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Temple's Rhule a Coup for Baylor

Mike Jensen, Philadelphia Daily News

Some of the Eagles Are Dogging It

Les Bowen, Philadelphia Daily News

'He's the Weirdest Dude I've Ever Met'

Chris Ballard, The Crossover

Maybe Baylor hasn't done much lately to deserve Matt Rhule. As that school tries to dig out from scandal, however, it did its homework. From everything I've seen the last few years...(full article)

I. Conference titles matter in the selection of the College Football Playoff. As of now, 11 of 12 teams the CFP committee has chosen have been conference champions. Ia. Winning a c...(full article)

Doug Pederson spent much of his day-after news conference Monday dealing with the issue of effort, with how the Eagles competed in a 32-14 loss to a stuggling Cincinnati Bengals te...(full article)

You can feel the screaming coming because, really, no sport does outrage better than college football. When the College Football Playoff committee emerges Sunday with the four team...(full article)

What would you do upon getting your dream job? Plenty of people—perhaps most of us—would play it safe. After all, you just got your dream job. No sense in losing it. Others, ho...(full article)

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