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  1. The Game Within the Sugar Game: Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, and the ...

    Michael Weinreb

    There is a well-circulated and almost certainly apocryphal tale about Urban Meyer and the Lord himself, and the story goes something like this: In the midst of the serious health scare that eventually caused him to quit his job as head coach at the U...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  2. A Proposed Solution to Recruiting Middle Schoolers to Play Colleg...

    Michael Weinreb

    Last Saturday, Nick Saban offered a scholarship to an eighth-grader. Saban is the best coach in college football because he is also its most zealous authoritarian, and yet, in this case, what Saban did is not quite as Machiavellian as it sounds. For ...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  3. Nick Saban's Alabama wins the BCS National Championship again

    Michael Weinreb

    After yet another Alabama national championship, how much longer can this go on?

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  4. Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide win the SEC again and are heade...

    Michael Weinreb

    Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide are headed back to the national championship game. What else is new?

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2012
  5. Making Sense of College Footballs Nuclear Weekend: Notre Dame Is...

    Michael Weinreb

    A century before the Saturday evening that will forever be recalled for the painful death of Bill Snyder's 16 precepts in Waco, and for the gumming up of Phil Knight's fast-twitch widget-production apparatus in Eugene, and for Les Miles's epic Lebows...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  6. LSU-Alabama: Les Is More

    Michael Weinreb

    Maybe it's just the reporter in me, but as soon as Marquis Maze heaved that football toward the goal line, I started thinking of headlines. I could see them on newspapers large and small, a thousand variations on the same facile irony: SABAN TURNS TI...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  7. Kissing Your Sister: Why 'Bama/LSU Should End in a Tie

    Michael Weinreb

    Ara Parseghian is 88 years old, and I am not aware of how well he might be aging, but I have to think that if he's able, he will be watching CBS with the rest of us on Saturday night. They're calling it the Game of the Century, largely because colleg...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  8. The Quarterback Quandary

    Michael Weinreb

    His name was Dayle Tate, he was from Springfield, Va., and he looked like this: Tate This picture (photocopied from my decaying edition of the Penn State football media guide) was taken in 1979, which accounts for both the plaid sp...

    Blog | September 13, 2011