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

Everett Golson's move to Florida State shows value of graduate transfer rule — Quarterback Everett Golson announced on Tuesday that he'll continue his college football career at Florida State. The Notre Dame graduate has no guarantee of a starting job. He'll arrive in Tallahassee far behind redshirt junior Sean Maguire, who has had three full seasons to learn coach Jimbo Fisher's complex offense.

How Jim Harbaugh hired Michigan's Team Mom; Punt, Pass & Pork — College Football ANN ARBOR, Mich.-Gwen Bush wasn't looking for a job in January when she entered the phone number with a 650 area code that she hadn't dialed in more than four years. She needed some advice. But the owner of that number had changed jobs twice and moved.

ACC fighting battle of perception in College Football Playoff era — AMELIA ISLAND, Fla.-Dan Radakovich and Michael Kelly should have been among friends as they met with ACC football coaches during this week's spring meetings. Radakovich is Clemson 's athletic director, and Kelly, the chief operating officer of the College Football Playoff, is a former ACC associate commissioner.

Ex-Notre Dame QB Everett Golson visits Florida — College Football Everett Golson's trek through the Sunshine State continued Tuesday. A day after the former Notre Dame quarterback visited Florida State, he traveled two hours southeast to Gainesville to check out Florida. Golson, a fifth-year senior, plans to transfer as a graduate student and play at another school in 2015.

Florida State football set for downfall? #DearAndy — College Football #DearAndy: SEC East favorite, FSU rebound and UND rejected nicknames Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples answers your Twitter questions about Missouri's SEC East chances and how Florida State will rebound after losing the No. 1 Draft pick.

Big 12 chooses not to host a championship game in 2015 — PHOENIX - The proximity to the men's room-which on Tuesday afternoon was being utilized by a steady stream of coaches from the Big 12, Pac-12 and MAC-provided the perfect soundtrack for Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby's summation of his meeting with the league's athletic directors.

NCAA retooling rule change process to eliminate surprises — PHOENIX-The days of surprise rules changes in college football could be over. After proposed changes that blindsided large groups of coaches in 2014 and '15-both cases were essentially attempts to hamper up-tempo offenses-the NCAA is attempting to retool the process by which rules changes are proposed and ratified.

2015 NFL draft: Sammie Coates a complete player on, off the field — Sammie Coates has an idea. At some point, with a chunk of the NFL money he is bound to make because he is fast (a 4.43-second 40 at the combine), explosive (41-inch vertical jump), strong enough to toss a jamming cornerback onto the sideline (23 bench-press reps at 225 pounds, best among receivers) and proficient enough at catching footballs, Coates wants to start an organization.

Billy Donovan leaves Florida for Thunder to fulfill an old dream — GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Sitting at his kitchen table eating pasta on a summer night in 2007, Billy Donovan didn't sound like a man who would ever leave Florida for the NBA. He had tried to bolt. He had signed a contract with the Orlando Magic that June. He had held a press conference.

2015 NFL Draft: Projecting the NFC West’s problems and solutions — Antonio Cromartie has followed Todd Bowles to New York, leaving the Cardinals in the same position they were in last spring: in need of a cornerback to play opposite Patrick Peterson. The current projected starter, Jerraud Powers, is better suited for the slot.
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May 23, 2015

RT @SportSourceA: What 2 FBS DCs have been best at limiting opponent's "great plays" (25+ yd plays or a TD) over last 4 yrs? @Coach_ShoopPSU and @JohnChavis9

May 23, 2015

RT @SheaSerrano: i mean i guess i'll just never ever try to catch anything

May 22, 2015

@GreenBean612 @JShankerESPN Or go to the Royal Scam downtown for a sandwich or Felix's Fish Camp for seafood.

May 22, 2015

@GreenBean612 @JShankerESPN Dreamland is a Tuscaloosa native, and the original isn't even that good anymore. For Mobile BBQ, the Brick Pit.

May 22, 2015

RT @MJBroersma: An encounter with a snake: Andie Tucher on a 1904 urban legend & the emerging standards of “professional” journalism http:/…

May 21, 2015

@ad_hearne With a buffet? And where might this magical place be?

May 21, 2015

Me: "Is this heaven?" Kevin Costner: "No. It's a Popeyes. With a buffet." Me: "So that's a yes."…

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