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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: 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

The Feed: McElwain Fired, CFP Committee Set to Name Teams

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The headlines in college football…

What a dramatic weekend in college football! Jim McElwain got sacked, TCU and Penn State fell, Kentucky handed Tennessee its fourth straight loss of the season, Arkansas edged Ole Miss in a thriller, etc. The College Football Playoff Committee is about to name the teams most likely to face off for the national championship. The Kickoff’s Games of the Week for Week 10 are Virginia Tech at Miami (Fla.) and LSU at Alabama.

Associated Press – Florida, McElwain agree to part ways after 3rd straight loss

Associated Press – McElwain joins long list of coaches fired at midseason

ESPN – McElwain’s departure first domino in a wild coaching carousel

Sporting News – Nine Florida coaching candidates to replace Jim McElwain

Associated Press – AP Top 25 Heat Check: Poll voters compared to CFP committee

Associated Press – AP Top 25: Georgia rises to No. 2, Ohio State up to No. 3

Associated Press – Top performances all around college football Saturday

Associated Press – Florida State’s streak of 35 bowl appearances in jeopardy

Associated Press – No. 9 Miami still winning, and still winning ugly

Associated Press – Buckeyes’ D-line dominates in stunning win over Penn State

Associated Press – No. 6 Clemson’s big weekend gets it back in title chase

ESPN – Free advice for the CFP committee before first playoff rankings

MSN – Get ready for outrage at CFP committee’s 1st ranking

Bleacher Report – College Football Picks Week 10: Predictions and Odds for Top 25 Schedule

ESPN – The Plays That Swung Saturday

Curated by Steven Stiefel

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