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Elsewhere in College Football — Week 3

Three weeks of the 2017 season are in the books and if things continue as they did this week, we’re going to need bigger books. The top teams in the country made strong statements about the their viability to be a top team and several others pulled surprising wins over the weekend. Memphis over UCLA, Stanford falling again…

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The Tip Sheet: Now the Work Truly Begins

In every edition of The Tip Sheet, I give you an in-depth rundown of the week’s most-important college football games. Treat it is a manual or resource, or a “mansource” as I call it. (Though, I don’t call it that out loud anymore for obvious reasons.) Anyway, the Tip Sheet is always an important resource for Buckeye fans…

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Elsewhere in College Football — Week 2

The old football adage says the most improvement in a team happens between week 1 and week 2. If you’re an Oklahoma fan, that looked to be the case and if you’re an Ohio State fan, well, not so much. There were plenty of big games this weekend and as usual, the major networks provided an “all you can watch” buffet of action…

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The Tip Sheet: Better Late Than Never?

It’s a huge week of games this weekend, unfortunately, most of them will be taking place at the same time as Oklahoma-Ohio State, so you’ll miss classics like Georgia at Notre Dame, Auburn at Clemson, Stanford at USC, and Chattanooga at LSU. At least you’ll be able to catch Cincinnati and Michigan at noon. Despite the big games…

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Elsewhere in College Football — Week 1

Simply stated, college football is back. And back in a big way. A six-day weekend of games featuring the top teams in the country has dominated the major network airwaves. ESPN, ABC, Fox and more have broadcast games in HD; showcased the with Game Day activities; analyzed games in the Coaches Film Room; presented them…

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The Tip Sheet: Enter the Draggin’

Starting on Thursday, we get five straight days of college football. Only a handful of those games are gonna be great, but we don’t care. We’ve basically wandered the desert looking for a drink of water, so we’re not gonna be picky if half of the watering holes have elephant dung floating in them. What? You won’t drink poopwater?

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Rating the 2017 Big Ten Special Teams

In football, special teams can be a forgotten edge when trying to figure out who the best teams are. It is rare that a team can avoid having a game decided by either a punt or a field goal. Team A may be leading by one score late in the game and have to punt to Team B from deep in their own territory. An outstanding punt…