College Football Preview; Week 9

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From Last Word on College Football, by Tony Siracusa In honor of the current election news cycle, the college football preview this week has maps. In fact, we are all over the map this weekend. We have red states and blue states. We have swing states and toss up states. We have original states and […] READ MORE


College Football Preview; Week 7

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From Last Word on College Football, Tony Siracusa Raising a teenager can remind you of your youth, especially as you see them on weekends when getting out of bed at 1pm becomes their chosen path. They roll out into the family room, eyes half-closed as if they really aren’t awake yet and wonder what it […] READ MORE


UCLA Football; Blue, Gold and Divided, Part 2

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From Last Word on College Football, Tony Siracusa In Part 1, we looked back at the UCLA football program’s brief brush with championship level status, and why they have not been able to get remotely close in the 18 years since. We reviewed Jim Mora’s hiring in 2012, as the third head coach in 10 […] READ MORE


UCLA Football; Blue, Gold and Divided, Part 1

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From Last Word on College Football, Tony Siracusa As the UCLA football program tumbles to another less-than-expected season, deep divisions are growing within the “Bruins nation.” UCLA was picked by the media to win the Pac 12 South in 2016, and while that is still mathematically possible, it is amazingly unlikely just three games into […] READ MORE


College Football Preview; Week 5

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From Last Word on College Football, Tony Siracusa Last week I took to the college football pulpit to proclaim that some teams needed to stop being so benevolent and take back what they wanted. Some teams listened, (looking at you, Tennessee), while others held on to their overt altruism, (Bruins). I have decided, unilaterally of […] READ MORE


Georgia Bulldogs Searching for Identity

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From Last Word on College Football, by Michael Gray The Georgia Bulldogs were expected to experience some growing pains this season. With a new head coach in Kirby Smart, new coordinators, and essentially a new culture instilled in Athens, the team deserves a little slack. What was not expected was a team searching for its identity […] READ MORE


What We Learned from Baylor’s Win Over Oklahoma State

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From Last Word on College Football, Andrew Miller The Baylor Bears emerged victorious in their first big test of the season against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 35-24. The Bears effectively set themselves apart as the front runner in the Big 12 right now. The game was close the entire way, and was never really controlled […] READ MORE


Five Questions Facing Georgia vs. Missouri

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From LastWordOnCollegeFootball, Author Michael Gray Brutal. Ugly. Devastating. These are all words that typically describe a loss, but in the Georgia Bulldogs’ case, Saturday’s 26-24 win over the Nicholls Colonels cannot be described in any other way. If fans thought an opening week win over the North Carolina Tar Heels provided some much-needed answers about […] READ MORE


2016-17 Bowl Projections: Week 1

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by Matt Whisnant, Last Word on College Football After the “Biggest Opening Weekend Ever,” we have a shakeup near the top of the polls. The Houston Cougars made the most noise by beating Oklahoma, and have vaulted themselves into the national title picture. With a week under our belts, here are my Week 1 Bowl Projections. […] READ MORE