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Alabama tops preseason Top 25 poll again

Alabama tops preseason Top 25 poll again

Alabama is back at No. 1 in the AP preseason Top 25 poll released Monday.For the third consecutive season, the defending champion Crimson Tide enter the season ranked first. Clemson received 18 first

Maryland plans to honor late OL McNair

Maryland plans to honor late OL McNair

Maryland will wear a helmet decal to honor late offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who died after collapsing during a May 29 workout with the team.McNair was hospitalized and died of heatstroke June 13

Michigan QB Patterson named starter

Michigan QB Patterson named starter

Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson won a five-way competition and will start the season opener against Notre Dame.Patterson, a transfer from Ole Miss, started 10 games in two seasons at Mississippi.

Florida State AD Wilcox leaving for NCAA post

Florida State AD Wilcox leaving for NCAA post

Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox is leaving the Tallahassee, Fla., university to serve as the NCAA’s executive vice president of regulatory affairs, the NCAA announced on Monday.”I want to

Louisville RB Little expected to miss season

Louisville RB Little expected to miss season

Louisville Cardinals running back Tobias Little is expected to miss the 2018 season due to a knee injury, the school announced Monday.Little was injured during practice, although the school did not p

QB Ehlinger wins Longhorns’ starting job

QB Ehlinger wins Longhorns’ starting job

Texas sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger has won the starting job and will be behind center when the Longhorns open against Maryland on Sept. 1 at FedEx Field, coach Tom Herman announced on Monday.Eh

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Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 7 “Falling” Review

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 7 “Falling” Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 19, 2018) It’s not a coincidence that the best episode of the limited series came in the penultimate, where the drama always hits its highest point, and also because Gillian Flynn, author of the source material behind the show, co-wrote the hour with Scott Brown. We focused much more on the…

Big6 Blog: The Sinner – Part III Review

Big6 Blog: The Sinner – Part III Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 15, 2018) Everything about The Sinner is working this season, and the culmination of the meeting with Dr. Sheldon Poole provided one of those endings that leaves an audience breathless for the next episode. What wasn’t surprising in the least was that the good obstetrician was indeed a Mosswood member. As…

Big6 Blog: The Complexity of the Maryland Football Tragedy

Big6 Blog: The Complexity of the Maryland Football Tragedy

By JASON MARTIN (August 14, 2018) Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve got a problem, and I have a strong sense I’m not alone in this feeling. A 19-year-old young man, Jordan McNair, is dead. He was taken far too soon, and he was taken in large part because he was asked to do too much in…

Big6 Blog: Better Call Saul: S4E2 “Breathe” Review

Big6 Blog: Better Call Saul: S4E2 “Breathe” Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 13, 2018) “I decide what he deserves. No one else.” Gus Fring is just one of those characters, folks. He’s one of those select few that speaks in such an authoritative and cold way that any line immediately becomes more effective. As I said last week, Better Call Saul is usually…

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 6 “Cherry” Review

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 6 “Cherry” Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 12, 2018) I thought Camille was smarter than she proved to be this week, but honestly, we should have known better. She’s as damaged, if not more so, than anyone on the show. I was waiting to see her spit out the ecstasy tablet Amma passed her, but instead, she took…

Big6 Blog: The Sinner – Part II Review

Big6 Blog: The Sinner – Part II Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 8, 2018) Carrie Coon is just perfect in everything she does at this point in her still young career. She’s able to do various things in any role, but consider how well she plays Vera Walker as both someone who cares for her son and simultaneously has some level of control…

Big6 Blog: Better Call Saul: S4E1 “Smoke” Review

Big6 Blog: Better Call Saul: S4E1 “Smoke” Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 6, 2018) If “Smoke” is any indication of the season at hand for Better Call Saul, it’s going to be another gem. This was undoubtedly a more serious opener, a little slower to move, but you can’t rush through and bullet your way around a moment like the death of Chuck…

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 5 “Closer” Review

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 5 “Closer” Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 5, 2018) It’s not that this week’s Sharp Objects was bad, but after a very promising and illuminating case-heavy fourth episode, this one felt like filler. The problem is in a limited series, where you have eight episodes, filler shouldn’t be a consideration. Things did happen during “Closer,” but once it…

Big6 Blog: On Urban Meyer

Big6 Blog: On Urban Meyer

By JASON MARTIN (August 2, 2018) Ladies and gentlemen, Urban Frank Meyer III cares about very few things in his life, and at the top of that short list, in addition I’m sure to his family, is the singular goal of winning football games. In October of 2015, Meyer released a book, written alongside veteran…

Big6 Blog: The Sinner – Part I Review

Big6 Blog: The Sinner – Part I Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 1, 2018) One of 2018’s biggest television surprises was USA Network’s limited run series, The Sinner, both starring and executive produced by Jessica Biel. Adapted from the Petra Hammesfahr German crime novel of the same name, it was a critical and mainstream success. Borrowing some of the cryptic elements of True…