Oregon State goes back to basics with new helmet

The Oregon State Beavers have a somewhat difficult time standing out when it comes to football uniforms. Playing major college football in the same state as Oregon can have that effect. But Oregon State is given a certain degree of the Nike treatment as well and the Beavers have worn a number of different looks […]
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This alternate matte-black helmet for Texas is not happening

There are certain programs that should never ever cross a certain line when it comes to their look. The Texas Longhorns are one of those programs. This is why I got a bit sick to my stomach this morning as I was enjoying my morning coffee when I saw this…
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

What color is this college football uniform?

You would think, unless you happen to be color blind, determining the color combination of a dress would be pretty simple when the only options are blue and black or white and gold. Let’s be honest, these color combos are contrasting enough with each other to make the call rather easy, but Thursday night sparked […]
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Diving in to the world of concept helmets

I try to avoid getting caught up in the idea of concept uniforms and concept helmet designs, but I recently stumbled across the designs put together by Dylan Young, of Deeyung Entertainment. While most of the designs seem to follow a similar formula (take the team’s logo, blow it up and plaster it on the […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Place your bets! Early betting odds for power conference championships released

This may come as a slight shock to some of you, but one online sports book is giving Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon and TCU the best odds to win their respective conference championships in 2015. Hard to believe, right? This year’s first batch of conference championship odds were recently released by for each of the […]
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL coaches over think critical moments too

Back in mid-October over on The Student Section I took a look at a few head-scratching coaching decisions I observed during the weekend action from Week 7 of the college football season. You can pick a few of these every weekend of a football season, but there were calls that particular week that really got […]
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Video Mailbag: Best QB in 2015, Melvin Gordon among the greats, and the Shippensburg bar scene

It has been a while but with the offseason here I am looking forward to making the mailbag feature a much more regular part of the mix to help us get through this offseason together. I threw a couple of questions into a quick video, but please allow me to dig deeper into some thoughts […]
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Episode 160 – Counting down to National Signing Day

With one week to go until National Signing Day, college football programs are digging out the fax machines and looking to fill the recruiting classes with time running out. Time is running out for coaches to make their final pitches to recruits with National Signing Day coming up one week from today. Alabama is on […]
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Coastal Carolina installing a new teal turf

In the ranks of the Football Championship Subdivision, Coastal Carolina has been a program on the rise. Coming off a wildly successful, yet unfulfilling season on the field, the Chanticleers will have a new field to play on in 2015. Yes, it will be teal. I’m on board with this.. RT @saintwarrick: Coastal Carolina has […]
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New UTSA helmet for 2015 has familiar Longhorn flavor

UTSA is a program I am very much enjoying grow as a program. Ever since I had head coach Larry Coker on the podcast as a guest to talk about starting up the program, I have been pulling for the Roadrunners. Last season started off with a bang with a convincing win over Houston and a […]
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UNLV rocking a scarlet helmet in 2015?

UNLV has a brand new head coach in place (Tony Sanchez) and the Rebels could have a new helmet as well. This scarlet helmet has surfaced and has generated some interest as the program looks to head in a new direction. If this is legit and not just a piece of recruiting material on display, […]
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Critics cannot have it both ways with Cardale Jones’ decision

On Thursday, three days after helping Ohio State win a national championship, Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones announced at a press conference in Cleveland he will return for one more year of school. Jones had become a hot topic among NFL Draft circles in the past few days, with many suggesting he would be wise to […]
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Final McGuire Metric results: Buckeyes push Big Ten to the top

During the 2014 college football season I attempted to keep score of each team’s and each conference’s overall body of work by assigning a point value for each win. Each week teams and conferences had chances to add to their total, the intended use to be to assess which conference and which team did the […]
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The lesson to learn from the 2014 season: Let the season breathe

Every season of college football has its own story. For as much as we hear about the various narratives in the game, it can sometimes be easy to forget that each season can tell its own story while straying from what we are led to believe is the script. In fact, there is no script […]
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

My College Football Playoff National Championship Game Prediction

History will be made Monday night in Arlington, Texas when the first College Football Playoff crowns its national champion. Pac-12 champion Oregon and Big Ten champion Ohio State will play for the ultimate bragging rights, with the Ducks looking for their first national title and the Buckeyes working for their eighth. With a Heisman Trophy […]
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Episode 159 – Big Ten Bounces Back

In week two of the 2014 college football season there were many willing to write off the entire Big Ten from the playoff conversation. Yeah. About that… Few conferences enjoyed the new year the way the Big Ten did. The conference went 3-1 on January 1, and all three victories were notable and not to […]
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

FCS Championship Game: North Dakota State going for history

On Monday night history will be made with the crowning of the first College Football Playoff national champion. While either Ohio State or Oregon will go down as a trivia answer in that respect, this weekend could see FCS juggernaut North Dakota State make some history of its own. The Bison take on Illinois State […]
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Episode 158 – A not so Happy New Year for the SEC?

I started to keep track of conference bowl records during the 2011-2012 bowl season, and the SEC has always been the top performer among the conferences. The SEC went 6-3 in bowl games that season, with an asterisk because I ended up counting a win for Alabama over LSU as a loss for LSU in the […]
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

College Football Playoff: Identity crisis in Oregon, Ohio

When the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Oregon Ducks in the College Football Playoff championship game on Monday, January 12, residents in the city of Oregon, Ohio will have a temporary identity crisis. The city will change its name, and the local high school will change its official school colors in a uniformed show […]
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Michigan on road back to national glory with Harbaugh?

Michigan’s interim athletics director Jim Hackett made a point of saying he had a desire to move away from the whole “Michigan man” philosophy as the program moved forward with a coaching search after letting go of Brady Hoke. Naturally, Michigan hired the most “Michigan man” available on the market with Jim Harbaugh, nevermind the […]
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Oregon Duck pancakes are great way to start winning the day

With the Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl for one of the two national semifinals in the first College Football Playoff, perhaps you might want to get your New Years Day started with some Oregon-themed pancakes. If so, then you are in luck!
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowl Notebook: Utes win big for Pac-12, USA coach is tough

The first day of the bowl season is now in the books, and it was an up-and-down one for the Mountain West Conference. With four games involving MWC programs, the chance to legitimize the power of the conference came against the MAC, Conference USA and the Pac-12. The conference took care of business against the […]
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

CFB Playoff coaches decorate for the holidays (video)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich are all busy preparing their teams for the upcoming College Football Playoff, but before they all have some chores around the home to take care of first. It’s time for these playoff […]
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State has some fun with numbers, and is wrong

Ohio State finished the 2014 regular season on a surge keyed by big road wins against Michigan State and Minnesota, one mroe victory over rival Michigan and a blowout of Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game. Despite many writing Ohio State off at the beginning of the season, the Buckeyes battled back and made […]
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Episode 157 – Archie Griffin on the Heisman Trophy and Andy Coppens on Wisconsin’s surprise coaching search

Just a couple of weeks ago I was pleased to be joined by a former Heisman Trophy winner, Doug Flutie. Today I was honored to have the opportunity to speak with the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy in its storied history. Ohio State legend Archie Griffin, winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1974 […]
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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