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The strange but true tales of O.J. Simpson’s two Heisman trophies

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On June 17, 1994, as O.J. Simpson’s infamous low-speed Ford Bronco chase captivated the country, crowds began to gather along the highways of Los Angeles and seemingly every locale around the city associated with the Simpson. At USC’s Heritage Hall, Los Angeles Police Department officers arrived and requested that Simpson’s...
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The 150 greatest coaches in college football’s 150-year history

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The lifespan of a game is measured in hours. A team comes and goes in a season. A player lasts no more than four years; these days, if he’s good and stays healthy, three. But a coach? A coach is different. Coaches define eras. In a sport in which we...
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Heisman Watch — Joe Burrow remains ahead of the pack

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The coronation of Joe Burrow has begun. While the official Heisman ceremony isn’t for another few days, Burrow’s play this season has him entrenched in the top spot. Throughout the season, ESPN.com writers will vote for their top Heisman candidates. To get the final rankings, we use the following methodology:...
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Can Georgia’s offense smash-mouth its way past LSU in the SEC title game?

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ATHENS, Georgia — Compared to the offenses of other College Football Playoff contenders such as Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma, Georgia’s might feel more like a Sunday drive in your grandfather’s Cadillac. With former LSU coach Les Miles behind the wheel. No. 2 LSU, which plays No. 4 Georgia...
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Oklahoma’s approach to Baylor rematch — ‘Everything is different’ about Big 12 championship

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NORMAN, Okla. — Lincoln Riley is 36 years old, which means with his next win, the third-year Oklahoma coach will have matched his age in career victories. He is 35-5, one defeat of No. 7 Baylor away from his third consecutive Big 12 Conference championship. That is a testament to...
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Ohio State Buckeyes’ dominance over the Michigan Wolverines goes beyond the field

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson stared at the stat sheet that showed just how badly Ohio State had beaten the Wolverines yet again, and he kept shaking his head. “It’s hard to look at,” he said, barely glancing up. The disbelief in the postgame interview room...
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Heisman Watch — Can Justin Fields catch Joe Burrow?

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Joe Burrow remains No. 1 in our latest rankings. Justin Fields checks in at No. 2, but he has a steep hill to climb to catch Burrow. Throughout the season, ESPN.com writers will vote for their top Heisman candidates. To get the final rankings, we use the following methodology: 10...
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The college football Hater’s Guide to Rivalry Week games

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9:00 AM ET Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Dave Wilson Close ESPN Staff Writer Dave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San...
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Welcome, Miami Hurricanes — U are in the Bottom 10

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Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week: It’s a family affair,It’s a family affair You can’t leave, ’cause your heart is thereBut you can’t stay, ’cause you been somewhere else!You can’t cry, ’cause you’ll look broke downBut you’re cryin’ anyway ’cause you’re all broke down! It’s a family affair —...
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Heisman Watch — Chase Young closes in on Joe Burrow

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Chase Young returned to the field for Ohio State after sitting out the last two games due to suspension and promptly resumed his dominance. It wasn’t enough to unseat Joe Burrow from atop our list, but he’s getting closer as the season nears its close. Throughout the season, ESPN.com writers...
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College Football Playoff — The committee’s biggest debates about Alabama, Oregon and others

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The College Football Playoff selection committee’s top seven teams remained the same in its third ranking of the season, but there’s always something to debate. (Minnesota fans would like to know why Penn State is ranked ahead of the Golden Gophers in spite of a head-to-head victory and the same...
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The Bottom 10 welcomes Baylor’s cold November reign

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Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week: Oh lady, tell me I’m not leaving,You’re everything I dream.I’m killing myself thinking,I’ve fallen like the leaves. November shadows, shade November changeNovember spells sweet memory,The season blue remains. — “November Blue,” the Avett Brothers August is hot. September is pleasant. October is cool....
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Heisman Watch — Can Justin Fields make a late push?

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Week 12 saw Joe Burrow solidify his Heisman Trophy campaign yet again. In fact, Caesars Sportsbook has pulled the Heisman odds off the board, and now currently offers a Yes -1400/No +800 prop on if Burrow will win the Heisman. But Jalen Hurts’ comeback win keeps him a close second...
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College Football Playoff — The best, worst and most realistic conference scenarios

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No. 5 Alabama, the only team in the country that has been in the College Football Playoff every year since its inception, is now the third-best team in the SEC, according to the selection committee. The Pac-12 and the Big 12 also still have something to prove, while the Big...
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Heisman Watch — Joe Burrow stakes his claim as front-runner

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What a Saturday for Joe Burrow. The Heisman favorite threw for nearly 400 yards in LSU’s 46-41 win over Alabama, cementing himself as the front-runner. Throughout the season, ESPN.com writers will vote for their top Heisman candidates. To get the final rankings, we use the following methodology: 10 voters, five...
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Penn State loss means We Are! in the Bottom 10

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Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week: This whole town can slow you downPeople takin’ the easy wayBut I know exactly where I am goingGettin’ closer ‘n’ closer every day And I am almost thereI’m almost therePeople down here think I’m crazyBut I don’t care Trials and tribulationsI’ve had my...
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College football conference power rankings

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How would you rank all 14 teams in the SEC? Or all 10 in the Big 12? Here’s a full ranking of every team in every Power 5 conference. Jump to a conference:SEC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | ACC SEC There’s no question now: LSU is...
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Alabama’s loss to LSU could mark the end of a college football dynasty

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Watching No. 3 Alabama do its best imitation of Arkansas in the first half Saturday against No. 2 LSU, the thought occurred that nothing lasts forever. Watching Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa give away the ball twice, watching punter Ty Perine go stonehanded on a snap at...
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Alabama and the College Football Playoff — Are the Tide done already?

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Alabama has the brand. It has the tradition, the coach and the clout — it even has the respect of the College Football Playoff selection committee despite a weak schedule — but for the first time in six seasons, the Crimson Tide might not have what it takes to finish...
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LSU-Alabama and other Week 11 matchups will clear up the CFP picture — or not

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College football’s one-loss club is about to get more popular. Week 11 is highlighted by two games featuring two 8-0 teams: Penn State at Minnesota and LSU at Alabama. A loss won’t eliminate anybody, as 14 of the past 20 teams to reach the College Football Playoff have had a...

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