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It’s imminent. juniors and sophomores, to drop out of school early, with a potential reward of a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract, or do they do so at their own peril later on?

Will the Big 12 conference expand from 10 to 12 teams? There will be a meeting on this issue in a few weeks, with a possible decision later this summe…

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A number of schools are considering firing their longtime successful coaches, in the hopes of getting a more successful one. Without the athletes, there is no college sports. Helping others find their WHY and their Way.

Like the mortgage industry implosion of 2008, the college football business is an impending disaster. Builder of products, solver of problems, lover of tech, travel, food and the Philadelphia Eagles

Houston Barber

Political science professor, LaGrange College in Georgia

College is 4-ish years of living the dream and FlockU is along for the ride.

The final College Football Playoff Game is tonight, and the No. The play that changed everything for Fisher and his FSU program was made on a punt against an unranked team.

In this week’s Scheer Intelligence podcast on KCRW, Robert Scheer speaks with former USC football player Anthony Davis about living with the brain injuries Davis sustained during his celebrated career.

Don McNay

The ability to know you are more than who you are. But all the state is doing is making it less likely its teams will ever win a championship.

Mark Brodinsky

Best selling lottery and structured settlement expert

When I was at the point of giving up on my latest book, Brand New Man: My Weight Loss Journey, I called Nocera for advice. yet at the same time we are all amazing.

John A. The coaches with their million dollar contracts have no one to coach. As much as we are different, we have much in common. Tures

By Brandon Ferris, Rider University ’18


There are about 70 days and counting until college football starts again.

You might ask you…

Political science professor, LaGrange College in Georgia

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Everyone is talking about the College Football Playoff, but what about the games leading up to it? Make your predictions on Sage and tune in to see if you were right.

Adam Davis

At a time when lunch counter sit-ins were met with insults and abuse, peaceful protest marches provoked fire hoses and snarling police dogs, Eddie Robinson urged Grambling athletes and students to go to class, get an education, and be ready for change.

Suffering from “Florida Envy,” Georgia schools and teams think they’re serving their fans with a “win a championship or bust approach,” desperate to keep pace with their Southern neighbors. Focus in this area demonstrates the strong commitment our Board of Education, administration, faculty, staff, and coaches have to our core belief in educating the whole child.

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GM, AOL Alpha/Director of Product, AOL Mobile. 2, Alabama Crimson Tide is taking on the No. It’s not a matter of if, but when, does the bubble burst?

John A. Builder of products, solver of problems, lover of tech, travel, food and the Philadelphia Eagles

Is it worth it for underclassmen, i.e. Alabama is heavily favored in its fourth championship game since 2009 with Coach Nick Saban, despite having lost one game this season.

Steve Siebold


We are proud to create as many avenues as possible for our students to learn, grow and succeed. It’s inside each and every one of us. We are all broken… This is especially true after our hugely disappointing loss to the no-nonsense, mistake-free, steady-as-she goes Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday at 90,000-strong Memorial Stadium in Lincoln (Nebraska’s 347th consecutive sellout).

James Marshall Crotty

Remove the athletes and you remove the profit. Unreasonable expectations, high turnovers, entitlement, participation trophies. Fifteen minutes of his insights got me on the right path and the book will be released next week.. There is no revenue in ticket sales.

Robert Scheer

Editor,; Author, ‘They Know Everything About You’

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Drew Lesicko

Author and expert in the field of critical thinking and mental toughness training

Writer and digital media professional living in Atlanta

The most important play in Jimbo Fisher’s career wasn’t a Jameis Winston touchdown pass in the Rose Bowl, or a coast to coast Dalvin Cook run.

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Nothing I say here will assuage the pain of being a Nebraska Cornhusker football fan right now

10-Year Rule To Become An Expert

Mastery is also needed, they claim, for creative products to be widely accepted and recognized by others, especially critics.

Performers who rely on a large amount of apparent spontaneity (i.e., orators and comedians, for example) actually do follow rules of impeccable timing and use expertise in voice modulation and intentional pausing, amongst other personal skills many that are not apparent to the novice (I would say here I’m at the ‘apprentice’ level). Starting in 1988, I wrote (and management) 48 out of 52 successful grant proposals (92+% success rate). However, even with improvisational genius, some degree of expertise and rule-following is required as a foundation beyond “practice, practice, practice.”

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Support for the 10-year rule may be found in the expertise (or eminence) hypothesis presented by Piirto that “every field and domain of knowledge in which creativity can be demonstrated has novice levels, apprenticeship levels, expert levels, and special jargons” (15). He implies that a certain amount of the patterns, knowledge and rules of a field like physics must be ‘internalized’ before deeper incubation can occur or creative, scientific breakthroughs be made. Creativity: flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. Now, I am exploring “best practices” in fundraising and endowment campaigns as part of my Ph.D. She employs a great deal of spontaneity and humor along with wildly evocative and energizing lexicon (i.e., universal self, core tapping, pollination, social artistry, passion for the possible, lure of becoming) launched with such delicacy and impeccable timing. The first happened during high school. Finally, two personal examples will be used to support the 10-year rule.

