Saturday, September 14, 2013

Game Day Goulash: Nick Saban's mind, Johnny Manziel, Illinois, and more.

Game Day Goulash - Week Three, where things are starting to heat up.

Broncos beat Falcons.
Boise State beats Air Force 42-20. (ESPN)

Journey to the Center of the Mind.
Chris Low takes a look inside the mind of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban ahead of the Alabama-Texas A&M game today. (ESPN)

We're strange allies with warring hearts. 
Marc Torrence looks at the friendship between Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel and Alabama starting QB A.J. McCarron. Wait, they're still friends after the whole Manning camp mess? (Bleacher Report)

The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer.
Both Nick Saban and Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin claim that Johnny Manziel has become more difficult to defend against. Saban's main concern Saturday afternoon may be that Manziel has become a better passer. (USA Today)

That was the week that was. It's over, let it go.
Matt Brown explains why the dueling investigations of Sports Illustrated's controversial series on  Oklahoma State and Yahoo! Sports investigation into SEC players allegedly taking money from agents is not a reason for Ohio State resurrect outrage over how the Buckeyes were punished following "Tatgate." Sound wisdom that many Buckeye fans will totally ignore. (Land-Grant Holy Land)

Something old, something new.
Mark Looks at the veterans and newcomers on Michigan's offensive line. (The Detroit Free Press)

A Sort of Homecoming.
Illinois hosts its first game in Chicago in almost since 1994 as it faces Washington. (ESPN)

Odd factoid of the day.
Auburn's Saturday opponent Mississippi State is ranked third on the list of teams that have faced Auburn the most often. The two schools ahead is Miss St.? Georgia and Georgia Tech. Yes, two schools nicknamed the "Bulldogs" have played more than Alabama. (Track 'Em Tigers)

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