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My First College Football Game: “Don’t get used to this”

The year was 1991 and I was just weeks into my new obsession; Super Nintendo. I had saved up my allowance, birthday and holiday money, as well as the couple bucks or...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Live blogging the 2014 college football season

Plenty of websites covering college football make a habit of posting live blogs or open threads for individual games. I could do that if I wanted, but instead I am...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wife knows best: Week one college football picks

My wife loves college football. Well, maybe she doesn’t love it, but she does get excited for the season when she hears the ESPN college football theme and she will...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn Quakers think they are “Oregon of the Ivy League”

Today I heard a phrase I am not sure I ever thought I would hear. “We’re like the Oregon of the Ivy League in a sense,” was the phrase used...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The best player in the Big Ten is…

I have made no secret just how much I think of Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. For a couple of seasons now I have stood firm on my stance that...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Free, just for fun college pick’em

If you are looking to have a little fun with picking games without the risk of losing any money in the process, feel free to join my totally free, just...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Episode 144 – Stewart Mandel’s Guide to the College Football Playoff

It is finally here! After years of saying college football needs to use some sort of playoff format, those who have been clamoring for it will finally be rewarded with...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The holiday season can be a busy time of year. You may be traveling or hosting or perhaps you are out looking for some last minute gift ideas and stocking...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Episode 143 – Jay Paterno on the Paterno Legacy

Say what you will about the legacy of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, but there is no debate when it comes to suggesting it is complicated. Three years...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

UTSA’s white helmet combines awesomeness of matte and chrome

I love matte helmets (and I cannot lie). I also dig chrome helmets in most circumstances. Few schools have been adventurous enough to try and combine the two trendy helmet styles, but...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Why I would pick Chuckie Keeton over Taysom Hill

One of college football’s most exciting players to watch will return to the playing field in week one after seeing a promising 2013 season end prematurely. Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

It could be that kind of (good) year for Iowa

It seems every few years the Iowa Hawkeyes rise from seemingly nowhere in the Big Ten, when few are looking, and make a run in the conference. This year has...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Fancred Football Friday Mailbag: Heisman favorites or sleepers, and surprise playoff contender

As I will be doing on the first Friday of every month, today’s mailbag questions will come from the Fancred community. Not on Fancred? Sign up for an account now and be...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

There will be college football played this month

Welcome to the month of August. For the first time since January, we can say there will be college football played this month. This is a glorious thought. The first...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Episode 142 – Getting educated on advanced stats in college football

It has been over a year since the last episode of the No 2-Minute Warning Podcast has been released. My apologies for the wait. Let’s get started. If you are...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati tabbed media favorite in AAC

Cincinnati’s has four Big East championship trophies in the trophy case, but this fall the Bearcats are expected to add the first American Athletic Conference championship trophy to the collection....
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Brady Hoke keeping a cool head on a hot seat

Over the last few years I have been somewhat critical of Michigan head coach Brady Hoke. I feel my criticisms have been justified based on the results the Wolverines have...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden Arm Award watch list released

Last year I had the great fortune of writing up a weekly recap of the top performers in contention for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Athlon Sports. The...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Picking wins and losses for Wisconsin

This past week I got a chance to pick wins and losses for a pair of Big Ten teams this season for Athlon Sports. I went on the very optimistic...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Media Days Notebook: Do we really need four days of this? (Yeah, probably)

The conference media day circuit got started Monday with the SEC opening its four-day media day event in Hoover, Alabama. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your stance on media day...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Football Friday Mailbag: Coaches on the hot seat in Big Ten, SEC and why everyone loves Alabama

It has been a while, so let’s see if I remember how to do this… This week I decided to take questions exclusively through Fancred. Not on Fancred? Sign up...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Florida State defy college football odds with back-to-back national titles?

Winning back-to-back championships is one of the toughest accomplishments to achieve in the world of sports. Just winning one takes some tremendous skill and preparation and, yes, a little bit...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville’s blackout uniforms have good history

Louisville will roll out an all-black uniform look for its first contest in the ACC in week one. The nationally televised ACC debut on Labor Day against the Miami Hurricanes...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma’s new look is unfairly being criticized

When it comes to college football uniforms,I can be quick to judge. I loved Iowa State’s new matte helmet as soon as I saw it, but I’m a sucker for...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa State’s matte helmet is awesome

I love football helmets with a matte-finish, so it brings me great pleasure to see Iowa State use it on their helmets this upcoming season. It is pretty hard to...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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