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Damien Bowman is the Executive Editor of the College Football Roundtable and manages all digital content for the More Than a Fan Digital Network.

2012 Must-See College Football Games

This year there are over 800 NCAA FBS games to watch, but I’ll help you decide which ones are the must-see games each week. Put these games on your calendar:

Week 1 (8/30-9/3):

Michigan vs. Alabama – This is the game of the year. If you aren’t watching this game you aren’t a college football fan. Alabama is the defending National Champion and Michigan would like to make a triumphant return to the Rose Bowl. 8pm on ABC. Michigan leads the series, 2-1.

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Ten NCAA Football Coaches on the Hot Seat in 2012

Lots of NCAA football coaches who make lots of money will change jobs this year. Winning cures everything including unending questions about job security. Some of these men are in positions of no hope, others can do a lot to help themselves.

10. Mack Brown, Texas – some would say he should never have to worry about his job, but his record over since his 2009 BCS Championship loss to Alabama hasn’t been stellar (.500). Texas has a tough stretch of four games early in the season in which they should only lose one game. The rest of their season is very manageable with their last big test coming to TCU on November 24th. By the time the Horned Frogs roll around, Texas will either be on their way to a good bowl game or Mack Brown will be wondering if he’ll be coaching in Austin next year.

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The Kings of NCAA Football

There has been a lot of talk about Notre Dame and if they deserve to have their own seat at the BCS table, an exclusive television contract with NBC, and if they should be allowed to remain independent in all sports except football. The short answer is yes, and the new question is why. Because Notre Dame is one of the kings of college football; those who – as Rick Reilly noted in a recent article – are “royalty” in college football.

The list is simple and explicit without surprises…or is there?


Eighteen National Championships, notorious cheaters, the most consistent winners in the SEC. Surprising ‘Bama only has one Heisman Trophy winner (Mark Ingram), but has two of the most well-known coaches in college football history, Paul “Bear” Brant and Nick Saban. Alabama sports footballs greatest in-state rivalry with Auburn. Continue reading The Kings of NCAA Football