Articles tagged: College Football


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So You’re A Five-Star Recruit. Where Should You Go To School?

Signing top recruits remains the most predictive factor of a college football program’s success, and five-star recruits are the surest tickets on the market. So how do you convince one... Read more

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If Recruiting Becomes More Geography-Based Post-COVID, Who Benefits and Who Loses Out?

There’s no understating the importance of recruiting in college athletics, particularly when it comes to retaining touted high school athletes in-state. That’s for a pair of reasons. First, as has... Read more

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Ridiculous Hypothetical: Reorganizing and Rescheduling College Football

You know college football? The sport where Scott Cochran earned $595,000 as University of Alabama’s strength and conditioning coordinator this past year? The sport where Cochran’s athletes created $77 million... Read more

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College Football’s Coaching Carousel: Grading the Seven Biggest Hires and Audits of My 2017 Grades

Full disclosure: I am infatuated with college football head coaches. It’s almost impossible to capture how important they are at the high-Division I level.  The head coach is so crucial,... Read more

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Should You Draft A Big Wide Receiver In The First Round?

Now is a fascinating time to take stock of the future of the wide receiver position at the NFL level. On a broad level, Andy Reid’s quote that the college... Read more

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Probing the Origins of Recent College Head Coaching Hires: A Deep Dive from 2010-16

In college athletics, the head coach is the program, for better and for worse. Professional teams not only have owners, general managers, and generally larger support staffs, but they also... Read more

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Football Hammers Catholic 69-0 to Improve to 2-1

On Saturday, the Georgetown Hoyas football team (2-1, Patriot League) put a beatdown on Catholic (0-2, NEWMAC), routing the Cardinals 69-0. The Hoyas dominated in all aspects of the game,... Read more

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Is There an End in Sight for Alabama and Clemson’s Duopoly on College Football?

Two titans run college football. They don’t make the rules or steal every headline and haven’t fundamentally changed the way the game is played, but when it comes time to... Read more

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Slow Start Hurts Hoyas as Davidson Takes Season Opener

On Saturday, the Georgetown football team (0-1, Patriot League) dropped their season opener at Davidson (1-0, Pioneer), 27-20. It was all Wildcats from the start, as they ran out to... Read more

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Out West, A Mixed Bag for PAC-12 New Hires

The Pac-12 promised to be one of college football’s most interesting conferences in 2018 after five new head coaches were hired this offseason to lead their programs to “After Dark”... Read more

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Football Looks to Rebound After Disappointing 2017

At almost every school competing at the Division I level of college football, it’s that time of year again for the student body and larger fanbase; season tickets are being... Read more

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The Sports Sermon: Alabama vs UCF, The Podcast

On this episode of The Sports Sermon, Chris Dunn and Will Shanahan join new host Parker Houston to talk about UCF’s undefeated season, the college football national championship game, and... Read more

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A Wonderful Day for College Football

It has been a thrilling college football season, but the fun isn’t going anywhere just yet. Coming hot off the heels of last week’s record-tying six top-25 matchups, three top-10... Read more

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College Football Fans Deserve USC-Texas

Hook ‘em. Fight on. When the University of Southern California and the University of Texas face off on the gridiron, it is not only a matchup between two of the... Read more

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The two kings of Oklahoma

If you happen to be a fan of a cellar-dwelling NFL franchise, such as the New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, or my beloved Buffalo Bills, you have heard two... Read more

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The Sports Sermon: Pay the Players?

In this episode of the Sports Sermon, Nick Gavio moderates a discussion between Graham Piro, Alex Lewontin, and Parker Houston on whether college athletes should be paid.

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The Sports Sermon: College Football Playoff

Host Nick Gavio talks about the College Football Playoff and Heisman race with Editorial Board Chair Chris Dunn, Assistant Features Editor Jonny Amon, and Sports writer Eamon Coburn.

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College Football Rivalry Week Preview

Rivalry week is always the most electric time in college football, and this year is no exception. With both pride and playoffs on the line, Saturday promises to be a... Read more

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NCAA Week Three Losers

You win some; you lose most. Sorry if I have to be the one to break it to you, but the world is a cruel place, and there’s nothing any... Read more

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Penn State and Joe Paterno: Blind Reverence

Penn State University very quietly announced on Thursday that it will be honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as the school’s head football coach with a ceremony... Read more