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Joe Coughlin

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Don't Be One Of Those Saban Haters

Don't Be One Of Those Saban Haters

Every day for breakfast and lunch, this guy has the exact same meals. He says the lack of those decisions saves him important minutes in the day...
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Golson’s Return A Godsend In South Bend

Golson’s Return A Godsend In South Bend

The fall was a learning experience for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, who won some, lost some and were again mostly irrelevant in a national portrait in which they used to smile...
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Some Of Us Are Smart, I Have Proof: '13 Top Defenders

Some Of Us Are Smart, I Have Proof: '13 Top Defenders

Defense rules.  The Seahawks, Florida State, the '85 Bears, the Mighty Ducks (Golberg the goalie and all). Defense is what it's all about.  In my last piece, I berated myself for letting Jameis Winston get past me, as he wasn't in my preseason 100...
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We're All Idiots, But I Have Proof: '13 Offensive Stars

We're All Idiots, But I Have Proof: '13 Offensive Stars

This piece shouldn’t even be written. It’s embarrassing. I’ll unwrap the surprise for you: Five of the Top 20 offensive FBS players in 2013, I didn’t rank in my preseason Top 100 — including the top two. Check out the preseason Top 20: 1...
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SEC Is King, But Not Of 2013

SEC Is King, But Not Of 2013

Somebody finally harmed Goliath, but ’tis but a flesh wound. Florida State slapped the SEC down from its national title pedestal, all the while giving the ACC reason to cheer its season...
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NFL Decision Won't Pay Off For All

NFL Decision Won't Pay Off For All

College football dominated the headlines since New Year's. First and foremost for bowl games, but not far behind were big-time college athlete's decisions to cash in their lottery ticket at the NFL register. Kudos, kids...
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The More The Scarier In Bowl Season

The More The Scarier In Bowl Season

“You know what you feed a dray horse in the morning if you want a day’s work out of him? … Just enough so he knows he’s hungry...
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QB Drought Doomed Texas' Brown

QB Drought Doomed Texas' Brown

Everything is bigger in Texas — except for college football. More of a fact than opinion, that statement has University of Texas boosters and loyal fans angrier than Vince Young on Heisman day...
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Neither Side Gets Justice In Winston Case video

Neither Side Gets Justice In Winston Case

No charges, no exonoration and no conclusion came Thursday in the sexual assault case that featured Jameis Winston as a suspect.  The state's attorney told us that evidence was inconclusive and no charges will be filed...
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