Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Fallout: Mark Helfrich, Troy Smith and Cardale Jones, Mike Slive, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday edition.

Stand By Your Man. 
Jason Quick looks at how Oregon players are determined to win the inaugural College Football Playoff so their head coach, Mark Helfrich, can get the recognition they deserve. (The Oregonian)

Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales.
2006 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Troy Smith talked to current Buckeye starting QB Cardale  Jones about how to deal with a potential loss to Oregon in the College Football Playoff national title game. Smith's Ohio St. team were blown out by Florida 41-14 in the 2007 national title game. (SB*Nation)

I'm With You.
Former Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck has been named by Ohio St. to replace its outgoing OC Tom Herman after the College Football Playoff. Herman is leaving Ohio St. following the CFP to become head coach of Houston. (ESPN)

Slive it in.
Matt Hayes interviews former SEC commissioner Mike Slive, the man given the most credit for the creation of the College Football Playoff.  (The Sporting News)

I'll Stick Around.
Michigan State defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun announces he will remain in school for his senior season. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

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