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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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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2 days ago  |  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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7 days ago  |  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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11 days ago  |  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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12 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  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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15 days ago  |  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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16 days ago  |  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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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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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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23 days ago  |  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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24 days ago  |  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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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

A short and sweet college football bowl watchability guide

All of them. Watch them all. If you insist on ranking the watchability of each bowl game, then I suggest you check out how Matt Zemek of The Student Section ranks the postseason bowls over at Awful Announcing.
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Big 12’s biggest problem wasn’t the lack of a championship game

Three years ago ACC commissioner John Swofford made it clear at the conference’s football preseason media event he was challenging the entire conference membership to rise up in non-conference play. At the time the ACC had developed a bit of an image problem suggesting the conference was the weakest of the power conferences. “Obviously, we […]
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The McGuire Metric vs. the College Football Playoff

This season I started keeping track of overall body of work based on the strength of schedule at the time games are played. Knowing some of the flaws in this method going in, I was interested to hear College Football Playoff selection committee chairman Jeff Long suggest within the last couple of weeks of the […]
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

No 2-Minute Warning Podcast is now on iHeart Radio

Today I am pleased to inform you the No 2-Minute Warning podcast is now available for listening via iHeart Radio. Click that link, then click the heart button to add the show to your favorites on iHeart Radio. Most of you are probably aware of what iHeart Radio is. The free service allows you to […]
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wife Knows Best: Week 15 College Football Picks

It is conference championship week in college football. Champions in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West Conference, Pac-12 and SEC will all be crowned starting tonight with the Pac-12 and MAC conference championship games. Things got started in wild fashion with UCF earning a split of the American Athletic Conference […]
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Episode 156 – The Big 12’s Playoff Picture

The final week of the college football season will finally answer the question that has been left unanswered for about a month now; Baylor or TCU? Both teams are in position to clinch at least a share of the Big 12 championship this week. Baylor defeated TCU earlier this season, but it is the Horned […]
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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