Numbers Don’t Lie: Pac-12 Better Than SEC So Far

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Kevin Cline The Pac-12 is a better conference than the SEC right now. And now everyone south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and 90 percent of the people above it, will grab their pitchforks and come looking for me. Hold up, let me clarify.  I am not saying that the Pac-12 is a better conference historically than the SEC, and I …

Pregame Analysis – Oregon Ducks vs Tennessee Volunteers

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from Video The Tennessee Volunteers come to town for a return matchup, as Tennessee is one of the few SEC teams that honors its scheduling contracts. The Vols 4-3 base defense has been working hard at being prepared to try to stop the high-octane Ducks’ offense. Tennessee probably has the best linebacking group in the SEC, which is quite a statement. …

Pregame Analysis, Nicholls State Colonels at Oregon

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photo.al.com/thenewsportsguru.com The Ducks begin their season with an interesting ‘tune up’ game versus the Nicholls State Colonels from Thibodaux, Louisiana.  The Colonels’ win-loss record over the past couple three years isn’t impressive, however the team boasts three great players that could have big days if the Ducks don’t come to play.  Let’s examine what to watch out for as Oregon fans! …

Notes from around the college football nation: Tebow making headlines and Charlie Weis breaks the bank

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  Less than 100 days to go and college football will be here. This is such a dead time. All we can do now is just speculate and gossip about the upcoming season. Of course your gossip and speculations will vary depending on where you are in the country. Down south they talk about Alabama about to win its fourth …

Notes From Around The College Football Nation: War of Words and Pac-12 vs SEC

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  Things are heating up in the court room with the Ed O’Bannon vs. The NCAA lawsuit.  With new info on EA SPORTS replicating student-athletes, it does not look good for the NCAA.  This is one case I am paying close attention to this summer because it has the potential to change EVERYTHING in college football.  College sports could officially …

Notes from around the college football nation: Chip Kelly sings and NFL Draft news

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It’s here…the college football playoff.  The commissioners of each conference just got done meeting and will hammer out the final details, so we can finally enjoy that playoff atmosphere in college football.  So what are they going to call the “college football playoff”?….the College Football Playoff.  Yep…no fancy names….just College Football Playoff.  I guess give it some time and the fans will …

Notes From Around The College Football Nation: Johnny Football is back and Nebraska shows support

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Spring games are happening yet it still does not fill my craving for college football.  Glorified scrimmages will just have to do for now.  The major news is Johnny Football is back on twitter and Jadeveon Clowney is out with an injury.  I imagine the Clowney news will make major headlines since he is the next big thing for the …

Au-Burned: The Long Con of Mark Emmert

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“If you flip Montana, there’s no going back.” – University of Washington President Raymond B. Allen, 1948 Alright, I made up that quote, but a conversation to twist the knife on Oregon took place that fall.  With Cal and Oregon tied atop the Pacific Coast Conference, a tiebreaking vote amongst the members was set.  The legend goes that the rivalry …

Notes from around the college football nation: Auburn pays better and NCAA in hot water

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Spring ball is upon us….for some….while others will have to wait until the end of the month to get a look at their favorite team and start making expectations for the upcoming season.  Now, if the March Madness spirit is still upon you, then the Final Four will be something to help with expectations.  Maybe Auburn fans can watch the …

Notes from around the college football nation: Beer for sale and naming rights up for grabs

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Not all rumors are created equal. Monday has come and gone, and Les Miles is still the head coach of LSU.  Whoever put word out of him being fired probably wanted a little recognition on their twitter account.  It just shows the power of social media and how fast rumors can spread.  The only real news this past week is …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: SEC Not Paying Enough and Oregon Making Changes

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Recruiting is over and college football down time has begun…unless you are Nick Saban.  He gets to spend the next couple of weeks going over police reports and seeing if he can still keep these players on the Alabama payroll for another season.  I hope he takes a stand and kicks them off the team…he does oversign…so it’s not like he …

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?  …