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  1. Meet Hawaii’s Scott Harding, the Most Interesting Man in Co...

    Michael Weinreb

    The most fascinating laboratory experiment in college football this season has unfolded almost entirely out of view. Unless you are a hardcore gambler or a raging insomniac, you probably don't catch many Hawaii games on your viewing interfa...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  2. The Pirate and His Pupil

    Michael Weinreb

    There's a word that Mike Leach is trying to conjure from somewhere deep within the bedraggled utility closet of his mind, and this word is escaping him, just as the context of this particular digression has escaped pretty much everyone else...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  3. The Quiet Genius

    Michael Weinreb

    Out on the dangling elbow of the Oregon coast, in a port town set against the Coos River, a teacher named Bruce Bryant sometimes points to a photograph affixed to a bulletin board in his classroom. "Hey," he'll ask his s...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  4. The Ballad of Reggie Bush

    Michael Weinreb

    T he following is an excerpt from Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games by Michael Weinreb. Copyright © 2014 by Michael Weinreb. Reprinted with permission of Scribner, a Div...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  5. Wide Right and So Wrong

    Michael Weinreb

    There's a moment that arises after the kick slips a couple of feet wide to the right, after the Ibis Formerly Known as Howard the Duck charges onto the field, after the camera captures the now-iconic image of a flummoxed Bobby Bowden, hands on h...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  6. Leaving the Little Guy Behind

    Michael Weinreb

    Here's a pleasurable thing to do: Cue up this video, run it through to about seven seconds, and then freeze the frame. At that point, you can see what's coming, and you can also witness the forces of nature driving things toward their in...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  7. Boise State, Alabama, the college football playoff system, and sm...

    Michael Weinreb

    Why the college football playoff system could shut out small schools like Boise State.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  8. College Football's Games of the Century - Miami and Florida State...

    Michael Weinreb

    The end of the Miami Hurricanes dynasty.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  9. Tom Osborne Goes for Two

    Michael Weinreb

    In 1985, in the aftermath of the boldest single decision any college football coach has ever made, Tom Osborne published an autobiography titled More Than Winning. It is a book that somehow manages to be both brief and tedious, short on telling detai...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  10. College Football's Games of the Century - Nebraska and Miami in t...

    Michael Weinreb

    On the stunning gamble taken by Nebraska's head coach in the 1984 Orange Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  11. The Tie Will Be Unbroken

    Michael Weinreb

    So let us imagine you are a college football coach in a hypothetical universe, and your team is ranked no. 1 in the country, and you are playing the no. 2 team on its home field, late in the season. The game is tied, and you have the ball with a minu...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  12. Tricky Dick’s Trick Play

    Michael Weinreb

    On the first Friday of December 1969, as Walter Cronkite prepared to report on the emerging details of the My Lai massacre and on the occupation by black students of the Harvard administration building, White House press secretary Ron Ziegler held an...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  13. The Birth of 'The Argument'

    Michael Weinreb

    How can some sportswriters still insist on rating Army over Notre Dame - in view of the November 9th skirmish?" -Notre Dame student magazine, December 1946. "Incidentally, we were not awarded the national championship in 1946 &...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  14. The Goal-Line Stand

    Michael Weinreb

    Everything I know about college football I view through the prism of the 1979 Sugar Bowl. It is not my earliest memory, but it might as well be: In the pale yellow American Broadcasting Corporation graphics, in the fine-spun play-by-play of Keith Jac...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  15. College football's games of the century - Alabama and Penn State ...

    Michael Weinreb

    In 1979, the Tide rolled, the national championship was split, and the Argument endured.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  16. Notre Dame and Michigan St. play to a tie in 1966

    Michael Weinreb

    In 1966, Notre Dame head coach Ara Parseghian made a decision that would rattle the constituency of the sport.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2013