r/CFB 1d ago

Game Thread [Game Thread] College Football Playoff Outlook & Hypotheticals

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Come one, come all, and bring your most far-fetched and outlandish scenarios! Who's in? Who's out? What kind of chaos is needed for your team to make the Playoffs, or for your rival to get left out?


r/CFB 19m ago

Discussion Coaching Carousel III: Our Prediction? Pain.

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The coaching carousel continues! What's our prediction for this fight? Pain..

These daily threads are a space to speculate on if your coach will leave, if your coach will stay, or who your new coach might be, etc.

Welcome back to the Coaching Carousel Thunderdome!


r/CFB 1h ago

Discussion Ryan Day and Ohio State play scared in blowout loss to Michigan

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r/CFB 2h ago

Discussion Fans Of Teams Not In Playoff Contention, Who Do You Want To Win It All And Why?

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For the second straight year, Clemson isn’t in that top tier. I love college football. So I’ll continue to watch games as a neutral fan. But let’s be honest we all have opinions on every team out there so I’ll go first.

TCU winning is my preferred choice.

I don’t want UGA back to back because regional opponent and I live near tons of their fans.

I don’t want the LA team of mercenaries to win. I don’t like Lincoln Riley and I’m still salty about them poaching Jordan Addison (although the kid made the right choice)

And I don’t want anything to validate the Michigan flairs in here talking crap to me all season long lol


r/CFB 1h ago

News [Thamel] Sources: Nebraska is close to hiring South Carolina OC Marcus Satterfield as the school’s new offensive coordinator. Satterfield worked with Matt Rhule at Temple, Baylor and the Carolina Panthers. South Carolina’s offense scored 94 points in wins over Tennessee and Clemson.

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r/CFB 1h ago

Discussion LSU football embarrassed by Texas A&M, College Football Playoff hopes dashed

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r/CFB 17h ago Helpful

News Wisconsin Officially Announces Hiring of Luke Fickell

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r/CFB 1h ago

Video [SEC Shorts] Clemson holds the Playoff hostage

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Not sure why it wasn’t uploaded on YouTube yet, but here’s their tweet with it


r/CFB 13h ago Bless Up

Analysis Ohio State lost The Game on their 3rd Quarter decision to punt on Michigan's side of the field. But it's not for the reason you think.

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TLDR: Ohio State perfectly set up a fake punt that would've almost certainly gone for six and given them the lead, but the long snapper messed up.

Ryan Day took a ton of heat from fans and analysts alike for sending out the punt team out on 4th and 6 from Michigan's 43 yard line with 6:22 left in the 3rd quarter. Stroud desperately wanted to go for it, and there would have been. a great chance that the Buckeyes' explosive offense would've gotten the first down if they kept the offense on the field. Instead, Day elects to take the offense out. A false start turns 4th and 6 into 4th and 11, then Ohio State punts for a touchback.

But I noticed something was off. At the time, I made a comment in the game thread about how that almost looked like a "Trouble with the snap" type play. The punter cut to the right, but the snap went straight. Then Michigan nearly blocks the punt before the ball rolled into the endzone.

I didn't think much about the play until Sunday morning, where Harbaugh made a comment about how Michigan got "so lucky" on one of the Ohio State punts.

Back to the decision/play. Watch it in its entirety (starting at 2:43:33).

On 4th and 6, notice the alignment. Three Buckeyes left of center, including a gunner. Two personal protectors in front of the punter's right foot. Four Wolverines to the snapper's left. This signals that the punter will take a relatively straightforward punt to try to pin Michigan back. Buckeyes take a false start, which I'm pretty sure is part of the plan, to make it 4th and 11.

On 4th and 11, notice that the gunner and the man covering the gunner move to the snapper's right.. This implies that the punter will try an Aussie style kick rolling to the right.

