Out With Manning & In With A Little Luck

Out With Manning & In With A Little LuckWednesday, as has been widely reported, the Indianapolis Colts released legendary quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning threw for 54,828 yards and 399 touchdown passes during his 14 total years in Indy.

Peyton Manning

Fred Taylor's Record-Breaking Son Heading To Gainesville

Fred Taylor's Record-Breaking Son Kelvin TaylorKelvin Taylor gave the Florida Gators a verbal commitment last Saturday, choosing UF over the national champion Alabama Crimsom Tide.

Taylor comes to Gainesville with some pretty fair bloodlines.

Kelvin Taylor

Meeting Andrew Luck One Day Before Combine (Photo)

As anyone who remotely follows football can tell you, outgoing Stanford QB Andrew Luck will almost certainly be the number one pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Despite the emergence of Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, many observers consider Luck to be the greatest NFL prospect since fellow Stanford alum John Elway.

LaMichael James Prepping For Draft In LA (Photo)

In January, Oregon Ducks junior running back LaMichael James declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft. This announcement took place shortly after the Ducks all-time leading rusher concluded his college career in grand style by rushing for 159 yards and a touchdown in his team's 45-38 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin.

Despite missing two games due to a dislocated right elbow, James rushed for 1,805 yards and 18 TD's during his final season in Eugene. The native Texan averaged a nation-leading 150 yards per game in 2011.

Recruit Chooses Auburn Because Of Chick-fil-A?

Cassanova McKinzy and Chick-fil-AFebruary 1 was national signing day for high school football stars and many gave typical answers about their college choices including academics, proximity to home, and coaches.

Linebacker Cassanova McKinzy of Birmingham, Alabama had his own reasons for his decision. 

The creatively-named McKinzy paired his choices to two universities and eventually signed with Auburn, picking them over Clemson. 

Cassanova McKinzy

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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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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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.

BCS National Championship

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.

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. 


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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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.

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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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