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

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.

Andy Staples: Rewriting the NCAA rulebook — Most of the college sports fans who read Michael Rosenberg's humble suggestion to the NCAA probably had a similar gut reaction. How could you? What about amateurism? What about the purity of college sports? Stop it. College sports at the highest levels have never been pure, and everyone knows it.
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Nov 23, 2014

@KurtFriday 200 would be nice, but I usually get impatient and pull at 195.

Nov 23, 2014

@cblangst A Big Green Egg is fine. That's what I use. He was talking about a Crock Pot.

Nov 23, 2014

Yes. Rose and Sugar. 1 seed closest. RT @ScottAmnott: is it pre-determined 1vs 4 and 2 vs 3 are at specific spots on New Year’s Day?

Nov 23, 2014

1) Take money you’d spend on a Boston Butt. 2) Set it on fire. RT @TrueBinstock: Got a good pulled pork recipe for a crockpot?

Nov 23, 2014

Hopefully all three. RT @rashley314: will your top 4 include Jesus, Girls, or Mariota?

Nov 23, 2014

Oh no. A rematch. RT @abriancrawford: Probably not, but it's better than a rematch game in the playoff.

Nov 23, 2014

Ahh. That's a pretty broad category. RT @Hunsicker: Sorry, meant the south OR KC. My fault.

Nov 23, 2014

Well, the entirety of Texas is south of KC. RT @Hunsicker: You sound like you need a break, so: best BBQ joint outside of the south or KC?

Nov 23, 2014

Stretching that into a top 10. RT @AuburnElvis: I bet he meant top 4 Thanksgiving side dishes

Nov 23, 2014

@ConnorCaligiuri Gotcha. Go for Big Bad. Make sure you get something with bacon and something with tomato gravy.

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