College Football Nation: Saban to Texas(?) and Duke Football Outshines its Basketball Team

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  We had the usual big teams win today but a few upsets, as well, to make it another good Saturday of college football.  There is nothing new from the top four teams — I think they are headed into a four-way tie at this point, but each of these teams are looking to win big.  I feel sorry for whoever Alabama, …

College Football Nation: FSU Scalps Clemson and SEC in Mutiny

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  This could be the best Saturday we have had in college football this season.  The upset bug was at work all around the country.  We are really starting to see who are the contenders (Alabama, Oregon, FSU) and the pretenders (Clemson, Georgia, LSU).  Team stocks are rising for the contenders and falling for the others.  We had teams in …

College Football Nation: Points Galore and Players Protest NCAA

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  Not too many “BIG” games happening this week and the media was sure to let us know about it.  Heck, ESPN’s Game Day went to Fargo, North Dakota, because of the lack of “BIG” games to go to.  It was nice seeing them there just to give the “little” guys a shout out.  We have had some great FCS …

Off to see the Wizard! (The First FishDuck.com GIF)

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How many of us have laughed at the wonderful GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format) of LSUFreek who poked fun at coaches, fans and teams in the south and east? We need a West Coast version, and thus the beginning of the FishDuck.com GIF Team to create the fun that our counterpart on the right coast has begun!  We are building a team 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 …

Notes From Around The College Football Nation: Saban is the Devil and ACC MESS

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It’s still summer; still no actual college football games.  This is probably the most boring moments of any college football fan’s life.  Now it’s time to pay attention to all the “phantom” news and rumors about your favorite teams and players from around the country.  Let’s get into some of those rumors and thoughts: 1.  The war of words continues …

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 …

Next Man Up: How Coaches Replaced Legends

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Next man up.  That mantra doesn’t apply only to the roster, it applies to Oregon’s coaching staff as well.  1977 was the last time the Ducks didn’t hire their previous offensive coordinator to fill their head coaching vacancy.  On Sunday, Mark Helfrich became the latest one to follow that path, and in doing so allowed a staff that had previously …