Oregon Speed with Brute Force: Cristobal or Frost First to Get There?

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BRUTAL SPEED: A Marriage Made in Heaven?  Mario Cristobal and Nebraska’s Scott Frost have expressed remarkably similar strategies to pursue a national championship. This season, the two coaches plan to deliver two what-should-be-fascinating examples of combining Oregon speed and tempo tactics with brute-force football learned at Alabama and Nebraska. The goal: punish your opponents with dominating physicality, while simultaneously dazzling them …

Photo of Scott Frost sitting next to Nebraska AD Bill Moos.

CLEVER CORNHUSKERS? Mike Riley a Placeholder for Scott Frost?

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Agony & Ecstasy in Cornhusker Land  Full disclosure: I moved to Nebraska in 2016 to marry my wife Debra. My mom was born and raised in Nebraska and was a Big Red fan; but I never lived here and had only an occasional interest in the Huskers.  The “Agony“? The Mike Riley Years, Of Course.  By the end of the …

THE”IRRESISTIBLY DELICIOUS” National Championship FINALS and BOWL GAMES

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The National Championship Finals Two Teams, Four Teams, Six Teams or Eight Teams??? Who Should Play in the Bowl Games? How many teams should be in the National Championship Finals after the five-game National Playoff? We could experiment with several options: (Note: When I refer to “undefeated” or “one-loss”, etc. teams, I’m referring only to their records in the National …

A UNIQUE 64-Team FBS Playoff: Exciting & Unpredictable!

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Designing the 64-Team National Playoff “IRRESISTIBLY DELICIOUS” Twists & Turns! A 64-Team FBS National Playoff! Imagine the intense interest and incredible excitement a true 64-Team College Football Playoff would generate, gaining momentum week after week! March Madness would pale in comparison. Add in unique twists with a high unpredictability level and fans would be fascinated! Making The National Playoff Process Unique …

Imagining a new 16-Conference FBS “SUPER-DIVISION” for College Football!

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Imagining an FBS “Super-Division” & Conference Play Football Realities – Format Didn’t legendary Coach Lou Holtz say something like “In college football you play with a different team every week?” That’s a reality of the game that Coach Holtz understood well. Introduced in this article, the “Irresistibly Delicious” 64-Team College Football Playoff system keys in on the realities of college football better than the present …

Organizing a New College Football Playoff System for MAXIMUM IMPACT!

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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete!” – Buckminster Fuller Let’s face it. Is college football’s FBS getting a bit boring? I want more excitement! Whatever you think about WSU coach Mike Leach, he is not boring. Leach has several times called for a 64-team …

Fantasizing a College Football “Super-Division” and “Irresistibly Delicious” 64-Team Playoff System!

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Millions now play Fantasy Football. Let’s play our own version and “fantasize” a college football Super-Division with a true 64-team National Playoff. It could be “Irresistibly Delicious“! And also solve a number of problems with the current D-I football playoff system. I began by brainstorming. I first learned about “brainstorming” as an exercise to boost to creativity while in architecture …