen on National Signing Day when it comes to live announcements. Over the years we have seen live bulldog puppies and live trees on top of the more traditional picking of the hats. This morning, Georgia native Mecole Hardman Jr. baked up a new way to announce his decision. At a press conference table for his live announcement, Hardman had cakes line...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

USF jumps out to early lead on National Signing Day

National Signing Day is here and South Florida has already won the day.OK, so USF will not be making a run for the title of recruiting national champion, which will go to Alabama or LSU or Ohio State or Michigan, but the Bulls have clearly brought their A-game with their social media presence and approach to signing day. In the early going, nobody has topped USF’s animated announcements…...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Power-ranking the QB recruiting classes since 2002

No position in sports is more important than the quarterback position in football. NFL franchises can die a slow death if they miss on a quarterback through the NFL draft. In college, the time is short with quarterbacks, which makes landing a solid quarterback recruit on a regular basis both difficult and crucial. Some programs can do this better than others, of course, but landing...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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