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Big Day Approaching For College Football Fans

National Signing Day Alabama and LSUThe first Wednesday in February is a huge day for college football fanatics, as it is the first day high school stars can sign national letters of intent with the university of their choosing. Although verbal commitments are meaningless, recruiting websites are already proclaiming the winners. 

Most top ten lists include the usual suspects like Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas.

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Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama Not Letting LSU Forget

"Will LSU cross halfcourt?"  A homemade sign was spotted in the stands at a recent SEC basketball game between Alabama and LSU, just a few days following the Crimson Tide's 21-0 thrashing of the Tigers in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game.

The sign read:  "Will LSU cross halfcourt?" 

Incidentally, Alabama came out on top of LSU on this occasion as well, 69-53

 

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Darron The NFL Draft??

Darron Thomas Entering NFL DraftNo one was surprised when future stars like Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson elected to forego their collegiate eligibility to enter the NFL Draft.

On the other hand, what happened in Eugene, Oregon was a real head scratcher. 

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Darron Thomas

Former Ameritrade CEO Becomes College Football Head Coach

Joe Moglia hired by Coastal CarolinaCoastal Carolina recently announced the hiring of new head football coach Joe Moglia.  You might remember him as the former CEO at Ameritrade, where he worked from 2001-2008. 

Moglia last held a paid college coaching job in 1983, when he served as defensive coordinator at Dartmouth. He reportedly signed a five-year contract worth $175,000 annually, far less than he made at Ameritrade. 

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Joe Moglia

Final Thought On BCS Title Game

Les Miles named changed to Les InchesAfter LSU amassed a grand total of 92 yards of offense in their 21-0 whitewashing by Alabama in the BCS title game, shouldn't the name of Bayou Bengals head coach Les Miles be changed to Les Inches?

 

 

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BCS Championship Game Garners Low TV Rating

Monday night's BCS National Championship Game may have generated tremendous interest in the states of Alabama and Louisiana, but the same cannot be said for the rest of the United States.

The Alabama victory over LSU drew a national rating of 14.0. This figure represents the second lowest viewership level in the 14-year history of the BCS. The 2012 rating was down eight percent from last year's Auburn vs. Oregon matchup in Glendale, Arizona.

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Alabama Accomplishes Many Historical Feats With BCS Win

Alabama eight national championshipsMonday night, #2 Alabama beat #1 LSU 21-0 in the BCS National Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Since the BCS was formed in 1998, Alabama became the first team to record a shutout in a BCS bowl. This was also the first time that LSU has been shutout since 2002, when ironically it was Alabama who held them scoreless.

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Alabama Crimson Tide

Odds Of A Bowl Game Rematch Win Not On LSU's Side In BCS Game

Only 6 of 19 teams have won regular season bowl rematchMonday night, SEC rivals LSU and Alabama play for the BCS National Championship in New Orleans. This game is a rematch of LSU's 9-6 overtime victory over Bama, last November in Tuscaloosa.

This will be the first SEC rematch in a bowl game since the 1960 Sugar Bowl, when LSU lost to Mississippi 21-0, after beating them in regular season play.

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Michigan Kicker Providing A Blueprint For ALA & LSU Kickers?

Brendan Gibbons and brunettes Based upon the overtime field goal fest played between Alabama and LSU in November, Monday Night's BCS National Championship Game may very well come down to the ability's of Crimson Tide kicker's Jeremy Shelley and Cade Foster or LSU's Drew Alleman.

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Brendan Gibbons

Overhead Camera Comes Crashing Down In Arizona

Overhead camera falls at Insight BowlThe overhead camera is commonly used by ESPN, when televising college and professional football games. The technological breakthrough is rarely noticed by fans, even though it provides interesting aerial views to television viewers.

With this said, the usually nondescript device was certainly noticed during last week's Insight Bowl in Tempe, Arizona. 

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ESPN

Relaxed Chip Kelly Spotted At LA Mall (Photo)

In a very short amount of time, Oregon Ducks head football coach Chip Kelly has emerged as one of the most successful coaches in all of college football. Since taking over for longtime coach Mike Bellotti, Kelly has put together a 34-6 record, while appearing in three consecutive BCS Bowl games.

Last season, Kelly and his Oregon program lost a heartbreaking battle to Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game. Undeterred by the 22-19 defeat, the school bounced back with a vengeance. Their two-loss season culminated with a 45-38 victory over Wisconsin in the 2012 Rose Bowl.

Lavasier Tuinei At Ducks Rose Bowl Hotel (Video)

Oregon wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei exploded onto the national scene during the Ducks 45-38 victory over Wisconsin in the 2012 Rose Bowl. The senior pass catcher grabbed eight balls for 158 yards and two touchdowns. These eye-popping numbers earned Tuinei offensive player of the game honors.

The 6-5, 215 lbs. senior put together a solid regular season, totaling 48 catches and 10 touchdowns.

Will The Force Be With The Ducks In Pasadena?

Oregon Star Wars uniforms Rose BowlThis week, Oregon unveiled their newest football uniforms, which they will debut in Monday's Rose Bowl Game against the Wisconsin Badgers. Sponsor Nike claims that these uniforms are "the most advanced football uniform system ever assembled."  

Many observers have drawn comparisons between the uniforms and the “Star Wars” collection of movies, due to the “Darth Vader” look of the getup.

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Oregon Ducks Football

Truman The Tiger Commits A Key Fumble

Truman The Tiger drops trophyDuring a photo opportunity prior to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, University of Missouri mascot Truman the Tiger fumbled the trophy given to the winning team. The crystal object shattered after hitting the concrete floor.

Somehow, organizers came up with another crystal bowl for the postgame ceremony. 

Missouri defeated North Carolina 41-24 on Monday night and went home with their ersatz trophy.

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Bret Bielema Preparing For Rose Bowl (Video)

Alvarez, Wilson & Co. After LA Practice (Video)

The Rose Bowl Is Shaping Up To Be A Classic

98th Rose Bowl Wisconsin Badgers vs Oregon DucksMonday, the Oregon Ducks will play the Wisconsin Badgers in the 98th Rose Bowl game to be played in Pasadena, California. This is the second straight season that the Badgers have played in the game and their eighth overall appearance. Most of the Badgers visits to Pasadena have been recently, as this will be their fifth appearance since 1994. UW has a 3-1 record in those games and a 3-4 record all-time entering Monday.

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What You May Not Know About The Heisman Trophy

Heisman Trophy HistorySaturday, Robert Griffin III was awarded the 77th Heisman Trophy. The Baylor quarterback became the 76th man ever to receive the highly prestigious honor (Ohio State's Archie Griffin is a two-time winner).

While gridiron fans are well aware of the exploits of this illustrious club of college football players, many followers of the game may not be as aware of the history and design of the trophy itself.

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