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Big 12 Expansion Candidates: Names To Know

Big 12 expansion may not be inevitable — the University of Texas reportedly has issues, and it’s well established that the Longhorns wield more clout than much of the conference. Nevertheless, as the din of conference realignment grows, and nonsensical arguments contingent on seemingly arbitrary percentages gain traction, the possibility of Big 12 expansion has […]

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The Damning Lou Holtz Endorsement

Lou Holtz endorsed Donald Trump for president Monday, ahead of Tuesday’s Indiana primary. I’ll spare you commentary specific to the candidate; the last thing the world needs is another site overrun with a noxious, political comment sections. However, Lou Holtz’s stamp of approval should concern supporters of Trump’s candidacy. Honored to have received the endorsement […]

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The Rock Says It’s All About The U

CFB Huddle sends happy birthday wishes to Hollywood star, seven-time WWE Champion and Miami Hurricane Dwayne Johnson — also known as The Rock. Last month ahead of Wrestlemania XXXII, I wrote about the long history of college football standouts transitioning into professional wrestling, which began with Bronko Nagurski. Of the many college gridiron players to […]

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Scooby Wright and Tyler Matakevich Were Drafted WHERE?

The Bronko Nagurski Award and a buck won’t get you a cup of coffee in the NFL, apparently. That’s the takeaway from Scooby Wright and Tyler Matakevich, the winners of college football’s national defensive player of the year honors each of the last two seasons. Tyler Matakevich, the Temple tackling machine who racked up 493 […]

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Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack Aren’t Warning Signs

Popular opinion dictated both Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith were first-round talents well before either qualified for the NFL draft. Both tumbled out of the first 31 picks Thursday, however, the result of injuries sustained their final season in college football. A simplistic interpretation of cause-and-effect dictates, then, that had either Jack or Smith sat […]

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The Freshman Quarterback Phenomenon

A freshman quarterback’s job used to be pretty clear-cut: commit the playbook to memory, get in the weight room, and absorb as much as possible while serving as the redshirt understudy to a veteran starter. Coaches turning over the offensive reins to first-year quarterbacks has become increasingly common in recent years, and in unlikely places. […]

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4th and 25 Changed The Football Landscape

4th and 25. Those who follow the SEC need no elaboration, particularly Arkansas or Ole Miss fans. However, the wildest play of the 2015 season should hold equal significance for supporters of Alabama, Clemson, Michigan State, Iowa, Ohio State…basically, any team directly impacted by the resulting outcome. The Razorbacks’ 4th and 25 hook-and-lateral play immediately […]

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4/22 News: In Memory of Pat Tillman

Twelve years ago today — April 22, 2004 — Pat Tillman died in Sperah, Afghanistan, while in service to the United States Army. The Silver Star recipient famously left a career in the NFL to join the military shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Tillman’s actions away from football have made him one […]

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4/21 News: Hope for the Texas Longhorns

Springtime brings with it boundless optimism around college football, and optimism leads off the CFB Huddle headline roundup for Thursday, April 21. TEXAS LONGHORNS Spring Brings Hope for the Texas Longhorns David Ubben, Sports on Earth Ahead of a pivotal Year 3 in Austin, Charlie Strong might finally have the offensive formula for his Texas […]

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PODCAST: The Max Browne vs. Sam Darnold Debate

USC head coach Clay Helton announced Monday that the quarterback competition between Max Browne and Sam Darnold will continue into August. With a Week 1 date against defending national champion Alabama looming, and the Trojans facing their first quarterback change in three years, one can understand the diligence. But what should USC’s next step be? […]

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4/20 News: Ludacris Owns Georgia Football

Some mood music for today’s news, courtesy of Ludacris. Southern hospitality, indeed. Ludacris made the kind of money SEC programs typically reserve for an FCS opponent the Saturday before Rivalry Week, and he didn’t have to take a single hit. GEORGIA BULLDOGS Jacob Eason-Mania is Running Wild Georgia freshman quarterback phenom Jacob Eason’s impressive play […]