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Thursday, September 3, 2015

College Football

USC Coaching Poll Penalty Will Not Hurt Oregon in BCS Standings

Oregon is 7-0, leading the Pac-10, and ranked first in the AP and USA Today Coaches’ Poll. With a game Saturday evening at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, they’re set for their toughest test of the year since facing Stanford at home. Because the BCS computers already are ranking the Ducks lowly, my uncle brought…Read More

BCS Computers Do Not Like Oregon Much

Oregon was the overwhelming number one team in the country this week in both polls. The Ducks received 44 of the available 60 first-place votes in the AP Poll. Likewise, they received 50 of 59 first-place votes in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. If the human polls had Oregon as the runaway top team in…Read More

USC May Go to the Spread Offense

The best coaches are able to take what they have and make the most of it. That means putting players in position to have the best chance of succeeding, which means adjusting to the talents on the roster. It sounds like USC coach Lane Kiffin recognizes that reality and is prepared to make some adjustments…Read More

Cam Newton Touchdown Run Against LSU Was Signature Heisman Play (Video)

Three weeks ago I asked if Denard Robinson, Taylor Martinez, or Cam Newton was the best running quarterback in America. While Newton’s numbers were not as impressive as the others’, he still belonged in the discussion and showed us why on Saturday. Newton ran for 216 yards on 28 carries as Auburn handed LSU its…Read More

Fake Punt Helps Michigan State Avoid the Northwestern Upset

Michigan State entered Saturday’s game at Northwestern ranked 7th in the BCS Standings and first in the Big Ten with a 7-0 record. They had beaten Notre Dame on a crazy fake, taken down Wisconsin at home, and they pummeled Michigan on the road. With a big challenge at Iowa looming, Saturday at Evanston seemed…Read More

Pac-10 Announces New Pac-12 Conference Alignment with North and South Divisions

Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott held a news conference Thursday to announce the alignment changes to the conference. First off, the new alignment features a North and South division (for football only). Scott, who kept calling the conference “the new Pac-12,” says all the schools will have equal revenue sharing. He also mentioned that if revenue…Read More

Fayetteville Eye Doctor Offers Free Laser Eye Surgery to Arkansas-Auburn Refs

Remember this call from the Arkansas-Auburn game on Sunday?  How could you forget?  It may have cost Arkansas the game, but we’ll never know.  If nothing else, it prompted a hilarious press release from McDonald Eye Associates, a vision correction facility in Fayetteville, Ark. As Sports by Brooks Live points out, the eye center sent…Read More

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