Derrick Favors: On the Brink of a Breakout

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It’s easy to forget that Derrick Favors was taken third overall in the 2010 NBA Draft. His career trajectory thus far hasn’t exactly aligned itself with that of your average top three pick. But then again, Favors did forgo his final three years of college to take the leap, after being named ACC Rookie of the Year […] READ MORE


Notre Dame Schedule Strength Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

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It’s hard to have a better bye week than the one Notre Dame had this past weekend. Not only did the Irish get a chance to rest and recover, but the team’s strength of schedule got a significant, largely unexpected boost as more undefeated teams fell. Notre Dame Schedule Strength Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive Heading […] READ MORE


Things We Learned In College: Week 8 In College Football

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It’s such a shame when the fun of college football, and college in general (enjoy it, kids), is marred by something like the senseless tragedy at Oklahoma State’s homecoming parade yesterday. Four people, reportedly including a toddler, were killed when a car went careening into a crowd of people. A 25-year-old local woman was arrested […] READ MORE


DK’s 2015 Week 8 CFB Game Picks

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Last week was slightly better than the season average, at 7-3. Would’ve been 8-2, were it not for the wacky ending at the Big House. Thanks, Michigan Punter! Thanks, Obama! Anyway, this week isn’t quite as spicy as last week, slate-wise, but as my erudite colleague Tony Siracusa points out here, this week’s games matter, […] READ MORE


DK’s 2015 Week 6 CFB Game Picks

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Okay, it’s time to shake some things up. Last week, picks posted early for the second week in a row. Picks also sucked, for the second week in a row. 4-6 is simply not good enough, nor is our season record of hardly-better-than-a-coin-flip right now. We endeavor to get better. Much better. Starting right now. […] READ MORE



Notre Dame Defense Stops Vaunted Tech Running Game

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A brilliant defensive scheme can help stop even the most dynamic of offensives, but sometimes, less is more, and a coordinator needs to know when that is the case. For Brian VanGorder, the defensive coordinator for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish who is known for his complex blitzing schemes, identified this week as an opportunity […] READ MORE