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Don’t always trust the measurables

The late great George Young, former general manager of the New York Giants, loved what he called “the measurables” when it came to evaluating talent before the National Football League draft. Young also had other ideas on judging talent. When looking at potential linemen, he used the “Planet Theory of Evaluation–“”There are only so many…

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MR. CFB: Ky ready for some SEC FB

By Tony Barnhart Lexington, Ky.–If any doubters remain about Kentucky’s commitment to college football, direct them to Commonwealth Stadium. There you will see a construction site going full speed on a $120 million renovation to the stadium that should be completed in time for the 2015 season. Then the school will begin construction on a…

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SEC tour: Georgia is Tailback U.

By Tony Barnhart Athens, Ga.–Funny thing about dreams. You work and work and work and hope that they come true. And when they do come true, what is the first thing that happens? Your entire life changes and you have to change with it. And sometimes that change is not easy. Say hello to Nick…

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Anyone heard from Notre Dame?

Does Notre Dame still play football? Apparently in the eyes of the National Football League not very well. The NFL draft is two days and 99 players into the 3 day-production which will conclude on Saturday with Rounds 4 through 7. During the past two nights, we’ve heard and seen players from traditional powers such…

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And the Derby winner is…

The Week That Was: Horse racing and boxing are two sports that need life support which can not be provided by a dwindling fan base. Not this week. If you took a survey, you would probably find the Kentucky Derby and the welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao running neck and neck…

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Gators ready to get back on track

By Tony Barnhart Gainesville, Fla.–Here is the first thing you need to know about Jim McElwain. After three seasons as the head coach at Colorado State, he is thrilled and more than humbled to be the new head coach at Florida. It is a dream job with all of the resources necessary to consistently compete…

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