Is Ohio State an Oregon Wannabe?

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“The mind,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer once famously quipped, “is a fragile thing.” I was thinking of that Meyer quote the other day as I watched the post-Sugar Bowl press conference. Specifically when the Buckeyes coach reacted to the news the Oregon Ducks had thoroughly cleaned Florida State’s clock earlier that same day in the Rose Bowl. A …

A Clash of Titans: Nick Saban and Urban Meyer Square Off Again

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When Alabama and Ohio State square off in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day, it will feature two of college football’s most colossal figures. Nick Saban and Urban Meyer are directly responsible for five of the last nine national championship teams and six of the last 12. This will hardly mark the first time that Meyer and Saban have met …

Oregon’s Bitter Rival Delivers Another Blow

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Craig Strobeck One of the complaints of the modern shift in college football, with conference realignment and the addition of a playoff amongst other changes, is the end of annual matchups in many historical rivalries.  Yet it is Oregon’s biggest rival in recent years, the BCS, that the Ducks will happily say goodbye to as this era ends.  After four …

These Ducks Ain’t Dead Yet

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Craig Strobeck “Was It Over When Stanford Bombed Pearl Harbor?”   Cheer up, Duck fans. Don’t write off the 2013 season just yet. Sure, just like 120 or so of the 123 other FBS teams, those of us perpetually clad in green and yellow have to again come to grips with the prospects of another imperfect season.  A BCS bowl game …