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College Football Preview: Can Michigan Keep Winning? - The Triangle Blog
A casual observer might look at Saturday's schedule and say to himself, "This is a down week." That man requires an education. The truth is, there's no such thing as a down week in college football. It's a myth. Maybe they existed back in the 1800s, when Yale used to win games by 145 points. Maybe there were some weeks when ESPNU was forced to carry games like William & Mary vs. Princeton. I don't know. I wasn't there. But I'm telling you, the "down week" is a phenomenon of the past. With precarious rankings and undefeated seasons at risk each and every weekend, the knowledgeable viewer will never be bored. If anyone has the audacity to tell you there's nothing compelling afoot on a given Saturday, you should grab that person by the lapels and shout "football!" over and over until they understand. And don't trust them the first time they agree; that might be a ploy. When you start to sense something beyond fear and desperation, then you can tell them about:

Rootability Index: The Magical Dolphinback Returns -
In this week's Rootability Index, we anxiously await the wonder-dolphin that is Denard Robinson, liken the Mississippi State offensive to a condemned, rickety wooden roller coaster, and lament Oklahoma-Kansas, just in general.

Week 7 College Football Schedule, Odds: Michigan-MSU, Ducks-Devils And More -
No. 23 Michigan State goes for four in a row against No. 11 Michigan, No. 9 Oregon welcomes No. 18 Arizona State and 12 other ranked teams take to the road. Here's the complete TV schedule.

ESPN College Gameday: Broadcast To Begin Saturday Morning At 6:00 On Oregon Campus - SB Nation Seattle
The Oregon Ducks will be hosting College Gameday on campus in Eugene, Oregon for the first time. Previous appearances have been in front of Autzen Stadium.

Kasen Williams Injury: High Ankle Sprain, Gametime Decison For Washington vs. Colorado - SB Nation Seattle
The Washington Huskies could be without Kasen Williams for next week's game against the Colorado Buffaloes, but Keith Price will have plenty of other offensive options to choose from.

WSU vs. Stanford: QB Marshall Lobbestael To Start Over Jeff Tuel - SB Nation Seattle
The Washington State Cougars return home for the first time in over a month to host the Stanford Cardinal at Martin Stadium for their annual homecoming game.

Oregon vs. ASU: News, Previews & Injury Updates - SB Nation Seattle - Darron Thomas and the Oregon Ducks match up with Brock Osweiler and the Arizona State Sun Devils in a battle of two potent offenses in Eugene.

Chris Polk: Leading the way for Washington - UW Dawg Pound
Judging by the start of his career at Washington, it was going to be a long and tough road. Two games played with only 33 yards, and a season ending injury. Luckily for Polk and Husky fans, it was not an indication of the future.

Q&A With Colorado and the Ralphie Report - UW Dawg Pound
The Ralphie Report is one of my favorite SB Nation blogs. Jon Woods and Bob Bell do a great job! They asked me earlier in the week if we could do a Q&A and this is what we ended up coming up with this evening.

Jeff Tuel Will Play, Could Start On Saturday, Says Paul Wulff - CougCenter
Wulff seemed to spill the beans Thursday on KJR in Seattle. Tuel will play, apparently, and may even start -- something Wulff seemed to allude to during the interview.

HOT COUGAR ACTION: What To Expect From Jeff Tuel - CougCenter
With the news of Jeff Tuel's medical clearance and the subsequent announcement he will play/start against Stanford, there is a growing buzz among the WSU fanbase. Jeff Tuel is a good player, and he may be the best one WSU has, but it's not as if he is going to come back and immediately throw for 500 yards. He's not Reid Forrest, he doesn't have super powers. Instead, there are a few things I would like to see from Tuel if he does indeed return tomorrow.

Morning Tailgate Mailbag: Undefeated Teams, Disputed Defenses And Real Good Times -
It's time for another Friday mailbag! Per reader request, Bill covers the Oklahoma State defense, the value of a huge comeback, a logjam of undefeated teams and Dr. Pepper.