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  1. Why Jimbo Fisher can't quit Jameis Winston

    Elizabeth Merrill

    To understand Jimbo Fisher's complicated relationship with Jameis Winston, it helps to talk to some Seminoles who have lived with the coach's tough love.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  2. Missouri a blueprint for the NFL?

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Michael Sam's coaches, teammates showed support. But it wasn't perfect, either.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  3. How do Nebraska fans feel about Bo Pelini's recent behavior?

    Elizabeth Merrill

    While a nun sees warmth and kindness in Bo Pelini, other fans are starting to sour, Liz Merrill writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  4. Get to know Geno Smith a little better

    David Ubben

    Our NFL writing staff takes a crack at the big names in the NFL draft each April, and colleague Elizabeth Merrill profiled West Virginia star Geno Smith on Wednesday. There's lots of interesting notes from the road from Smith's childhood to a likely ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  5. A tragic end for former Gamecocks

    Chris Low

    Kenny McKinley and O.J. Murdock met as precocious and promising freshmen at South Carolina in 2005. They shared the same hopes, dreams and, ultimately, similarly tragic fates. If you haven't had a chance, I urge you to read Elizabeth Merrill's hea...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  6. On Nov. 3, Alabama RB Eddie Lacy heads to hometown to beat LSU Ti...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Eddie Lacy was born on the Bayou, but the trip he made to Death Valley on Nov. 3 was no homecoming, writes Elizabeth Merrill in ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  7. Andrew and Oliver Luck are two of a kind

    Kevin Gemmell

    You didn't think we'd let the day go without something on Andrew Luck, did you? And it happens that Elizabeth Merrill of put together a really great read on Luck, his father Oliver, and how the two are similar. Thought this was one you al...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  8. What gives with Ryan Mallett?

    Chris Low colleague Elizabeth Merrill went to Texarkana, Texas, recently and spent time with former Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett and his family and has an excellent story on the enigma Mallett has become in this upcoming NFL draft. Physically,...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  9. Merrill on the unrevealing Blaine Gabbert

    David Ubben

    Colleague Elizabeth Merrill was in Columbia for Missouri's pro day last week, and has a look at former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert, a possible No. 1 pick. A quick excerpt: The quintessential Blaine Gabbert story hasn't really been written...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  10. In-depth with Ndamukong Suh

    David Ubben

    If you haven't had a chance to see writer Elizabeth Merrill's story on Ndamukong Suh, take some time this afternoon and do it. Nebraska fan or not, it's an enjoyable read. Here's a preview: The poking and probing is over; the NFL draf...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  11. Turner Gill turns his attention to building trust in Kansas footb...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Turner Gill enters his first season as the football coach at Kansas prepared to draw upon his experience as coach at the University of Buffalo and what he learned from Tom Osborne at Nebraska.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2010
  12. Pelini's return seen as bridge between old, new Nebraska

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Bo Pelini, Nebraska's new head coach, embraces tradition and understands how much the state's identity is wrapped up in football. As's Elizabeth Merrill writes, he's landed in Lincoln to a warm reception.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2008
  13. Sun Devils draw confidence, swagger from Erickson

    Elizabeth Merrill

    One year after starting over in one of college football's cold, isolated corners, a red-hot beginning at Arizona State has Dennis Erickson basking in the Valley of the Sun.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2007
  14. ASU delivers final blow to Cal's title hopes; sets up showdown wi...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Arizona State entered its first Pac-10 test with an unblemished record and plenty of skeptics. After a convincing second half, the Sun Devils retained their perfect record and may have gained a few believers.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2007
  15. Aggies deliver latest blow to Huskers' world

    Elizabeth Merrill

    The return of Tom Osborne to the program boosted morale in Lincoln this week, but Saturday's loss to Texas A&M demonstrated just how far the Huskers have slipped.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2007
  16. Huskers fans relieved to have Osborne back manning the helm

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Nebraska fans ask for very little -- 10-win seasons and respect. Under Steve Pederson and Bill Callahan, they received little of either. But Tom Osborne's return harkens back to the good ole days of Nebraska football.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2007