Chris Peterson

Predicting a few dark-horse 2013-14 BCS national title contender

March 5, 2013
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Predicting a few dark-horse 2013-14 BCS national title contender

The Alabama Crimson Tide have won three of the last four national titles. That much, of course, is no secret, and neither is the fact that the rest of the country has been stuck playing catch-up behind the recruiting and coaching machine that is Nick Saban. However, with spring practices finally having kicked off throughout…

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Boise State just can’t win, NCAA tries to keep Broncos from wearing all-blue uniforms

February 14, 2013
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Boise State just can’t win, NCAA tries to keep Broncos from wearing all-blue uniforms

The issue of Boise State not being able to wear all-blue uniforms on its blue turf is a really big deal in Idaho. When the Mountain West banned it for the 2012 season, MW commissioner Craig Thompson spent way more time than you’d expect at the conference’s preseason media days answering questions about it. Part…

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Starkey: The gods of college sports

December 6, 2012
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Starkey: The gods of college sports

Coaches, even relatively humble ones such as Paul Chryst, have become the gods of college football. It’s embarrassing the way these coaching dramas take fans hostage across the country year after year. In the social media-sphere, the one unfolding at Pitt has been dubbed the “First Temptation of Chryst.” Read more: triblive.com

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Monday Morning QB: Coordinators Who Counted

November 26, 2012
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Monday Morning QB: Coordinators Who Counted

Follow Mr. Zemek’s CFN coverage on Twitter: twitter.com/MattZemek_CFN THE COORDINATORS WHO COUNTED: COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S 2012 PRESSURE POINTS PART ONE: THE GOOD ONES Mike Elko and Shannon Morrison – defense, Bowling Green. In the shadow of defensive powerhouses such as Notre Dame and Rutgers, Bowling Green – nestled in the land of “MAC-tion” – allowed an average of…

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An early look at next weekend’s college football games

October 23, 2012
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An early look at next weekend’s college football games

Next weekend (Nov. 3) is one of the biggest weekends of the season, but this weekend (Oct. 27) ain’t that bad, either. The SEC East title could be decided, Notre Dame can truly move into the national title picture, Oklahoma can shove itself back into that picture and Kansas State can further burnish its credentials.…

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The State of Affairs That Is Boise State

October 23, 2012
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The State of Affairs That Is Boise State

In his classic 1979 book, “The Postmodern Condition,” French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard argued that all grand ideas, universal narratives and overarching philosophies of the world should be rejected. One of his strongest bits of evidence against them was that individuals rarely see things the same way—rather, the “reality” of any situation is colored by the…

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Alabama a clear No. 1 in college football

October 1, 2012
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Alabama a clear No. 1 in college football

We exit September with the understanding that Alabama, in football, is first and fundamentally foremost. It’s almost universal. The Crimson Tide picked up all 60 first-place votes in Sunday’s Associated Press poll and all but two in the USA Today coaches’ weekly mystery-misery index. read more: latimes.com

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Kansas State climbs, but much still unknown after four weeks of play

September 28, 2012
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Judging by e-mail and Twitter responses, quite a few of you read these rankings  each week and come away thinking I’m an idiot. Allow me to posit a question. How  many more of you would feel that way if my Top 25 kicked off with the following  five teams this week? 1. Oregon State 2.…

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Bret Bielema: I lost more friendships in recruiting battles than you can imagine

September 20, 2012
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Bret Bielema: I lost more friendships in recruiting battles than you can imagine

Bret Bielema: I lost more friendships in recruiting battles than you can imagine On Sunday, Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz met on the field for the first time since their spat last year, and then Greg Schiano and Tom Coughlin had some words for each other after Schiano’s Buccaneers were overly aggressive on a kneel-down. read more: coachingsearch.com

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12th annual Herbie Awards: Surprise team MSU Bulldogs

August 22, 2012
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12th annual Herbie Awards: Surprise team MSU Bulldogs It’s that time of the year again, a chance to honor the best of the best. Welcome back to the Herbie Awards, where the elite players and coaches of college football are celebrated. A reminder: This is just my list. These are my choices, and not everyone…

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