Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Jan 2006, 12:27am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Bowl Winners and Losers

Russell takes a look back at the winners and losers from college football's bowl season, plus the John L. Smith Trophy and the season's final BlogPoll ballot.

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34 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2006, 8:24pm by Nate

27 Dec 2005, 09:38am by Russell Levine

BCS Isn't Perfect, but It'll Have to Do

The BCS is a case of "if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." Face it, college football fans, we're not getting a playoff anytime soon. In the meantime, the BCS isn't the miserable failure that it's portrayed to be. So says Russell Levine in this week's edition of Confessions of a Football Junkie.

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60 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2006, 9:25pm by Rich

19 Dec 2005, 07:54pm by Russell Levine

Junkie's "Other" All Americans

This week, Russell Levine presents his "other" All-American college football teams. And yes, he is aware that some of his "other" All-Americans were also "actual" All-Americans, but they're probably not guys that most of the nation has heard of. Plus, the John L. Smith Trophy and a Seventh Day Adventure Bowl Spectacular preview.

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26 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2005, 4:06pm by Vinny

12 Dec 2005, 11:38pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Money Talks, Coach Walks

Colorado fired head coach Gary Barnett last week, paying the embattled coach $3 million to leave. The school's decision to fire Barnett now, after several embarassing losses, and not two years ago, after an embarrasssing recruiting scandal, says a lot about where priorities lie in big-time college football.

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60 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 10:14pm by Wyatt Davis

28 Nov 2005, 11:07pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Long Division

The creation of the 12-team superconferences, with their divisional formats and conference championship games, was supposed to transform college football. But one look at this Saturday's schedule, with ho-hum title games in the ACC and Big 12, makes one wonder whether the desired effect is being achieved. Plus, the weekly John L. Smith Trophy and the updated BlogPoll ballot.

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35 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2005, 5:24pm by Richie

21 Nov 2005, 09:16pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: City on a Hill

Fresno State coach Pat Hill would never call Saturday night's epic loss to USC a moral victory, but the Bulldogs' performance may have done more to bolster the program than any of Hill's wins over BCS-league schools. Plus, the weekly John L. Smith Trophy and the updated BlogPoll ballot.

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37 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2005, 10:51am by Sophandros

14 Nov 2005, 10:37pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Passion Heads South

The SEC probably won't produce this year's college football national champion, not after Alabama's loss to LSU. But Russell Levine says the conference still leads the nation in fan passion and support, something that was never more evident than during Saturday's three key games. Plus the latest BlogPoll ballot and more.

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28 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2005, 7:20pm by Chris I.

08 Nov 2005, 02:46pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Put Your Money Down

Coming off a weekend road trip to Las Vegas, Russell ponders the role of legalized gambling in this week's Confessions of a Football Junkie. Is the NCAA really lobbying for a college sports betting ban or just paying the idea lip service? What about the NFL? Plus, this week's BlogPoll ballot and the John L. Smith Trophy.

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35 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 10:33pm by CaffeineMan

31 Oct 2005, 08:31pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: L.A. Story

Who needs the NFL in a city replete with undefeated college teams? Clearly not Snoop Dogg. Russell breaks down the similarities between these two offensive powerhouses. Plus he looks at college uniforms harder and ranks Notre Dame higher than anybody else does.

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53 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2005, 9:40pm by Pat

24 Oct 2005, 06:44pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Big-Game Brown

Could Texas's Mack Brown actually be turning into a big-game head coach? Russell explores that question in the latest edition of Confessions of a Football Junkie, plus the John L. Smith Trophy and the latest BlogPoll ballot.

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47 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 4:25pm by Hookem