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State of The U

100 Greatest Plays in Miami History: #6-Wide Left, Miami vs FSU 2002

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Wide left. The kicking woes of the Florida State Seminoles continue on the list, and it’s not the last you’ll see of them. Here’s a recap of this one: It’s 2002, and the Hurricanes, in front of a record crowd at the Orange Bowl, have erased a 27-14 fourth quarter deficit to now lead 28-27 with just a second to play. However, FSU is in field goal range, and all Xavier Beitia has to do is hit a 43-yard kick and they’ll upset #1 Miami. “Kick is up...and it’s....no good! It’s wide left! It’s wide left!” pic.twitter.com/Ph1iWkmDNd— Beat UF...


Game-by-game predictions: Can Texas top last year’s 10-win season?

When the Longhorns celebrated their Sugar Bowl victory in January, the program was just two years removed from a 5-7 year, which was bookmarked by that infamous loss to Kansas.Now, anything less than an appearance in the Big 12 championship is essentially a let down. The conference has returned to Oklahoma and Texas at the top followed by everybody else, but with marquee matchups against LSU and the Sooners, potentially twice, this season won't lack fireworks.Here are game-by-game predictions for Texas' 2019 season:Texas vs Louisiana Tech: Aug. 31Season openers have not treated Texas well in...

And The Valley Shook

Better Know a Freshman: Thomas Perry

LSU Legacy lineman recruit has size. Recently-hired offensive line coach James Cregg was already coming off getting commitments from Charles Turner and Anthony Bradford heading into the summer. Cregg brought with him a Super Bowl-winning coaching pedigree, and was a coach alongside and under Ed Orgeron during their time at USC in the early 2010s. The summer camps came around and Cregg settled in on another big lineman, this one a little down the road in Lafayette. The Story There really isn’t much to this one. Perry, a massive offensive lineman from Teurlings Catholic in Lafayette,...

Burnt Orange Nation

Despite limited carries, Texas RB Daniel Young opted to work over transferring

Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Daniel Young has seen his role reduced significantly since his freshman season, but rather than leaving the Longhorns, he’s working to improve. Three running backs have left the Texas Longhorns football program since mid-December. Toneil Carter opted out of the program weeks before Texas’ Sugar Bowl showdown with Georgia. A little more than a month later, Kyle Porter and Tristian Houston each entered their names into the transfer portal, as well, all seemingly in search of an increased role. Daniel Young, however, did not leave. On the...

State of The U

2019 Miami Hurricanes Game Preview: FIU

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Miami returns to the Orange Bowl grounds for the first time since they tore it down As a current FIU senior, this game hits me slightly different. Getting caught up in school pride and fandom is always tough, but I have to say I’ll be wearing Blue and Gold at Marlins Park. PSYCH, THAT’S THE WRONG NUMBER! While I appreciate FIU and their commitment to my education, I frankly would love to see Miami bring the hammer down on the Panthers in their first football game on the grounds of our beloved Orange Bowl, which should still be standing till this day....

And The Valley Shook

Reports: LSU Adds Bill Johnson to Coaching Staff

Photograph by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Veteran coach will help work with the defensive line while Dennis Johnson is injured. Reports from Bruce Feldman and The Advocate’s Brooks Kubena indicate that LSU will bring in longtime NFL assistant Bill Johnson to work with the Tiger defensive line this season, subbing in for an injured Dennis Johnson. Bill Johnson, a Monroe native, worked with Ed Orgeron very early in their respective careers, but has been with several NFL teams since 2001, including a stint with the New Orleans Saints during their 2009 Super Bowl run, and most...

Burnt Orange Nation

Texas B-backer Joseph Ossai expanding his role and his vision

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via After spending much of his freshman campaign as a reverse, the former four-star prospect is learning the diverse responsibilities demanded by Todd Orlando. This time last year, sophomore B-backer Joseph Ossai was heading into his first fall camp with the Texas Longhorns. Six months later, he led the team with eight tackles in a win over the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl. Now, as he works through the second fall camp of his college career, Ossai will be one of the many young but talented players to helm the defense. “A lot of people...


Best-case and worst-case scenarios for the Longhorns in 2019: How far can high-powered offense take Texas?

Before the 2018 season, Texas fans were begging for anything remotely close to a New Year's Six Bowl -- a sniff of a Big 12 championship would suffice, too.Now, aside from the hefty Sugar Bowl rings, the Longhorns' 10-win also earned them a revitalized fan base with a new set of expectations. The articles with 'Sam Ehlinger' and 'Heisman' in the same headline are officially being published, as are the bold predictions sending Texas to the College Football Playoff. Then there’s the cover of Sports Illustrated. However, for every bold prediction favoring Texas, there are a fair share of...

