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Category Archives: 2017 Season

The Feed: Rivalry Week Arrives

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A new issue of The Kickoff is out today in email inboxes. In it, you’ll find previews of Alabama vs Auburn and Washington State vs Washington, overall trends through last week, 2017’s most improved teams, analysis of strength of schedule, news and notes, the Kickoff Thermostat, the revised Kickoff Top 25, and much more. We have 4 more issues left in our regular and bowl season issues.

The headlines in college football…

ESPN – Alabama fan shoots Auburn fan over which team is better, police say

ESPN – Welcome to a wild rivalry week

Associated Press – AP Top 25 Heat Check: Status quo before final playoff push

AL.com – Auburn sets its sights on Iron Bowl ‘for the ages’

AL.com – What Alabama players had to say about Iron Bowl, when Auburn entered their mind

USAToday – Saban gives hope that 3 Tide injured LBs have chance to play against Auburn

Associated Press – No. 4 Clemson looking to finish strong at South Carolina

Charlotte Observer – 5 keys if South Carolina wants to upset Clemson

Philly.com – It doesn’t look as if Chip Kelly’s ESPN stint will be that long

Associated Press – AP source: Florida meets with Chip Kelly about coaching job

Associated Press – Lot of Big 12 bowls, Oklahoma title game opponent still TBD

Associated Press – Win and you’re in: Bowl eligibility coming down to the wire

Associated Press – Auburn appoints advisory committee to help find new AD

Associated Press – Oklahoma QB Mayfield won’t start home finale after gesture

Associated Press – K-State’s Snyder: Leavitt turned down offseason job offer

USAToday – Uncertain future for Ole Miss heading into Egg Bowl

USAToday – UT Vols football coaches working ‘for these kids’ amid uncertain futures

Curated by Steven Stiefel

The Feed: Week 12 Preview

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The headlines in college football…

Associated Press – Week 12 preview: Defensive struggle, trying to go bowling

Associated Press – College Football Picks: Playoff races break for mismatches

Associated Press – No. 7 Georgia faces Kentucky looking to get over 1st loss

Associated Press – No. 14 UCF faces Temple ahead of AAC showdown

AL.com – Healthy Jeremiah Dinson has been ‘big key’ to Auburn’s secondary

SB Nation – Yep, Gus Malzahn really might leave a top-10 Auburn to replace Bret Bielema at Arkansas

ESPN – Miami’s up, FSU’s down and Lane Kiffin is trolling along in a wild year for football in Florida

Curated by Steven Stiefel

The Feed: The Post-Butch Jones Era Begins at Tennessee

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A new issue of The Kickoff is out today in email inboxes. In it, you’ll find the 2017 Kickoff Power Rankings Spreadsheet, Opening Lines and Kickoff-recommended picks, 2017 Average Margin of Victory Leaders, Division 1A FBS Expanded Standings, Career FBS Passing Yard Leaders, Yearly D1/FBS Passing Yard Leaders, Conference Breakdown, FBS and select FCS standings, this week’s matchups, overall trends through last week, and the revised Kickoff Top 25. We have 5 more issues left in our regular and bowl season issues.

The headlines in college football…

Yahoo! Sports – With Florida and Tennessee jobs open, who will end up where?

Yahoo! Sports – What went wrong for Butch Jones at Tennessee

Associated Press – No. 1 Alabama hoping to build on wire-to-wire challenge

Associated Press – AP Top 25 Heat Check: Highs and lows of ranking 2-loss teams

Associated Press – No. 4 Clemson overcomes changing personnel to win once more

Associated Press – Penn State RB Barkley staying patient despite slow run game

Sun Sentinel – What we learned: Five takeaways from Miami’s 41-8 win over Notre Dame

Sporting News – Four recruits decommit from Tennessee after Butch Jones firing

AL.com – Kirby Smart: Malzahn earned right to say Auburn ‘whipped the dog crap’ out of UGA

AL.com – Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson named SEC offensive player of the week

