Author: John Goldman

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John Goldman is published author and professional writer who has covered various current events and sports topics. His work on the athletic scene includes over 15 years of covering college athletics. His work has led to numerous awards and he was recognized as one Authority Magazine's top writers in 2022.

Several polls pick the USC Trojans as having the toughest schedule in the Big 10, and after looking at it more closely, you may have to extend that to the most brutal set of games of any college team in the country. For years, there have been arguments over which conference provides the hardest schedule day in and day out, but this year, the Big 10 has a legitimate case and USC is at the top of that list. The SEC Is Brutal, But….. The SEC has boasted that they are the toughest conference that provided the toughest schedules, and…

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Ohio State was just named “best on paper” by ESPN’s Greg McElroy but that is not necessarily a good omen. The college football analyst made the proclamation on his Always College Football podcast as was reported by the Sporting News, where he clarified his opinion on the Big 10 juggernaut. For years, the Buckeyes have had one of the premiere programs in the nation, and along with their consistent 11 win seasons, their teams have been highlighted by All-Americans and Heisman candidates, but that has failed to translate into a national title in the last decade. McElroy Clarifies His Opinion…

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If the last few years have proven anything for USC it is having depth at quarterback is critical, and the Trojans ensured they would meet that need as they have added three-star quarterback Jack Stupin onto their roster. What makes this even more impressive and speaks to the momentum behind the program is that Stupin will be joining the USC roster as a walk-on. Stupin Has Some Impressive Credentials Hailing from Tustin High School in Orange County, California, the six-foot-two quarterback led his team to a 10-1 record. In total, he threw for over 1,700 yards and 22 touchdowns against…

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Coming off a 10-4 season may lead many Iowa fans to have high expectations for 2024 but there are doubters that the Hawkeyes will be able to make an impact when they have the ball, and now its new offensive coordinator Tim Lester’s job to turn those skeptics into believers. For years, Iowa has held the reputation of being tough on defense and “hold your breath ” on offense, and last year did nothing to disprove that, as the Hawkeyes were ranked 132nd out of 133 teams in total offense. Yet, Lester may be the right individual to make Iowa…

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There has been a lot of talk about some big-time high school recruits making their commitments, but Purdue has made quite a bit of noise in the Transfer Portal as well with some high-profile acquisitions. Ohio State, Michigan, and incoming Big Ten power USC have been getting the majority of the press, but the Boilermakers have put together an impressive transfer class that has flown under the radar and could make waves in the upcoming year. Purdue’s Transfers Indicate A Complete Overhaul When the Transfer Portal started many programs took aim at it for some quick fixes. Lincoln Riley of…

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Ever since his spectacular performance against Louisville in the Holiday Bowl, Miller Moss has been front and center for the USC faithful and now he has been named one of the most interesting quarterbacks for the 2024 season by ESPN’s Billy Connelly. Though his six-touchdown performance against the Cardinals was one for the record books and culminated with an embrace by outgoing star Caleb Williams, many have overlooked that it is Moss’s character and not just his throwing arm that has earned him his due attention. He has proven this through rare commodities in today’s college football world, loyalty and…

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Penn State fans are some of the most loyal in the country, but even they have to recognize that their offense is in need of some drastic changes. Last season, the Nittany Lions did not even crack the top 50 in total yards according to the ESPN end of the year rankings. Penn State did score an impressive amount of points, acquiring a grand total of 471 over their 12 game regular season with an average of slightly over 36 per contest, but those stats can be deceiving. Of their 12 regular season games, the Nittany Lions only played two…

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It has been quite some time since the Nebraska football program has made any noise, but with some very positive offseason acquisitions many are wondering if this could be the season the Cornhuskers return to prominence. The glory years of the 1990s when Head Coach Tom Osborne roamed the sidelines and national championships were commonplace, seems like a distant memory for many of the Cornhusker faithful. Though there have been flashes of progress, for the most part, the Cornhuskers have languished in mediocrity. The immediate results after Osborne’s departure seemed to indicate a continuation of the dynasty, as they recorded…

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The SEC will once again be a brutal conference but traditional favorites who overlook Missouri could be making a fatal mistake. The usual names such as Alabama, Georgia, and LSU will come up when SEC fans start talking about who will take the conference title, but the fact that few will mention Missouri could play right into the Tiger’s hands. Missouri had one of its best seasons on record in 2023, winning 11 games for the first time since joining the SEC and finishing a very solid second to Georgia in the SEC East. A strong finish led to them…

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LSU recruiting is having an insane year and it is generating a buzz around the college football world. For years the story of recruiting in the SEC was always Alabama and Georgia, but this year the LSU Tigers are having a recruiting haul that may be the biggest in the school’s history and the best of the 2024 recruiting cycle in that storied conference. Nothing But Four & Five Star Recruits The 2024 incoming LSU recruiting class is not just massive with 29 commits but showcases quality everywhere with 17 four-star and 2 five-star recruits. This includes five-star…

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