Miami Herald

Podcast: Why we’re excited about the Jarren Williams era for the Miami Hurricanes

Less than eight months ago, Jarren Williams thought he was going to transfer. With only the bowl game left in a frustrating freshman season, Williams was just a click or …

State of The U

100 Greatest Plays in Miami History: #9-Game Winning Field Goal vs FSU 1983

A field goal that started it all. The oldest Miami-FSU play on this list, and oh what a dandy it is. The year was 1983, and following an opening loss to the Florida Gators, Howard Schnellenberger and his team, led by freshman quarterback Bernie Kosar rattled off nine consecutive wins. At 9-1, the Hurricanes had one last regular season matchup, in Tallahassee against the Florida State Seminoles. Ranked #6 in the nation, Miami knew they needed this victory if they wanted any chance at playing in the Orange Bowl. Trailing 16-14 late in the fourth quarter, Kosar led the Canes into field goal...

State of The U

100 Greatest Plays in Miami History: #10-Micheal Barrow Hit On Tamarick Vanover

Photo by Bernstein Associates/ Micheal Barrow dished out the greatest hit in UM history. This game has already been mentioned several times throughout this countdown, due to the fact that it was that memorable. 1992, the Hurricanes, ranked second in the country, play host to the third-ranked Florida State Seminoles. Miami led 17-16 in the fourth quarter, and the deafening sold-out crowd at the Orange Bowl was going absolutely bananas. It got even louder when Pat Riley sacked Charlie Ward. And then on the very next play, Ward threw a screen to Tamarick Vanover. Vanover was in the...

Addicted To Quack

Quack Fix 8-12-19: Track Transfers

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 31: CJ Verdell #34 of the Oregon Ducks takes the handoff from quarterback Justin Herbert #10 against the Michigan State Spartans during the second half of the Redbox Bowl at Levi’s Stadium on December 31, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. | Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Men’s track and field has lost three top hurdlers to transfer in this off season. In addition to reigning Pac 12 champion Eric Edwards, who’s transfer was noted when it occurred, Oregon has lost the 2018 Pac 12 Champion in Braxton Canady as well as Joseph Anderson, who qualified for this...

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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #78, OL Darius Tisdale

Photo by Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire via Darius may very well be starting on the line in a few weeks. Name: Darius Tisdale Position: Offensive Line Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore Height: 6’4” Weight: 295 Hometown: South Brunswick, N.J. High School: South Brunswick (via Lackawanna C.C.) 2018 stats: Played on the offensive line for the sixth-ranked Lackawanna C.C. squad that won the El Toro Bowl. 2019 projections: Could very well start depending on how the rest of the line shakes out. The current depth chart lists him as the backup left tackle to Carlos Vettorello. However, depending on...

Detroit Free Press

Michigan football on the preseason bubble for College Football Playoff

CBS Sports projects Michigan football to play in the Cotton Bowl against Central Florida at seasons end.        

Autzen Zoo

Oregon Football Defense Critical for Success with New Defensive Coordinator

After the sudden departure of Jim Leavitt in the offseason, Oregon Football have a new face in Andy Avalos taking the helm. His first-year impact will affect Oregon’s success this season. A bright future began to shine for the Oregon Ducks after winning the Red Box Bowl with head coach Mario Cristobal stating his intent […] Oregon Football Defense Critical for Success with New Defensive Coordinator - Autzen Zoo - Autzen Zoo - An Oregon Ducks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Addicted To Quack

Quack Fix 8-9-19: All Name Team

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 28: Head coach Dana Altman of the Oregon Ducks reacts against the Virginia Cavaliers during the second half of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament South Regional at the KFC YUM! Center on March 28, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. | Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Oregon defensive end / STUD linebacker DJ Johnson is ready to go for this season after sitting out all of last year except the Redbox Bowl. Johnson transferred to Oregon after one season at Miami and had to sit out last season prior to being eligible for the bowl. Men’s basketball is in strong...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Well, this is different: The Utes don’t have an All-America kicker. In fact, they’re not sure what they have.

Andrew Strauch remembers Utah's 2016 visit to the Rose Bowl as “probably one of the best days of my life.”

Building The Dam

Three Reasons Oregon State Football will Struggle in 2019

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports On-field improvements? Yes! Better Record? Uh... It is officially August and with fall camp underway optimism is at an all-time high amongst Oregon State Football fans. Every player is bigger, faster, stronger and better coached. The continuity among the coaching staff is allowing the team to learn plays and schemes that they couldn’t even fathom a season ago. All of this will lead to a completely different product on the field once the season starts, bowl eligibility is on the horizon! Right? Well probably not. Here’s three big reasons why Oregon State...


Oklahoma, Texas are side-by-side in top 5 of Sports Illustrated's preseason rankings; who has the edge?

If Oklahoma and Texas football fans needed any more reason to get excited about this October's installment of the Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Sports Illustrated may have just done the trick.Both the Sooners and Longhorns find themselves in the top five of Sports Illustrated's preseason top 25 rankings for the 2019 college football season. And as far as bragging rights are concerned for now, Oklahoma -- the three time Big 12 defending champion -- has the higher ground at No. 4, with Texas rounding out the top five one spot behind. Game on. Here's a glimpse of what the...

