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Friday, October 31, 2014

College Football

Nick Saban Regrets Blowing Off Urban Meyer 20 Years Ago

This story is nothing new, but since it’s never been mentioned here before it’s well worth our time. Back in 1990, Nick Saban was the head coach at Toledo. The Rockets went 9-2 under Saban and had one of the best statistical defenses in the country. Nick left Toledo to coach the Cleveland Browns under…Read More

Can Butch Davis Claim Ignorance to Agent, Pay, and Tutor Charges?

So far, the answer is yes. That’s exactly what the North Carolina coach is doing in the face of several incriminating issues. First, a few players from the program were being investigated for accepting improper benefits from agents (essentially traveling on their dime). Then it was alleged that an academic tutor was writing papers for…Read More

Stanford Tree and Oregon Duck Preparing for Throwdown

The matchup between Stanford and Oregon Saturday in Eugene will likely be for the Pac-10 title. As we inch closer to the game, more and more side stories are emerging. Aside from the clash on the field, keep on the lookout for a throwdown between the mascots. Last week Andy Staples wrote a mascot column…Read More

Georgia Backed Out of Series with Oregon

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops brought up the point this off-season that teams don’t have much to gain by scheduling difficult nonconference games. Rather, he pointed out that they have much more to lose because the BCS emphasizes record more than strength of schedule, so there’s little upside for a team like them whose Big 12…Read More

Stanford vs. Oregon Is For Pac-10 Title

We’re only through four weeks of the college football season but I can say with confidence that Saturday evening’s game between Stanford and Oregon in Eugene will determine the Pac-10 champion. Both teams are 4-0 and have been looking dominant against opponents. The Ducks have been a steady contender in the conference for the past…Read More

Lane Kiffin: We Would Let Team Score Late Touchdown in Close Game

The Sunday and Monday night NFL games this past week were close and featured difficult decisions. One team was deep into its opponents territory and preparing to take the lead (Chicago) or extend the lead (Jets) in the final few minutes. The question was whether the Packers or Dolphins should have played to make stops…Read More

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