AL.com – Two trends favor surging Auburn over struggling Alabama

Bleacher Report – NCAA Football Rankings 2017: Analyzing Week 12 Polls and Top 25 College Standings

Tomahawk Nation – Offensive observations from FSU’s loss to Clemson

ESPN – Miami jumps to No. 2 in AP poll behind Alabama; Oklahoma moves up two spots to No. 3

ESPN – How Gus Malzahn got Auburn rolling again and ready for Alabama

Curated by Steven Stiefel

The Feed: Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry Has Playoff Implications This Year

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The headlines in college football…

Associated Press – College Football Picks: 7 ranked vs ranked games – again

Associated Press – Notre Dame-Miami matchup headlines ACC’s Week 11

Associated Press – Georgia, Auburn meet in SEC game with playoff implications

AL.com – Kirby Smart: Clemson game a ‘misnomer’ for Auburn offensive line

SB Nation – Auburn is all-or-nothing anyway, so why not go for ALL right away against Georgia?

AL.com – Auburn adopting ‘championship urgency’ in crucial November stretch

Bleacher Report – Bowl Projections 2017: CFP Predictions After Latest Playoff Rankings

Bleacher Report – College Football Odds Week 11: Picks, Spread Predictions for Top 25 Games

AL.com – How many teams are still alive for the College Football Playoff?

Associated Press – Week 11 preview: Booking trips to championship weekend

Associated Press – No. 18 Mississippi St gets its shot at top-ranked Alabama

Associated Press – No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 8 TCU to face off for Big 12 lead

Dallas News – Bowl projections: Are Texas and Texas A&M on a collision course? No CFP for Big 12?

Bleacher Report – ESPN College Gameday 2017: Location, TV Schedule and Week 11 Predictions

MLive – Spartans know they’re a huge underdog vs. Buckeyes, but do they care?

Seattle Times – Huskies hoping to impose their own physical brand in final road test at Stanford

Cleveland.com – Ohio State-Michigan State: Will Urban Meyer lose two in a row?

Curated by Steven Stiefel

The Feed: Teams Rise and Tumble in Week 10 Action

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A new issue of The Kickoff is out today in email inboxes. This week’s upsets included Iowa over Ohio State, Michigan State over Penn State, Washington State beating Stanford, West Virginia over Iowa State, Temple beating Navy, Virginia over Georgia Tech, and Missouri beating Florida. Wisconsin is the lone surviving undefeated Big 10 team. With 598 yards and 5 TDs, including one rushing touchdown, Baker Mayfield is back at the top of the Heisman race. Our Games of the Week are TCU at Oklahoma and Iowa at Wisconsin.

The headlines in college football…

Associated Press – AP Top 25 Heat Check: Meyer’s issues show Saban’s greatness

Associated Press – AP Top 25: Notre Dame, Clemson rise; Ohio St, Penn St tumble

Associated Press – No. 1 Alabama loses linebackers Hamilton, Wilson to injuries

Associated Press – No. 4 Clemson eager to close out season strongly

ESPN – Oklahoma in playoff hunt thanks to nation’s best player, Baker Mayfield

ESPN – Heat turns up on Kevin Sumlin after Texas A&M’s loss to Auburn

Sports Illustrated – The Paths Ahead for the 17 Teams Still Alive for the College Football Playoff

Sports Illustrated – Members of 2009 Alabama National Championship Team Were Allegedly Paid for Their Autographs

Sports Illustrated – UAB Beats Rice, Becomes Bowl Eligible In First Season Back After Two-Season Hiatus

AL.com – Been a long time since Auburn won a game this big

AL.com – Four takeaways from Alabama’s win over LSU: Interesting changes, trends on offense

Oregon Live – Canzano: Oregon Ducks football needs renewed focus if it will ever catch Washington

Bleacher Report – NCAA Football Rankings 2017: Week 11 Polls, Top 25 Standings and Analysis

SB Nation – During Penn State-Michigan State, Saquon Barkley told the Spartans the stakes had just gone up, thanks to Ohio State

Curated by Steven Stiefel

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