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Forde's Fab Four: Oregon in, 'Bama out in latest College Football Playoff bracket — Every week, I will play Selection Committee member, take a look at the College Football Playoff picture and offer my bracket as if today were Selection Sunday. Feel free to agree or disagree, starting with the latest development in Forde's Fab Four: we have the same four teams for the first time all season.

Talented, resilient, lucky? How unbeaten Florida State kept its roll going against Notre Dame — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Add the Midnight Flag to the list. Place it alongside the Kelvin Benjamin Catch. And the Clemson Shotgun Suicide. In the roll call of close escapes for Florida State in its 23-game winning streak, the offensive pass interference call on Notre Dame with 17 seconds left Saturday night might move to the top.

Sources: Syracuse basketball program repeatedly violated internal drug policy — SYRACUSE, N.Y. - During a decade in which Syracuse basketball reached the pinnacle of national prominence, the program was awash in positive drug tests and, in many cases, failed to adhere to its internal drug policy while playing ineligible players, Yahoo! Sports has learned.

Jameis Winston brings nuclear level of hate on Florida State sport hasn't seen since Hurricanes era — The last time America encountered such a lightning-rod college football entity, it was more than two decades ago. And it was an entire team. Those were the Miami Hurricanes. This is Jameis Winston. The Florida State quarterback has become the most rooted-against player I've seen in the sport, ever.

Dak Prescott the new leader in HeismanPundit straw poll — Mississippi State became college football's new No. 1 this week thanks to three-straight wins over top 10 teams. Now, Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott is the Heisman race's new No. 1 after taking over the lead in HeismanPundit's latest Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday (Oct. 14).

Mike Slive will leave lasting legacy after helping reshape college football — Hopefully, Mike Slive's health allows him to smoke his beloved cigars on his Birmingham porch for many years to come. He's earned that much. The commissioner of the Southeastern Conference announced his retirement Tuesday, effective July 31, 2015. He will begin treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer soon.

Forde-Yard Dash: 14 teams that have a shot at the College Football Playoff — Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football (BB gun safety goggles sold separately, because you'll put an eye out, Ralphie): In this Dash: Scenarios | Coaches on move? | Oddball news | Offensive explosion | More PLAYOFF ELIMINATION SCENARIOS There are five undefeated teams not named Marshall left in college football.

Forde's Fab Four: One-loss Oregon sneaks into playoff bracket — Every Sunday, I will play Selection Committee member, take a look at the College Football Playoff picture and offer my bracket. Feel free to agree or disagree, starting with the latest development in Forde's Fab Four: a new No. 1, and a one-loss team makes an appearance as we reach the midpoint of the 2014 season.

Mississippi State's inspired win serves notice: Starkville may be nation's toughest place to play

Inside look at how the selection committee will determine the College Football Playoff — GRAPEVINE, Texas - If there had been a four-team College Football Playoff in 2008, the participants would have been Florida, Oklahoma, Texas and USC. Big Ten champion Penn State would have been the first team out.
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Oct 20, 2014

Ryan Fitzpatrick has a 7th Cavalry-ish beard going, so I guess that fits.

Oct 20, 2014

Turned on MNF and Houston was up 13-0. Since then it's the Little Big Horn.

Oct 20, 2014

@DohertyMatt Congrats to your swimmer! That Greensboro pool is really nice; my kids have had a few meets there.

Oct 20, 2014

From last night, Forde's Fab Four: Do I submit to SEC worldwide domination, or resist?

Oct 19, 2014

Column: Add the Midnight Flag to the list of ways FSU -- aka Team Teflon -- has kept it's long win streak alive.…

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