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

Punt, Pass & Pork: 2014 season lessons, 2015 expectations — The college football season ended two weeks ago tonight, and even with new episodes of Justified and Game of Thrones to help pass the time, the prospect of eight months of offseason seems positively unbearable. So, before we close the book on the 2014, let's take one more look back at what we learned from the season that finally introduced us to the playoff.

#DearAndy: Which teams are poised for a preseason rankings bump? — Ohio State answered all the questions in the first College Football Playoff national title game, so #DearAndy took the rest of last week off. Now, I'm back to answer your college football questions. Here is what we cover in the video: * Once Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston come off the board, which quarterback is in line to be the third taken in the 2015 NFL draft?

2015 NFL draft: Alabama's Blake Sims, Auburn's Nick Marshall question futures at QB — MOBILE, Ala. -- Blake Sims scrambled away from pressure Tuesday. When the former Alabama quarterback found a comfortable spot and looked downfield, he saw one of the orange jerseys worn by South team defenders at Senior Bowl practices. Sims did a double take when he realized who occupied that orange jersey.

On BBQ sauce, T-Tops and biscuit baby daddies — MOORESVILLE, Ind. - When I first came across the website for Squealers Award Winning Barbecue, I worried. Naturally, the name of the place piqued my curiosity. What awards had Squealers won? I clicked a link, and much to my dismay, the first seven awards listed were for sauce.

Ohio State prepares for new reality after beating Oregon in national title game — DALLAS -- Urban Meyer's victory lap press conference on Tuesday began with queries about whether his quarterback -- with all of three career starts -- would declare for the 2015 NFL draft this week, about how Ohio State might handle a quarterback derby with three accomplished participants and about whether the Buckeyes could repeat as national champs.

Punt, Pass & Pork: How Ohio State modeled itself after Oregon — DALLAS -- Urban Meyer and Mark Helfrich sat on a dais Sunday morning with the empty ice cream cone that is the new College Football Playoff trophy placed between them. Someone asked Ohio State coach Meyer about the methods the Buckeyes have used at practice to simulate Oregon 's offensive tempo in advance of Monday's national title game.

National Championship Preview Hub — For the first time, the two national championship opponents have earned the right to play for a title with semifinal wins. Under the BCS system, Florida State would have likely played Alabama for the national title. But in the College Football Playoff semifinals, Oregon routed the Seminoles in the Rose Bowl and Ohio State took down the Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl.

#DearAndy: Is it already time to consider an eight-team playoff? — The biggest game of the year has generated some of the best questions of the year. Here is what we answer in the video ... * Is this Urban Meyer's best coaching job? * What are realistic expectations for Jim Harbaugh's first two years at Michigan?

Punt, Pass & Pork: Oregon's Mark Helfrich belongs in talk of nation's top coaches — EUGENE, Ore. -- Rudy Carpenter wasn't sure if his favorite position coach had enough of a ruthless streak to be a successful head coach. Carpenter, who played quarterback for Mark Helfrich during his true and redshirt freshman seasons at Arizona State, worried Helfrich might be too nice, too patient, too ...

Ohio State beats Alabama 42-35 in Sugar Bowl to shift national landscape — NEW ORLEANS -- The play that changed everything -- the game, the first-ever College Football Playoff and the sport's landscape across the nation -- came late in the fourth quarter of No. 1 Alabama's gripping Sugar Bowl semifinal against No. 4 Ohio State.
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Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 29, 2015

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