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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.

Why Tennessee and Butch Jones desperately need to beat Florida

foxsports.com — KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Asked about trash talk from Florida's cornerbacks, some overt and some bizarrely metaphorical, Tennessee coach Butch Jones explained his team's bunker mentality insulated the Volunteers from such tomfoolery. "Any time I spend seeing what's out there is a waste of our time," Jones said Wednesday. "Really, it's insignificant."

Tennessee Football Inc aims to keep stock rising vs Florida

campusrush.com — KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Asked about trash talk from Florida's cornerbacks, some overt and some bizarrely metaphorical, Tennessee coach Butch Jones explained his team's bunker mentality insulated the Volunteers from such tomfoolery. "Any time I spend seeing what's out there is a waste of our time," Jones said Wednesday. "Really, it's insignificant."

Could Tom Herman replace Clay Helton?

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 Staples answers your questions on... If USC fires Clay Helton, who is the ideal replacement?

How Louisville's Lamar Jackson became a Heisman Trophy frontrunner

foxsports.com — As Lamar Jackson dropped back, he spotted an opening he wouldn't have tried to exploit a year ago. "I'd have probably been too scared," Louisville's sophomore quarterback says. Of course the throw would have frightened Jackson then, back when he was only a few months out of Boynton Beach (Fla.)

Louisville football's Lamar Jackson the new Superman

campusrush.com — As Lamar Jackson dropped back, he spotted an opening he wouldn't have tried to exploit a year ago. "I'd have probably been too scared," Louisville's sophomore quarterback says. Of course the throw would have frightened Jackson then, back when he was only a few months out of Boynton Beach (Fla.)

Alabama's win over Ole Miss was a win for Nick Saban to cherish; Punt, Pass & Pork

campusrush.com — OXFORD, Miss. - Nick Saban, who has on occasion looked put out moments after winning a national title, bounced into a cramped interview room beneath Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday and started cracking jokes. He answered questions for a few minutes and then, as the assembled media horde filed out of the room to interview Alabama players, he waited for a minute.

Alabama stages huge comeback in wild win over Ole Miss

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Louisville QB Lamar Jackson has

campusrush.com — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Nothing Lamar Jackson has done on the ground at Louisville has surprised Florida State's Dalvin Cook. Through the air? Color Cook impressed. "He'd been doing it to my team in high school, breaking long runs like that," Cook said. "I knew what he could do with his feet.

An inside look like never seen before of a Florida practice armed with GoPros

si.com — Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.

An inside look at Florida Gators football practice with go-pros

campusrush.com — When we watch college football through the lens of a camera placed high above the field, we don't appreciate the speed. Sure, receivers and edge rushers look fast, but that vantage point can't show exactly how quickly the action moves. That blitzing linebacker is flying.
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Sep 25, 2016

@KevinPlatz @chiwizardry Your opinion. They looked to me like they picked the wrong QB and should have had the OC in the booth all year.

Sep 25, 2016

@jdubs88 This one may be a talent or chemistry issue. And the chemistry thing often is outside anyone's control.

Sep 25, 2016

@jdubs88 And I would argue they did a great job of that last year despite all the injuries.

Sep 25, 2016

@jdubs88 All these other places do that stuff, too. Up to coaches to keep the intensity up.

Sep 25, 2016

@govolx Good question. Only Saban has been able to combat that recently. It may be that it's just very difficult.

Sep 25, 2016

They looked like they went 12-1 and barely lost to the Big Ten champ. Most people will sign up for that kind of terrible. https://t.co/IBxqHNu2Xf


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