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Senior digital producer @USATODAYsports helping with coverage of college football and other sports. On two wheels in my free time.

USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for every bowl game

sportswire.usatoday.com — Clemson. Alabama. Michigan State. Oklahoma. One of these four teams will be the 2015 national champions. But beyond the three contests that will comprise the second College Football Playoff field, there's 38 other bowl games to keep track of this postseason. Here's our picks for the postseason.
Dec 17, 2015

RT @TheFootballFour: Picks for every bowl game from @USATODAYSports' college football staff wp.me/p3Oddn-1ouc

Dec 17, 2015

RT @TheFootballFour: Picks for every bowl game from @USATODAYSports' college football staff wp.me/p3Oddn-1ouc

Dec 17, 2015

USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for every bowl game wp.me/p3Oddn-1ouc via qsports

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Bowl projections: Playoff field set, but did Michigan State jump Oklahoma?

sportswire.usatoday.com — All the games are complete. The decision on the College Football Playoff field is in the hands of the committee. There appears to be little drama about which four teams will make the field. There may be a question about their seed order. Clemson and Alabama seem secure in the No.
Dec 06, 2015

Last edition of bowl projections with the playoff field and every other postseason game. usat.ly/1ObVC6Q pic.twitter.com/JKX8dlYvuc

Bowl projections: Oklahoma solidifies playoff spot; three others still in play

sportswire.usatoday.com — There's one thing we know about the College Football Playoff: Oklahoma will be one of the four teams. The Sooners secured their place with their dominating win Nov. 28 at Oklahoma State. The other three spots remain unresolved.
Dec 02, 2015

Let's try again: I think this projection nails C-USA, AAC bowl picture. Southern Miss foe toughest to pin down. sportswire.usatoday.com/2015/12/02/bow…

Dec 02, 2015

Bowl projections on @USATODAYsports. Oklahoma secure in playoff with three spots up in air. usat.ly/21vto0R pic.twitter.com/9g2yfH9sb0

Dec 03, 2015

Bowl projections: Oklahoma solidifies playoff spot; three others still in play wp.me/p3Oddn-1ot7 via @qsports

Bowl projections: Michigan State, Oklahoma crash playoff party

sportswire.usatoday.com — There were always going to be upsets and inevitable chaos, because the final weeks of the college football season are always unpredictable. After last week's losses, both Ohio State and Oklahoma State fall out of the College Football Playoff field. In jump Michigan State and Oklahoma.

Filling the Field: The biggest games for teams fighting to be bowl-eligible

usatoday.com — Much of the college football world focuses on the teams in contention for the College Football Playoff. There's also significant drama at the bottom of the postseason. The expansion to 40 bowl games this season means 80 spots are open to teams with six or more wins.
Nov 20, 2015

Filling the Field: The biggest games for teams fighting to be bowl-eligible usat.ly/1jbg2nZ via @usatoday

Nov 20, 2015

There's still 18 bowl spots open. Here's the top 10 games this week for teams chasing bids. usat.ly/1SM2CLx pic.twitter.com/ZvI2bksh0V

Bowl projections: Four spots in College Football Playoff stay same

sportswire.usatoday.com — A lot happened in college football last weekend. Nothing changed in the College Football Playoff projection. Ohio State, Clemson, Alabama and Oklahoma State all won to remain in control of their destiny by winning out. Oklahoma, Iowa and Notre Dame are on the outside looking in right now.
Nov 18, 2015

Top four of latest @usatodaysports bowl projections stays same, but contenders are looming. usat.ly/1QuFcwv pic.twitter.com/blCvvHeZKD

Five critical matchups in Week 11's biggest college football games

usatoday.com — The College Football Playoff picture is starting to gain clarity. And two matchups today will provide more definition about which teams will be left standing when the field of four is decided on Dec. 6. The games should have very different feels. Baylor hosts Oklahoma in a meeting of teams that ranked first and third in scoring, respectively.
Nov 14, 2015

The five critical matchups that will decide Saturday's biggest college football games. usat.ly/1RV1t44 pic.twitter.com/9b3smFXN0s

Bowl Projections: Oklahoma State jumps into Playoff

sportswire.usatoday.com — Three spots in the projected College Football Playoff stayed the same after a wild weekend. Oklahoma State joined Ohio State, Alabama and Clemson in the Football Four after the Cowboys knocked off TCU at home.
Nov 11, 2015

Maybe Santa could bring me a RT ticket to Pasadena? ... Bowl Projections: wp.me/p3Oddn-1or7 via @qsports

Nov 11, 2015

Oklahoma State rises into playoff position in latest @usatodaysports bowl projections. usat.ly/1WMXsFp pic.twitter.com/E1utRzPjsu

Nov 11, 2015

Bowl Projections: Oklahoma State jumps into Playoff wp.me/p3Oddn-1or7 via qsports

Bowl projections: Ohio State still on track to be No. 1 seed

sportswire.usatoday.com — The first release of the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 25 was greeted with criticism from all sides, but it didn't change the overall outlook for any of the teams in contention. Every team in the top 15 besides Memphis likely controls its destiny. November is loaded with significant games.
Nov 04, 2015

Bowl projections: Ohio State still on track to be No. 1 seed wp.me/p3Oddn-1oqM via qsports

Bowl projections: Clemson improves seeding, Utah takes tumble

sportswire.usatoday.com — Clemson solidified its place in the College Football Playoff with its rout at Miami (Fla.) and Florida State's loss to Georgia Tech. The Tigers moved up to the No. 3 seed and, though some luster is off their Nov. 7 showdown with the Seminoles, their path to an unbeaten record got cleared significantly.
Oct 28, 2015

Bowl projections: Clemson improves seeding, Utah takes tumble wp.me/p3Oddn-1opG via @qsports

Oct 28, 2015

Clemson makes major move in the latest @USATODAYsports bowl projections, while Utah tumbles. usat.ly/20arzpl pic.twitter.com/kaK3Q9hCe3

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Almost appropriate that Peyton gets carried in final season and game by defense after doing that on offense for almost all his career.

Feb 07, 2016

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Feb 07, 2016

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Feb 07, 2016

Even if Rivera challenges and is right. He's still out of challenges for rest of game. Another reason replay rule is awful.

Feb 05, 2016

Rick Pitino on seniors that won't play in NCAA tournament: "They were hit over the head with a sledgehammer."

Feb 05, 2016

Louisville president: "I continue to support (athletic director) Tom Jurich and Rick Pitino."

Feb 05, 2016

Louisville officially announced a self-imposed postseason ban on its men's basketball team due to NCAA violations related to escort scandal.


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