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Gators Should Grab Shanahan

Mark Bradley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In Defense of Florida State

Tom Jones, Tampa Bay Times

Muschamp's Ouster Makes SEC Tougher

David Climer, The Tennessean

FSU Should Have Been No. 1 All Along

Zach Braziller, New York Post

FSU Not the Best, But Deserves No. 1

Gene Wojciechowski, ESPN

A man who knows a lot about college football — he used to coach it, and he’s in the Hall of Fame — dropped me a note Sunday to point out something I’d mis...(full article)

College football finally ditches the controversial BCS system and puts together a four-team playoff and now, every week, we have more bedlam than ever before.   The fourth wee...(full article)

The SEC — and specifically the SEC East — just got a lot tougher. Will Muschamp's ouster at Florida is bad news for the rest of the conference. As long as Muschamp was in char...(full article)

Florida State began the year ranked No. 1, have yet to lose and play in one of the five major conferences. The natural question, of course, is why are Jimbo Fisher, Jameis Winston ...(full article)

PREGAME SPEECH It's mid-November. Do you know where your "best" team in the country is?   Is it in T-Town or Tally-town? Starkvegas or Phil Knight Land?   Is it in on the...(full article)

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