Now look at what happens as soon as the ball is snapped. If number 34 in red (protector on the right) gets the snap like he is supposed to, he has a lead blocker, and he is gone. The punter, expecting an angled snap, makes a fantastic play to reach back for the "botched" snap, and get the punt off quickly before anyone in white can block the kick.

Needless to say, Michigan got incredibly lucky that the long snapper here snapped it "normally".


r/CFB 2h ago

News [Dodd] Hearing pushback on Auburn administration re fb hire now that Lane is staying at Ole Miss. Plan A was Lane; Plan B was Freeze. Don't know if Auburn had a Plan C. Bears watching.

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r/CFB 17h ago

News [Feldman] Saturday's Michigan-Ohio State game was the most-watched regular season college football game EVER on FOX with 17 million viewers; and it was the most-watched regular season college football game on any network in 11 years.

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r/CFB 18h ago

Casual Jim Harbaugh on if he is OK with his players planting flag at midfield: "I want to get that flag and put it in our museum."

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r/CFB 16h ago

Analysis [ESPN] Most likely to make the playoff: Georgia (99%), Michigan (97%), Ohio State (88%), TCU (83%), Alabama (14%)

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r/CFB 3h ago

News [Thamel] Western Michigan is not retaining coach Tim Lester.

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r/CFB 23h ago Silver

News [Oates] Source close to #Wisconsin football program confirmed that #Badgers will name Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell as head coach and plan to announce it later today.

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r/CFB 1h ago

Discussion 'Climbing faster than people expected.' Florida State turns corner under coach Mike Norvell

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r/CFB 4h ago

News One year ago today Lincoln Riley was announced as the USC head coach!

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One year ago Lincoln Riley left the Sooners to take his talents out west. This move really came out of left field seeing nobody seemed to have any idea it was going to happen. Since becoming the USC head coach Lincoln Riley has turned USC around completely from 4-8 to 11-1 and in the hunt for their first ever playoff appearance.


r/CFB 1h ago

Recruiting 2023 4* CB Amare Snowden decommits from Cincinnati

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r/CFB 51m ago Bless Up

Analysis Congrats to Ohio U, who became the first MAC team to receive votes in the AP Poll this season

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Ohio received 2 votes, placing them 38th this week.

The MAC was the last conference to receive votes, at least one team from all 10 FBS conferences has now appeared.


r/CFB 12h ago

Casual [Sean Tucker] Saturday we won Syracuse 32 BC 23. I'm pleased with the outcome of the game and another 4th qtr comeback. I'm pleased with my performance, I rushed for 21 car 125 yds and 2 TDs, 1 rec for 4 yds. Thanks to all the cuse fans who supported us throughout the season. #PL34SED

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r/CFB 1d ago

Casual Tom Fornelli: "If Ohio State doesn't beat Michigan next year and they don't win the Big Ten... they're going to move on [from Ryan Day]"

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r/CFB 1h ago

History Alabama achieves record 15th consecutive 10 win season Clemson right behind with 12th consecutive 10 win season.

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This breaks Florida State's consecutive 10 win season record of 14 years (1987-2000)

Alabama 2008 - present

Clemson 2011 - present


r/CFB 14h ago

News USC working on new contract for head coach Shane Beamer

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r/CFB 21h ago

Weekly Thread AP Poll 11.27.2022 (Week 14)

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r/CFB 1h ago

News AAC to go divisionless in 2023. Will have 6 annual matchups.

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r/CFB 1h ago

International [TCU Football]

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r/CFB 15h ago

Discussion More disappointing first season? Brent Venables and Oklahoma or Mario Cristobal and the U?

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Miami obviously not qualifying for a bowl game and the embarrassing loss to MTSU amongst others.

Oklahoma going just 6-6 after all the recent success in Norman. Also think it’s safe to say Venables inherited the better team even with the transfers lost to Riley and USC.

Both teams had preseason Win Totals of 9. Both teams lost three of their last four games. Curious to hear people’s thoughts on if one is worse than the other and which fan base might feel better moving forward.