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  1. Ohio State: What might have been?

    Ted Miller

    Ohio State posted one of the great "What might have been?" seasons in the history of college football this year. Just imagine what might have happened had the unbeaten Buckeyes, say, anticipated oncoming NCAA sanctions and self-imposed a bowl ban ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  2. Kiffin drops poll vote, but it's not important

    Ted Miller

    There are a couple of ways to look at USC coach Lane Kiffin's decision to drop out of the coaches' poll. First, he's taking his ball and going home in a fit of pique. Second, USA Today's gotcha moment in the name of the "poll's integrity" -- inser...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  3. Coaches poll 'gotcha!' on Lane Kiffin

    Ted Miller

    Do not mess with the USA Today Coaches Poll because it is not afraid to narc on you. USC coach Lane Kiffin stepped in it Tuesday when he told reporters he wouldn't vote the Trojans No. 1. That wasn't a smart thing to say, most particularly because...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  4. Mailbag: Ohio State fan holiday wishes

    Ted Miller

    Other than USC fans celebrating the return of Matt Barkley, there was a lot of sourness in the pre-Christmas mailbag. You can follow me on Twitter here. To the notes! Mark Twinbridges, Mont., writes: Have you read the full NCAA report on the...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  5. Ohio State? Nothing to see there, USC fans!

    Ted Miller

    Breathe, USC fans, breathe. In fact, I'd suggest you ignore what happened Tuesday with Ohio State and its slap on the wrist from the NCAA for a massive systemic breakdown and a coverup by head coach, Jim Tressel. Yes, when you hold up the Ohio ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  6. The real work starts for Todd Graham

    Ted Miller

    There's the real world. There's the theoretical world. And there's the world of spin. The real world: Todd Graham left Pittsburgh for Arizona State and didn't even get a notable raise on his $2 million salary because he'd rather be the head coach ...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  7. Imagining the perfect coach

    Ted Miller

    ESPN.com senior national columnist Gene Wojciechowski asks a question many athletic directors -- and fans -- have been asking themselves over the past few weeks: What is a perfect coach? Woj tries to come up with some ideas, and what he found is t...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  8. Ducks-Huskies: Nameless, faceless foes?

    Ted Miller

    We've got bad news. College football rivalries aren't really about the emotional roller coaster, the good guys versus bad guys of a Hollywood movie. Their fundamental essence is far more akin to those self-help books you see stacked high on the deepl...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  9. Mailbag: Pac-12 culture vs. SEC culture

    Ted Miller

    Welcome to the last thing you must do before your weekend begins in earnest: Read the mailbag. This is your brain. This is your brain if you follow me on Twitter. This is your brain if you don't. To the notes. Corey from San Francisco writes...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  10. Lots of skepticism about Lyles, Oregon

    Ted Miller

    Here's some reaction to Oregon's release of documents on Monday that seem to fall woefully short of $25,000 worth of recruiting information paid to Willie Lyles. Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples, "The Price is Wrong, Ducks." Writes Staples: "If...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  11. Colorado's visit to OSU no longer imposing

    Ted Miller

    Ohio State just suffered through the worst Memorial Day in program history. You can read about the details here -- coach Jim Tressel resigning and further grounds for major NCAA sanctions -- but that's not our focus on the Pac-12 blog. Our focus,...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  12. Rant and rage, USC fans, then move on

    Ted Miller

    First things first. USC fans, you have a right to be outraged by the NCAA infractions appeals committee decision to uphold all penalties against the Trojans football program. The sanctions -- two-year bowl ban, a 30-scholarship reduction over thre...

    Blog | May 26, 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. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Ted Miller

    Greetings from Scottsdale, Ariz. Last time I stepped in for Adam, there was a wee bit of excitement in the Big Ten. A bit quieter this Monday, though the hand-wringing probably won't stop for a while in Columbus. Indiana is taking its time findin...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  15. Big Ten lunch links: Media not buying Tressel defense

    Ted Miller

    Greetings from the West Coast. Anything going on in the Big Ten these days? Hello, Columbus! What's up with this Bizarro World Rose (NCAA) Bowl between Ohio State and Oregon this offseason? Let's start with the Tressel-gate. Stewart Mandel isn...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  16. Ducks-Huskies: Just another game?

    Ted Miller

    Woody Hayes was a rivalry guy. When he was Ohio State's head coach, he wouldn't even say "Michigan." He said, "that team up north." He famously refused to fill up his gas tank while on a recruiting trip in Michigan. When Jim Tressel was hired to fill...

    Blog | November 04, 2010