1. If LSU is in the BCS Championship Game, There Will Be No Rematch

    Many fans, writers and talking heads keep discussing the possibility of a rematch should LSU play in the BCS championship game. The only possible opponents for a rematch are Alabama and Oregon...

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  2. Four 16 Team Superconferences Will Never Work

    Before everyone starts sharpening their knives, let me clarify. I think there will need to be at least five sixteen team super conferences...

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  3. Another Slant on SEC Expansion

    In a previous article I argued that Missouri would be the logical choice to join Texas A&M in a new 14-team SEC. After reading and hearing other commentary I began thinking further on the issue...

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  4. SEC Expansion: If Aggies Go to the SEC, What's Next?

    Almost anyone talking says Texas A&M are fed up with being in a conference with the Longhorn prima donnas and is leaving the Big 12 - 2. The question is not if. The question is when and where to? The SEC is a natural...

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  5. Credit Where Credit Is Due

    Since arriving at LSU, the one thing heard early and often was that Les Miles won with Nick Saban's players. Few realize that the drumbeat began with the Alabama press and bloggers from the day Miles arrived on the LSU campus...

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  6. Is a Full Ride Scholarship Enough for College Football Players Today?

    There seems to be a rising swell of support for paying scholarship college football players a cash stipend...

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  7. Another Take on the Super Conferences

    Assuming the move is to super conferences, look for the Big XII and Big East to be the major losers. The Big 10 would pick off MO and NE from the Big XII, along with Rutgers from the Big East...

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  8. And The $64.00 Question Is..............

    Is it better to have an open date or a cream puff opponent prior to a BIG game?  With the upcoming Alabama vs LSU game looming in 10 days Alabama is going through an open date and LSU plays a team, Tulane, it should beat with minimal difficulty...

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  9. Mine Is Bigger Than Yours: Quantifying the NCAA Football Conferences Controversy

    It seems at least two or three times annually we get into contentious discussion about strength of conferences. Most conference supporters cite records of out-of-conference (OOC) games against BCS opponents to support their point...

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  10. Why Don't Some College Football Teams Get More Respect Than They Recieve?

    We all have our favorite teams. We are most optimistic before the first kickoff. After all...our teams are undefeated. Many wonder why certain teams seem to always get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to media coverage and votes in the polls...

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  11. Coronate The Gators National Champs and Everyone Play For Second Place

    Like most, going into the season it's hard for me to pick against Florida winning the crystal. Considering their schedule, they would almost have to beat themselves not to go into the SEC championship game undefeated...

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  12. A Matter of Perception: Why Many See Nick Saban as a Better Coach Than Les Miles

    It is generally accepted that both Saban and Miles are among the best head coaches in the nation. Each in his own way has proven he can recruit, motivate and develop quality young athletes as well as win football games...

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  13. Can The NCAA Be Forced To Have a D-1 Playoff In Football?

    Several on Bleacher Report have written about how great it would be if there was some sort of playoff in D-1 (I refuse to use FBS or whatever the acronym is) football. Recently the issue was raised in Congress...

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  14. What Led to SEC's Rise In College Football?

    Before I begin, let me clarify that this article is not intended to be a my daddy can beat up your daddy rant...

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  15. Why Does Les Miles of LSU Get No Respect?

    Recently, a Rivals.com writer ranked the nation's Div. I-A coaches. Despite having a 42-11 win-loss record, winning a national championship, and being undefeated in the postseason since arriving at LSU, Les Miles is ranked only 28th...

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  16. Why a D-1 Playoff Will Work—One Possible Scenario

    I propose that all D-1 NCAA teams have an opportunity to play for a true national championship. Before this can happen some fundamental changes must be made in the structure of D-1. 1. The NCAA will implement a playoff...

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  17. December 6, 2003, the Beginning of the End for the BCS

    The first five years of the BCS, 1998—2002, went rather smoothly considering what was at stake. Teams that had a reasonable argument for belonging in the national title game usually lost their bowl games; thus cutting off further discussion...

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  18. Some Reasons Reality Defies Logic

    Does anyone besides me wonder how schools located in states with relatively small populations can be competitive in D-1 football over extended periods of time...

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  19. An Unscientific Analysis of 2009 Recruiting

    Many, if not most, who frequent BR, follow recruiting. It seems every recruiting service, rivals, scout, ESPN et al have crowned a different team as having recruited the No. 1 class for 2009...

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  20. When Will MWC-to-BCS Blogs End?

    There have been more than a few blogs championing the idea of including the MWC in the BCS. In my opinion, asking for a guaranteed BCS bowl bid is the same as wanting to become part of the BCS...

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  21. Five Steps for Your Team to Reach the BCS Championship Game

    Most of us consider the primary purpose of the regular season to be winning games and thus giving us bragging rights at the water cooler. However, there is a second and more important purpose: to win championships and get into BCS Bowls...

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