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College Football's Coordinators on the Hot Seat

Oklahoma's Stoops is among those with tough decisions
College Football's Coordinators on the Hot Seat

Head coaches are usually the ones who receive most of the credit or most of the blame when things go right or wrong in college football.

They’re the ones with most say over players and team personnel. They’re the ones out front with the media.

But in college football, no one escapes scrutiny. Behind every coach under pressure is usually a coordinator or assistant under pressure, too.

These are those coordinators who have earned fan vitriol in recent weeks or seasons. When staff shakeups come in December, these may be the names to watch.

NASCAR Numbers Game: 6 Amazing Stats for Homestead

David Smith crunches the numbers to reveal some telling stats for the Ford EcoBoost 400
David Smith crunches the numbers for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' finale, the EcoBoost Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Matt Kenseth needs a miracle. For starters, he must run beyond his 13.8-place average finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, but a little luck in the name of a bad Jimmie Johnson outing would be the supplemental boost needed to overcome a 28-point deficit and win his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.  Matt Kenseth

Northwestern RB Venric Mark Out for Season; Could Return in 2014

The Wildcats will play the rest of 2013 without Mark.
Northwestern RB Venric Mark Out for Season; Could Return in 2014

Northwestern running back Venric Mark was expected to be one of the top playmakers in the Big Ten this season. Unfortunately for Mark, injuries have limited the standout running back to just three games and 31 carries. The senior has 97 rushing yards and five receptions for 48 yards.

On Monday, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald announced Mark would miss the rest of the 2013 with a broken ankle. Mark suffered the injury against Wisconsin and was unable to recover in time to return this year.

South Florida Unveils Patriotic Helmets for Week 12

The Bulls will wear these helmets against Memphis.
South Florida Unveils Patriotic Helmets for Week 12

A handful of college football teams have worn patriotic helmets and uniforms in recent weeks (largely in support of Veterans Day), and South Florida will continue that trend on Saturday.

The Bulls unveiled this helmet to wear against Memphis on Nov. 16:
 

Fantasy Football 2013 Waiver Wire: Week 11

Tavon Austin finally broke through in a big way against the Colts
Fantasy Football 2013 Waiver Wire: Week 11

As the saying goes, patience is a virtue, but it’s often easier said than done when it comes to managing your fantasy football roster. As we enter Week 11 of the NFL regular season, some owners may be rewarded for their patience when it comes to certain players.

Texas or USC: Which turnaround has been more impressive in 2013?

The Trojans have improved under interim coach Ed Orgeron.
Texas or USC: Which turnaround has been more impressive in 2013?

USC and Texas were two of the biggest disappointments after the first month of the college football season.

USC started 3-2, with wins over Hawaii, Boston College and Utah State. The Trojans had a disappointing 10-7 home loss to Washington State and were dominated in a 62-41 defeat at Arizona State.

After the loss to Arizona State, Lane Kiffin was fired and Ed Orgeron was promoted to head coach.

Amazing Stats from the NFL's Week 10

Highlighting the most important, bizarre, strange, interesting and historic stats from this week in the NFL.
Amazing Stats from the NFL's Week 10

Week 10 of the 2013 NFL season is in the books. And as usual, the league wasn’t short on drama. Tampa Bay and Jacksonville earned their first wins of 2013, leaving the NFL with no winless teams and just one unbeaten (Kansas City). Health issues sidelined Denver coach John Fox, but the Broncos survived San Diego’s upset bid. Houston’s Gary Kubiak was also sidelined with health issues, and the Texans’ comeback bid against Arizona fell short. 

Here are the most important, historic, interesting and bizarre stats from Week 10:

Amazing ACC College Football Stats from Week 11

The bizarre, important and historic numbers from around the conference.
Amazing ACC College Football Stats from Week 11

True college football fans like to examine and dissect statistics, whether it's a quarterback's completion percentage or a team's winning record on the road. We, however, love stats. With that in mind, we scoured the ACC to put together some of the strangest, most amazing, and just plain cool numbers from around the conference in Week 11.

Amazing Pac-12 College Football Stats from Week 11

The bizarre, important and historic numbers from around the conference.
Amazing Pac-12 College Football Stats from Week 10

True college football fans like to examine and dissect statistics, whether it's a quarterback's completion percentage or a team's winning record on the road. We, however, love stats. With that in mind, we scoured the Pac-12 to put together some of the strangest, most amazing, and just plain cool numbers from around the conference in Week 11.

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