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  • Virginia Tech | College football preview

    Virginia Tech | College football preview
    THE COACH FRANK BEAMER 27th year (216-104-2 at Tech; 258-127-4 overall in coaching career) Getting in the habit of seven-win seasons wasn't something that interested Beamer. Given the ongoing struggles of his offense, and the sudden deterioration of...
  • Notre Dame football: Is it time for Rees to rise?

    Notre Dame football: Is it time for Rees to rise?
    SOUTH BEND -- Chuck Martin paused, switched his mental hard drive to the defensive side of the ball — where he had spent so much of his college coaching career — and paused again. “That’s a good question,” Martin mulled...
  • Beamer calls Alabama best team he's faced at Virginia Tech

    BLACKSBURG — Forty years ago, Virginia Tech absorbed an historic 77-6 beating from Alabama. Bear Bryant, his wishbone and houndstooth hat no longer define the program, but the Crimson Tide is no less formidable and iconic entering the teams' season-...
  • Loss to Alabama as encouraging as Virginia Tech could have hoped

    ATLANTA — Virginia Tech suffered the most encouraging 25-point defeat you can imagine Saturday. Not to suggest a program of the Hokies' stature should settle for hollow "moral victories." And not to say Tech doesn't have glaring issues to address....
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech defense smothers Alabama, earns Saban's praise

    Teel Time: Virginia Tech defense smothers Alabama, earns Saban's praise
    Virginia Tech’s defense Saturday impressed one of college football’s most respected defensive minds: Alabama coach Nick Saban. “Defensively they're one of the toughest groups that we played against,” Saban said after the Tide&...
  • Alabama cruises to 35-10 win against Virginia Tech in season opener

    Alabama cruises to 35-10 win against Virginia Tech in season opener
    ATLANTA — For nearly a quarter-century, Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer referred to his special teams return and coverage units as "pride and joy." They were the envy of every Football Bowl Subdivision program. Those days are over. In No. 1...
  • 10 things we learned in Week One

    10 things we learned in Week One
      The college football season opened with a wild weekend that featured sloppy play, close calls and some startling upsets. Here’s a look at the top 10 things we learned during the weekend: 1. From the reaction of some members of the media, you...
  • As college football season begins, who does Vegas expect to win?

     
    As much as you, me and a lot of people love football season, there's a city that loves it even more. It's Las Vegas because the action on the gridiron brings a lot of action to the sports books as Vegas remains one of the few places in the country where...
  • UCF QB Blake Bortles generates NFL draft buzz

    UCF QB Blake Bortles generates NFL draft buzz
    UCF junior quarterback Blake Bortles is beginning to generate some NFL buzz. Matt Miller, head NFL and NFL draft analyst for Bleacher Report, tweeted on Monday that he ranked Bortles ahead of both Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron and Georgia...
  • UCF will turn Penn State's Happy Valley into Gloomy Gorge tonight

    UCF will turn Penn State's Happy Valley into Gloomy Gorge tonight
    Running off at the typewriter. … Let's get this out of the way right at the top of this column: UCF is going to beat Penn State tonight. You heard me, UCF is going to go into Happy Valley and turn it into Bummed-Out Basin or Crestfallen...
  • Focus is finally on field for Alabama and Texas A&M

    Bear Bryant would have turned 100 this week, and that's fitting because there are about that many story lines leading into Alabama's big game at Texas A&M. Bryant coached both schools to their most famous football glories. In one College Station...
  • Take the Points: College Football Week 1 Lines and a 2013 Season Preview

    Take the Points: College Football Week 1 Lines and a 2013 Season Preview
    It feels like an eternity since bowl season ended, but fortunately today marks the greatest day of the year, when football returns to rescue us from the barren sports wasteland of August.  Baseball?  The U.S. Open?  That stuff is a nice filler, like the...