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Rank 'em: Steve Spurrier's 10 best wins at South Carolina

Here's how I know Steve Spurrier was not in charge of ranking the top 10 moments of his own era of South Carolina football. Had college football's ultimate troll master been involved, his half-dozen defeats of Clemson either would have ranked Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, or they wouldn't have made the list at all.

Instead, 'Cocks fans picked the 2010 win over then-No. 1 Alabama as their No. 1 moment and, really, it's the only choice. As an impartial observer, I absolutely loved that game. Columbia's first GameDay, an epic takedown of the top-ranked, defending national champions complete with breakout performances by Marcus Lattimore (23 carries, 93 yards, two touchdowns) and Alshon Jeffery (seven catches, 127 yards, two touchdowns), as well as a vintage performance by Stephen Garcia complete with beautiful throws and a completely unnecessary safety combined to create one of those afternoons that no other sport can touch. It was a perfect snapshot of what makes college football the best sport on Earth. 

1) No. 19 South Carolina 35, No. 1 Alabama 21 - Oct. 9, 2010

2) No. 10 South Carolina 31, No. 6 Clemson 17 - Nov. 30, 2013

3) No. 8 South Carolina 33, No. 24 Michigan 28 - Outback Bowl, Jan. 1, 2013

4) No. 22 South Carolina 36, No. 24 Florida 14 - Nov. 13, 2010

5) No. 20 South Carolina 27, No. 5 Missouri 24 in double overtime - Oct. 26, 2013

6) No. 6 South Carolina 35, No. 5 Georgia 7 - Oct. 6, 2012

7) No. 12 South Carolina 45, Georgia 42 - Sept. 10, 2011

8) No. 13 South Carolina 27, No. 12 Clemson 17 - Nov. 24, 2012

9) No. 9 South Carolina 30, No. 24 Nebraska 13 - Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1, 2012

10) South Carolina 30, No. 12 Florida 22

Video: Arizona teaches you how to do the Haka

Very few things are better when executed properly than the Haka. But how do you properly execute the Haka?

Thankfully, Arizona gathered seven of its Polynesian players for a how-to video on the ancient battle ritual.

"More than trying to scare the opponent, that's the misconception that they have nowadays, traditionally the Haka is calling upon, 'Who's going to be the next leader? Who's going to stand up?' And basically as a team we unite together as one. We call upon our ancestors and we unite as one, and bring together that vibe," explains Arizona defensive lineman Sani Fuimaono.

Photo: North Texas' new helmets are sick

After strangely wearing white helmets throughout the Todd Dodge era, the North Texas Mean Green smartly reverted back to green helmets upon Dan McCarney's arrival in 2011.

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North Texas dabbled in flying eagle helmets last year, with a black-on-green look in the Halloween win over Rice, and then a green-on-black lid for the Heart of Dallas defeat of UNLV.

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But I believe North Texas hit the mark with this helmet that hit the Internet on Thursday. Gentlemen, this is your new helmet. Use it and never look back.

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Clemson is releasing some hilarious videos starring their coaching staff

Clemson is having some fun leading up to college football's opening weekend by showcasing their coaching staff in some pretty funny videos.

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables is known as a passionate and enthusiastic guy on the sidelines, so in one Clemson decided to have some fun by showing everyone what Venables looks like as he leads a yoga class (with a stone cold expression) along with a few players flanking him.

In another one, assistant head coach / special teams coordinator / tight ends coach Danny Pearman gets caught admiring running backs coach Tony Elliot's shoes a little too closely. The third video listed takes a humorous look at defensive line coach Dan Brook's surprising music playlist.

All of them are pretty funny. Plus, it's always good to see the assistant coaches having some fun like this leading up to kickoff week.

Want to see the change Charlie Strong has brought to Texas? Here it is

Charlie Strong has cancelled the short bus route to and from practice. He's made players move back to campus. He's put the coaching staff in the dorms for fall camp. He's even (temporarily) taken the iconic Longhorn emblem off the helmets. These are the things you've been told about how Strong has changed the culture at Texas.

Allow me to show you.

Below is a video taken of a circle drill conducted last February, Mack Brown's last spring as Texas' head coach.

And here is a video taken Thursday of the same drill involving the same team and, possibly, even some of the same players. 

Except nothing about it is the same.

The difference in intensity is stark, and undeniable. The circle is much tighter, and often becomes an amoeba as each battle wanders from its starting point. Nearly every matchup brings an accompanying wave of spectators who can't pry themselves from the action. Every matchup has a winner and a loser, because each matchup goes to the ground. 

And, finally, there are no Longhorn decals on the helmets. 

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