Posts by Michael Weinreb

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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.

  • Kellen Moore

    Leaving the Little Guy Behind

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

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    Tom Osborne Goes for Two

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

  • The Birth of 'The Argument'

    In the first of a series examining the NCAA’s messy history, we look back at Army and Notre Dame’s punchless 1946 showdown.

  • Tricky Dick's Trick Play

    In 1969, President Nixon was the decider of the national championship.

  • Ara Parsegian

    The Tie Will Be Unbroken

    In 1966, Notre Dame head coach Ara Parseghian made a decision that would rattle the constituency of the sport.

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