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  1. Second-year stars: LSU

    David Ching

    One of the most beneficial aspects of the LSU coaching staff's philosophy of liberally using true freshmen is that those youngsters are often ready to blossom in their second seasons. Think Tyrann Mathieu, who became one of the SEC's most explosive p...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  2. B1G's New Year's Day bowl cluster is gone

    Adam Rittenberg

    New Year's Day in college football isn't what it used to be. Not even close. Which is what made the Big Ten's scheduling philosophy toward the day especially puzzling. In recent years, the Big Ten tried to dominate New Year's Day with its bowl ...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. TCU hopes new offense levels playing field

    Max Olson

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- For years, TCU stuck to an offensive philosophy built around trying to out-physical foes and trick them with play action. That style won the Horned Frogs five conference titles while in the Mountain West and Conference USA. They ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Louisville Cardinals make Garrick McGee offensive coordinator

    Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has hired former UAB head coach Garrick McGee as the Cardinals' offensive coordinator, citing similar philosophies and their long history together.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  5. Franklin throws down recruiting gauntlet

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- James Franklin hasn't even spent one night in Happy Valley, but Penn State's new head coach has already thrown down the recruiting gauntlet against Pittsburgh and other teams in the northeast. "Our recruiting philosophy," Fra...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  6. Nussmeier must refine Michigan's identity

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan's offense has hopscotched under Brady Hoke, never establishing an identity despite repeated claims about a clear philosophy. We always hear about who the Wolverines want to be, but because of personnel, youth or fickle schematic decisions, w...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  7. Stanford beaten at its own game

    Ted Miller

    PASADENA, Calif. -- The advance billing for the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO played the Stanford-Michigan State matchup as a battle of shared football philosophies: two physical, line-of-scrimmage teams that run th...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  8. Fisher's philosophy driving FSU's success

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The team had just arrived home, fresh off another dominant win, its 14th straight. Florida State had secured a perfect regular season, set a date with Duke in the ACC championship game, and coach Jimbo Fisher flipped on the radio...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  9. Fisher's philosophy taking root at FSU

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Things were different during fall camp this year. The energy was high, but it was a bit less tense. The reason, Lamarcus Joyner thought, was his coach. When camp ended, and the team gathered together, Joyner decided to take no...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  10. Stanford receivers, Hogan catching fire

    Kevin Gemmell

    At the deepest roots of David Shaw's coaching philosophy is an unwavering belief in run-first football. That's never going to change. Still, that doesn't mean the Stanford head coach can't be just a little bit giddy over what his offense -- specifica...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  11. Georgia Tech offense displaying new option

    David M. Hale

    Vad Lee is under no delusions. He knows his coach, he knows what Paul Johnson preaches, and he knows the four touchdown passes he threw against Duke last week were an anomaly, not a cultural shift in Georgia Tech's offensive philosophy. Still, Lee...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  12. Video: Wisconsin's Gary Andersen

    ESPN.com staff

    New Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen discusses his offensive philosophy and the QB competition....

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  13. Keown: Johnny Manziel's parking ticket effect

    Tim Keown

    Johnny Manziel's frustrations boiled over in an unfortunate tweet. Still, he has reason to be annoyed with the star system in college foobtall.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2013
  14. Wildcats boost run depth to fit philosophy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern's offense has been rooted in the same philosophy -- players, formations, plays -- since coordinator Mick McCall arrived in 2008. McCall shapes his scheme around the players first before choosing formations and plays that maximize their s...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  15. UVa embraces new defensive philosophy

    Andrea Adelson

    When asked for his assessment of the new defensive style Virginia plans to play this season, veteran defensive end Jake Snyder had one word: Different. As in different good or different bad? "More aggressive," he said. "We have all just real...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  16. NC State will need freshmen help in 2013

    Andrea Adelson

    NC State coach Dave Doeren will not have all his freshmen on campus until this summer, but he already expects several incoming receivers and running backs to play in 2013. Depth concerns and a shift in offensively philosophy mean Doeren needs more...

    Blog | March 15, 2013