College Football Nation: Ducks Quacked and Tide Keep Rolling

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  I was starting to get worried about too many undefeated teams finishing perfect.  Thanks to Stanford we had Oregon drop from the list of unbeaten.  We still have Ohio State and Northern Illinois unbeaten thanks to their bye week coming at a convenient time . . . but do those teams really matter right now?  Alabama keeps doing what …

College Football Nation: The upsets have arrived and Mack Brown survives another week

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  I was starting to get worried that too many teams would finish the season undefeated, until today.  As the season goes on we are finally getting to see the upsets.  Upsets are what we live for in college football, as long as our team isn’t on the wrong end of the stick.  Watching the impossible become possible is what …

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 …

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 …

When Ducks Truly Went to War…

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“A day that will live in infamy.” President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke those words to the United States Congress Dec. 8, 1941, a day after the Japanese surprised the world with their attack on Pearl Harbor just the day before. Of course this had great consequences throughout the country and the world, but on the Oregon campus, it would dramatically …

Notes from around the college football nation: Beer for sale and naming rights up for grabs

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Not all rumors are created equal. Monday has come and gone, and Les Miles is still the head coach of LSU.  Whoever put word out of him being fired probably wanted a little recognition on their twitter account.  It just shows the power of social media and how fast rumors can spread.  The only real news this past week is …

Notes from around the college football nation: Les Miles leaving LSU and Spring football is almost here

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Good news: spring football is almost upon us!  We can now get a sneak peak at what to expect for the fall from our favorite teams.  A lot of the nation will be paying attention to certain schools to see how new coaches are with their team along with incoming freshmen possibly making an impact.  Alabama should still be loaded …

Texas-Sized Mess Shows Oregon’s Charm

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With word leaking out this week about some extra-curricular activities going on with Major Applewhite, Texas Longhorns co-offensive coordinator, perspective was brought to order concerning the Oregon coaching staff. If you haven’t heard, Major Applewhite, a former quarterback for the Longhorns, admitted to having a one-night stand with a staff member a few seasons ago.  He was given a pay …

Attacking is Winning, Which Oregon Plans To Continue

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Attacking is winning. That is a note scribbled in the margins of what became Bill Walsh’s book Finding the Winning Edge. ESPN the Magazine recently examined the impact of that book on current football coaches.  The most interesting quote from the Mark Helfrich introductory press conference was this: “We will attack in all phases.  We will embrace innovation.  And we …