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Connor Wood: ‘I can throw as well as A.J. McCarron or Johnny Manziel’

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Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Connor Wood says participating in the Manning Passing Academy boosted his confidence heading into the season. “One big takeaway from that camp is it gave me confidence going into this season,” Wood said Tuesday, according to Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post. “Working with Peyton and Eli, and also working with top quarterbacks in the country, big-time guys ...

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“Hi Lizzy Seeberg” sign held up on ESPN’s GameDay reminds fans of what happened

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College football season for some is the best time of the year. Sitting and cheering for your favorite college team. But on Saturday, a little more than cheering happened while ESPN was filming College GameDay before Michigan and Notre Dame took the field. While ESPN’s Desmond Howard, a former Michigan star, was talking about the big game, a Michigan fan held up ...

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2013 Race for the Heisman Week 2

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Tajh Boyd (QB-Clemson) – With Clemson enjoying a 38-0 halftime lead over South Carolina State, Boyd did not play a single snap after the second quarter this past Saturday. Although his numbers for the first half of the game were rather pedestrian, the senior quarterback avoided turning the ball over and did manage to cross the goal line on the ...

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Jadeveon Clowney frustrated with role in South Carolina’s defense

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South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney expressed his frustration for his role in the Gamecocks struggling defense after Saturday’s loss to Georgia. “Very frustrating,” Clowney said via ESPN.com. “I told the coaches you got to put me somewhere else — in the middle if you want to — somewhere I can make some plays [to] help my team get in ...

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Lane Kiffin keeping USC starting QB a mystery

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College football teams are known for doing whatever they can to gain a competitive advantage (within the rules of course). Prior to the start of the season several teams waited as long as they could before naming a starting quarterback so that opposing defenses would have less time to prepare for him. That kind of ploy is something that teams ...

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2013 Race for the Heisman Week 1

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Tajh Boyd (QB-Clemson) – Opening weekend’s highest profile contest featured No. 8 Clemson hosting No. 5 Georgia. After a 38-35 victory, in which Boyd racked up 312 yards of total offense and five touchdowns, the Tigers are now sitting at No. 4 in the AP Top 25. The senior quarterback needed this performance to secure a place at the top ...

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Alabama WR Kenny Bell quits team and then announces he’s back

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The Alabama Crimson Tide began their march towards an unprecedented third consecutive national title Saturday night with a decisive 35-10 win over Virginia Tech. The team didn’t look the greatest at times, but thanks to some big plays by the usual bevy of talent, the Crimson Tide had little trouble rolling over the Hokies. For most football players the chance ...

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Colorado begins Mike MacIntyre era with 41-27 victory

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Mike MacIntyre became only the third Colorado Buffaloes coach since 1931 to win in his debut. The Buffs opened the season with a 41-27 victory over in-state rival Colorado State in the Rocky Mountain Showdown. “First of all, I’m just excited for our seniors to start the season off like this with a great rivalry game,” said MacIntyre, who came to ...

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2013 Race for the Heisman

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Johnny Manziel (QB-Texas A&M) – Following up the first ever freshman season to result in a Heisman Trophy will be no easy task for Manziel. When factoring in the tumultuous offseason he has just gone through, repeating the achievement could be next to impossible. However, the sophomore is the preseason favorite if for no other reason than last year’s win. ...

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