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College Football Preview

As the college football season quickly approaches, there is a plethora of compelling storylines and matchups quickly approaching. Many of the countrie’s biggest teams face uncertainty as they forge ahead with new coaching staffs, new players and new school directions.
Perhaps one of the biggest stories of the off-season was the continued antics of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. The Heisman-winning sophomore quarterback’s eligibility remains in question as the NCAA continues to investigate whether he profited from paid autograph signings. This also complements the 20 year old quarterback’s multiple drunken nights which have been greatly chastised and scrutinized by the NCAA.
Other storylines include the number 3 ranked Oregon Ducks  who begin the season under newly promoted head coach Mark Helfrich, after former head coach Chip Kelly chose to leave the school for the NFL.
Bill O’Brien will also continue to rebuild Penn State’s football program after its now infamous child sex abuse scandal.  O’Brien will look to continue to build the football program after a better-than-expected 2012 campaign.
All eyes will also be on South Carolina  defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.  The junior defensive lineman enters his final college football season as the most coveted player in all of football.  After his monstrous hit to Michigan’s Vincent Smith, many scouts believe Clowney to be a once in a decade talent.  Many goes as far as to call him the best defensive player to come from college in the last 10 years.
Week 11 of the season is shaping up to be one of the more intriguing weeks as number three Oregon faces number four ranked Stanford, Oklahoma (16) visits Baylor, and the rivalry between LSU (12) and defending champion Alabama (1) continues as they also clash in a week 11 matchup.
As the weekend draws near, thousands of fans are rejoicing in the fact that despite who is playing, what color they are wearing, how many times they have been arrested, or how much they are illegally being paid, football is back.

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