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National Championship Game Position-by-Position Breakdown for Oregon vs. Ohio State

Which team has the edge on Monday night in Arlington?
National Championship Game Position-by-Position Breakdown for Oregon vs. Ohio State

College football’s four-team playoff concludes on Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas when Ohio State and Oregon meet to decide the national championship. The Ducks are looking for their first title, while the Buckeyes are after their first national championship since 2002.

 

Oregon-Ohio State: National Championship Game Prop Bets and Predictions

Athlon Sports picks the title game ATS and other prop bets.
Oregon-Ohio State: National Championship Game Prop Bets and Predictions

Gambling is sports. It makes meaningless games infinitely more important to fans.

 

However, Monday night's national championship game doesn’t need any added juice to lure in viewers from other fan bases. All of college football will watch Oregon and Ohio State do battle.

 

Why This Will Be the Fastest Championship Game in College Football History

We know about the Ducks' tempo, but the Buckeyes are catching up
Why Ohio State-Oregon Will Be the Fastest Championship Game in College Football History

From three yards and a cloud of dust, as Woody Hayes might say, to three plays per minute.

 

Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but when Ohio State is in the conversation to be one of the fastest national champions in college football history, the message is clear: The hurry-up, no-huddle is as mainstream as can be.

 

If Oregon wins the national championship, the Ducks will be the most up-tempo team to win the national title since at least the BCS era.

 

That’s not a surprise to anyone who follows college football closely.

National Championship Preview and Prediction: Oregon vs. Ohio State

The Ducks and Buckeyes will decide college football's national title.
National Championship Preview and Prediction: Oregon vs. Ohio State

Oregon and Ohio State close out college football’s first four-team FBS playoff on Monday, Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas. Monday night’s matchup is uncharted waters for college football in the new postseason format, as the Ducks and Buckeyes have to regroup for the championship just one week after bowl victories. Oregon used five Florida State turnovers and 41 second-half points to defeat the Seminoles 59-20 in the Rose Bowl.

QB Battle Coming to Florida State After Jameis Winston Bolts for the NFL

Sean Maguire or J.J. Cosentino could be the next QB in Tallahassee.
Sean Maguire, J.J. Cosentino Up Next at Florida State After Jameis Winston Enters NFL Draft

Florida State is starting over at quarterback next season after 2013 Heisman winner Jameis Winston declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday. Replacing Winston’s on-field production will be one of college football’s top offseason storylines to monitor, as coach Jimbo Fisher has a cast of talented, yet largely unproven options in the mix.

 

How Ohio State and Oregon Built Their Rosters for a National Championship

Youth movement leads Buckeyes, Ducks relying on wily veterans
How Ohio State and Oregon Built Their Rosters for a National Championship

On Monday night in Arlington, one team’s national championship window might be opening while the other one might be closing.

 

First, don’t overreact. Both Oregon and Ohio State have proven their staying power on the big stage. The Ducks and Buckeyes will make College Football Playoff appearances in the years to come.

 

For Ohio State, the return trip might be a little sooner.

 

The Nine Lives of Oregon's Offensive Line

The key matchup in the title game? Oregon's offensive line is ready
The key matchup in the title game? Oregon's offensive line is ready

LOS ANGELES — If there was a time this season to give up on Oregon playing for a national championship, odds are the Ducks’ offensive line was involved.

 

First, left tackle Tyler Johnstone, an NFL draft prospect, was lost for the season to a torn ACL before the season ever started. Oregon moved veteran Jake Fisher from right to left tackle, but optimism for that move was short-lived.

 

5 X-Factors for Ohio State and Oregon in the National Championship

Which under-the-radar players will surprise in Arlington?
5 X-Factors for Ohio State and Oregon in College Football's 2015 National Championship

Ohio State and Oregon clash in Arlington, Texas on Jan. 12 to decide college football’s national champion. The Ducks and Buckeyes advanced to the national championship after bowl wins on Jan. 1, setting up an intriguing matchup with no shortage of storylines. Both teams are led by offensive-minded coaches and were two of the top programs during the BCS era.

6 College Basketball Coaches Off the Hot Seat

Maryland's Mark Turgeon re-booted the tenures with hot starts in 2014-15
6 College Basketball Coaches Off the Hot Seat

Sometimes, it’s nice to be proven wrong.

 

No one wants to watch a coach lose a job, but it’s a fact of life in college basketball that programs are paying for performance. Fail to perform a few years in a row and someone will pay the price, usually the head coach.

 

And most of the of the time, the trajectory of a program and a coach’s job is clear. Too many NITs, too many missed postseasons and the writing is on the wall for the coach’s last shot to save himself and his career.

 

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