Posts by Michael Weinreb

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    Promise Keeper

    Twenty years ago, at the pinnacle of his career, Colorado coach Bill McCartney walked away from the game. His reasons remain more complex than many realize.

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    Meet Hawaii’s Scott Harding, the Most Interesting Man in College Football

    Scott Harding is 28 years old. He’s from Australia and used to play Australian Rules Football. He’s Hawaii’s slot receiver, primary return man, and primary punter. Oh, and he punts with both feet.

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    The Pirate and His Pupil

    After butting heads for two seasons, Mike Leach and Connor Halliday have finally found common ground — and air. Now, the passing records are starting to fall.

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    The Quiet Genius

    Mark Helfrich isn’t brash, or showy, or all that recognizable. He rarely gets the credit Chip Kelly got. He doesn’t want to be famous. But if Oregon keeps winning, he will be.

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    Penn State's NCAA Sanctions Are Gone; Confounding Feelings Remain

    Penn State fans should probably feel unqualified happiness in the wake of the NCAA’s decision to lift Penn State’s postseason ban and scholarship limits. But with a saga as complicated as this one will always be, it’s still hard as hell to know what to feel.

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    The Ballad of Reggie Bush

    A star running back, the USC-Texas 2006 Rose Bowl, and college football’s inescapable pull.

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    The Dickens of Detroit

    The sound and style of a city through the eyes of Elmore Leonard, its foremost author.


    Wide Right and So Wrong

    The end of the Miami Hurricanes dynasty.

  • Boise State vs. TCU

    Leaving the Little Guy Behind

    Why the college football playoff system could shut out small schools like Boise State.

  • Nebraska-Miami

    Tom Osborne Goes for Two

    On the stunning gamble taken by Nebraska’s head coach in the 1984 Orange Bowl.

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