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Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon will announce his resignation today — Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is resigning from his position, reports ESPN's Brett McMurphy. The university said Friday morning that president Mark Schlissel would hold a news conference at 1:30, saying only that it was being held for an "announcement" by Schlissel.

Week 10 college football odds, lines, point spread: Florida State Seminoles could be in trouble vs. Louisville Cardinals — No. 1 Mississippi State has the longest active winning streak in the SEC with a 10-0 SU and 8-2 ATS record over its last 10 games. The Bulldogs seem primed to improve on that winning streak when they host the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday.

Week 10 college football picks: TCU at WVU, Auburn at Ole Miss; more — College football Week 10 expert picks: Auburn-Ole Miss, Stanford-Oregon, TCU-West Virginia, Florida-Georgia, more.

Rich Rodriguez thriving at Arizona; Week 10 Walkthrough — TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's a little story about a little thing. It doesn't matter much in the grand scheme, but it matters to Rich Rodriguez. As he tells the tale in his corner office in Arizona 's one-year-old, gleaming-but-refreshingly-waterfall-free football facility, it becomes obvious Rodriguez isn't exaggerating when he says he loves coaching this particular group of Wildcats.

Is Florida-Georgia game Will Muschamp's last stand?; #DearAndy — The releases of the first College Football Playoff committee rankings and my controversial Halloween candy rankings have inspired some outstanding questions. Here's what we tackle in the video... Tommy Bowden's suggestion that Condoleezza Rice isn't qualified to pick the playoff teams. Are the SEC's Mississippi schools about to fall out of the playoff mix?

Todd Gurley suspension ruling drives home issues with NCAA rules — The NCAA has always been great at making people who commit decidedly non-criminal acts look like criminals, but the punishment for Georgia tailback Todd Gurley's sale of autographs included one little nugget that further drives home the point.

Alabama boosters pay off Nick Saban's home — Boosters for the University of Alabama athletic department paid off head football coach Nick Saban's $3.1 million home last year, according to report from The report says that Crimson Tide Foundation, a non-profit organization, paid off Saban's 8,759-square-foot home in January 2013, even though they didn't have to.

Sizing up the SEC West ahead of first playoff rankings; Punt, Pass & Pork — BATON ROUGE, La. -- Minutes after walking off the field at Tiger Stadium following an interception that ended his team's bid at an undefeated season, Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace was asked to gauge the mood in the locker room. "We're ready. We're thinking everybody's going to have one loss now," he said.

Ole Miss Rebels upset by LSU Tigers after Bo Wallace's bad decision — BATON ROUGE, La. - Bo Wallace said he wasn't going to talk about it. Then he talked about it. "I missed," the Ole Miss quarterback said late Saturday night as LSU fans chanted their way to the exits. "One on one. I threw it up. He made a play on it."

LSU needs production from QBs entering Week 9 game vs. Ole Miss; Walkthrough — All of us who ask questions for a living occasionally toss one out that, as soon as it passes our lips, we wish we could reel back. We knew what we meant to ask, but the soundwaves produced by our larynxes didn't match the (presumably) brilliant thoughts in our heads.
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Oct 31, 2014

@tamattes @smartfootball Question was about AD, not coach. Unless you're hoping for a John-AD, Jim-Coach combo.

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ESPNDallas: Kyle Allen replaces Kenny Trill as starting quarterback for Texas A&M Aggies

Oct 31, 2014

Schlissel with the nice sidestep on the Michigan Man question. Doesn't sound like that's a requirement, which is good.

Oct 31, 2014

There's something to be said for a gazillionaire who wears terrible ties. Probably worried about more important stuff.

Oct 31, 2014

I don't know how he's going to do if he has to help find a football coach, but Michigan's interim AD can get a deal on swivel chairs.

Oct 31, 2014

RT @edsbs: Oh man being an interim athletic director would be amazing. "I CHOOSE JERRY GLANVILLE TO LEAD THE MICHIGAN WOLVERINES." /quits

Oct 31, 2014

Let me know when Schlissel gets to the part about Brandon watching film on Sundays and suggesting plays.

Oct 31, 2014

That isn't saying much. RT @intermtnsports: Candy Corn > Good n' Plenty, Salted Nut Roll, & Laffy-Taffy.

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