Friday Roundup: Moving the Goalposts

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Goalposts define space. They give us something to shoot for, to aim at. They represent a known, often set against a sea of uncertainty. This week has me thinking about goalposts, both real and perceived. http://youtu.be/cRdTrLQcqb4 Mississippi State yanked a scholarship offer from Chason Virgil, a three-star quarterback, who had been committed since May. Apparently, State has a "numbers issue" with its scholarships for the incoming class, so it makes sense that they'd pull one back from a … [Read more...]

Opponent Watch: Whoa Nellie Edition

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Who To Watch USC at UCLA (Sat 8:00pm ET ABC) Following the conclusion of ND-Louisville, head out to the Rose Bowl to hear Keith Jackson Brent Musburger Chris Fowler call this game. If the tradition (there's that word again!) from the last few years holds, you'll see a color-vs-color matchup of the two Los Angeles Pac-12 teams. The Bruins came into 2014 with some national championship hype and expectations (whatever happened to that Lee Corso fellow?), but spotty quarterback … [Read more...]

All the Podcasts! Four Horseman History, Figuring Out Notre Dame Turnovers, and the Friday Roundup

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I meant to get this post last night, but I didn't get home from work until after 11pm and just passed out. Anyways, you may have already seen (or heard) the episodes I'm about to embed below if you are already subscribed to our podcast channel on iTunes or follow or Podbean channel, but if you aren't, (1) do that and (2) waste all the time at work with the embedded audio below. I have two recordings from KVCE AM 1160, Dallas/Ft. Worth. One is an older recording from before the Arizona State … [Read more...]

TCB Poll: Week 12 Reactions

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Beginning in 2014, a playoff selection committee will determine which four college football teams play for the national title. Some are skeptical of the committee, so we -- the Elvii of college football -- have joined together to present our weekly playoff nominations. We call it the T.C.B. Poll. … [Read more...]

Northwestern Review: Defense

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It's a hard knock life. I never imagined after sitting in Notre Dame Stadium for a very cold Notre Dame - Northwestern football game that I would walk out of there having witnessed a Notre Dame loss. I still have no words, no rational explanation for what happened on Saturday, so let's get right to it. How did our defense look on Saturday? Notre Dame now has at least one interception in each of its last 13 games. This is the second-longest active streak in the FBS behind only Ole Miss' 15 … [Read more...]