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  1. Five coaches in make-or-break years

    Ryan McGee

    When I receive feedback on my college football stories (go on and have at it at @ESPNMcGee or mcgeespn@yahoo.com), the vast majority comes from fans. Do I agree with them? Usually not. But do I love their passion? Absolutely. However, when this sp...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  2. Nation's top 5 unsung impact players

    Ryan McGee

    Be a hero. Those three words are among the most repeated in the coaching lexicon. And while they are directed at everyone on the team, sometimes the person who steps up to become that hero is the person you least expect. "The MVP trophies are alwa...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  3. Ranking the nation's top five unsung impact players - NCF

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee surveys coaches from around the country to help him identify his top five unsung impact players, including Texas' special teams ace and a key component to Georgia's offensive success.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  4. Programs most likely to end SEC's reign

    Ryan McGee

    I passed the magazine around to the plumbers and pipe fitters who surrounded me in the hotel bar. It was Thursday night, and we were in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They were in town for the annual meeting of the United Association, their union. I was there ...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  5. Ranking the five programs in best position to end the SEC's reign...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee checks in with athletic directors from around the country to help him rank his top five "SEC busters" -- the programs in the best positions to end the SEC's run of college football dominance.

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. What UNC means for Miami, Oregon

    Ryan McGee

    Welcome back to Three Downs and Punt, the "Please put down your brackets for five minutes and read this" edition. In the state of my birth and current residence, North Carolina, opening weekend of the NCAA tournament is always an exciting time, e...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  9. What NCAA's ruling on UNC case means for Miami, Oregon - NCF

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee dives into the NCAA's recent ruling on North Carolina and evaluates what it means for a pair of other programs awaiting judgment: Miami and Oregon.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The art of the rematch

    Ryan McGee

    "What we saw just now will drive a coach insane." It was sometime around midnight on Saturday, Dec. 3, and I was riding through uptown Charlotte on the media shuttle leaving the ACC championship game. The Clemson Tigers had just dismantled the Virgi...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  15. How coaches view rematches, Alabama-LSU title game - CFB

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee checks in with several coaches who know a thing or two about postseason rematches to get their take on LSU-Alabama. Their answer: Expect things to be very different this time around.

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  16. Expectations too high for Huskers?

    Ryan McGee

    Welcome back to Three Downs and Punt, this week brought to you from the second floor lounge of the Omaha Hilton. As I type I am looking out over sparkling TD Ameritrade Park as the grandstands are being power washed and the parking lot vendors are ta...

    Blog | June 30, 2011