College football’s New Power 5 definition

PHOTO (Duke Athletics): Mateo Durant ran for a school record 255 yards with three touchdowns at Charlotte. Visit my website's homepage, Tom Shanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN College football’s Power 5 is a full-on misnomer. It formerly meant the Continental Divide between the Power 5 conferences – Big Ten, ACC, SEC, Big-12 and Pac-12 – and the Group of Five, the remainder of the Football Bowl Subdivision schools, AAC, Conference-USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt That’s no longer…

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My MSUings on “depleted” Ohio State routing Spartans and more on Bear Bryant fiction

By TOM SHANAHAN My MSUings from Michigan State football’s 52-12 loss to No. 4-ranked Ohio State Saturday at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans dropped to 2-4, while Buckeyes (5-0) gained a decisive win it needed in the hunt for one of four College Football Playoff berths. In the morning, I was driving and listening the ESPN’s Saturday morning radio show, "Dari and Mel," when it was announced Ohio State was without three starting offensive linemen among four starters and…

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