College Football Nation: Duke does it again and Oregon is back in it

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  College football was fun today.  There were so many entertaining games on all at once I don’t think I kept the TV on the same channel for more than a few minutes at a time.  We had the exciting finish down at Auburn, while their rivals Alabama did not look like the N0. 1 team in the nation.  FSU …

BCS Recap: Game, Thy Name is Consistency

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Cliff Grassmick We all love college football for a variety of reasons, one of those being the unpredictability the sport offers week-in and week-out.  This week had a perfect blend of blowouts and nail biters to make for an eventful weekend. The top 5 teams in the AP Poll remained the same for the fourth consecutive week, but this past …

College Football Nation: Top Team Escapes With Win; Playoff Committee Forming

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  “When Offenses Attack” was the theme of the day.  It seems that as the season goes on we are seeing more and more teams put up massive numbers of yardage and points.  You have Baylor and Oregon averaging more than 50 points a game, easy.  Clemson and FSU just dominate whoever lines up in front of them.  Ohio State and Texas …

College Football Nation: Tennessee skulks back to Rocky Top — and “Johnny Who?”

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This week we had a few exciting matches that will really let us know who is a contender and who is a pretender.  We have fans in Eugene and Tuscaloosa feeling pretty good right now, while fans out in Lincoln wish they only had to play one half of football.  I also think we can change a few names on …

College Football Nation: Big Blue gets Big Win; ‘Horns get Hooked

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Week 2 is in the books and the excitement has only just begun.  We have had some great upsets again this week, along with some surprise results.  Alabama had a week off to get ready for “Johnny Football,” while most of the Top-10 took care of business. One thing to pay attention to right now is how long can the ACC …

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 …

Tolman Bat Stays Hot; Ducks Roll Buckeyes in Doubleheader

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  After a rain delay postponed the game Friday night, the Oregon Ducks and Ohio State Buckeyes played a doubleheader Saturday at Bill Davis Stadium.  Oregon used a combination of good hitting and dominant pitching to win both games and secure the series win against the Buckeyes.  Mitchell Tolman delivered yet another win, with a bases-loaded single to center that …

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 …

Offseason Stat-Plosion: The Team Efficiency Index

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It’s 2013, and statistics are ubiquitous in college football: yards per play, 3rd down conversion rate, points per game, defensive efficiency, time of possession, attractiveness of fake girlfriends, turnover margin, blah blah blah blah.   We’ve got all kinds of “objective” statistical methods to “measure” how “good” a football team “is.”  This clearly ain’t Knute Rockne’s football. The problem with all these objective …

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 …