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Myths that grew out of 1970 Alabama game with USC

Myths that grew out of 1970 Alabama game with USC

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the USC-Alabama game that grew into mythical proportions long after it was played Sept. 12, 1970.The enduring myth is Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant made a calculated move inviting USC as the first integrated team to play at Legion Field in...

Notre Dame joins ACC teams recovering from key injuries

Notre Dame joins ACC teams recovering from key injuries

Notre Dame remains only a partial ACC member despite facing Virginia this week as one of six ACC schools playing the Irish in a non-conference game.But Notre Dame sure has the look of an ACC school with the tough luck of a a season-ending knee injury suffered by starting running...

Good and bad and ugly from ACC openers

Good and bad and ugly from ACC openers

Here are the good, the bad and the ugly to from last week’s ACC openers.The bad includes injuries to two All-ACC players. Pitt running back James Conner is lost for the season and Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams may be out for the year. ... Click here for the rest of my...

Georgia Tech RB emerges from shadow of big brother

Georgia Tech RB emerges from shadow of big brother

Georgia Tech’s Marcus Marshall scored one for “little brothers” on college football’s opening weekend.The true freshman running back only needed one game to overshadow his more celebrated older brother, Georgia senior running back Keith Marshall. ... Click here for the rest...

Louisville offense must catch up to defense in ACC

Louisville offense must catch up to defense in ACC

Louisville faces only 10 days to fix its defense.That would be one mistaken conclusion following the Cardinals’ 31-24 loss to No. 6 Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Saturday at the Georgia Dome. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

No comparing Ohio State vulnerability to Virginia Tech

No comparing Ohio State vulnerability to Virginia Tech

Football fans are quick to leap to conclusions. Ohio State playing Monday night at Virginia Tech with a suspension-depleted lineup is the latest example.Yes, the Buckeyes are without All-American defensive end Joey Bosa and three offensive players, H-backs Dontre Wilson and Jalin...

Former Harbaugh player and assistant coach has seen this before

Former Harbaugh player and assistant coach has seen this before

J.T. Rogan played for Jim Harbaugh his first season at the University of San Diego. The former running back also coached with him on his Stanford staff.He flew from his San Diego home for Harbaugh’s highly anticipated Michigan debut Thursday night at Utah. He had prime seats –...

Long ACC weekend of help or hurt for the openers

Long ACC weekend of help or hurt for the openers

Thank you, ACC.The conference presented us with a fan friendly opening Labor Day weekend with 14 teams playing from Thursday through Monday night. Some of the games are more important than others toward the ACC’s goal of shedding the label of No. 5 in overall strength among the...

Clemson season comes to down beating Florida State

Clemson season comes to down beating Florida State

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Colleges make more than gesture opening practice to students

Colleges make more than gesture opening practice to students

North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren tried something different in this era of paranoid football coaches closing practice to the media and fans.His Wolfpack’s Leadership Council, which is made up of players representing all four classes and positions, requested he open practice...