College Football Nation: JW — Foot-in-Mouth Disease? and Tide Rolls

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These are the weekends we live for as college football fans. The drama off the field this week, however, was just as good as on the field thanks to Jameis Winston. This week showed a lot of top teams struggling for the victory while others took care of business. Let’s get into the Top-25 action from this weekend. 1. Winston needs …

College Football Nation: Hokies Poked and Boston College Runs over USC

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What a day of upsets this weekend of college football gave us. All up and down the east coast David was slaying Goliath. As fans, we live for the upsets. To be able to see a true underdog emerge victorious is why we love sports. So much action to cover from all over the country today, so lets get into it. …

Collegiate Programs Can Learn From the NFL’s Ray Rice Situation

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Note: This article contains graphic information regarding domestic violence. Read at your own discretion. An already nasty situation grew worse on Monday when new video surfaced of now former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his wife Janay in an Atlantic City casino elevator. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to see the video, you know how disturbing Rice’s actions …

College Football Nation: How Do the Gators Do It and Penn State Tweets

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  With the NCAA trial all finished up and media days about to begin, the news was a little slow this week. The news in the college football world might be slow but it is never dull. It will really pick up when you put a bunch of coaches and players in front on a microphone for media day. Great news …

College Football Nation: The Vote and Penn State is Breaking Bad

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  When all you have to talk about from the past week of action is people arguing over uniforms, coaches trolling schools, and players apologizing for trash talk … then it’s a slow week.  We did have one big thing, though, with Northwestern’s football players taking a private vote about whether or not to unionize.  That story will be the main talking point …

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: SEC Dominates and Johnny F. Does It Again

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  It was a very exciting week of bowl games and there were a few changes in the coaching world that will be setting off a chain reaction of other coaching relocations.  I think the two biggest shocks of the week were Penn State’s Bill O’Brien bolting so suddenly and then the way Alabama was not playing like Alabama in …

Chip Kelly, the Bullfighter

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Rafael Morán Chip Kelly’s play calling in his NFL debut was effective but not dramatic, with one striking exception.  Late in the second quarter, Kelly called one of the crazier formations you’re ever going to see, perhaps for the first time ever in the pros.  There were only three linemen up front, with a group of three players set wide …

College Football Notes: SEC beats Pac-12 and Clemson wins it all

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We are less than a month from kickoff and I am SO excited for football season, you?. So many questions will start to be answered once the ball has left the tee.  Will the SEC win yet another national title or will someone else finally steal the spotlight?  Will another Heisman winner show up out of the blue?  Come the …

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 …

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 …