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  1. Mailbag: Worst on worst & Pac-12 rematches

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday Day After Christmas. Hope you got everything you wanted and didn't drink too much egg nog. And, no, your gift to me has not yet arrived. Sure it will be here soon. Follow me on Twitter here. To the notes! Matt from Sunnyvale,...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Mailbag: Stab the field Trojans!

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. This is the mailbag. Or, as I like to say, "A place where dreams come true." Not unlike an Iowa cornfield. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter here. To the notes! Ned from Costa Mesa, Calif: I'm not sure if you've heard abo...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Schlabach, Edwards project the bowls

    Ted Miller

    We'll find out bowl matchups for sure later today, but's Mark Schlabach and Brad Edwards have posted their final bowl projections. Here's how they see the Pac-12 ending up. Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: Both have Oregon and Wiscon...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  7. Oregon State not short on motivation

    Ted Miller

    Oregon State seems like nothing more than a bit player against Oregon in the 115th Civil War. The Ducks have moved on to bigger things in the rivalry -- conference championships, national championship games, Rose Bowls, etc. -- while the Beavers are ...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  8. Cowboys fall, Ducks rise

    Ted Miller

    Anyone notice the Iowa State's uniforms look a lot like USC's if you squint your eyes just so? No reason I'm making that observation, of course. Oregon might want to make sure it takes care of business in Autzen Stadium this evening instead of ...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  9. Why Week 12 matters in the Pac-12

    Ted Miller

    After consecutive weekends with a Game of the Century, college football offers up this. This week's schedule is, well, kinda lame. Top-ranked LSU plays an FCS team, Ole Miss. Kidding, Ole Miss. But barely. No. 2 Oklahoma State plays Iowa State ...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  10. Big NFL draft year for the Pac-12

    Ted Miller'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
  11. 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
  12. Big 12 links: Brown loses a confidant?

    Ted Miller

    Greetings from the West Coast -- Scottsdale, Ariz., to be exact -- should I leave a Colorado link or two, just for old time's sake? How are things at receiver, Baylor? Iowa State running back DeVondrick Nealy... and "A Christmas Story." Just ...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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