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Fiesta Bowl: Dabo Swinney looks to put a rare L on Urban Meyer’s record

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Urban Meyer was giving the abridged version of the core values he has instilled in Ohio State football, the pillars upon which he has built the Buckeyes. There is 4 to 6, A to B, in reference to the effort expected on each play. Power of the unit focuses on each position group. Competitive excellence, which sort of speaks for itself. “You mean the game-day underwear, that’s not the key ingredient?” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney chimed in, getting a smile…

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Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh “bitterly disappointed” in officiating

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After the instant classic 30-27 double overtime win by Ohio State Saturday, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh blasted officials and said the Wolverines were wronged. He said several calls and no-calls went against Michigan (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten, No. 3 CFP) Saturday, including a favorable spot that gave Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett a first down on a keeper on fourth-and-short in the second overtime. If Barrett hadn’t made it, the game would have been over and Michigan would have won.…

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Top 25 takeaways: A committee quandary and a Heisman slip

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Ohio State and Penn State are setting up for quite the potential problem for the College Football Playoff selection committee. The second-ranked Buckeyes and No. 8 Nittany Lions each won Saturday, sending Penn State to the Big Ten championship game as East Division winners and Ohio State into wait-and-see mode. Both teams look playoff worthy for now. The other race that changed on rivalry Saturday was the one for the Heisman Trophy. And, oh, Texas and LSU hired new coaches,…

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Top 25 takeaways: Big 12 in big trouble, the new Clemsoning

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The road claimed two undefeated teams from the Big 12, plus previously unbeaten Nebraska and Boise State, on a college football Saturday that delivered on its potential to create serious problems for College Football Playoff contenders. The first selection committee rankings will be released Tuesday. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from a day for road warriors and gritty victories. 1. The new definition of Clemsoning is making all the clutch plays, never flinching when behind and winning close games against good…

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Top 25 takeaways: Vols catch a break; Jackson strikes a pose

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The fifth week of the season was supposed to provide some separation from contenders and pretenders. It certainly did in the Pac-12 North and SEC East. In the ACC Atlantic, just little. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from the first college football weekend in 14 seasons with three games matching top-10 teams: 1. No. 5 Clemson won what could end up being the game of the year, but you can start engraving Lamar Jackson‘s name on the Heisman Trophy. He has…

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Multiple Heisman hopefuls take the field Saturday in Louisville

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Talking about the Heisman Trophy in September is like talking about baseball’s MVP in May. Some may remember George Steinbrenner’s dig at former Yankee and current Hall of Fame member Dave Winfield when he referred to him as “Mr. May.” But that doesn’t stop the pundits from rating the contenders after the first two weeks of the season. For Florida State fans, there’s a justifiable reason for taking a peek at some of them. Before the season began, most thought…

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Freshman QBs could get the call to kick off college season

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Freshmen quarterbacks have shown they can play significant roles on national championship teams and there will be at least one under center — and maybe more — when the college football season kicks off this week. Florida State’s Jameis Winston stepped into the spotlight in 2013. He became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy as he led the Seminoles to a 14-0 season and the school’s third title. The following year, Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett went 11-1 as…

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