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Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks, your other football champions for the 2013 season. Of ocurse that means Pete Carroll is a Super Bowl champion, joining Barry Switzer and Jimmy Johnson as the only coaches to have won a college football national championship and a Super Bowl.
Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith was named the Super Bowl MVP. He is the third player from USC to receive the honor, tying the mark set by Georgia. [ESPN]
What were the best and worst Super Bowl commercials? [Awful Advertisements]
The Washington State flag, known for showing up regularly on ESPN College GameDay, made appearances on Super Bowl Boulevard in Times Square. [imgur]
Texas is changing the way the contracts for coaches are managed. [College Football Talk]
National Signing Day is Wednesday, which means fax machine tributes are pouring in, even though they are technically required. [AL.com]
Some of the top storylines for National Signing Day. [CBSSports.com]
A look behind the recruiting scene from the view of a high school coach . [The State]
How would a college players union put pressure on the NFL for a developmental league? [College Football Talk]
Video of the Day
Florida State celebrated their championship on Saturday. Here's Jimbo Fisher addressing the fans.
Tweet of the Day
At times I was thinking Seattle looked like they were Alabama to Denver's Notre Dame, but Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated had a better comparison…
Jason White feels Peyton's pain. This is Carroll's NFL edition of the 55-19 BCS title game.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) February 3, 2014
Facebook Question of the Day
Going back to what was said earlier, how long will it be before we see another coach win both a college national championship and a Super Bowl?
Reddit Thread of the Day
Never too early to start looking over the 2014 schedules and find the traps. Which game is your school's trap game? Props to the Michigan fan saying Appalachian State.