Jason Kirk

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College football editor, SB Nation. Co-host, Shutdown Fullback. Editor emeritus, SB Nation Atlanta.

I root for the Falcons and every college football team, but especially ones that don't exist yet.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jasonkirksbn

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Picking March Madness based on football

College football editor Jason Kirk picks the NCAA Tournament based on nothing but each school's college football team. We're sorry, Florida.

Weighing all 15 3-4 defenses


About half the NFL's teams use 3-4 fronts for their base defenses. How does the Falcons' new front compare, and how much bigger does Mike Nolan want Atlanta to get?

Lil Boosie: Free LSU from Saban

"Go on and come to Baton Rouge. Go on, put on that yellow jersey. Quit putting on that red and white."

Your 2014 spring football calendar

College football never, ever ends. Your team's either officially back to work or about to be.

Building Directional Michigan University football

Central, Eastern, and Western Michigan have had a few years of individual football success here and there. But what if they'd joined forces at some point to create a single university with a single...

Stupid targeting penalty rule dropped

Well, I mean, yeah.


Your team is going to win more games than anyone expects this year. Yes, this goes for all of you.

Nick Saban compares hurry-up football to cigarettes


The fastball guys say there's no data out there, and I guess you have to use some logic. What's the logic? If you smoke one cigarette, do you have the same chances of getting cancer if you smoke 20? I guess there's no study that specifically says that.

The Alabama coach, on hurry-up coaches upset with a NCAA rule proposal that would force them to dawdle for 10 seconds before each snap. He's comparing the number of plays run per game (which he thinks should be a low number; entirely coincidentally, his team is designed to use a slow pace and to beat teams that do likewise) to things that are bad for you, which actually works out, sort of. Cigarettes are dangerous, and football is dangerous. But on the subject of studies, one study suggests slow football is the more dangerous kind. So maybe up-tempo offenses are e-cigs? Quote via ESPN.

Clemson somehow outsuspends Georgia


Tigers coach Dabo Swinney announced Tuesday that starters Corey Crawford and David Beasley, along with potential starters Shaq Anthony and Garry Peters, will miss the opener against Georgia. This is quite the upset; Mark Richt's many early-season suspensions have been so reliable as of late that Steve Spurrier's cited them as a reason to play the Dawgs in September (though he might now push for playing both rivals early). Georgia's only managed a dismissal of safety Josh Harvey-Clemons (who was also suspended for last year's opener vs. Clemson) so far.

RichRod hits Bielema with 'Speed' spoof

The people now demand the Arkansas head coach spoof himself into 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Do other sports worry about pace?

Because of tempo, college football is becoming a little bit more like other sports, and a little bit less like traditional football.

Kliff Kingsbury rapped 'All I Do Is Win'

It's good enough, but Bret Bielema would prefer a chopped-and-screwed version, for safety reasons.

The college football coach draft

Ten of us drafted coaching staffs from among all 128 FBS head coaches (and then some), including graduate assistants and all. Critique away!

Fat men running to 'Wobble Baby'

Enormous people are moving very quickly. The most beautiful exertion of effort in all of sport is upon us, finally set to the appropriate music. Let us celebrate mass and acceleration.

The Animal Combine

Humans are pretty good at the NFL Combine. But what if we let other animals compete too?

Combine analysis: These dudes are HUGE

NFL prospects are being weighed and measured in Indianapolis. They're all really big. Let's break down what you need to know about each player.

You don't have to work *that* hard


We could all take things as seriously as possible and make a show of trying as hard as we possibly can. Or we could get the job done and go enjoy some sunsets.

Precious college football memories

Now you can bring a beautiful piece of college football history into your home.

Manziel: 'From a Frito into a Dorito'

Chips are delicious.

USF dominates the All-Midmajor Recruits Team

We assembled the best incoming 2014 freshman in the five non-power conferences into offensive and defensive two-deeps. Two teams tower over all the other little guys, with one setting itself up for...

The Mizzouminati: Missouri's Secret Society

Sports Illustrated has peeled back the first layer of your eyes. Now peel back the others.

Signing Day central

Stay tuned right here as the 42 best uncommitted football prospects make their National Signing Day announcements. Some will be on TV. Some won't. It's a big mess every year, and that's fine.

The best Signing Day stories

Was Davonte Neal's post-Signing Day announcement the most absurd scene in recruiting history? Oh, goodness no. Here's a batch of legendary recruiting stories that make the Neal episode look mundane.

Syracuse coach calls Atlanta 'softnosed'

Between this and whatever the latest thing Jim Boeheim said about North Carolina was, you have to wonder how in the hell the Orange ended up in a Southern conference.

It's not about pay-for-play

Tuesday, college athletes at Northwestern University began an attempt to create a union. And if you actually listen to them, they're not calling for that thing you're disagreeing with them over.

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