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College Football Extra: Florida State’s Fisher perplexed by unbeaten team’s CFB ranking

By John Harris
Queried about Florida State’s No. 4 status in the next-to-last College Football Playoff rankings, an exasperated Jimbo Fisher argued his case by using a Winter Olympics analogy. “I said it the other day: We’re turning into figure skaters,” said Fisher, ...

College Football Extra: Debate over college football rankings rages on

By John Harris
That’s why they play the games Upper St. Clair native Kirk Ferentz attempted to explain what went wrong at Iowa this season. Or, rather, what went right in the Big Ten. A 37-34 overtime loss against Nebraska dropped Iowa to 7-5 ...

Harris: No place like home for Kansas coach

By John Harris
Kansas interim coach Clint Bowen grew up in Lawrence and played defensive back for the Jayhawks. In 1993, he led Kansas with 114 tackles. His ...

College Football Extra: No. 1 Mississippi State tries to take down No. 4 Alabama

By John Harris
In 1941, Mississippi State defeated Alabama, 14-0, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., en route to winning the school’s only SEC championship. The Bulldogs received another opportunity five ...

Harris: Pitt, Penn State among those searching for win No. 6

By John Harris
The College Football playoffs aren’t for everyone. For five programs representing three Power 5 conferences, just making it to a bowl game will mean a ...

Harris: Buckeyes, Spartans see each other as obstacles, not necessarily rivals

By John Harris
Michigan State defeated Ohio State in last year’s Big Ten championship game, ending the Buckeyes’ 24-game winning streak. This year, the teams won’t meet for ...

Harris: Unheralded Florida player becomes folk hero

By John Harris
Mike McNeely could have attended Harvard or Dartmouth. A Clearwater, Fla., native, he wanted to play football for the home-state Gators. After three years as a ...

College football extra: Thundering Herd enjoying Holliday season

By John Harris
As the coach of one of only three undefeated FBS teams and one of two AP Top 25 teams not belonging to a Power 5 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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