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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.

When will Texas contend for a national title?

campusrush.com — DearAndy has moved to Facebook. SI's Andy Staples will now take your questions live every week in a Facebook Live video chat on Wednesdays from Campus Rush's Facebook page. In this week's #DearAndy, Andy answered your questions on... How long until Texas is back in the national title hunt?

ACC Network secures conference's future in realignment

campusrush.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. - ACC commissioner John Swofford had lunch two months ago with his predecessor. Gene Corrigan, who stepped down in 1997, reiterated how glad he was to have passed the baton when he did. "He said, 'I'm so glad I had that job when I had it.

Questions abound for conference

si.com — Your teams. Your favorite writers. Wherever you want them. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS or Android. DALLAS - For the last question of a SiriusXM radio interview Monday, I asked Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby if he'd like to have the membership and the format of his league set for even a little while.

Baylor AD Rhoades introduced at Big 12 Media Days

si.com — Your teams. Your favorite writers. Wherever you want them. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS (iOS or Android) DALLAS - Someone asked Mack Rhoades how he could be comfortable taking over as Baylor's athletic director knowing he still didn't know everything about the scandal that took down Baylor's president, athletic director and football coach.

Nick Saban had plan for Paul Finebaum fight

campusrush.com — Nick Saban had the speech cued up. The Alabama coach would have delivered it in the big room Wednesday at SEC Media Days had someone bothered to ask about how he's choosing to discipline offensive tackle Cam Robinson and safety Hootie Jones following their arrests in their hometown of Monroe, La., on May 17.

Hugh Freeze can't escape NCAA investigation

campusrush.com — HOOVER, Ala. - Hugh Freeze dipped repeatedly into the Bible on Thursday, and the verse he chose explained his mindset more thoroughly than the thousands of other words he spoke. In each room the Ole Miss coach entered, he was asked the same questions about the NCAA's investigation into the Rebels and what it means for himself and the program.

What's Lane Kiffin learned from Nick Saban?

campusrush.com — HOOVER, Ala. - Had it been a press conference in a movie, the question would have been followed by a record scratch and dead silence. A reporter grabbed the mic and asked Alabama coach Nick Saban this: How has Lane Kiffin improved you as a coach? Lane Kiffin? Improve Nick Saban?

Pressure is on Texas A&M; Kevin Sumlin

si.com — Your teams. Your favorite writers. Wherever you want them. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS or Android.​ HOOVER, Ala. - As he headed downstairs Tuesday to face a media throng waiting to hear his thoughts on his most talented team at Tennessee, Volunteers coach Butch Jones stopped and pivoted.

Poor 2015 finish motivating Gators

si.com — Your teams. Your favorite writers. Wherever you want them. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS or Android. HOOVER, Ala. - Months later, Florida's 2015 season seems even weirder than it did as it was happening.

Build your own preseason narrative

campusrush.com — The official unofficial kickoff to the 2016 college football season takes place Monday in Hoover, Ala., as the SEC opens bloviating season by holding the first set of conference media days. Over the next three weeks, you'll be treated to dozens of narratives manufactured to convince you-and possibly your school's athletic director-that your team is going to go undefeated because of the changes made in the off-season.
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Jul 25, 2016

RT @AndyBaggot: In honor of his good friend, #Badgers kicker Rafael Gaglianone will wear No. 27 in memory of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz this season.

Jul 25, 2016

@realbbbb No. They didn't let the redshirting guys down there in the Sugar Bowl. But I did have that carpet tear up my knees at practice.

Jul 25, 2016

And their 1 outright and 1 shared AAC titles -- when they played in the same league as USF -- are more than USF's 0.  https://twitter.com/dtich16/status/757707805621161984 

Jul 25, 2016

Wasn't USF also in the AAC when UCF won it? None of this is helping your argument.  https://twitter.com/dtich16/status/757695689799368704 

Jul 25, 2016

If they chose based on barbecue, I'd start planning the festivities in Memphis and Greenville.  https://twitter.com/wpj4/status/757695256733310977 


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