• Jim McElwain: 'We're going to beat the heck out of Michigan'
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    Jim McElwain: 'We're going to beat the heck out of Michigan'

    Despite seven players suspended for the opener, Florida coach Jim McElwain is extremely confident his Gators will take care of business against the Michigan Wolverines. McElwain all but guaranteed a win over the Big Ten contender during a recent gathering of students in Gainesville. "I love the energy, can't wait to see you," McElwain said during a pep rally on Periscope. "And you know what, we’re heading to Dallas here in a couple weeks to go beat the heck out of Michigan and then come back to you guys.” You have to admire McElwain for hyping his team with their fanbase, but the last time Florida met Michigan, the Wolverines left with a 41-7 thumping in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Florida's

  • A collection of the best solar eclipse takes from college football coaches
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    A collection of the best solar eclipse takes from college football coaches

    Football coaches are noted hermits about major pop culture happenings. As intense creatures of routine, they aren’t folks who let things like a rare celestial event deter them from preparing for a football season. That means that when a total solar eclipse comes to America for the first time in decades, they’ll probably be sitting it out as prep for Week 1 begins in earnest. Alabama’s Nick Saban is, of course, not going to be watching it. Saban’s the guy who has a salad every day at lunch so he doesn’t have to think about meal choice. You best believe he’s not here for your little eclipse. We’ll set it up so if the players wanna go out there and look at it and get some sunglasses, I guess they

  • Latest Rankings Prove The Big 12 Isn’t Falling Behind
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    Latest Rankings Prove The Big 12 Isn’t Falling Behind

    If you were to listen to the college football pundits or read national media articles, you would come away with the impression that the Big 12 is falling further and further behind in the College Football arms race. The Big 12 has missed the new playoffs 2 of the 3 years it has been in existence. It is the only conference that has not at least played for a national title. If you were to read the national media, or even your local media, you would believe that when the Big 12 contracted from twelve teams to eight, losing: Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri and Texas A&M, they were on the brink of collapse. Then, the Big 12 expanded, bringing in West Virginia and TCU. Despite remaining stable during