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What Lands A Coach on the Hot Seat?

Hot seat lives in ubiquity among college football punditry. For as prevalent as the term might be, however, the roadmap for a coach landing on one is a mystery. Unpacking how some of the more recent occupiers of college football's more noteworthy hot seats came to sit, there's a unifying theme. Consider the head coaches…

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Les Miles Firing Will Send Tremors Through Southern California

LSU's firing of head coach Les Miles Sunday came as abruptly, yet delayed; shockingly unexpected, yet wholly anticipated. A mid-or-early-season termination of this magnitude feels like uncharted territory for a sport that's seemingly seen it all. Sure, high-profile ousters in September and October have gained frequency commensurate with the growth of coaching salaries and stakes.…

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Heisman Top 10 Week 4: Lamar Jackson’s World

Interesting tidbits from the Heisman Top 10, as the wild fluctuation customary of this time of year produced new names in the Week 4 rankings: • Publications that ranked Greg Ward Jr. also ranked Donnel Pumphrey. Publications that spurned one spurned both. Group of Five bias is a real thing, it would seem. • All…

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Tim Tebow Ain’t Charlie Ward

Tim Tebow isn't the first Heisman Trophy winner to try his hand at another sport, though the coverage of his (sorta) attempt to play Major League Baseball might understandably lead one to believe otherwise. In fact, he's not even the first Heisman recipient from the World's Greatest Outdoor Cocktail Party to do so -- Herschel…

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Lamar Jackson’s Floating Like A Butterfly, Alright

Louisville football paying homage to hometown hero Muhammad Ali with butterfly decals on the Cardinals' chrome helmets Saturday wasn't enough. Lamar Jackson gave The Greatest an extra nod with a performance that will have sports fans talking for years to come. Lamar Jackson's 17 carries for 146 yards and four touchdowns, with a fifth touchdown…

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Cincinnati Has Not Reached Its Potential

Cincinnati's 40-16 loss Thursday to Houston is not an indictment on the Bearcats -- not in a vacuum, anyway. The 24-point Houston margin of victory does not entirely reflect the nature of the contest, as the host Bearcats led in the early fourth quarter on a Hayden Moore touchdown pass to Kahlil Lewis. Even after…

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Week 3 Heisman Top 10 2016

Heisman rankings are all over the place heading into Week 3. I mentioned it last week, and it bears reiterating ahead of Week 3: Early-season Heisman projections are such a mish-mash of Sample sizes are much too small, some players have seen nothing but sub-par competition, defenses start to wise up to particular offenses. Yes,…

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Remembering The Miracle at Michigan

Twenty-two years after the Miracle at Michigan, Kordell Stewart's Hail Mary heave to Michael Westbrook remains burned in my memory. It's not the earliest individual play I can remember watching live, still in great detail, but no play holds a more significant place for me. Colorado-Michigan wasn't the first really hyped game I remember closely…