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Preparing for another year of TCU and Baylor ruling the Bizzaro Big 12

You know the college football landscape is evolving when TCU and Baylor are the toast of the Big 12 and Oklahoma gets labeled as a sleeper Cinderella and Texas is rebuilding. Such is life in the Big 12 Conference these days. As someone who has followed the Big Ten for as long as I have, […]
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Power ranking Appalachian State’s 21 (yes, 21) new uniform combinations

Appalachian State is entering year two as an FBS program in the Sun Belt Conference, and they will have plenty of uniform combinations to choose from this fall. Appalachian State unveiled their updated look for 2015, and it features a whopping 21 combinations with three different helmets, three different jerseys and two different pants. Appalachian […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Preview: Picking the Mountain West Conference

Boise State has been known to be one of the top little engines that could in college football, and this season should be no different. In fact, this little blue engine could have enough steam to make for some heated conversations later in the season if things start off well for the Broncos. Considering the […]
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why I applaud Braxton Miller’s refreshing dedication to Ohio State Buckeyes

Players should not lose starting jobs to injury, but sometimes there are exceptions. Braxton Miller’s story at Ohio State has gone off script in the past year, but he is determined to write a positive final chapter any way he can. Ohio State will open the 2015 season in defense of a national championship for […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: An early preview of Pac-12 Media Days with Kyle Kensing

Oregon still team to beat, but is USC moving up? We are still in the midst of SEC Media Day Days Week, but now is as good a time as any to start looking a little ahead and catching up with the Pac-12. The Pac-12 media days are still a couple of weeks away at […]
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Mid-summer prep for college football

The Fourth of July is over. The college football preview magazines are making the rounds. SEC media days begin next week. Without trying to rush you through your summer, college football is coming, and it is coming so quickly that Nick Saban may complain and want to slow things down a little. A good old […]
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A: The state of BYU football in 2015, with Mitch Harper

BYU football has always been intriguing to me. The program has a unique identity in the world of college football, as well as a rich history that often gets overlooked. During the conference realignment phase of a few years ago, BYU was left out of the power conference shakeup that saw in-state and Holy War […]
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Preview: Picking Conference USA

Keeping in the patriotic spirit of July 4th, and to follow up this morning’s American Athletic Conference predictions, why not serve up a helping of Conference USA predictions for the new season? A year after Marshall fell just shy of potentially cashing in on a big bowl payout, Conference USA looks elsewhere this season to […]
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Preview: Picking the American Athletic Conference

College football may still be a little under two months away, but that does not mean it is too early to start doing some projecting. Today I am starting to reveal my offseason win projections, and what more appropriate way to get it started than by sorting through the American Athletic Conference. After all, it […]
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee joins the Nike family and shows off new uniforms

Navy joining the American Athletic Conference was not the only big change taking place in college football today. Tennessee officially joined the Nike family with a grand showcase of a brand new line-up of uniforms across the athletic department. Of course, that means new football uniforms for the Vols in 2015. New Nike uniforms for […]
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Off-the-rail radio interview not something Jim Harbaugh needs to worry about

Some coaches shine in interviews on radio and TV. Those coaches manage to sell their program at any given opportunity, knowing exactly what to say to offer a positive spin on the team and its fortunes. Others are not cut out for being interviewed. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is one of those people, and that’s […]
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Navy joins The American: Where AAC goes from here, and what about Army?

Navy football has always been an American tradition. Now it is an American Athletic Conference tradition. Today Navy’s addition to the American Athletic Conference became official, bringing the conference’s membership up to 12 members to open the door to a brand new conference championship game starting this fall. “I am proud and delighted to take […]
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

College football returns next month; let’s hope ESPN doesn’t ruin it

While the big countdown will continue to focus on the march toward the first FBS kickoff of the 2015 season, today is a good time to remind you there will be actual college football played next month. Yes, as the calendar flips to July, we are now one calendar page turn away from seeing the […]
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 In Review: Year 2 of the American Athletic Conference

The 2014 season was the second full season for the American Athletic Conference since rebranding from the shambles of the final days of the Big East, yet it saw more changes in conference make-up. Rutgers left the conference to begin competing in the Rutgers, but East Carolina, Tulsa and Tulane all joined the fold to […]
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Derugulation of conference titles would make Group of 5 chase for New Years Six better too

If everything goes according to plan, the deregulation of conference championships could provide some nice benefits to the ACC and the Big 12. It could also really amp up the Group of Five conversation as well. Under the structure of the College Football Playoff, there is a reserved seat at the adult table in the […]
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina, Steve Spurrier and the Confederate Flag

In 2006, South Carolina hosted Tennessee in a game that was visited by ESPN’s weekly pregame show, College GameDay. As is regularly the case, fans came to hold up posters and wave flags in the background of the GameDay set, but one flag drew the ire of South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier. The Confederate […]
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Somebody tell Dan Mullen the talent in Michigan is good enough to win multiple New Years Six bowl games

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen is coming off the most successful season in his coaching career, and the best season Mississippi State has seen in who knows how long. So this summer you can understand why Mullen may be feeling a little extra confident as he voices his opinions on various college football topics. […]
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

A before and after comparison of Syracuse’s new FieldTurf

Syracuse recently installed a brand new playing surface at the Carrier Dome, which I touched on over on College Football Talk a while back. The new playing surface is a brand new FieldTurf that is supposed to look even nicer on TV, as well as in person. What I think is really cool is seeing […]
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy (Washington State) Flag Day!

Today is Flag Day in the United States. While it is designed to honor the anniversary of the nation adopting the stars and stripes of red, white and blue as out nation’s banner, I prefer to use it as a sort of kickoff into college football preseason coverage for the upcoming season. I have the […]
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports asks who has better shot at Top 25 finish; Michigan or Nebraska?

I love this time of year. The seasons are transitioning from spring to summer, and that means we continue to get closer and closer to the start of the college football season. It also means I am starting to get reacquainted with some college football friends in the media and blogosphere. Last week I appeared […]
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Uniform Updates: Pitt getting new look in 2016, Syracuse bringing No. 44 back

Pitt and Syracuse generated some buzz with uniform news and teases this week. Let the outrage begin. I have been busy these past couple of weeks packing up the apartment and moving into a new house and setting up the brand new home office, but I was not so busy that a pair of uniform […]
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr. puts SEC on top when it comes to Madden NFL covers

There may no longer be an NCAA Football video game produced by EA Sports, but that does not mean the SEC cannot find one more thing to brag about. With wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants, and previously of LSU, being named the cover athlete for Madden NFL 16, the annual […]
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Bowden says SEC was too difficult for FSU and national title hopes

Oh, you thought Bobby Bowden‘s quotes about Jameis Winston (he thinks FSU fans would say Winston was an embarrassment to the university) were entertaining? Well how about this other nugget that was shared during a radio interview yesterday. When asked about Florida State’s old decision to not join the SEC in the 1990s, Bowden suggested it […]
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Why is college football in a rush to change championship methods?

The ACC and Big 12 have a desire to change the way conference championships can be determined, but is it wise for all conferences to hop on board? College football may fly under the NCAA banner for a number of general rules and guidelines, but there is still no way to satisfy everybody from coast […]
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado adds a touch of silver to 2015 uniform selections

The word was Colorado was preparing to update their football uniforms for 2015, and Friday the Buffs gave the world a look at their new uniform selections. For the most part, they are pretty darn slick. Have a look at the full arsenal, highlighted by four different helmets to choose from (including a silver helmet)… […]
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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