Top 10 Recruiting Classes since 2005, or Alabama and everyone else

Nick Saban
February 3, 2016

Recruiting is the lifeblood of a college football program. If you struggle to build a solid recruiting class one year, you could easily pay for it over the next three to four years, if not more. On the flip side, if you manage to knock a recruiting class out of the park, your chances for success in the coming years can take a nice spike. And just think what you…

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Podcast: The Big 12, Big Ten and the College Football Playoff

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December 2, 2015

In this episode of the podcast I was happy to have two guests for two separate interviews. Allen Kenney from Blatant Homerism first joined me to talk about Oklahoma’s solid footing in the College Football Playoff heading into the final week of the college football season. Then I was later joined by Andy Coppens of Talking 10 to get some discussion about the Big Ten’s playoff positioning with Iowa and…

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Which one-loss team has the best overall body of work? It’s now Michigan State

Michigan State beats Ohio State 2015
November 23, 2015

Michigan State is one win away from clinching the Big Ten East, a division some felt was deserving of preseason hype as the best division in college football. As it turns out, that may be true, at least in the top three spots. The Spartans are two wins away from winning a Big Ten championship, which would certainly make Michigan State a worthy candidate in the one-loss team list of…

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2015 Preview: Picking the Big 12

TCU tied for the top spot in the McGuire Ranking in 2014, but...
August 5, 2015

OK, let’s put our cards on the table. I don’t hate the Big 12, I just hate its nonconference scheduling. I don’t think the Big 12 needs to expand to survive. In fact, I think it manages just fine with 10 members (well, as long as those 9 get along with Texas). I don’t think the Big 12 should have been involved in the College Football Playoff last season, but…

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Preparing for another year of TCU and Baylor ruling the Bizzaro Big 12

Baylor vs. TCU
August 1, 2015

You know the college football landscape is evolving when TCU and Baylor are the toast of the Big 12 and Oklahoma gets labeled as a sleeper Cinderella and Texas is rebuilding. Such is life in the Big 12 Conference these days. As someone who has followed the Big Ten for as long as I have, I can sympathize with any Big 12 fan that gets turned off by the idea…

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Picking the NCAA Basketball Tournament by who would win in football

Ohio State vs. Notre Dame
March 16, 2015

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has been set. For college football fans, this may be the only time some watch college basketball. That is largely the case for me, honestly. Sure, I’ll watch a few minutes here and there during the basketball season, but that mostly comes when I am working for College Football Talk and I am looking for some background noise. I have nothing against college basketball, I…

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Episode 161 – Skipping around spring football stories with Braden Gall

Arizona State QB Mike Bercovici
March 4, 2015

The No 2-Minute Warning Podcast is back! When last we spoke we were getting ready for National Signing Day. After a month off to focus on some other assignments, projects and some more planning, the time to get back to podcasting is now. As I undergo some plans to help promote and build the podcast, let’s try to get back on a┬áregular schedule starting today. Snow may be rocking parts…

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Diving in to the world of concept helmets

Oklahoma concept helmet design
February 19, 2015

I try to avoid getting caught up in the idea of concept uniforms and concept helmet designs, but I recently stumbled across the designs put together by Dylan Young, of Deeyung Entertainment. While most of the designs seem to follow a similar formula (take the team’s logo, blow it up and plaster it on the side of a helmet), I was intrigued by a few of the designs I saw….

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Episode 156 – The Big 12’s Playoff Picture

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December 4, 2014

The final week of the college football season will finally answer the question that has been left unanswered for about a month now; Baylor or TCU? Both teams are in position to clinch at least a share of the Big 12 championship this week. Baylor defeated TCU earlier this season, but it is the Horned Frogs who look to be in a promising situation in the College Football Playoff. TCU…

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Wife Knows Best: Week 11 College Football Picks

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November 6, 2014

Sometimes a husband and wife do not see eye to eye, and this can lead to trouble. When it comes to picking college football games, my wife and I clearly are not seeing eye-to-eye with the slate of games I have cooked up for us to pick this weekend. First, a quick update on what unfolded last weekend. Pittsburgh did me no favors in getting off to a good start…

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