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.

Oklahoma is getting ready to join the SEC and after years of digs at Big 12 programs, Head Coach Brett Venables has his team ready to answer their critics and make a serious run at the conference title. The Big 12 conference was always viewed by fans of SEC schools as a league that consisted of Oklahoma and Texas, and then everybody else. Given the fact that the Big 12 had not done well in the BCS playoffs, it was hard to argue with that take. But after a solid 10-3 season, Coach Brett Venables has turned the Sooners into…

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When UCLA joined its crosstown rival USC in its leap into the Big 10, there were high hopes that it would signal a new era for Bruin football which had been on the downside of average for some time. Instead, things got worse. The program, which has gone through instability and indifference, now suffered the ultimate embarrassment as it saw head coach Chip Kelly leave to take an offensive coordinator position at their soon-to-be conference rival, Ohio State. Kelly Was Supposed to be the Savior Ever since the departure of legendary football coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins often appeared…

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Notre Dame’s schedule is grabbing a lot of people’s attention and all for the wrong reasons, as it does not appear like that of a program that is serious about a championship run.  It is no secret that top college teams will use their strength of schedule as an argument to get into the post season. How long have we heard about the brutal SEC or the loaded Big 10? But one look at Notre Dame’s schedule, and it is pretty obvious they will be hard pressed to be able to make a strength of schedule argument when trying to…

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Normally the same names pop up every year when talking about who will win the National Title, but one that people should not over look is Ole Miss. The SEC has been the dominant force when it comes to the College Football Playoffs and National Championships, with Alabama and Georgia always in the conversation, but with major conference adjustments and an unprecedented coaching carousel, the time is ripe for a change. Ole Miss Coming Off a Big Season Last year was a breakthrough season for the Running Rebs as they had their first 11 win season. This included key victories…

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The past year has seen unprecedented conference realignment and once again Notre Dame was not part of it, but in the near future they must join a conference. With college football blue bloods like Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC and USC and Oregon entering the Big 10, the era of the super-conference has begun. No longer will teams need to schedule highly ranked opponents from outside their regions to bolster their strength of schedule, they simply have to play those in their conference. Notre Dame Stays Put There is no football program in the country that has the…

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In a case of the rich possibly getting richer, the Oregon Ducks are making fierce efforts to add  one of the top quarterback recruits in the country to their roster with the pursuit of  Centennial High School phenom, Husan Longstreet. The high school star made an announcement on Monday that he has narrowed his choices down to eight schools, with the Ducks being one of them. Recruit Competition for Longstreet is Stiff However, as to be expected, Longstreet has several big time suitors who are trying to get him to come their way. This includes defending national champion Michigan,…

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Johnny Manziel said he will boycott future Heisman Trophy ceremonies until Reggie Bush gets his back. The former Texas A&M star and Heisman winner has been adamant about the USC great having his trophy returned after he voluntarily gave back the honor in 2010. Bush won the award after his stellar 2004-2005 campaign in which he led the Trojans to an undefeated regular season that culminated with a gut-wrenching loss to the Texas Longhorns in the national title game. However, it was several years after that season that NCAA rules violations led to the loss of his award. NCAA Investigation…

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