1. College Football 2011: Oklahoma or the Field in the Big 12?

    When you play at Oklahoma the expectation annually is to win a national championship. Winning the Big 12 is also part of the picture. The Sooners enter 2011 as one of the favorites to win both...

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  2. Taylor Martinez or Denard Robinson: Who's the Better Big Ten Dual-Threat QB?

    Taylor Martinez or Denard Robinson? Which Big Ten dual-threat quarterback would you like most? Both of them had their moments last year, as each one was considered a Heisman candidate early in the season...

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  3. College Football 2011: Power Ranking Every Conference by Strength of Schedule

    The argument over the best conference in college football is short and simple. For the past five to 10 years, it has always been the SEC. That is not likely to change in 2011...

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  4. College Football 2011: 18 Toughest Back-to-Back Games for Any Team This Season

    Every college football team marks a few games on their schedule each year as the BIG games. Other teams may call them "RED letter" games. What you hope not to see is two—or even three—RED letter games in a row...

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  5. College Football 2011: 25 Teams Guaranteed To Lose More Games Than Last Season

    It's late June and every coach and fan has complete confidence in their team. "We'll win more this year than last year," they say to friends. In reality, not everyone can win more than they did in 2010...

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  6. College Football 2011: Power Ranking Each Conference's Best Rivalry

    A rivalry. It's the game every fan, player and coach circles on the schedule. If your team wins, then you have bragging rights for the year...

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  7. College Football 2011: Which Conference Is Dirtier, the SEC or Big Ten?

    It's time to get nasty. We're talking SEC nasty. Or is that Big Ten nasty? A year ago it would have been easy to answer that question...

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  8. College Football 2011: Top 5 Players by Position

    It starts in high school. You know who you are. You count the 5-star and 4-star recruits that your team has signed, and the expectations grow from there. So what do you do know? It's summer and college football is still a few months away...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 9,044 reads 110 comments

  9. College Football 2011: The 15 Best Conference Games

    With a few programs changing conferences, and the alignment of those conference changing it only makes sense to consider the best in-conference games for this fall...

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  10. College Football 2011: Shocking Picks to Win Every Conference Championship

    It almost becomes lazy to simply pick the favorite to win every conference championship in college football. The safe bet is to pick Oklahoma to win the Big 12 or Alabama to win the SEC in 2011...

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  11. SEC Football: Power Ranking the 20 Best School Traditions

    Whether it is Notre Dame's golden helmets or the Army-Navy game or Michigan's "Go Blue" banner, college football's appeal is traditions...

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  12. College Football 2011: The Toughest Player to Plan for on Every Ranked Team

    Imagine you are the offensive or defensive coordinator for your favorite team. Besides making hundreds of thousands of dollars (or even millions) every season, you will work long hours getting your players ready...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 7,349 reads 57 comments

  13. College Football: The Grove, the Golf Course and the 12 Coolest Tailgate Spots

    There are fans of some schools—most notably the SEC programs—who have made tailgating an art. Specialty foods, cornhole and Jackorades (think Jack Daniels and Gatorade) can help almost anyone get ready for the big game...

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  14. College Football 2011: Nation's 20 Best Assistant Coaches

    The best head coaches have one thing in common: they have at least one great assistant coach. The assistants are the ones who do the recruiting and actually more coaching than the head coach...

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  15. College Football: Lane Kiffin and the 10 Coaches with the Biggest Egos

    Whenever you hear someone talk about the unbearable egos of college football coaches it is inevitable that the conversation will finally get around to USC's Lane Kiffin . Kiffin is a polarizing figure...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 9,055 reads 42 comments

  16. West Virginia Football: Here's a Solution for the Coaching Situation

    Reports are breaking this evening that West Virginia is working on a buyout for embattled Mountaineer coach Bill Stewart . Maybe he gets $600,000 and any good feelings about Stewart are pretty much history...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 1,033 reads 6 comments

  17. College Football 2011: 18 Quietest Fanbases in the Country

    When you think of Saturdays in the fall it should conjure up images of tailgate parties and hysterical crowds packed into a stadium cheering for the home team. Some of the best atmospheres can be found at Oregon, LSU and Penn State...

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  18. College Football: Top 50 Quarterbacks of the 21st Century

    We've witnessed 10 seasons of quarterback play in the 21st Century. That's right, I'm one of those people who doesn't start counting until 2001—so you could start in 2000, but not finish in 2000 to be considered...

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  19. Lane Kiffin: Power Ranking Layla Kiffin and the Hottest Coaches Wives

    Every Division I football coach makes at least six figures every year, and the big-time coaches make millions more than the president of their respective universities...

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  20. College Football 2011: New Storylines That ESPN Should Tackle for 30 for 30

    ESPN's documentary series 30 for 30 had just three specials that featured college football. There was the emotional one ("The Best That Never Was"), the cocky but surprisingly good ...

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  21. College Football 2011: 10 Week 1 Heisman Candidates Who Won't Be Invited to NYC

    No one wins the Heisman Trophy in the first week of the season. However, it is possible to fall off the Heisman radar with a loss or poor performance...

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  22. College Football 2011: 10 Coaches Who Could Get a Win If Life Depended on It

    No game is really a life or death situation, but sometimes it just feels like it; you want "your" team to win so bad that a loss is unacceptable...

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  23. College Football 2011: The 14 Best-Dressed College Coaches

    With Jim Tressel's unceremonious resignation from Ohio State, one of college football's best dressed coaches is gone...and so is the sweater vest. Tressel was clean cut and appeared to be one of the game's classiest...

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  24. College Football 2011: Predicting the 10 Biggest Blowouts in Week 1

    Since most fans are just excited to see the college football season get under way again, almost no one cares who that opening week game is against. So matchups like Northern Arizona at Arizona and Akron at Ohio State are the norm...

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  25. College Football 2011: 11 Players in Big 12 That Will Reach Another Level

    It's a transition year for the Big 12. With the defections of Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Pac-12, it would be easy to just assume the conference will suffer a decline in talent...

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