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  • Pete Thamel

    Pete Thamel

    Pete is an award-winning writer covering college sports and the NFL for Yahoo Sports. He came to Yahoo in 2017 after five years as a senior writer at Sports Illustrated covering college football and basketball. He previously spent nine years as the national college sports reporter for the New York Times. Pete graduated from Syracuse University. Follow Pete on Twitter (@PeteThamel) and Instagram (peterthamel).
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    Week 9 Picks: UM at MSU, PSU at OSU, Cocktail Party

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde pick the 5 biggest games of the week plus a lock as the yearly Race for the Case contest rolls on. Will Michigan cover the spread on the road? Can Florida cover 14 points against the top-ranked Bulldogs? Create a BetMGM account and place your first bet risk-free up to $1,000. If your bet loses, you get your bet amount, up to $1,000, added back to your account in free bets. Must be 21+ in AZ, CO, IN, IA, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY only. Terms apply. Go to BetMGM.com/YAHOO to get started or use promo code YAHOO when making your first deposit.

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    Michigan at MSU preview, Franklin and Mullen suddenly need wins

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde preview a massive Week 9 college football slate. First up, the Michigan Wolverines head to Michigan State for a huge top-10 matchup. Also in the Big Ten, 5th ranked Ohio State hosts a reeling Penn State. How much does James Franklin need this win? Speaking of needing a win, Dan Mullen and his Florida Gators head to Jacksonville to face the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. Do the Gators stand a chance? The guys also have a cornucopia of hilarious stories to cap the pod including a homecoming contest at Alabama that is under protest…

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    70 points in 17 minutes? ACC surprise Wake Forest has evolved into sport’s buzziest attack

    The Demon Deacons shined without the benefits of recruiting stars, as they’ve twice in the past five years had the ACC’s lowest rated recruiting class.

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    Week 8 Overreaction: Pitt races past Clemson, Illinois at PSU OT... thriller?

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde go around the nation to recap the week 8 college football slate. The trio begins in the ACC where the Pitt Panthers were never tested against Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers. What can the Tigers do to turn it around quickly and can Kenny Pickett make a run at the Heisman trophy? We had a 9 overtime Big Ten showdown that saw Illinois take down #7 Penn State on the road. Can we change the OT rules back already? The guys also hand out their weekly Heisman trophy awards before trying to say something nice... finally.

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    Takeaways: After crushing Clemson, star Pitt QB reflects on 'beauty in the struggle'

    In a transient era, Pickett is the model for staying power. And it’s likely not a coincidence that many of the season’s biggest stories aren’t of the five-star instant variety.

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    After firing 5 coaches, Washington State faces 'unprecedented' challenge

    One thing isn't up for debate in Nick Rolovich's termination from Washington State. He's left behind a messy and rare situation to clean up.

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    Week 8 Picks: USC at ND, Oregon at UCLA, Locks of the Week

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde pick the biggest games of the week plus a lock against the spread in their year-long Race for the Case challenge. The guys pick USC at Notre Dame. Wake at Army, Oregon at UCLA and more. Create a BetMGM account and place your first bet risk-free up to $1,000. If your bet loses, you get your bet amount, up to $1,000, added back to your account in free bets. Must be 21+ in AZ, CO, IN, IA, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY only. Terms apply. Go to BetMGM.com/YAHOO to get started or use promo code YAHOO when making your first deposit.

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    Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich's attorney plans to take legal action against school

    Rolovich was fired for cause on Monday after a religious accommodation request wasn’t granted for his decision to not take the COVID-19 vaccine.

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    AAC set to expand, Nick Rolovich out at Wazzu, drunkest counties

    Dan Wetzel is back and ready to rib Pat Forde about him stirring it up with Knoxville radio hosts. The guys then react to WSU head coach Nick Rolovich being fired after he would not comply with the state of Washington’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Where do the Cougs go from here? Pete Thamel has the latest surrounding the American Athletic Conference expanding and raiding CUSA. Why these select schools and what’s the next step in expansion? The trio also shares a study that rates the drunkest counties in the US and the results…may surprise you.