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  1. Texas Longhorns, Florida Gators have potential to spoil College F...

    Ryan McGee

    In 1961 Texas coach Darrell Royal called TCU a cockroach that falls into things and messes them up. The 2014 version of college football has a few of those cockroaches, too, who could fall in an improbable win and ruin everything.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2014
  2. Florida State's mindset to stay on top

    Ryan McGee

    As Florida State was beginning to gear up for its just-ended spring practices, head coach Jimbo Fisher chatted about the challenges of being the defending national champions, a position that both he as a coach and the program itself has been in befor...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. 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
  4. South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney avoids the spotlight and focus...

    Ryan McGee

    In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview, Ryan McGee writes about how top-ranked DE Jadeveon Clowney stays out of the spotlight and focuses on his game.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  5. Examining Louisville Cardinals' BCS title chances - College Footb...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee looks at Louisville's BCS title chances this season. The development of QB Teddy Bridgewater and the improvement along both lines are critical factors, as is the Cardinals' weak schedule.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  6. Five key position groups in BCS chase

    Ryan McGee

    Don't you just love surprises? OK, one's answer to that question depends entirely upon perspective. For example, a writer trots out a story about the top five offensive lines in college football, and 36 hours later, one of those teams (USC...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  7. Florida QBs among key position groups in BCS chase - NCF

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee outlines five college football position groups that have not only proved to be surprise successes so far this season but also have the potential to have a major impact on the BCS chase.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  8. Top five rising 'program builders'

    Ryan McGee

    When the Florida Gators take the field against the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday in College Station, what most fans will see is a pairing of new SEC rivals and what could be a key early conference game. But those who make a living within colleg...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  9. Five rising head coaches who ADs have identified as quality 'prog...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee lists the top five rising "program builders" -- the coaches with five or fewer years of head coaching experience who ADs across the country will be keeping a close eye on.

    Blog | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  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. Winners and losers of bowl season

    Ryan McGee

    Welcome back to Going Bowling, where we always Fight Hunger with a double order of Chick-fil-A and a Famous Idaho Potato. On Sunday evening, the 2011-12 bowl assignments were finally set, the result of what is always a frantic afternoon of confere...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  16. How bowls make team selections

    Ryan McGee

    As the end of college football's regular season draws closer, there is an increased presence on the back rows of nearly every press box in America. That would be the folks in the multicolored blazers, the people who proudly wear the emblem of th...

    Blog | November 18, 2011