Tag: Heisman

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College Football Playoff: It worked

Ohio State wasn’t even supposed to be in the College Football Playoff. Remember that bit of controversy? The Buckeyes jumped TCU and Baylor after blasting Wisconsin in the B1G Championship Game, and the Big 12 wanted a congressional investigation.


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National Championship Preview: #2 Oregon faces off with #4 Ohio State

The old BCS system would have matched up defending national champion Florida State and Alabama for the 2015 national title, and reduced Oregon and Ohio State to a meaningless, if entertaining, Rose Bowl.


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Playoff Preview: Can Oregon run away from resilient Florida State?

Florida State almost seems to want you to get up big on them. Double digits? Psshaw. Two touchdowns? Three touchdowns? Don’t throw us in that briar patch.


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Game Preview: Can UVA football pull the shocker at #2 Florida State?

Three weeks ago, when UVA was 4-2 at the midway point of what needed to be a turnaround season, it was plausible to think that the November game with #2 FSU could be competitive.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. Virginia (4-5, 2-3) travels to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on #2 Florida State (8-0, 5-0 ACC0 on Saturday at 6:30 p.m..


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Letter: UNC academic scandal

Personally I think that UNC should abandon their sports program for a couple years, then field a group of students that can play, and do the academics. There are many good kids who have gone on to professional sports, and made excellent examples of what a student-athlete should be.


Right now, anyway, Mississippi State is college football #1

Mississippi State wasn’t even a Top 10 team going into last weekend, but the pasting of then-#6 Texas A&M and then today’s dismantling of #2 Auburn make it clear. For now, anyway, Mississippi State is the best team in the country.


Oh, yeah, good idea: Johnny Football to counsel Famous Jameis?

This makes total sense: Johnny Manziel, who will soon be missing college as much as Matt Leinart and Brian Bosworth, is planning to contact fellow basket-case wunderkind Jameis Winston, the idea being that in so doing one Heisman Trophy winner can help another avoid, I don’t know, what could either of these guys not get in stupid trouble for doing now?


Is UVA in contention in ACC Coastal?

On the one hand, it’s hard to get too excited about a 2-2 start. On the other hand, it’s a 2-2 start after playing three games against ranked teams, and UVA football was in all three.


Welcome back, UVA Nation

Ye, of little faith. UVA football needed you, but you weren’t there. Again. The last two weeks, it was too hot and humid. This week, it was too chilly, too overcast, a chance of sprinkles, you had to mow the grass, go to the soccer game, whatever.


Can UVA upset #21 Louisville? Heart says no, head says …

Try as I might, I can’t convince myself that UVA can pull it off this weekend against #21 Louisville.


Greyson Lambert needs to be the man for UVA on Saturday

The struggles of Greyson Lambert as the new starting quarterback at UVA have been well-chronicled, here and elsewhere. If Lambert even just manages the game against then-seventh-ranked UCLA in the opener two weeks ago, the Cavs pull off the monumental upset.


Not the prettiest 45-13 victory you’ll ever see, but UVA will take it

Richmond outgained UVA by more than 100 yards. Two Virginia transfers, Michael Srauss and Michael Rocco, combined to throw for 366 yards against a defense that stifled seventh-ranked UCLA just a week ago.


Mike London gets the QB right, or he’s done

There has been a lot wrong about UVA football these past nine years, three of them winning seasons, but the biggest hindrance has been quarterback play.


Here we go again: Another UVA quarterback controversy

And now, yeah, we have ourselves another Virginia football quarterback controversy, though coach Mike London wasn’t ready to concede that Saturday afternoon.


Press Conference: UVA head coach Mike London

UVA head coach Mike London talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ season opener on Saturday.


Chris Graham: The tweeting lawyer and Jameis Winston

ESPN’s Heather Cox asked Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston about the sexual assault investigation that threatened to derail his Heisman Trophy candidacy and his future as a free man following FSU’s 45-7 win over Duke in the ACC Championship Game on Saturday.


FSU’s Jameis Winston named Heisman Trophy finalist

Florida State has two Heisman Trophy winners in its storied history. Jameis Winston now has the chance to forever place his name alongside ‘Noles greats Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke. Winston, FSU’s redshirt freshman quarterback, was named one of six finalists for the 2013 Heisman Trophy Monday night.