College Football Nation: Bret Bielema Likes Big Butts and NCAA Decision Awaits

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  Media days are upon us. Of course, if you look at the news feed you will think that the SEC is the only conference to have one of them. Media day is the chance for coaches and players to answer a few questions and give fans something to look forward to in the fall. Sometimes you might even get a …

Introducing the Recruiting ShrineDog Awards of 2014

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Have you ever looked through the list of signees of various schools after national LOI signing day and noticed that one special athlete who tends to be a last minute commit, and it doesn’t seem to really make sense why he would choose that particular university? Like that old Sesame Street song goes, “One of these things is not like the …

Scott’s Turf: Recruiting or Sales?

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My FishDuck Friends — I wish to roll out a new feature called “Scott’s Turf” on the site that will appear on every Monday, which will have opinion-editorial pieces written by Scott Reed. Scott has been writing recruiting and game analyses articles every week for the Oregon franchise of Rivals.com Duck Sports Authority for many years. I’ve known him long before FishDuck.com …

College Football Nation: Jameis Winston Staying Put and Nut Free Northwestern

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In other news, the NCAA (court) trials are still making headlines. It looks like the NCAA’s chances took a huge blow when Jim Delany took the stand and pretty much ran wild with his ideas and backed up the plaintiff’s case. Right now the NCAA is just getting hammered with so many witnesses against them. Both this week and next, the NCAA …

Mark vs Mark: Who Will Reign Supreme?

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Oregon’s second game on the schedule brings a match-up that could define the Ducks’ entire season, for better or worse. A win against Michigan State would help the Ducks dramatically improve their chances of contending for a National Title — especially under the new playoff system. While there has been a lot of talk about the offensive and defensive match-ups the …

College Football Nation: O’Bannon v NCAA Begins and Auburn is All In

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  We might not have football games to enjoy,  but get ready to tune into the court room as your new gridiron this week. O’Bannon v NCAA begins this coming week and is about to shake up college sports as we have never seen before. Andy Staples was kind enough to go over the Fact vs Fiction about the lawsuit …

The 10 Dumbest States in America

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The financial website “The Street” went on a quest to find the states where the most intelligent people reside. While I have nothing but respect for Massachusetts, Minnesota, Connecticut, et. al, my greatest interest in their findings were largely in the other direction. What states put out the greatest percentile of dummies … and what might it say about college …

College Football Nation: Nick Saban Believes He IS College Football and the Big 12 is Eyeing More

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Sometimes you have to just love the off-season, where the media tries to turn any little quote into a major breaking story.  You have to be glad for that, since there is no actual football being played.  Just ask Coach Nick Saban at the University of Alabama. As this off-season progresses I will slowly try to change my format for …

College Football Nation: FSU has Crabs and SEC Schedules

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  Anyone hungry for seafood?  If so head on over to Tallahassee.  I hear they are just “giving” it away.  On top of that fun story you have Nick Saban actually being happy with Lane Kiffin, the SEC setting forth a better way of scheduling, and some beef with how things are going to be done with the college football …

College Football Nation: Free Food and Spray Paint

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Is it football season yet?  I will have to ask that question every week until kickoff in August.  Right now, all we get to hear about is police reports and coaches kissing pigs.  We at least have the spring games going on, giving us a chance to speculate on how our teams will do come Fall. Let’s get to the news …

College Football Nation: “Saban Rule” Trashed and Clemson Changes How We View College Football

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It’s a good thing we have March Madness to look forward to very soon, because this is the dull time for college football between signing day and spring ball that we dread. There is still a lot of news with the “Saban Rule” being entertained or trashed on a daily basis; we have new helmet cams to change the way …

Nick Saban Needs a Swift Boot in the Rear

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The College of Cardinals, er, the NCAA wasted valuable time this week, time that would have been better served making compliance more arcane and difficult.  Brought before this august body was the suggestion that college football offenses should be prohibited from running plays within the first 10 seconds of the play clock.  The thought, from Nick Saban’s mouth to God’s …