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Wednesday Dots: Looks Like Another Threat to World Peace

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Send The Alliance

NCAA Football: Utah at Washington Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Yeah when you call my name

I salivate like a Pavlov dog

Yeah when you lay me out

My heart is beating louder than Dots, alright

  • The Pac-12, ACC, and Big 10 entered into a non-contractual “gentleman’s agreement” temporarily called “The Alliance.” No, it’s not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Silly as some of the PR-speak sounds, if this group can make hay on non-conference scheduling, vote to maintain power in competitive matters (like the CFP), and coalesce on policy matters (like NIL and player compensation), it can keep the 41 schools in a competitive position.

  • Back on the field, Christian Caple profiles ten players who stood out to him in fall camp. You can look for guys emerging on the margins, but the positive vibes around Dylan Morris mean the most and could elevate the whole program.

  • Stuart Mandel makes his picks in the Pac-12 North. While Mandel is a smart guy, he gets one thing dead wrong. Oregon can’t “continue to rule” a division it has won once in six years.

  • With The Alliance moving in response to SEC expansion, the ball is back in the Big 12’s court. Max Olson looks at some of the options and challenges facing the remaining members of the conference. Can expansion make sense for the remaining programs?