Phil Johncock is an award-winning author, educator and mentor. In other words, one thing that may define people with a consistently high level of creative performance is the degree of expertise in a specific domain or discipline that has taken place over time, as well as practice and experience. Nonetheless, exploration of the levels of creativity (i.e., novice, apprenticeship, expert) has largely evaded theorists. Finally, it was Coach Pessell’s adaptation of the Ohio State Buckeye’s power-I offense that created a structure through which my talent flourished and shined. (1996). Understanding creativity. This is indeed a valid argument. That challenge ignited a competitive drive for me to move forward. I received a great deal of public recognition after I gained performance mastery in the sport of football. I got involved in school-supported football at that point (8th grade). Although I had been playing organized football for only five years, I had watched a lot of football on TV previously. In other words, a discoverer must be familiar with a discipline for deeper creative solutions to emerge.

To support the role of master teachers presented earlier, I would like to appreciate my high school football coach, Fred Pessell, for challenging me in middle school to be a better running back than Ralph Ryan, a classmate. One of the foundations for her speaking is a scripted text that represents countless hours of research and analysis (also her genius) of a wide range of subjects, from the new field of social artistry to spiral dynamics to ancient mystery school practices. Piirto calls this the “10 year rule.” “Any person,” she claims, “must have been working in a domain for a minimum of 10 years in order to achieve international recognition” (15).

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Confirmation for the 10-year rule also appears in the work of Csikszentmihalyi, specifically regarding the ‘incubation’ phase of creativity. She relies on her extensive expertise in hypnosis, theater, group dynamics, and comedy (her father was a comedy writer for Bob Hope and the creator of the famous “Who’s On First?” skit). She is also one of the most widely-read people I know. There are few rules for creativity, they claim. “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” the adage goes. In essence, they are the key holders to the secret code.

We’ve all heard performance artists say how much they studied music and practiced with an instrument like the guitar before they were able to play more advanced classical pieces and develop their own unique style. In short, what role does a master teacher plays in producing creative genius and progressing from novice to expert? What is it that allows for mastery to take place? One explanation, says Piirto, is that “master coaches and teachers have codified the knowledge necessary for mastering the domain” (15). Two years later, Coach Pessell elevated me to the varsity team as a sophomore to challenge me even more and bring my fledgling skills to a higher level. He is an authority in how to get grants, scholarships and fundraising, as well as an authority in finding and branding your niche, completion, and working at home. This area is easy for me, I’m confident speaking and writing, and my contributions are almost immediately well-received largely because I enjoy grant writing/management and teaching experience of more than 12 years.


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Criticisms may come from people who say that everyone is creative (with a small “c”); unfortunately, this is beyond the scope of this essay. One of the primary criticisms of the 10-year role – namely the spontaneous nature of creativity – will also be addressed. Jean Houston. I wrote a masters thesis on the “Metaphysics of Successful Grant Writing” which I turned into a teaching/learning book on grant writing. For example, one of the greatest public speakers that I’ve ever heard is Dr. These may not be apparent on the surface to a novice but they represent many decades of practice and experience.

Personally, there are two examples of the 10-year rule that I can apply to my life personally and professionally. I basically documented “what works” in grant writing and began teaching others what I knew. I also participated in pick-up games and organized sports like baseball and basketball with neighbors for more than five years. My students have since gone on to generate over $1.2 billion in funding in 2.5 years. You can reach Phil at www.4Grants.Net and

Finally, the second example of the 10-year rule happened to me professionally. (2004). To contribute to the field and challenge myself, I created a 10-credit college grant writing certification program. My experience and practice in football totaled more than 10 years.

At least two creativity theorists (Csikszentmahalyi & Piirto) argue that creativity (with a big “C”) relies upon a certain degree of mastery over a domain in order for a creator to be successful. I received many accolades (i.e., all-state running back, school and state (Michigan) records-setter, and Hall of Fame athlete) as a result of my performance during my senior (12th) year. He argues that it is impossible “for a person who has not mastered a domain or been involved in a field” (102) to take full advantage of the incubation phase. New York, NY: HarperCollins.

In this essay, the 10-year rule will be introduced using arguments presented by Jane Piirto and Mihaly Csikszentmahalyi.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. Morever, little has been written about the relationship of the expert with his or her master teacher along the continuum of creativity levels. Criticisms may also come from those who associate creativity with spontaneous, free flowing improvisations. “Practice, practice, practice!”

