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Despite Lack of Wins, Texas Football Should Be Thankful for Charlie Strong Era

At his introductory press conference back in January 2014, wearing an apprehensive smile and a burnt orange tie, Charlie Strong eased his way into his Texas vision. He took his time. Before he could sell the room on the future, he needed to say farewell. That's how men of character do things. (Bleacher Report)

How best to realign ACC football divisions, scrap annual crossover games?

The ACC’s opposition to a nine-game league football schedule reaffirmed this season, it’s time to explore other models that would allow its teams to play one another more often. Ditch divisions? Abandon annual crossover matchups? Realign divisions? Considering those options is based on the premise that teams in a conference should play one another more than once every six years. (Daily Press)

Somehow, Syracuse basketball was outscored by Syracuse football Saturday

An incredible day of college football turned into a bleak Saturday for Syracuse fans everywhere. The football team was on the wrong end of one of the strangest games of the season -- and yet it still managed to outscore Jim Boeheim's basketball team by 11 points. The Orange only managed 50 points on the court; it put up 61 on the field. Huh? (CBS Sports)

Video: World Record Basketball Shot (593 Feet)

On only the third attempt, Derek Herron breaks the Guinness World Record for the highest basketball shot ever, swishing one from a massive 180.968m (593.73 feet) off the top of Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland. (skip to 1:35 mark if you want to jump right to it) View Video...

Texas Western Captain, Legend Harry Flournoy Passes Away

Harry Flournoy, team captain and the leading rebounder on Texas Western College’s historic 1966 national championship team, passed away on Saturday morning in Atlanta. He was 72 years old. Flournoy averaged 8.3 points and 10.7 rebounds in the Miners’ drive to a 28-1 record and upset of heavily-favored Kentucky in the 1966 national title game. (Miner Rush)

Georgia Tech's win over Georgia defines each team's season

One game made all the difference in how this season will be remembered for Georgia Tech and Georgia. By beating Georgia 28-27 on Saturday with a stirring fourth-quarter comeback , coach Paul Johnson was equipped with memorable evidence that his team is on the rise. The Yellow Jackets (8-4) won five of their last six games, including three straight. (Associated Press)

Tom Herman welcomes the pressure of winning at Texas

New Texas coach Tom Herman was pitch-perfect during his introductory press conference on Sunday at Bellmont Hall. If he can remain undefeated next fall, Longhorns fans will love him. Winning has been a problem lately. After three straight losing seasons, Texas fans are starved for someone to turn things around. They hope this 41-year-old coaching wunderkind is the answer. (Austin American-Statesman)

Ed Orgeron fulfills lifelong dream with LSU coaching job

Ed Orgeron is one of college football's biggest personalities, and for much of his life he has done everything big. He has coached big, played big, lived big -- and, yes, he has dreamed big. On Saturday, this self-described Cajun brawler realized one of his most cherished childhood dreams when LSU introduced him as its full-time head football coach. (ESPN.com)

Referee Ron Cherry Accidentally Taken Down by USC LB Michael Hutchings

Referee Ron Cherry suffered a scary hit Saturday in Los Angeles. While calling the third quarter of the USC-Notre Dame tilt, Cherry was caught by linebacker Michael Hutchings and temporarily knocked out. The ref got back on his feet but appeared dazed as USC trainers helped escort him off the field for medical attention. (Bleacher Report)

Notre Dame's Jerry Tillery took two incredibly dirty cheap shots at USC players

With the final game of a disappointing season slipping away from Notre Dame, sophomore defensive lineman Jerry Tillery let his frustrations spill over with a pair of dirty plays in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to USC. (SB Nation)

Officiating controversy? 'Bitter' Jim Harbaugh rails against refs after classic Michigan-Ohio State

Outside it was cold and gray and hostile, exactly as these Michigan-Ohio State games are supposed to be. Outside there were eyes overflowing with tears and a field overflowing with fans and a scoreboard that read Ohio State 30, Michigan 27, which didn’t even begin to tell the whole tale of what had just transpired. (Yahoo! Sports)

Source: Longhorns to hire Tom Herman as new coach

The Texas Longhorns will hire Houston coach Tom Herman as their next head coach, a source close to the situation told ESPN on Saturday. The announcement is expected to be made Saturday afternoon. Herman will replace Charlie Strong, who was fired Saturday after a 16-21 record in three years at Texas. Houston has been informed of Herman's departure, a source told ESPN. (ESPN.com)

NCSU AD Debbie Yow Reaffirms Commitment to Football Coach Dave Doeren

During my 26 years as an Athletics Director, I have held the belief that all programs should be evaluated at the conclusion of their respective seasons rather than in the midst of them. With our regular season complete, I want to put to rest any speculation surrounding the future of Coach Dave Doeren and let our student-athletes, recruits and fans know he is our coach moving forward. (GoPack.com)

Ed Orgeron expected to be named LSU's permanent head coach on Saturday

LSU will remove the interim tag from Ed Orgeron and name him its permanent head coach on Saturday, according to multiple reports. LSU has called a press conference for noon to make the announcement, but provided no other details. However, the Advocate of Baton Rouge and FootballScoop.com both reported that Orgeron will be elevated to the full-time job. (AL.com)

Meyer, Harbaugh have a chance to recharge a rivalry

On one side, Ohio State's Urban Meyer, a Buckeye by birth who was mentored by Hayes' successor in Columbus. With three national championships on his resume, he is 4-0 against Michigan since taking over at Ohio State. On the other, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, who played quarterback for Schembechler in the mid-1980s. (Associated Press)

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