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Playoff What Ifs

As long as everything goes according to plan, the playoff is set.  Clemson, Alabama and Oklahoma are in.  The last place goes to the Big Ten champion, either Iowa or Michigan State.  Oklahoma’s season is finished.  They are the Big … Continue reading

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What We Learned: Week 12

The Committee Loves Blowouts.  Remember when the BCS instructed the computer rankings to take out margin of victory?  Remember how they didn’t want to see teams run up the score?  The Playoff Committee isn’t like that.  Last year Ohio State … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Must Lose

The Committee is going to have hard decisions to make when they choose the last two participants for the playoff.  The first two will be easy.  Undefeated Clemson will be in the playoff, and SEC Champion Alabama will be there.  … Continue reading

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What We Learned: Week 11

Michigan State’s Defense is Good.  This isn’t really something new we learned, but we have confirmation.  The Spartans did such a good job on Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes that Ohio State players were complaining about the playacting and ball distribution after … Continue reading

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It’s Monday: What do we Know?

Jim McElwain is a Wizard.  In the waning years of the Will Muschamp era Florida was known as much for its dysfunctional offense as it was for its dominating defense.  The offense was so bad that it was assumed it … Continue reading

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What We Learned: Week 6

Dabo is sensitive about Clemsoning.  Clemson beat unranked Georgia Tech 43-24 Saturday.  Had they lost the game, it would have been classic Clemsoning, but they didn’t.  A reporter asked Coach Swinney after the game about Clemsoning.  He wanted to know … Continue reading

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Variations on the Smash in E Lansing

Michigan State defeated Oregon Saturday night in a game that was supposed to be a clash of styles.  From the West Coast came Oregon with their fancy uniforms and fancy, high octane offense to match.  Contrasted against the new power … Continue reading

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Gridiron Glossary: Rub Route

A combination of pass routes where one receiver’s route is designed to cause him to run into the defender guarding another receiver. This is also called a pick play.  There are two receivers in this combination.  One is the player … Continue reading

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