Big 12’s Big Problems Could Impact Pac-12

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby wishes someone would have told him ahead of time that his conference would be punished for not having a championship game. It’s a sad fact of life: Some things you just have to figure out for yourself, and that one shouldn’t have been too difficult. The truth is, the Big 12 tried …

Playoff And Conference Update: Last Chance to Impress the Committee

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For the first time in a couple weeks there will most likely be a new team in the fourth spot of the College Playoffs. It’s likely the top three spots will remain the same, but thanks to a Mississippi State loss, the fourth spot is open to one of the remaining contenders. CFP Remaining Contenders - One more spot open after Bulldogs drop …

College Football Playoff: Perils and Pleasure

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out To nobody’s surprise, the present four-team playoff system is proving to be at best a Band-Aid to stop the bleeding until a real solution is in place to crown a national champion in Division I-A football. Right or wrong, there seems to be a semblance of consensus over the top three teams, but it’s a train wreck …

College Football Nation: Upsets Galore and Mississippi Uprising

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Arizona started the upset bus, and the state of Mississippi took over from there. Many had their top four penciled in for the playoffs, but after today they can just throw that list out. Thursday night, Duck fans were left to wonder when it will be their year, while Alabama fans are still learning to grasp the feeling and emotions …

2014 Predictions — Part Three

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Good morning, Ducks! Last Saturday I brought you Part One of my Super Accurate 2014 predictions for the upcoming football season. Part Two was available to subscribers only. If you want to subscribe, my PayPal information is available. Subscribers get inside information on my predictions as well as fun, behind the scenes looks at my life. A look inside the …

College Football Nation: No Quarterback at USC and Sonic Boom Buns

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By this time next week you will be happy or sad for multiple reasons.  Your favorite team will have taken the field and either given you hope for the season or made you dread the rest of it.  The majority of fans will witness their teams feasting on early-season “cupcakes.”  A few teams will step up to the plate in …

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 …