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Added January 5th, 2011 by Brad

University of Michigan Fires Head Coach

The University of Michigan announced Tuesday they were firing head coach Rich Rodriguez. Rodriguez spent three seasons at the helm for the football team in Ann Arbor. The final game under Rodriguez was a 38 point loss in the Gator Bowl.

The Wolverines in Rodriguez’ three season went 15-22 overall and 6-18 in games against the Big Ten. When playing against the Wolverines two biggest rivals in Ohio State and Michigan State, Rodriguez went 0-6.

The University will buy out the final three years of his contract. Over that time, the former West Virginia coach will be paid $2.5 million. Nine starters on both sides of the football return next season for Michigan. That includes quarterback Denard Robinson.

Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh has been cited as a potential replacement for Rodriguez, but nothing has been done to this point.

 
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Added January 4th, 2011 by Brad

LSU Running Back Cleared to Play in the 2011 Cotton Bowl

The LSU Tigers got great news on Monday. They found out their top running back Stevan Ridley would be eligible to play in the 2011 Cotton Bowl on Friday night. The Tigers will take on the Texas A&M Aggies at Cowboys Stadium.

Ridley was initially ruled ineligible on December 22nd for a “one time” academic violation. The Tigers appealed the ruling, and Ridley was found eligible to play.

On the season, Ridley ran the football 225 times for 1042 yards and 14 touchdowns. This comes after last season, where he was only able to get into the end zone four times for the Tigers.

LSU comes into the game with a 10-2 record, while the Aggies have won five straight games and are 10-3 coming into the game. The Tigers finished the regular season ranked 30th in the country with 179.2 rushing yards per game. On the season, LSU had a tough time finding the end zone with consistency, including just 16 points against Tennessee and 17 when playing Auburn.

 
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Added January 3rd, 2011 by Brad

2011 BCS National Championship Game Picks: Oregon Ducks vs. Auburn Tigers

2011 BCS National Championship Game

Location: Glendale, AZ

Oregon Ducks (12-0) vs. Auburn Tigers (13-0)

Date: Monday January 10th, 2011

Time: 8:30 pm EST

Point Spread: Auburn Tigers -2.5

Over/Under Line: 74

Preview: On January 10th, 2011 the BCS National Championship Game will be played in Glendale, Arizona. Two of the three teams with unbeaten records in BCS play will square off. The Oregon Ducks, out of the Pac Ten Conference, will take on the Auburn Tigers, out of the Southeastern Conference.

 
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Added January 3rd, 2011 by Brad

College Football: Big Ten goes 0-5 on New Years Day

The Big Ten Conference after winning their first two games of the bowl season; with Illinois beating Missouri and Iowa beating Missouri had a dreadful day on Saturday. The Conference lost all five games on the biggest bowl day of the season.

The day started with the Big 12’s Texas Tech Red Raiders downing the Northwestern Wildcats. Northwestern made a late running, scoring 32 points in the second half, but it was not enough in the loss.

The next result was one of the most embarrassing for the conference. The Alabama Crimson Tide came into the game and absolutely blasted the Spartans of Michigan State. Alabama scored the first 42 points of the game in the 49-7 result.

The third loss for the conference was a little bit closer. The Florida Gators downed the Penn State Nittany Lions. Penn State led 24-14, but saw the Gators scored the final 23 points of the game in the 13 point win.

 
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Added January 2nd, 2011 by Brad

2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Picks: Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Boston College Eagles College Football picks for the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl game featuring the Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Boston College Eagles.

 
Added January 2nd, 2011 by Brad

Notre Dame Blasts Miami in 2010 Sun Bowl The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won the 2010 Sun Bowl after beating the Miami Hurricanes 33-17.

 
Added January 1st, 2011 by Brad

2011 Compass Bowl Picks: Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Kentucky Wildcats College football picks for the 2011 Compass Bowl game featuring the Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Kentucky Wildcats.

 
Added December 31st, 2010 by Brad

In Two Overtimes, the Tar Heels Down the Volunteers After two overtimes the Tar Heels won the 2010 Music City Bowl over the Tennessee Volunteers.

 
Added December 30th, 2010 by Brad

Illini Run Over Bears at Texas Bowl The Illinois Fighting Illini didn't give the Baylor Bears a chance in the 2010 Texas Bowl.

 
Added December 30th, 2010 by Brad

2011 Cotton Bowl Picks: LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies NCAA football picks for the 2011 Cotton Bowl game featuring the LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies.