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  1. The ACC's No Good, Very Bad Week, and Why It Doesn't Matter

    Ian Cohen

    On the morning of December 31, 2013, Florida State was an 8.5-point favorite in the BCS Championship and Clemson stood as a three-point underdog against Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. As the calendar year flipped, neither of the spreads moved. And wh...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  2. Mark Richt, the Carousel, and the Difficult-to-Define 'It' Factor...

    Ian Cohen

    As head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, Mark Richt has spent 13 years giving the Bulldog faithful an average of 10 good reasons for his continued tenure and three rationales for his ouster that often seem far more compelling. He perennially appears on...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  3. Back to School: Trading NFL Quarterbacks to Their College Teams

    Ian Cohen

    It's pretty clear now that you cannot win a Super Bowl with Matt Schaub as your quarterback. Schaub just lacks that extra gear that sets him apart from the likes of Brady and Manning. The flip side, of course, is that he lacked the extra gear to insp...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  4. Is Old Dominion's Taylor Heinicke the Best Quarterback in Virgini...

    Ian Cohen

    By most standards — or at least the standards in place to evaluate a season opener against East Carolina — Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke's performance last Saturday was heroic. The junior ran up a 38-of-51, 338-yard, 3-touchdow...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  5. Rock and Jock Q&A: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell on the Upcoming U...

    Ian Cohen

    I'd estimate something like 85 percent of my memories formed while living in Athens, Georgia, from 2003 to 2006 are unreliable at best. Nonetheless, I can say with a good amount of certainty that the kickoff of UGA's football season annually coincide...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  6. Polvo's Dave Brylawski Talks the State of UNC Sports (Plus, Premi...

    Ian Cohen

    Polvo is a band from Chapel Hill that formed in 1990. After its debut LP, Cor-Crane Secret, it went on to release Today's Active Lifestyles (on Merge) and Exploded Drawing (on Chicago's Touch & Go). These were progressive and challenging albums that ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  7. 'He's a Man of the People, and Wants to Party With Them': Bass Dr...

    Ian Cohen

    The chaotic, hooky garage rock John Barrett makes as Bass Drum of Death can sound like a reaction to his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi, more than a reflection of it. After all, the Ole Miss college town is widely known as a genteel, artsy, and Faul...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  8. Meet the Timmy Chang All-Stars: College Football's Lovable Folk H...

    Ian Cohen

    The 2012 college football season was something else, right? Remember all those killer pancake blocks from Eric Fisher? Ryan Nassib leading Syracuse to glory in a series of fearless two-minute drills? Cordarrelle Patterson making an impossible leap to...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  9. Determining Where Raekwon McMillan Will Go to College Based on On...

    Ian Cohen

    I have no intention to make fun of Raekwon McMillan; I have no intention to make fun of anyone who's 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, and incredibly skilled at hurting people. No, this is more to just point out how the subject of the most heated recruiting batt...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  10. Want to Rebuild Your Dormant College Football Program? You Need a...

    Ian Cohen

    It goes without saying that the most difficult endeavor anyone takes up at the collegiate level is forming an intramural flag football team. The mere logistics are frightening: finding at least 10 people who can agree to not be drunk for the same two...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  11. What Happens When Blue-Chip College Quarterbacks Transfer?

    Ian Cohen

    There's no shame in transferring from one college to another. There is, however, usually lots of shame behind that decision. You know how this typically goes down. There's the guy blindsided by classes that require more academic effort than half-hear...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  12. The Sartorial Civil War: Oregon State Teaches Its College Footbal...

    Ian Cohen

    The football rivalry between Oregon and Oregon State, nicknamed the "Civil War," has always had something of an image problem. Take the name, for starters: Though quite common, it's not as deliciously ironic as the BYU-Utah "Holy War," or as geograph...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  13. Secret Yelp Reviews of the ACC-Themed Airport Restaurant

    Ian Cohen

    New restaurants have a staggering failure rate, largely because the infinite number of aspiring proprietors ignore the eternal truth, "Nature abhors a vacuum." This explains the inevitable shuttering of your friend's food truck that specialized in ar...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  14. Hey, Jadeveon Clowney: Here Are Five College Football Stars Who S...

    Ian Cohen

    As a 32-year-old, 5-foot-6 Jewish guy from Philadelphia who has been rocking a buzzcut for the entire 21st century, I think it goes without saying that I relate to Kentucky's flat-topped phenom Nerlens Noel in a multitude of ways. The most pertinent ...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  15. The Weirdest Life Choices Made on College Football Signing Day

    Ian Cohen

    Yesterday, in a glimpse into the inner sanctum of the reigning NBA champs, LeBron James tweeted about how Ole Miss became the story of Signing Day - no mean feat considering the sagas of Reuben Foster and Alex Collins - and probably violated some arc...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  16. The Season-End College Football Misery Index

    Ian Cohen

    Whether it's the BCS poll, the Oscar nominations, or the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop albums list, year-end lists reduce an array of highs, lows, hints, rumors, allegations, and things left unsaid into a simplified fiction that lies to our children and...

    Blog | January 15, 2013