College football

Mullen’s opener makes Gator fans smile

September 2, 2018 College football

Sunday, 2 a.m. Bigger tests await. Better opponents. Enemy stadiums. Bad calls and pesky turnovers, rough afternoons and tough opposing coaches. Harsh weather and disagreeable referees. Eventually, the University of Florida will get to all of those. For now, however, this will do. For now, the coach with the fresh start and the quarterback with […]

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FSU, Florida fans need to believe in new coaches

February 8, 2018 College football

Thursday, 3 a.m. Their names do not matter. Not yet, anyway. Most of the fan bases have never heard of them. Their times don’t matter. Their awards don’t matter. Nor their height or their weight or their stats. To be blunt, not even the stars by their names matter. What matters, in college recruiting, is […]

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Texans take over Shrine game in late going

January 21, 2018 College football

Sunday, 2 a.m. For a day, college football in St. Petersburg was annexed by Texas. Nic Shimonek competed a 34-yard touchdown pass to Houston’s Steven Dunbar with 1:23 to play, leading the West to a 14-10 victory over the East.  Content beyond this point is for members only.

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Even now, Bear’s shadow is larger than Saban’s

January 8, 2018 Alabama

Monday, 3 a.m. He was not the tallest man I’ve ever encountered. And he was not the heaviest. Somehow, however, Paul Bryant left the biggest shadow. He was all leather and sinew, as if he had been cut from a saddle. His voice came from deep down inside of him, and by the time it […]

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Ask Gary: Is Harbaugh overdue or overrated?

January 6, 2018 College football

Each week, the readers take over and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports. Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, […]

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Random Thoughts: Gruden would have cost a lot

December 31, 2017 Alabama

Sunday, 3 a.m. Jon Gruden is the most famous player of chase in history. The guy loves to be rumored to be a target, doesn’t he? – Do you think Gruden read about Dirk Koetter in the paper? Or do you think the price tag of everything Gruden — salary, free agents, assistant coaches, length […]

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Random thoughts: Surviving Fisher, who got away

December 3, 2017 Alabama

Sunday, 3 a.m. Jameis Winston threw it. Kelvin Benjamin caught it. It was two-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds to go in January of 2014. And without it, Jimbo Fisher has no national title against Auburn, and Texas A&M is paying him a lot less. Think about it. – Just asking: Which college coach would […]

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Miami squashed by Clemson in ACC title game

December 3, 2017 Clemson

Sunday, 2 a.m. Yay. They got a field goal. For the Miami Hurricanes, that was at least something. After all, the Hurricanes kicked their field goal with 3:29 to play, and it brought them back to within five touchdowns in a 38-3 loss to Clemson. Miami felt it had a puncher’s chance coming into the […]

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Under temporary management, FSU wins easily

December 3, 2017 College football

Sunday, 1 a.m. The bowl streak goes back a long way. The possible winning season does, too. But the coach on the sideline? He just took over, temporarily, the big job for the first time.  Content beyond this point is for members only.

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Which team could have used a game the most?

September 8, 2017 College football

Friday, 3 a.m. As far as a football team goes, they all needed to play. Really, they did. You should have no problem, however, with the series of cancellations in which Miami, Florida, USF and then FSU all pulled the plug on what probably would have been a series of easy victories for this weekend. […]

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