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Week 1 Saturday Six-Pack: College Football Picks and Previews

Welcome to the first installment of The College Football Huddle’s season-long college football picks and previews column, the Saturday Six-Pack.
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Podcast Episode 3: Jeremy Mauss Talks Mountain West and BYU Football

No month-long layoff between podcast episodes this time. Jeremy Mauss of MWCConnection.com and 1320 KFan in Salt Lake City (not “The Fan” as stated in the podcast intro) joins The College Football Huddle for the third episode.
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East Carolina, Fresno State Among Leading Non-AQ Banner-Carries Against Power 5

Nick Saban’s suggestion at last week’s SEC meetings that Power 5 conferences only play each other has merit on its face. However, the broad brushstrokes that mandate some leagues as worthy of nonconference dates fail to take into account teams’ strength on individual basis.

The conferences without preferred access into the College Football Playoff must capitalize on their opportunities. Some wins over the power brokers might not force everyone to recognize the value of scheduling top-level non-AQ opponents. But at the very least, a strong 2014 for those teams from the American Athletic, Conference-USA, independents, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt might give enough of the Power 5 pause while shaping college football’s future landscape.
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Quarterback Transfers Present Programs With Challenges

An annual deluge of quarterback transfers turns college football’s spring into a second recruiting season, as programs either try to plug the gaps missed during the winter signing season or fill immediate, pressing needs.

While there are transfers across all positions, quarterback transfers are of both higher frequency and greater significance. The former is a real-world example of Reese Bobby’s credo: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”

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