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  1. Mailbag: USC, Mariota, Coug expectations

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. Follow me on Twitter here. To the notes! Trojan1981 from Office writes: Hey Ted, If USC keeps playing as well as they have ( I know there have only been two games) Where do you see them at the end of the season? Ted Miller: ...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  2. Week 2 statements can be deceiving

    Ted Miller

    Each college football season is a whodunit. Or, more accurately, it's a "who-will-do-it." It contains plot twists and turns, false leads and subtle clues about how things will play out. It's basically a 14-chapter potboiler, so if we seemed to have a...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. Oregon flips script on 'physical' putdown

    Ted Miller

    EUGENE, Ore. -- When Michigan State scored 20 consecutive points and took a nine-point lead over Oregon in the third quarter, the collective head nod of the college football nation was palpable from coast to coast. Everyone had seen this storyli...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  4. Mailbag: Lyerla and Spartan concerns

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. This is the mailbag. We have some really, really good games tomorrow, eh? Follow me on Twitter here. To the notes! Tim from Atlanta writes: There's been a lot of talk comparing MSU to Stanford from a "scheme" standpoint, but ver...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  5. Florida State's Jimbo Fisher, Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, Sta...

    Ted Miller

    Hollywood? Not really. College football coaches reveal the truth about pregame speeches.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  6. Oregon-Michigan State laden with meaning

    Ted Miller

    There will be no "real" Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015. The "real" Rose Bowl, whose purity previously had been diluted by the BCS, is a casualty of the College Football Playoff this season. While that will make many of us old fogies wince, the only constr...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  7. Breaking protocol, we check out Week 2

    Ted Miller

    The 2014 Pac-12 season starts tonight, and that is unquestionably a righteous thing. The first week's slate of games? Well, it's not exactly going to awaken any echoes. Still, Confucius say he who casts a disrespectful glance at a season opener finds...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  8. Oregon, Pac-12 national title chances

    Ted Miller

    Oregon and UCLA are generally the preseason picks as the Pac-12's best candidates for the inaugural four-team College Football Playoff, which also indicates they are the favorites to win their divisions and play for the Pac-12 championship. That d...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  9. Stanford's offense faltered against Spartans

    Ted Miller

    ESPN Stats & Information reviewed Michigan State's 24-20 win over Stanford in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO and came up with some interesting numbers, starting with one that made the Pac-12 blog wrong again on something this bowl season. I...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Rose Bowl predictions

    Ted Miller

    Both Kevin and Ted correctly picked Arizona and UCLA to win Tuesday. Kevin is 81-19 on the season, and Ted is 77-23. Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio Kevin Gemmell: To me, the important factor in this game is experience and strength of schedu...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  12. 10 reasons Stanford wins the Rose Bowl

    Ted Miller

    Why is Stanford going to best Michigan State in the Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio? Here are 10 reasons. Stanford has the better quarterback: Stanford QB Kevin Hogan is 15th in the nation in total QBR (80.2). Michigan State's Connor Cook is 59th (6...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  13. Expect 100th Rose Bowl to be physical

    Ted Miller

    LOS ANGELES -- The word "physical" has been used 12,486,234 times by media, coaches and players during the buildup to the 100th Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO between Stanford and Michigan State. The Spartans of the Big Ten play physical footba...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  14. Even at the top, Mason still scrapping

    Ted Miller

    Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason played cornerback at Northern Arizona, and he'd rate as short for the position even at an FCS school. He's compact and powerfully built, but you'd suspect that more than a few receivers took one look at his ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  15. Rose Bowl notes: Shaw says he's staying

    Ted Miller

    Those who know David Shaw well believe he might coach Stanford for the rest of his career. He played and graduated from Stanford. He loves coaching the program. His family loves the Bay Area. His parents live just down the road. He makes a pretty dar...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  16. Stanford QB Hogan is better than you think

    Ted Miller

    LOS ANGELES -- Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan is not Andrew Luck. Only one man is. Hogan's not terribly flashy. He's far from perfect. His 2013 season included a few more down moments than perhaps Cardinal fans and a few college football pundits ex...

    Blog | December 29, 2013