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  1. Sideline Hero Q&A: Western Michigan’s P.J. Fleck

    Holly Anderson

    Sideline Heroes is a Q&A series featuring some of the most colorful figures in the college football landscape. Previously: Clemson's get-back man, Adam Smotherman. The last time we saw P.J. Fleck, he was a freshly hired first-year head coac...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  2. Lone Star State of Things: Charlie Strong, Kyler Murray, and Texa...

    Matt Hinton

    If you asked the 50,000-some students at the University of Texas to pick the next great Longhorns quarterback from the crowd, not many would settle on Kyler Murray - or necessarily notice him at all. At 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, Murray looks n...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  3. The Winter of Bob Stoops’s Discontent

    Matt Hinton

    First, a disclaimer: This is not an article about the "hot seat." Precisely the opposite, in fact: It's about a coach who remains so entrenched after 16 years that talk of his impending exit would be in...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  4. Sideline Hero Q&A: Clemson’s Coach-Wrangler Adam Smothe...

    Holly Anderson

    Clemson assistant strength and conditioning coach Adam Smotherman toils in relative obscurity no longer. Serving as designated personal get-back coach for Tigers defensive coordinator Brent Venables for most of the 2014 season, Smotherman rocketed to...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  5. Study Up: TCU’s Rise, Ohio State’s QB Race, and More ...

    Matt Hinton

    College football is burdened by the longest offseason of any major sport: eight solid months from final gun to opening kick, with each one certain to drag on a little longer than the last. But it doesn't waste any time in the transition: Th...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  6. What’s Next for Oregon in the Post-Loss, Post–Marcus ...

    Michael Weinreb

    For a fleeting moment on Monday night, in the midst of a whirlwind opening touchdown drive that gave Oregon its only lead of the national championship game, I could see an alternate narrative unfolding around Mark Helfrich. I could envision a world i...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  7. ‘B.S. Report’: Chuck Klosterman on the College Footba...

    Bill Simmons

    Chuck Klosterman comes on to discuss the College Football Playoff National Championship, Oscar films, and the life of Leonardo DiCaprio. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes and check out our podcasts page...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  8. The Full Meyer: How Youth and Growth Fueled Ohio State’s Im...

    Matt Hinton

    In honor of Ohio State's offensive line, let's not mince words: That was an ass-kicking. I've scoured the most arcane recesses of the thesaurus for the right adjective - assertive, brusque,&am...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  9. Duck Hunt: Watching Ohio State Win the First College Football Pla...

    Bryan Curtis

    Who cares if he wants to be called "12 Gauge"? Sometimes football nicknames are destiny. This week, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound former third-string quarterback named Cardale Jones was supposed to be in his Columbus meditation chamber, w...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  10. The Pigskin Pantheon: Ohio State vs. Oregon National Championship...

    Holly Anderson

    College football serves and is served by many gods, old and new. Here, week after week, we'll build a temple to them, installing saints and erecting graven idols as we go. The temple is made of words and pictures from the Internet....

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  11. Oregon–Ohio State Preview: Breaking Down the Inaugural Coll...

    Matt Hinton

    From an analytical standpoint, championship games are always strange beasts. At a distance, they appear tame, knowable -- ideal subjects to be studied, classified, and tagged before the ball is even kicked: After 14 games apiece, including semifinal...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  12. Oregon–Ohio State Predictions: Our Picks for Tonight’...

    Grantland Staff

    It's newbie vs. Heisman winner, historic power vs. nouveau riche, Buck vs. Duck. We have no earthly idea what will happen when Oregon and Ohio State face off tonight in the first College Football Playoff National Championship, but that won'...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  13. DUCKS UNLIMITED: An Appreciation of Oregon’s Offensive Infi...

    Holly Anderson

    It's a funny thing, this first playoff championship game. We're all inhabiting a shadowy new territory of fandom, and not just because a title game's creeping up absent the security blanket of the SEC. Even without Alaba...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  14. Ducking the Bucks: Inside the Evolution (and Oregonification) of ...

    Chris B. Brown

    Despite being known for the innovative spread offenses his Utah and Florida teams had fielded, Urban Meyer had few obvious offensive coordinator candidates in mind when he took over as Ohio State's head football coach following the 2011 season. ...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  15. Instant Classic: Is Enigmatic Ohio State Quarterback Cardale Jone...

    Matt Hinton

    I know how this is going to sound, so I'll get it out of the way right up front: At this point, any assessment of Ohio State's Cardale Jones has to account for the fact that he might be one of the truly great college quarterbacks of our ti...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  16. Which U.S. City Should Host the 2024 Summer Games? An Extremely S...

    Katie Baker

    We've long been conditioned to assume the topic is college football when we hear the words "Rose Bowl" and "bid committee" in the same sentence. But on Thursday, when four hopeful programs ha...

    Blog | January 08, 2015