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Writing about college football at Sports Illustrated. Also posting occasional culinary erotica.

Punt, Pass & Pork: Setting the stage for the biggest week of the 2014 season — We made it. College football's dullest weekend of the year is over, and its most exciting one will begin on Thursday as we digest turkey and all the side dishes I'll be ranking a few sections down in this column.

Duke's ACC Coastal title hopes slip away in blowout loss to UNC — DURHAM, N.C. - All Duke had to do was win its last two games, both at home against in-state foes, to claim its second straight ACC Coastal title. It was that simple. As we should have all learned by now, nothing is simple in the Coastal.

Examining how to improve scheduling in the playoff era; more Walkthrough — This week's college football schedule stinks. There is no other way to say it. With teams either taking byes or scheduling byes (hello, Western Carolina- Alabama, Charleston Southern- Georgia, South Alabama- South Carolina and Georgia State- Clemson) ahead of rivalry games next weekend, the sport's current calendar provides the world's worst appetizer heading into Thanksgiving.

Fired Florida coach Will Muschamp wants to coach next season — College Football Fired Florida head coach Will Muschamp said he would like to coach somewhere next season. Muschamp was let go after four seasons with the program after the team lost to South Carolina 23-20 in overtime on Saturday. Florida has gone 27-20 in Muschamp's tenure, including 17-15 in the SEC.

Marcus Mariota leads the 2015 NFL draft Big Board top 50 prospects — It has been almost a year since I wrote one of these Big Board pieces. Unfortunately, the new College Football Playoff has created a heavier workload (read: a lot of hypothetical arguing) for us college football scribes.

Todd Gurley injury: Georgia Bulldogs purchased loss of value insurance in case his NFL draft stock fell — College Football Report: Todd Gurley tears ACL Georgia running back Todd Gurley tore his ACL Saturday, but earlier this season the school purchased injury insurance on his behalf. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Gurley has an insurance policy worth $10 million.

Andy Staples: Cheating for Dummies: The guide to smarter NCAA rule-breaking — Reading the nuclear bomb Yahoo! Sports dropped on the Oregon football program July 1, I couldn't help but think of Jerry Springer. Last year, the White Trash Whisperer appeared on Comedy Central's roast of David Hasselhoff. Comedian Jeff Ross, during his roasting of his fellow roasters, brought up the most embarrassing moment of Springer's former life as mayor of Cincinnati.

What's next for Florida football and Will Muschamp? — GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- After Saturday, it had to happen eventually. So, after Saturday, it had to happen immediately. And now that it has happened, Will Muschamp must decide how he will respond. Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley has long governed by the notion that once a firing becomes a fait accompli, it must be executed straight away.

Florida dismisses head football coach Will Muschamp — Florida has dismissed head football coach Will Muschamp amid the Gators' disappointing 2014 college football season.

Alabama QB Blake Sims lead Crimson Tide to 25-20 win over Mississippi State — TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Dear Daniel Moore, I realize you probably get suggestions for paintings all the time, but please, do me the honor of considering this request. Your brush has captured some of the greatest moments in Alabama football history. You painted The Goal Line Stand. You painted Bear Bryant's final game.
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Nov 26, 2014

@JasonAClairmont Was in Tucson four weeks ago to see RR. You ever been to an Iron Bowl? Let me know when a sacred cactus gets poisoned.

Nov 26, 2014

@DerekBrian27 Probably VT by a little. Worse record, weaker league.

Nov 26, 2014

@Rod_McDowell Yes. That got cooked up crispier than normal because it needs to stand up to other greases in Mac and cheese pan.

Nov 26, 2014

Oh, some of this won’t make it to the M&C. RT @HistoryofMatt: @Andy_Staples It’s such a perfect finger food, though.

Nov 26, 2014

@patricksouthern I used sharp cheddar, Colby jack and Parmesan last time and it turned out tasty.

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