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John Harris is a sports writer for the Tribune-Review. John Harris can be reached via e-mail

Harris: Alabama finds passing lane thanks to Kiffin

By John Harris
Don’t call Alabama’s passing attack Air Saban — not yet. For now, call it the Lane Kiffin Effect. Last year, Alabama, known first and foremost as a running team, ranked among the national leaders offensively — No. 25 in rushing, …

College football extra: No. 10 Horned Frogs make leap forward

By John Harris
When coach Gary Patterson missed playing in a bowl game for the first time at TCU, he checked his ego at the door and shocked …

Harris: Strong finishes for Seminoles, Winston nothing new

By John Harris
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher described his team’s second half comeback against Notre Dame as business as usual. Trailing 17-10 at intermission, the Seminoles rallied …

Harris: Coker proud of work at Texas-San Antonio

By John Harris
You may recall the name Larry Coker. A two-time national coach of the year, Coker ranked among the nation’s elite coaches at Miami. He posted …

Harris: Red River Rivalry renewed

By John Harris
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops vividly recalls the first time he coached against Texas in one of the nation’s longest college football rivalries: the Red River …

Harris: Mississippi programs having historic football seasons

By John Harris
Mississippi and Mississippi State are ranked in the top five this week, tied for third overall. That’s never occurred in the history of college football …

Harris: LSU coach Miles opts to start freshman QB

By John Harris
LSU coach Les Miles has a quarterback quandary. Some coaches search hopefully for one starter, others hopelessly. Miles has two legitimate candidates on his No. 15 Tigers. Some quandary. Miles debated whether to start promising freshman Brandon Harris against No. …

Harris: Stoops turning around moribund football program

By John Harris
The last time Kentucky defeated an SEC opponent, current Florida assistant Joker Phillips was in charge. Phillips was released by his alma mater following three …

College football extra: Wisconsin running back no flash in pan

By John Harris
Wisconsin’s run-dominated offense did wonders for Terrell Fletcher in 1994 and Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne five years later. It did wonders for Montee Ball in 2012, and it has been a perfect fit for junior Melvin Gordon. Gordon finished …

Harris: No joy for Brady’s bunch at Michigan

By John Harris
In Brady Hoke’s first season as coach, Michigan went 11-2 and won the Sugar Bowl. What’s Hoke done lately for the Wolverines? Not so much. …

College football extra: Power 5 programs mining junior college talent

By John Harris
Thursday night’s nationally televised game between No. 5 Auburn and No. 20 Kansas State showcased a growing trend in a sport that normally lavishes praise …

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