House of Sparky

ASU Football Opponent Primer: California Golden Bears

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports A look at a trip to Berkeley Arizona State 2019 Schedule Kent State (Aug. 29) - Read Sacramento State (Sept. 6) - Read At Michigan State (Sept. 14) - Read Colorado (Sept. 21) - Read At Cal (Sept. 27) Washington State (Oct. 12) At Utah (Oct. 19) At UCLA (Oct. 26) USC (Nov. 9) At Oregon State (Nov. 16) Oregon (Nov. 23) Arizona (Nov. 30) Cal’s 2018 Season In the second year under head coach Justin Wilcox, Cal finished 7-5, reaching its first bowl game in Berkeley since 2015. The Golden Bears finished fifth in the Pac-12 North for the second consecutive year...

Block U

Utah’s Path to the 2019 College Football Playoff

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports As the calendar officially turns to August and Fall camp begins, a lot of attention is being paid to Kyle Whittingham’s program. Following 2018’s divisional championship, the Utes have been picked by the media to improve upon last season’s success and clinch the program’s first PAC-12 championship, which would ensure (at the very least) a ticket to the Rose Bowl. However, as a Power Five program, a season that ends with a Rose Bowl bid could very easily become a bid for a top four ranking and a spot in the 2019/2020 College Football Playoff, but what...

And The Valley Shook

Better Know a Freshman: Jay Ward

LSU Another long corner for Corey Raymond to utilize. Corey Raymond came into the 2019 class knowing cornerback would be a primary need. It became even more apparent in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl against UCF when once-wide receiver Mannie Netherly was seeing significant playing time in the secondary. Raymond had already signed Derek Stingley to replace the departing Greedy Williams and nabbed Raydarious Jones (his article is coming soon) and Cordale Flott (recently profiled) to provide depth in December. However, it wouldn’t be a National Signing Day without Raymond having one more trick up...


10 key players responsible for maintaining Texas’ relevance in 2019

The second the clock hit triple zeros at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Texas' Sugar Bowl win over Georgia, Tom Herman, whether he knew it or not, earned quite a few believers.If Texas' statement wasn't clear then, it surely was after Sam Ehlinger stood on the podium and smirkingly turned the Joe Tessitore meme in his favor by telling Texas fans, and the rest of the college football world, "We're baaaack,” during the postgame celebration. Whether the Longhorns are here to stay is yet to be determined. However, Texas does have the luxury of entering the season after an appearance in the Big...

Addicted To Quack

Quack Fix 8-5-19: Season Preview

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Mario Cristobal of the Oregon Ducks complains about a call to the Head Linesman official during the second half of the Redbox Bowl against the Michigan State Spartans at Levi’s Stadium on December 31, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. | Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ The Register Guard previews the Oregon football team for the soon (but not soon enough) to arrive season. As has been the case since last season ended, the players all talk about taking the next step and returning Oregon football to it’s previous high levels. GoDucks gives us...

Canes Warning

2001 Miami football clearly the team of the 2000s

The debate on the best team in the history of college football should begin and end with the 2001 Miami Hurricanes. The Miami football team sandwiched a 34-game winning streak that ended controversially in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl. In an article recently published by The Athletic’s Matt Brown as part of a series for each […] 2001 Miami football clearly the team of the 2000s - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

State of The U

100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #18-Devin Hester Punt Return vs Duke 2005

Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/ Devin Hester made about every Duke player miss on a punt return in 2005. Devin Hester has made this list. more than any other Miami Hurricane. In three seasons as the return man for UM, Hester was a human highlight reel and ended his career with two kickoff returns for touchdowns and two punt returns for touchdowns. In his last year as a Hurricane during the 2005 season, the Duke Blue Devils were in town at the Orange Bowl. Ranked 9th in the nation, Miami did what they were supposed to do and took care of business, eventually winning 52-7. Hester had the...

State of The U

100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #19-Sinorice Moss Ties Game vs FSU 2004

Photo by Robert Laberge/ In the closing seconds, Sinorice Moss took a screen pass and found the end zone to force overtime. In the opening game of the 2004 season, the #5 Hurricanes hosted the #6 Florida State Seminoles, on a humid Friday night in front of a jam-packed Orange Bowl. Thanks to Devin Hester blocking a field goal several minutes earlier, Miami’s offense still had time to comeback and force overtime, though they trailed 10-3 late in the fourth quarter, and they hadn’t done much of anything offensively that night. Though, quarterback Brock Berlin drove the Canes down to...


LISTEN: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger discusses how the Longhorns look after second practice

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger met with reporters on Saturday and talked about how his life has changed after winning the Sugar Bowl and if fans’ expectations can be any higher than those inside the football building.

Zion Williamson Sends Duke-UNC Tickets Past Super Bowl LIII Prices

No. 1 Duke hosts No. 8 North Carolina on Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium and it looks like freshman Zion Williamson has fans in a frenzy. NESN.com's Rachel Holt explains how ticket prices have reached Super Bowl levels. For more: https://nesn.co

UNC vs. Duke: Preview & Predictions | The Dan Patrick Show | NBC Sports

Jay Bilas previews the Duke-UNC game, shares some of the celebrities that are expected, and details how the atmosphere is bigger than the Super Bowl. #NBCSports #TheDanPatrickShow #UNCvsDuke »

Deshaun Watson talks Clemson | Super Bowl Live

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson joins our 'Super Bowl Live' analysts to discuss his experience transitioning to from the Clemson Tigers to the NFL.