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  • It may be an advantage that Stanford has been here and done that

    It may be an advantage that Stanford has been here and done that
    Does Stanford own the “been there” advantage? This is the Cardinal’s second straight Rose Bowl trip and fourth consecutive BCS invitation. Michigan State is playing in its first major bowl in the BCS era. Trent Murphy, Stanford&...
  • Stanford over Oregon: You kind of heard it here first

    Stanford over Oregon: You kind of heard it here first
    Hindsight is 20/20. Stanford "could" beat Oregon. Really went out on a limb. Shower yourself in Gatorade podcast. Kyle Ahlf I was asked in my weekly Monday podcast on latimes.com whether I would be shocked if Stanford beat Oregon. I said "no."...
  • College football playoff panel can't solve 2013's potential problem

    College football playoff panel can't solve 2013's potential problem
    It's too bad we can't junk the last year of the BCS and move right to the four-team playoff. While it may not be contractually possible, the 13-members of the new selection committee are ready for the challenge. The group met formally for the first...
  • Condoleezza Rice has what it takes to be on football committee

     Condoleezza Rice has what it takes to be on football committee
    There's a difference between loving college football and knowing it. I love my country but couldn't be Secretary of State. Twitter: @tcliftonsports Oh please, let's stop this stuff about Condoleezza Rice not being qualified to sit on a panel to choose...
  • Louisville's loss is good news for BCS busters

    Louisville's loss is good news for BCS busters
    Louisville, even though it was undefeated and ranked No. 8, was always going to be a long shot to win this year’s college football national title. The Cardinals simply did not have the schedule strength to keep up with the best teams from the...
  • Former Big 12 teams finding success in the SEC

    Former Big 12 teams finding success in the SEC
    Texas A&M and Missouri, two average programs from the Big 12, joined the Southeastern Conference two years ago. There were supposed to be growing pains. In fact, many people thought the schools would get devoured in America’s best football...
  • Oregon at Stanford, Oklahoma at Baylor: Expect Thursday thrills

    Oregon at Stanford, Oklahoma at Baylor: Expect Thursday thrills
    How and why college football jilted Saturday for Thursday is a question for another time. Short answer: Give blame or credit to the rise of cable networks, ratings, greed, financial survival, the gush of television money and the insatiable desire for...
  • Could Florida State, Ohio State soon be moving up in rankings?

    Could Florida State, Ohio State soon be moving up in rankings?
    Take a snapshot of these rankings because they could look different next week. Florida State and Ohio State could be the new 1-2 if Louisiana State and Stanford take out the nation's leaders in Tuscaloosa and Palo Alto. Clemson's Tigers should be...
  • Play it forward: Five things to watch in college football

    Play it forward: Five things to watch in college football
    Five things to watch this week in college football: 1: Alabama can't meet Oregon until the Bowl Championship Series title game, but we can draw a common-opponent comparison when Tennessee visits Tuscaloosa next week. Oregon dismantled Tennessee, 59-14,...
  • College football: Top-10 teams are toppled across the nation

    College football: Top-10 teams are toppled across the nation
    Sunday's first release of the Bowl Championship Series standings got a last-minute shipment of adjustments, edits and amendments. They arrived in a packaged labeled "Saturday." The last year of the BCS (sob, sob) is sure going to be fun. The top...
  • UCLA Coach Jim Mora remembers Don James

    UCLA Coach Jim Mora remembers Don James
    UCLA Coach Jim Mora will go from Eugene, Ore., to Seattle after Saturday’s game to attend a memorial service for Washington Coach Don James. James died at his home from the effects of pancreatic cancer on Sunday. He was 80. Mora, who was a walk-...