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  1. Lane Kiffin’s Pass-Happy Alabama Is the Complete Package: Y...

    Matt Hinton

    Stereotypically speaking, writing about Alabama's offense is about as much fun as writing about wallpaper: It's there, but it works best when no one notices it. And the Crimson Tide's pattern hasn't substantially changed...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  2. Boomers? Oklahoma’s 3-4 Defense Faces a Measuring-Stick Mom...

    Matt Hinton

    After decades of making his living coaching the 4-3 defense, Bob Stoops has no problem listing the reasons he opted to install a 3-4 scheme at Oklahoma following the 2012 season. There are four, and Stoops rattles them off like a man who's discu...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  3. Who’s That Guy? Florida State's Temporary Starting Qua...

    Matt Borcas

    Who is he? Florida State starting quarterback Sean Maguire! Wait, what about Jameis Winston? You didn't hear? Oh, did he get caught with more crustaceanic contraband? Not quite. This time, Winston hopped on a table in Florida Stat...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  4. The Sound and the Fury: Are Florida and Will Muschamp Shouting In...

    Matt Hinton

    Will Muschamp is the most intense coach in college football, and therefore the most consistently entertaining. On the sideline, his filter as a civilized public persona ceases to exist. The parts of Muschamp's brain that regulate his roles...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. Week 4 College Football Viewing Guide: Children Will Listen

    Holly Anderson

    You've had enough of bizarro cross-country tilts and Power 5 teams racking up Pac-Man points on paid FCS marks? You want a ranked team playing a ranked team on a national broadcast, with real divisional stakes? You want to watch just the fo...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  6. Small Vols: Tennessee and the Children’s Hour

    Holly Anderson

    Two days on the road with the hatchling Volunteers. Tennessee's 73-player travel squad files onto the chartered Delta plane waiting at the farthest gate of the Knoxville airport. Clad in orange-striped gray track suits, the Volunteers re...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  7. Heisman Watch: Set Your Cheat Code to ‘Amari Cooper’

    Matt Borcas

    A good Heisman Trophy campaign includes all the trappings of a heated election: retrospectively hilarious bumper stickers, ridiculous taglines, and highly regional voting patterns. As such, it's time to treat the race for the stiff-arm trop...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  8. QB Curve: Can Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott Reach SEC We...

    Matt Hinton

    Quarterbacks: There are a lot of them! Each week, QB Curve will keep you up to speed on the game's most important position by putting a different college signal-caller in the spotlight and putting the rest of the field in perspective.&n...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  9. Iowa–Iowa State and the Toxic Swamp of the Big Ten

    Charles P. Pierce

    There are few things in sports I dislike as deeply as overcoaching. (Using penalty shots to settle soccer games and Field of Dreams are the others.) Overcoaching comes in many forms, from what my pal Bob Ryan calls "creeping LaRussaism&...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  10. No, You (Still) Can’t Trust USC: Your Weekly College Footba...

    Matt Hinton

    Steve Sarkisian arrived at USC last December with an implicit mandate to re-create the recent past that had existed under his old L.A. boss, Pete Carroll. And in at least one sense, Sark is off to a precocious start. But the timeline the no. 9 Trojan...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  11. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: Week 3 College Football Awards

    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 | September 15, 2014
  12. Can Todd Gurley Be Stopped? (Hint: Probably Not)

    Matt Hinton

    I don't want to tease South Carolina fans desperate for some semblance of optimism after watching their team get torched by Texas A&M in the SEC opener, so I'll be clear up front: No, Georgia running back Todd Gurley almost certainly c...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  13. Week 3 College Football Viewing Guide: A Wing and a Prayer and a ...

    Holly Anderson

    We are so, so close to meaningful conference play. So close. In the meantime, there's Boise at Connecticut and Nebraska at Fresno, which is its own kind of special. We're going to get through this. We believe in y'all. In us. In t...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  14. Maize Malaise: Michigan Mulls Another Year of Mediocrity Under Br...

    Matt Hinton

    One of the best parts about being a sports fan is arguing with other sports fans, and the best arguments usually center on the fans more than the sports. Arguments like: What does it mean to be a true fan? Say, for example, that one of the t...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  15. June Jones’s Retirement, and the Lasting Influence and Like...

    Chris B. Brown

    Considering the kind of week we're having, the news that the head coach of 0-2 SMU had resigned was a minor blip on the radar. But when that coach is June Jones - and when his resignation means that, for the first time in roughly...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  16. Hazy Forecast: What’s to Come for Oregon State and the Pac-...

    Holly Anderson

    Two weeks into the 2014 season, we're not quite sure what to make of the Pac-12 North, which many thought would be one of the deepest divisions in college football. That's OK. Two weeks is a blip. But while we're still h...

    Blog | September 10, 2014