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  1. Florida State's Jimbo Fisher, Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, Sta...

    Ted Miller

    Hollywood? Not really. College football coaches reveal the truth about pregame speeches.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  2. Mailbag: Best Big Ten-Pac-12 matchups

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. This is where you follow me on Twitter. To the notes. Dave from Birmingham writes: Not sure I get you. Why would you not want the four best teams to play in a playoff? That's what a playoff is about. I know there's a subjective...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  3. Playoffs? We're talking about playoffs!

    Ted Miller

    My typical response to people asking about a potential college football playoff has long been "don't hold your breath." Mostly because lots of powerful folks with a variety of agendas around college football -- from college presidents to bowl executi...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  4. Big NFL draft year for the Pac-12

    Ted Miller

    ESPN.com's NFL draft experts are well into their preseason evaluation of draft eligible players, and there is a lot of early love for the Pac-12, which could produce as many as eight to 10 first-round picks. Consider this evaluation of the top-thr...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  5. Kiffin year two: How long does the honeymoon last?

    Ted Miller

    There are two types of "new" coaches. First, there are new-new coaches, those who are entering their first season with no track record at their present destination, which allows fans to invest in them their wildest hopes and dreams. Then their are...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  6. Which programs, conferences best develop talent?

    Ted Miller

    Who are the the best (and worst) college programs and conferences at developing recruits into NFL players? That's an interesting question, and the Iowa football blog "Black Hearts, Gold Pants" decided to try and figure out some answers. Good recr...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  7. Arizona tries to regroup after 2010 finish

    Ted Miller

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's not difficult to come up with a fair explanation for Arizona's 7-1 start that devolved into a 0-5 finish. In the first eight games, the Wildcats played an easy schedule. They were better than teams such as Toledo, Washington Sta...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  8. Foles focuses on present, not NFL

    Ted Miller

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Before we engage our topic -- Arizona quarterback Nick Foles -- let's pause for a moment and consider the Wildcats' NFL history at Foles' position. It will only require the briefest of pauses, however, so don't worry about your eyes ...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  9. Who gets and stops explosive rushing?

    Ted Miller

    Coaches love talking about explosion plays. You want to get a lot of them and give up very few. We looked at offensive explosion plays -- plays of 20 or more yards -- on Tuesday and defenses that prevented explosion plays on Wednesday. Today we lo...

    Blog | February 24, 2011
  10. Pac-10 top 25 from 2010: No. 18

    Ted Miller

    We continue our countdown of the Pac-10's 25 best players from 2010. Note: Because we are ranking players based on this past season, it's Pac-10, not Pac-12. Here are the preseason rankings (click each name to read the blurb). No. 18. Nick F...

    Blog | February 24, 2011
  11. Did your team mute explosive offenses?

    Ted Miller

    Coaches love talking about explosion plays. You want to get a lot of them and give up very few. On Tuesday, we looked at offensive explosion plays -- plays of 20 or more yards -- which you can see here. Tomorrow, we'll look at explosion plays in t...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  12. Pac-10 top game atmospheres: Nos. 1-5

    Ted Miller

    Following the lead of my esteemed blogging colleagues, I'm going to rank the 10 best stadium "atmospheres" from the Pac-10 games I covered in 2010. Monday we ranked Nos. 10-6. Today, it's the top-five. There are three major factors: 1. Stadium ...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  13. Best-worst case redo: Oregon State

    Ted Miller

    Every preseason we take a look at potential best-case and worst-case scenarios for every Pac-10 team. While these are often tongue-in-cheek, they nonetheless represent the top and bottom we see for each team. So it might be worthwhile to revisit e...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  14. Best-worst case redo: Arizona

    Ted Miller

    Every preseason we take a look at potential best-case and worst-case scenarios for every Pac-10 team. While these are often tongue-in-cheek, they nonetheless represent the top and bottom we see for each team. So it might be worthwhile to revisit e...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  15. Pac-10 is the No. 2 conference

    Ted Miller

    The Pac-10 chant for the 2010 season: "We're No. 2! We're No. 2!" Hey, it could be worse. It should come as no surprise that the SEC reigns supreme in ESPN Stats & Information final college football conference rankings for 2010. Sure, the S...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  16. Oregon lands touted athlete

    Ted Miller

    Oregon not only is playing for the national title, it appears poised to land its best recruiting class in years. The Ducks received a commitment Wednesday from Christian French of Kennedy High School (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), a four-star athlete who c...

    Blog | December 09, 2010