Ohio State’s Urban Meyer: The Ducks are “cutting edge”

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The Oregon Ducks’ Rose Bowl 59-20 romp over former national champions Florida State captured the nation’s attention. But Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, whose Buckeyes’ team will face the Ducks on Jan. 12 in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, has been watching the Ducks for a while. Meyer has studied the football philosophies of offensive guru and former …

7 Things Ohio State Should Know About Our Ducks Offense

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Now that we’ve all celebrated, high-fived and clinked glasses from our Rose Bowl victory, it’s time to get back to work. Our Ducks have one more game to play this season and it’s the biggest of all… the National Championship game. Come January 12 our Ducks will be in Texas to face Ohio State. If I were Ohio State, I …

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 …

Rose Bowl Countdown: FSU, Oregon Coaches Compared

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Is Oregon Ducks head football coach Mark Helfrich a boy among men? There he sat on Thursday, blinking out at the lights, cameras and a crowd of jaundiced national sports writers at the press conference featuring the four men who’ve led their teams to the brink of the first ever college football playoff championship, looking for all the world like a …

FishDuck.com Looks at the Four Schools in the College Football Playoffs

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Good morning, Ducks! My boss at FishDuck.com likes to say, “What a great time to be writing about our beloved Ducks.” We usually nod in agreement, because disagreeing with our boss doesn’t always end so well. But I’ll be darned if he isn’t right this time. Over the last few years the Ducks have enjoyed unparalleled success. We’re going to welcome the …

Braxton Miller to Oregon?

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has insisted all year that Braxton Miller will be the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback in 2015, but that hasn’t stopped the rumors from bubbling. Miller, a senior, has spent the entire 2014 season recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered just 12 days before OSU’s opening game. Due to the incredible success of Miller’s replacement — redshirt freshman …

College Football Nation: FSU Survives and Burning Couches, Baby!

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This has been a wild season. It seems as soon as we think we know who will be the Top-4 teams making the playoffs, another upset happens. At this rate we might have a team finish 9-3 and still make the playoffs. We saw some great displays of offense and defense this week in some Top-25 action. A question to …

College Football Nation: Ohio State Is Without Braxton and Jameis Is Snubbed

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  With kickoff less than a week away, the action is finally here. The only people who are probably wishing the season was further away — or even over – would be Ohio State. With the new playoff system upon us, more pressure will be put on teams to win and win big. Teams must leave no doubt in voters’ minds …

College Football Nation: Rutgers Knows How to Party and Eastern Michigan Sees Gray

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We are fewer than four weeks away from kickoff. Honestly, I am going to start grilling just so I can be ready for kickoff. Week 1 will be here before we know it, and we will have some amazing match-ups to look forward to. Even though no actual football games are going on yet, the football news is just pouring in. You have …

College Football Nation: Les Miles vs Tiger Woods and SEC Media Hype

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  World Cup fever is all over America right now so I am sure everyone couldn’t care less about the NCAA trials or the off season action. The excitement soccer fans are experiencing with the world cup will be the same felt by college football fans when the playoffs start. While the world cup is going on, we have Les …

My Wife’s Birthday Got Me to Thinking …

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Thursday was my wife’s birthday  (“Happy birthday, honey.  Sorry about, well, you know.”)  It being her special day, I just wanted to take this opportunity to tell all of you what a lucky guy I am. When I met her all those years ago, she didn’t know the difference between Oregon and Oregon State.  Last season, at the end of the Civil …

College Football Nation: Hot Seats and FSU’s Drastic Unie Change

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This is shaping up to be the summer of the hurry up offense and the attack it has come under.  I am okay with coaches arguing over the possible rule change all summer and taking jabs at each other.  Imagine how much bigger the Iron Bowl will be if Alabama’s Nick Saban and Auburn’s Gus Malzahn have all summer to speak …