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Around CFB: Reliance on the eye test is blinding the committee's judgement
1 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
The debate over who deserves the fourth spot in the College Football Playoff is beginning to heat up, with Ohio State and Texas A&M right in the middle of it. It appears the committee is going off of the "eye test", and that might be a huge mistake.
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Around CFB: Historic karma threatening to dash Ohio State's playoff hopes
1 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Tuesday night's second College Football Playoff release shed some light on the committee's debate over whether Ohio State or Texas A&M deserves the fourth spot. Time remains to pour over the resumés, but the Buckeyes' chances to make a stronger case are in serious trouble.
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Around CFB: BYU's soft schedule lands them at No. 14 in initial CFP ranking
1 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
The College Football Playoff committee released their first rankings of the 2020 season, and the undefeated BYU Cougars landed at No. 14. While those in Provo cry out for more respect, a deeper look at their resumé suggests that the Cougars got what they deserved.
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Around CFB: Perception of the Big Ten West division is changing
2 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Ohio State is the toast of the Big Ten and likely figures to win their fourth-consecutive conference title this season. However, the Buckeyes play in the Big Ten East, which is beginning to look like the weaker of the league's two divisions.
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Around CFB: The thin case for Cincinnati, BYU and the College Football Playoff
2 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Cincinnati and BYU are both undefeated and ranked highly as the regular season begins to come to a close, but should the Bearcats and Cougars be considered for the four-team playoff? That question could boil down to whether or not either could beat the Florida Gators.
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Around CFB: The Pac-12 returns, but will it even matter?
2 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
College football fans on the west coast rejoice: the Pac-12 finally makes its return this weekend, but will it even impact the national landscape? While it's fantastic that college football is back across the country, it's unlikely the Pac-12 will factor into the playoff picture.
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Around CFB: Based on market value, Fisher absolutely worth the money
2 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Those in the national media love to point out Jimbo Fisher's mega-contract, which pays him $7.5 million per year. However, those same writers seem to gloss over the fact that many other coaches have huge salaries and don't win nearly as much as Fisher does.
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Around CFB: Following tumultuous offseason, Big Ten football returns
3 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
After trying to strong-arm other members of the Power 5 to sit out the 2020 season with them, the Big Ten decided that they'd play an abbreviated, conference-only schedule like everyone else, and big-time college football in the midwest finally makes its return this weekend.
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Staples shares which storylines he's watching during week one of SEC play
3 mo ago by Gabe Bock
The Athletic's Andy Staples joined TexAgs Radio to preview week one from around the Southeastern Conference and what he's most intrigued by Saturday's slate. Don't worry, Staples also mixed in a little bit of food talk into the interview as well.
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Around CFB: Three years later, Fisher can't be blamed for FSU's struggles
4 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Critics of Jimbo Fisher said he left the cupboard bare for Willie Taggart when he left for College Station following the 2017 season, but even in 2020, the Seminoles are continuing to struggle. It's time to stop blaming Fisher for the struggles in Tallahassee.
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Dear Andy: Name 5 ideas to maximize my team’s competitive advantage these days
4 mo ago by Andy Staples
How would The Athletic's Andy Staples alter a college football program to be better safeguarded from a COVID-19 outbreak during the 2020 season? He answers that and much more in this edition of "Dear Andy."
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College football players make their case with #WeWantToPlay movement
5 mo ago by Peter Baugh
With behind-the-scenes momentum building against a 2020 college football season, players have ignited a Twitter-based #WeWantToPlay movement, highlighting the question of how much input they really have in decisions about their own safety and ability to play football.
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Monday Morning Mike: CFB's top players making it known #WeWantToPlay
5 mo ago by Gabe Bock
TexAgs' college football contributor Mike Huguenin joined to react to Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields and Penei Sewell going public with their desire to play the 2020 college football season and beginning the #WeWantToPlay movement among players around the nation.
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Monday Morning Mike: SEC likely headed for conference-only schedule
6 mo ago by Gabe Bock
Mike Huguenin reacts to the Big Ten and Pac-12 decision to play conference-only schedules in the fall of 2020 and explains why the remaining Power 5 conferences are likely to follow suit in the very near future.
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Ask Liucci, Part 2: How players are adapting, top QBs in the nation & more
9 mo ago by Billy Liucci
After tackling a long list of subscriber questions in writing yesterday, Billy Liucci spends nearly an hour handling a second round of questions via video, including who he thinks the best QBs in the country are, how much Ainias Smith will be on the field and much more.
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Mandel: Will college football’s newfound Semifinal Saturday finally deliver?
1 yr ago by Stewart Mandel
As the Semifinal Saturday games approach, CFB executive director Bill Hancock is hoping for a change of pace that brings more competition, more excitement and larger audiences, and this may be the year that teams deliver.
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Around CFB: Breaking down the contenders for the fourth playoff spot
1 yr ago by Olin Buchanan
Undefeated through 12 games, LSU, Clemson, and Ohio State have all but locked up their place in the 2019 CFB Playoff. With one final spot still left for the taking, Olin analyzes the resumes of each of the one-loss contenders still in the hunt.
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Around CFB: Stroke of luck needed for Alabama to get back to the playoff
1 yr ago by Olin Buchanan
The Alabama Crimson Tide are no strangers to making national championship or playoff runs despite having a loss to their name. This year, the Tide will likely need some help in the final two weeks of the season if they are to get back to the college football playoff.
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Hop's Saturday Deep Reflections: A&M-State, Texas' clunker and more
1 yr ago by David Sandhop
David Sandhop shares his thoughts after another weekend of college football following an A&M win over Mississippi State. This week, Hop breaks down the Aggies' win over the Bulldogs, he Longhorns' loss to TCU and much more.
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Around CFB: Analyzing the Top 10 resumes in college football
1 yr ago by Olin Buchanan
We're two weeks away from the first College Football Playoff rankings when the top resumes in the country will be put under the microscope by the committee. Olin Buchanan delivers his list of the Top 10 resumes in college football to this point.
 
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