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Jerome Smith
After a dreadful four-year stretch under Greg Robinson from 2005-08, Syracuse rebounded back to respectability under Doug Marrone. Under Marrone, the Orange earned two bowl appearances and had two eight-win seasons.Marrone left for the NFL in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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David Yankey
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Jordan Matthews
Vanderbilt enters 2013 riding a wave of momentum. The Commodores are coming off back-to-back bowl appearances and finished 2012 on a seven-game winning streak.Coach James Franklin has Vanderbilt positioned to take another step forward this season,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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USC receiver Aaron Minor is trying to earn a spot on the team as a walk-on. And the true freshman certainly opened some eyes with a crazy catch in Saturday’s scrimmage.Check out this crazy catch from USC’s scrimmage, with Minor catching...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Fox Sports 1: What you need to know about sports' newest network
From those wonderful folks who gave you Bart Simpson and Bill O’Reilly comes FOX Sports 1, “America’s New Sports Network." Rupert Murdoch’s latest underdog upstart follows in the successful footsteps of FOX Broadcasting...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
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Winning still not everything for nearly locked-in Chase drivers  Sunday’s green flag at Michigan International Speedway will leave just three left before NASCAR’s field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup is set. Series points leader...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
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Dri Archer Heisman campaign comic
Kent State’s Dri Archer is one of college football’s top all-purpose players. In 14 games last season, he rushed for 1,429 yards and 16 scores, while catching 39 passes for 561 yards and four touchdowns. Archer also took three kickoff...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Miami Dolphins
After four straight non-playoff seasons, you can say this about the Dolphins: They are decidedly different. Jeff Ireland, the holdover general manager, spent the offseason deploying owner Stephen Ross’ cash and his draft pick stash to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Mike Shanahan
Two significant obstacles stand between the Redskins and the next step in their turnaround: The fitness of quarterback Robert Griffin III’s right knee and the $18 million salary cap penalty the club is serving in 2013. Washington could hardly...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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RG3 Secretly Rehabbed at Some Random Dude's House
While Robert Griffin III and Redskins' coach Mike Shanahan go back and forth discussing when the QB will get to play, we learned an interesting backstory on RG3's rehab efforts. Apparently while rehabbing his knee, his doctors' reached...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
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Streaker Gets Leveled by Browns Security Guards
It wasn't just Cleveland and Detroit that took the field during last night's preseason match-up. A half-dressed dude sprinted across the field until security guards took him out. The only thing missing is some "Chariots of Fire"...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
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Gary Pinkel
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel decided to end the quarterback speculation on Thursday night, picking James Franklin as the Tigers’ No. 1 passer for the season opener against Murray State.Franklin was one of the Big 12’s top quarterbacks in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Dan Mullen
Mississippi State started 2012 with seven consecutive victories, but the Bulldogs struggled in the second half of the season with a 1-5 mark over their final six contests.With 11 starters back, Mississippi State should be back in the mix for a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Two ACC teams will play in the highest-profile games of the first week when Clemson hosts Georgia and Virginia Tech faces Alabama in Atlanta. The deciding conference title, though, will wait until mid-October. That’s when Clemson,...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Players like LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Braxton Miller and Johnny Manziel have set the bar for freshmen awfully high in recent years with elite first-year performances.Manziel earned top frosh honors in the SEC a year ago while Oregon's...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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As Oregon and Stanford have taken over the post-Pete Carroll Pac-12, so have the Ducks’ and Cardinal’s divergent styles. Facing Oregon’s track meet offense and Stanford grinding, physical attack means headaches for coordinators...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Cyril Richardson
The Big 12 is a league in transition in 2013. With the departure of some of the conference’s top quarterbacks, the title picture is wide open, and a case could be made for six or seven teams to be picked in the top three of the final...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Dana Holgorsen
One day closer to the start of the season.Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Thursday, August 15thTwo West Virginia players have left the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Tennessee Volunteers Alternate Jerseys
New Tennessee coach Butch Jones hinted there may be a few jersey changes in store for the Volunteers, and the program is set to unveil on Thursday afternoon a new alternate look for 2013.Although the black alternate jersey worn against South...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Tennessee coach Butch Jones had a special visitor in practice on Wednesday. Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made the trip from South Beach to Knoxville to visit with Jones and take in practice with the Volunteers.The two coaches have developed a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Robert Griffin III
Thanks in large part to the efforts of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris, the Washington Redskins doubled their win total from the previous season (5-11 in 2011 to 10-6 in '12) as they won the NFC East. Of...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
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Arizona State coach Todd Graham isn’t afraid of challenges. After all, the Sun Devils’ second-year coach has installed that phrase as the team’s mantra for 2013.To further prove his point, Graham joined Vanderbilt’s James...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Doug Martin
Paradise lost would be the way to describe the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their first year under coach Greg Schiano. The resort atmosphere disappeared, replaced by more rules and regimentation than a boot camp.“We had one big thing we had to do...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Rex Ryan
Six starters fled the Jets in free agency, including their top running back and two safeties. Their best player, one of the great shutdown cornerbacks in football, was traded to Tampa Bay just prior to the draft. Their big free agent signing was a...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Marqise Lee
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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