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Thursday Morning Brews (1/8/15)

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on...

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Hitting the Links Is Exhausted

We Talkin' Bout Practice

Turns out Ohio State will have a little extra time to prepare for Oregon than the other way around.

SI Roundtable: Who Has The Edge?

SI sits down and talks the title game.

Draft: Stanford's Andrus PeatFSU's Mario Edwards, P.J. WilliamsDorial Green-Beckham

There were indeed more firings at Oklahoma, as Josh Huepel, the winning quarterback of the 2000 national championship team and co-offensive coordinator, got the ax a day after Jay Norvell. Beckham was said to be very close to Norvell, who was the wide receivers coach.

Jameis Winston, tooNo Clear Successor at QB

Two other defenders, Eddie Goldman and Ronald Darby, are still debating whether they might enter the draft. This might be a rocky transition to 2015, but there's an absurd amount of talent on that roster. Early enrollees for 2015 include George Campbell, #4 ranked receiver, Josh Sweat, #1 left defensive end, Derwin James, #1 safety and #2 player overall, and Jacques Patrick, #2 running back.

FSU's E.J. Levenberry Transferring

Michigan fans remember Levenberry pretty well, as he almost became a Wolverine.

St. Louis Rams OC Headed to Georgia

Stealing from the NFL was a good idea this off-season.

Spartans Break Down Title Game

Having played both teams, some Spartans sit down and discuss the championship.

Texas Tech Betting on Gibbs

It's absurd how many D-coordinators Texas Tech has gone through (six in six seasons), but they're hoping Gibbs will stick.

Unsung Heroes for OregonOSU

Oregon delivered some punishing hits against Florida State, and their defense under Dom Pellum has been very solid this year.

ACC Bowl Wrap-Up

For those who didn't follow the ACC regularly, this is a good summary of the more interesting storylines.

Should Stoops Have Fired His OCs?Looking for Total Overhaul

The roundtable breaks down what this means, and whether there might be more departures in the near future.

Good Choices at QB for Oklahoma State

The freshman Mason Rudolph started the final three games, winning two and throwing 6 TD's to 4 picks in that span. J.W. Walsh, who was injured early on in the season, has some middling numbers but good experience. If one of their QB's can settle in, the depth will be a nice luxury.

Trouble in Paradise at Utah

Nothing definitive has happened yet, but there were rumors circulating a little while ago that Kyle Whittingham might be headed out of Salt Lake City after finishing ranked and winning 9 games. This article breaks down the ongoing dispute.

Two Off-Season Victories for Shaw, Stanford

Shaw retained Anderson and Turley, and has a measure of momentum for 2015.

Bob Shoop Staying at Penn State

Two of the Big Ten's better defensive coordinators - Dave Aranda and Bob Shoop - have both stuck around.

The Top Six Seasons of Urban Meyer's Career

Take out those seasons, and Meyer is still 65-22 as a head coach.

That's for you, pops

Tony Washington, Oregon's 6'3", 250-pound linebacker, talks about the touchdown he scored in the Rose Bowl, and what it meant to him.