College Football Nation: Strong Rules and Johnny Manziel No. 1

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  Oh, the dreaded off season.  What do you want to talk about?  The biggest things we can focus on right now is “National Signing Day,” the ever changing Coaching Carousel, and how every team will go about re-loading after losing players to the NFL DRAFT. 1) Right now I am really impressed with new Texas Coach Charlie Strong.  He …

College Football Nation: Rivalry Week and Olympus has Fallen

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  If you were not near a TV or news feed today, then you missed out on some of the greatest games we have seen all season.  When it is Rivalry Week, you can just throw out the records and expect both teams to bring it.  So many exciting finishes, and I think we just might have a Heisman winner …

College Football Nation: Roll Tide and Clemson Does the Unthinkable!

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Was it worth the wait?  After spending all day on my couch watching college games, the last seven football-free months seemed to just melt away.  In week one of the season we have had all the excitement a fan could ask.  The week saw several FCS teams upsetting FBS squads, BCS schools losing to NON-BCS challengers and a few exciting …

Who is Crashing the Party in Pasadena?

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It used to be the Top Ten. A team had to start the season ranked tenth or higher if they wanted to win the national championship, as every team since 1990 had done.  Then along came Auburn in 2010 who cheated lowered the bar, (as they did in so many other areas[1]) of what a team’s preseason ranking needed to …

College football nation: Johnny “football” stays away from pens and the Heisman race

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    Oh my goodness, two weeks until kick off and then we can finally quit all of this quiet time and bring the noise. Then we can start figuring out if the SEC will be re-re-re-re-re-re-re-repeat as National Champs or if someone else will steal the spotlight. I know for one thing, Texas A&M needs this season to get …

College Football Nation: Les Miles is scared and “Johnny Football” lawyers up

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Three weeks until kickoff and the action is heating up. However, for some, specifically Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the only near-term action he will be seeing is in the court room. The NCAA has their hands full at this late hour thanks to the “Johnny Football” autographs mess. I think the NCAA needs to swallow their pride and start …

Thank Goodness for Mariota

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Featured image courtesy of the Fiesta Bowl. The NCAA recruiting class of 2011 has provided some spectacular quarterbacks. In fact, as BleacherReport.com writer Jeff Bell indicates, this class may “ultimately be remembered for producing the best group of quarterbacks the college football world has seen in quite some time.” Bell then notes a number of players he believes have the …

Oregon’s Dominance Prevented Marcus Mariota From Being a 2012 Heisman Finalist

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Marcus Mariota’s omission from the Heisman finalist group last season wasn’t the biggest travesty in world history, but he definitely should have been there. In fact, he played just as well as Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. Unfortunately, two things – both out of his control – prevented Mariota from getting the Heisman finalist spot he deserved: the team he played …

Notes from around the college football nation: Spurrier jabs ESPN and Johnny Manziel makes headlines…again.

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Spring football is here but I still can not shake the March Madness.  Seeing the playoff atmosphere for the college basketball scene gets me even more pumped for when the college football playoffs arrive!  Here is a full list of when practices begin and spring games will occur…something to help plan out your spring break.  Let’s get into some news …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: Miami Scandal and More Expansion

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If you’re a fan of college football…then go check somewhere else because it is that slow time of the year.  If you are a Miami fan, then you have a lot going on because of this whole botched NCAA investigation.  The NCAA could be in store for a major overhaul depending on how the ball rolls with the Miami investigation.  …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: NCAA Stinks and Recruiting Visits

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As signing day approaches a few questions come to mind…how many Oregon recruits will be left after Urban Meyer is done raiding them all?  I bet the NCAA is wishing the Miami mess would go away, because it keeps getting worse, with more evidence turning up.  Anyone want to bet that #1 recruit Robert Nkemdiche will sign with an SEC team?  …