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Writing about college football at Sports Illustrated and talking about it at SiriusXM College Sports Nation. Also posting occasional culinary erotica.

The core problem with recruiting commitments-and how to fix it — I ran into a Power Five assistant last week who had just wrapped his time on the road for this recruiting cycle. He felt comfortable because his program had mostly finished its 2016 class. Only a few undecided players remained, and everyone else seemed solid.
Feb 01, 2016

Punt, Pass and Pork examines commitment issues. Also, crab-crusted triggerfish.…

Before pondering Braxton Miller's NFL future, appreciate his OSU career — MOBILE, Ala. - Braxton Miller has been studying the Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb, and that seems fitting. Cobb started games at quarterback and receiver for Kentucky, and while Cobb didn't spend three full seasons at quarterback for the Wildcats the way Miller did for Ohio State, the comparisons are undeniable.
Jan 27, 2016

As he moves to the NFL, let's look back at how important Braxton Miller was to Ohio State.

Alabama football should be loaded in 2016 behind returning talent — FAIRHOPE, Ala. - Remember how shocking it seemed to see Nick Saban smile on the sideline after his Alabama players recovered the perfectly called and executed onside kick that swung the national title game against Clemson? On Tuesday, it seemed Saban hadn't stopped smiling.
Jan 27, 2016

RT @CampusRush: With several key players choosing Alabama over the draft, Nick Saban has reason to dance

How television changed college football -- and how it will again

Why loss-of-value insurance policies becoming more common — The two Fiesta Bowls were played in different stadiums, but for two star players, they ended with similar results. Miami tailback Willis McGahee tore ligaments in one knee as the Hurricanes lost to Ohio State on Jan. 3, 2003.
Jan 18, 2016

How the world of pre-draft insurance policies changed in the past three years. Also, Fundido…

Alabama's Nick Saban is ready for everything — PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - First, the bad news for everyone who doesn't wear crimson and white. Nick Saban is not thinking about retirement. And though it fills news cycles to theorize what he might do in a second act as an NFL coach, he probably isn't going to do his coaching anywhere but Tuscaloosa.

Alabama has won big by going small in the secondary — TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - As LSU quarterback Brandon Harris awaited the snap, 244-pound tight end Colin Jeter moved from the right of the formation to the left. The Tigers now had two tight ends on the left side and a fullback ready to bash open a hole for sophomore tailback Leonard Fournette.
Jan 08, 2016

RT @SInow: Alabama has won big by going small. Will that approach keep working against Clemson?

How a timely Discover card envelope changed Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's path — CLEMSON, S.C. - Dabo Swinney called his mother from Tuscaloosa, Ala., in August 1989 and delivered the bad news. He owed his landlord, Mr. Cotton, $400 in back rent for Unit 81 at the Fontainebleau apartment complex.
Jan 06, 2016

RT @CampusRush: Dabo Swinney's life was dramatically changed in 1989 when a Discover card envelope arrived

Can Alabama's defense contain Clemson's Deshaun Watson? — For Alabama's defense, Deshaun Watson is the hill. Nick Saban tells a story about the three summers he spent as a young man driving a Coca-Cola delivery truck. Saban's boss did not appreciate Saban's habit of burning out the clutch, but Saban had a perfectly understandable reason.

Meet fullback Michael Nysewander — DALLAS - Back in his parents' home in Hoover, Ala., a few months ago, Michael Nysewander fired up an old PlayStation game and realized his middle school self had predicted the future. The Alabama senior clicked on the custom player section tool and saw himself as a Crimson Tide fullback.
Dec 30, 2015

The @CampusRush celebration of fullbacks continues with Alabama's Highway 46, @nyseandeasy.…

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Feb 07, 2016

Early leader for Super Bowl MVP is that arepa, which was dunked in the pulled pork chili simmering in that pot.

Feb 06, 2016

@sfhosley Tudor's started in WV and is in PA and OH now. Bojangles started in NC and is also in SC, GA, VA and FL now.

Feb 06, 2016

Carl's Jr. is Hardee's, and Hardee's hasn't had the best biscuits since 1989.…

Feb 06, 2016

Can't really compete until they overlap. Both should go national.…

Feb 06, 2016

This may just be Naming Rights Gone Horribly Wrong, but imagining some sort of trailer park Olympics at a landfill.…

Feb 06, 2016

Now @lukezim has me imagining what life would be like as a Red Lobster beat writer. Could I be bought with cheddar biscuits? Probably.

Feb 06, 2016

I'm sorry. I couldn't hear you over the shuffling of resumés.…

Feb 06, 2016

Best part of that story where the commenter on the aggregation site complains about the quality of the content.…

Feb 06, 2016

Guy who works for Twitter seems surprised at how information flows on Twitter. Kind of explains a lot.

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