. She once told me that in 20 years she compiled over 200 unpublished 400-page manuscripts on the shelves that she has used as scripts for her presentations

College Football Playoff 101: How it works, who makes the decisions and more


o Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. 1, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

o Tuesday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m., ESPN

o Allstate Sugar Bowl, Jan. 22, 7 p.m. No. You can find the full recusal list here.


The selection committee meets at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, every Monday and Tuesday, starting Oct. 31. 15, 9 p.m. 9 on ESPN in Tampa, Florida (it’s always on a Monday).



Playoff semifinals:  Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl & Fiesta Bowl

College Footblal Playoff National Championship: New Orleans, La.. ET, ESPN

o Tuesday, Nov. ET, ESPN


The committee doesn’t try to avoid regular-season rematches in the semifinals: It’s No.

o Selecting the top four teams for the playoff, ranking and assigning them to semifinal sites. Repeat.

They are guided by these criteria (not weighted) when choosing their top four teams:

oChampionships won

oStrength of schedule

oHead-to-head competition

oComparative outcomes of common opponents (without incenting margin of victory)


Each week, starting on Nov. Kickoffs will be at 3 p.m. 3. 4, and No. Two committee members are assigned as monitors for each conference. 

The College Football Playoff semifinals this year are in which bowls? The committee releases its rankings when? Who’s on the committee?

Nine of the 12 committee members are affected by the CFP’s recusal policy, which prohibits a committee member from voting for a team they or an immediate family member receive compensation from or have a professional relationship with. 2, 8 p.m. The CFP is entering its third season, yet there’s still plenty of confusion over how it all works.

As semesters begin across the country, here’s your CFP 101 for 2016:


The semifinals: Chick-fil-A  Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, both Dec. If a conference champion qualifies for the playoff, the bowl losing that team chooses a replacement from that conference. There will be weekly updates, culminating with the final rankings on Dec. ET, ESPN

o Tuesday, Nov. and 7 p.m ET on ESPN.

College Football Playoff National Championship: Jan. 1, the committee will unveil its top-25 rankings on ESPN’s College Football Playoff: Top 25. They each have a computer to vote on, and they debate and rank the teams in groups of six or eight. They each come prepared with their own preliminary top 30 but only rank 25.

New Year’s Six schedule:

o Capital One Orange Bowl, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

o Selecting the highest-ranked champion from the Group of 5 (MAC, Mountain West, American, Sun Belt, Conference USA) for a New Year’s Six bowl.

Both teams for the Capital One Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual and Allstate Sugar Bowl are contracted outside the playoff arrangement (Big Ten and Pac-12 to the Rose Bowl; SEC and Big 12 to the Sugar Bowl; and ACC to the Orange Bowl against the highest-ranked team available from the SEC, Big Ten and Notre Dame). And oh yeah, the second ranking just happens to fall on election night. They will, however, try to avoid rematches in the other New Year’s Six bowls.

Inhale. 4, 12 p.m.


Playoff semifinals: Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic & Capital One Orange Bowl

College Football Playoff National Championship: Santa Clara, Calif.

College Football Playoff National Championship: Alabama 45, Clemson 40



Playoff semifinals: Allstate Sugar Bowl & Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual

College Football Playoff National Championship: Atlanta, Ga.

There are coaches everywhere who study the sport for a living and can’t answer those questions. ET, ESPN

o Tuesday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., ET, ESPN

o Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, Jan. Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr had to step down due to health reasons.

Their duties include:

o Six weekly top-25 rankings, beginning Nov. ET, ESPN


Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual: Oregon 59, Florida State 20

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Ohio State 42, Alabama 35

College Football Playoff National Championship: Ohio State 42, Oregon  20

o Tuesday, Nov. When those bowls host the semifinals and their contracted conference champs do not qualify, the displaced champion(s) will play in a different New Year’s bowl.


Capital One Orange Bowl: Clemson 37, Oklahoma 17

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Alabama 38, Michigan State 0

The selection committee consists of 12 people: Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt (chair); Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez; former Southern Miss coach Jeff Bower; former Central Michigan coach Herb Deromedi; former NCAA executive Tom Jernstedt; former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson; Arkansas AD Jeff Long; Oregon AD Rob Mullens; Clemson AD Dan Radakovich; Condoleezza Rice; retired sports reporter Steve Wieberg; and former coach Tyrone Willingham. 31 this year. Exhale. 1 vs. 2, 1 p.m. No. 1 and ending on Dec. 2 vs. ET, ESPN

o Sunday, Dec. 4. The other New Year’s Six game is the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

The highest-ranked team from the Group of 5 conferences is guaranteed a spot in a New Year’s Six bowl.

You can find more detailed bios of the committee here. 4