Beating Bama

Surprised by Alabama’s throttling defeat of LSU on Saturday? The margin, maybe. But Bama winning? You really shouldn’t have been. Bama eats teams like LSU for lunch. The scariest part of the Tide is how they’ve been the exact same team for seven seasons now. Don’t believe me? Go on the most credible source according to your college professors, Wikipedia,

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Conference Preview: SEC

The most dominant conference in college football over the last 10 years has certainly cooled off. The SEC comes into 2015 with more question marks than any other league. -How will Alabama respond after two disappointing postseason finishes? -Will Auburn live up to the hype? -Will the Mississippi teams sustain success? -Can Georgia win the East? -Which surprise team can

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NCAA 2015 Tournament Challenge Game-by-Game Analysis: West

Big-time programs, big-time upsets, big-time barn burners. Welcome to the West. Fun fact: 12 out of the 17 teams in the West exist in the East of continental United States. Geography. There’s a lot to cover, so we’ll get right at it. I will only be doing the first round for these teams, because hey, I can’t give up the secrets

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It’s Never Too Early Top 25

It’s never too early to talk college football. ESPN’s Mark Shclabach had the right idea releasing his Way-Too-Early top 25. However, I find myself at odds with Shclabach. Eight SEC teams in the top 25, Alabama at number four, USC at three, and Texas is in the top 25? I respectfully disagree with Mr. Schlabach. That’s why I am releasing

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“How to Beat Kentucky” by Ole Miss

By Quinn Matheis We’ve been singing the praises of Kentucky all season, talking about how amazing this once-in-a-decade team is.  Not only do they have the usual influx of NBA talent they get each year, but all the NBA talent last season didn’t do good enough in the regular season to warrant an early exit.  But unlike the flop that

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Road to the College Football Playoff: Week 13

By Quinn Matheis Well I did on Thursday this time.  Smite me if you will. We got a nice dosage of November this past week.  Could have been a lot more Novembery if the Jayhawks and the Golden Gophers pumped out just a little more, but oh well.  The field has shrunk considerably. Let’s get cookin’. #1 Alabama (9-1, SEC

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Who’s the Best of the Rest?

By Matt Weller Yesterday, the College Football Playoff Committee released their second weekly rankings of the season, moving the University of Oregon into the number four spot, to replace Ole Miss, who lost their second consecutive game. While these rankings may not be crucial yet, as most teams still have four games to play, it’s nonetheless interesting to see who

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SEC West Conference Preview

By John Deighton As the college football season gets underway, the writers at The College Tailgate will provide a conference preview for each NCAAF conference. Entering the 2013 season, the SEC west was filled with household-name quarterbacks, but now that Johnny Manziel, A.J. McCarron, and Zach Mettenberger have moved onto the NFL, the playing field across the west has been

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