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  1. College coaches most coveted by the NFL

    Ryan McGee

    You want to start a fight? Walk into a hotel lobby full of NFL executives and shout aloud the question, "Hey, do you think college coaches can make in the pros?" Then just sit back and watch the room turn into a bunkhouse stampede. For decades it ...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  2. Early games with most BCS impact

    Ryan McGee

    The question seemed simple. It was not. On Monday, a group of ESPN college football writers was assembled to shoot the ESPN The Magazine College Football Preview special at ESPNU, and the producer gave us a heads up as to what one of the main questi...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  3. Evaluating September games with most BCS impact -- NCF

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee evaluates the September games that will have the most BCS impact, providing win projections from Football Outsiders for each.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  4. Goals for 10 second-year coaches

    Ryan McGee

    Randy Edsall was not alone. Not even close. The 2011 college football season was one of the most active ever when it came to new head coaches. A whopping 23 started the year in new places, 19 percent of all Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches. ...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  5. What Randy Edsall and other coaches must accomplish in Year 2 - N...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee grades 10 first-year college football coaches from 2011 and says what each must accomplish in 2012. In some cases, like with Randy Edsall and Maryland, there's quite a bit of work to do.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  6. Biggest position group holes to fill - CFB

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee explains that while losing a great player can be a problem for some teams, taking a look at a whole position group is a better way to assess needs in the way coaches do in the spring. Here are some key question marks.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  7. Re-examining my preseason Top 25

    Ryan McGee

    Let it never be said that I'm not willing to call myself a dummy when I am one, just as I'm not afraid to dislocate my shoulder in an effort to pat myself on the back from time to time. In that spirit, there's no better way to tie a b...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  8. Top 10 early schedule losers for 2012

    Ryan McGee

    Last week, we took a look at my man Mark Schlabach's Way Too Early Top 25 and did some surmising on which teams might be poised for big early jumps thanks to some sweet early scheduling efforts by the football office. (By the way, I was aske...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  9. Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan facing tough 2012 schedules - CFB

    Ryan McGee

    After ranking the early schedule winners for 2012, Ryan McGee now looks at the top 10 early schedule losers heading into next season. Before spring ball even begins, it looks like Alabama and Oklahoma have two of the toughest roads.

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  10. Field-level analysis of BCS games

    Ryan McGee

    Throughout the 2011 college football season, we've bypassed the usual experts -- coaches, players and analysts -- and gone to a group that does as much game prep as any of those others. I'm talking about the officials. As we did at midseas...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  11. Referee scouting reports for Rose, Fiesta, Sugar, Orange Bowls - ...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee checks in with conference referees to get their takes on the Rose, Fiesta, Sugar and Orange Bowl matchups.

    Blog | Conversation | December 30, 2011
  12. Did refs get it right in LSU-Alabama?

    Ryan McGee

    After a half-season hiatus, we're happy to announce the return of the Zebra Report: "Hey Ref!" edition, in which my old man answers your questions about all things in black and white stripes. Dr. Jerry McGee, aka Pops, was a college football of...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  13. Answering the season's biggest officiating questions, including L...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee turns his blog over to his father, a former NCAA official, to answer the biggest officiating questions of the season, including the dual-possession interception from the LSU-Alabama game and the extra point that wasn't in Syracuse-Toledo.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  14. A field-level view of the BCS top 5

    Ryan McGee

    Because my father was an FBS college football official most of my life, I grew up in a house where referees were celebrated as people who understand the game on a level that few ever achieve. To any reader who has ever called a ref an idiot -- wh...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  15. How refs view Alabama Crimson Tide, LSU Tigers and rest of BCS to...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee chats with college refs, who dish anonymous scouting reports on the top 5 teams in the BCS standings. How are LSU's and Alabama's defenses different? Can Boise State hang with the big boys? The zebras have the answers.

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  16. Heisman odds for LaMichael James

    Ryan McGee

    Now that's more like it. That was the universal response from much of the Pacific Northwest on Saturday evening, as No. 21 sliced and diced his way through the Arizona Wildcats. RB LaMichael James cooked up an Oregon single-game rushing record ...

    Blog | September 27, 2011