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Pat Forde

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Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Pat:

Who has been the best and worst coach in each Power Five conference this season?

Here's where things stand for Coach of the Year — and Not Coach of the Year — in each of the top five conferences with six weeks of the regular season to go → Read More

Forde-Yard Dash: How SMU, Baylor took back football in Texas

SMU and Baylor have never both been 7-0 at the same time. So what's behind the renaissance of the two programs? → Read More

Forde-Yard Dash: This is how bad the playoff picture can get

With two weeks until the first CFP rankings are revealed, it’s time to consider the possibilities that would be the most appalling to the most people. → Read More

Forde-Yard Dash: Three old-school football moments that made for a riveting Week 8

Three signature fourth-and-1 plays Saturday night led to three different outcomes. Also, Pat Forde gives his four playoff teams at this point in the season → Read More

Despite another blowout win, questions remain for Trevor Lawrence and Clemson

The Tigers pounded Louisville on Saturday but convinced no one that they are the same team that won the title last season. And Lawrence doesn't exactly look sharp. → Read More

Best of times, worst of times: Why the Big Ten is a historical anomaly this season

If you’re wondering the last time the Big Ten standings looked like they do right now at the top, you have to stretch back more than a century. → Read More

Forde-Yard Dash: These coaches are taking things way too seriously

It’s October. We have entered the heat of conference play. And the intensity is rising accordingly, starting with the coaches. → Read More

If it's all but over for Clay Helton at USC, who's next?

If USC fans have their druthers, Urban Meyer will be roaming the sidelines at the Coliseum next season. But if that doesn't happen, which other candidates would be a good fit for the Trojans? → Read More

Forde-Yard Dash: 5 worst things we've seen this college football season

Mark Dantonio's ego isn't the only thing that's stood out in the first half of the college football season. Pat Forde runs through his five worst things that've happened thus far. → Read More

Forde-Yard Dash: 5 best things we've seen this college football season

Halfway through the year, Pat Forde takes stock in who's been most impressive this college football season — and offers four picks for the playoff that aren't based on past accomplishments. → Read More

LSU makes case as No. 1 while massive upset shakes up SEC picture

Yes, the Tigers still face a trip to Tuscaloosa to take on mighty Alabama. But what they've done already this season can't be ignored. → Read More

Forde-Yard Dash: Is defense making a comeback?

All of the top 19 teams in scoring defense nationally have zero or one loss. Coincidence? Not likely. Pat Forde dives into the coordinators getting the job done on the defensive end. → Read More

Forde-Yard Dash: What happened to these touted college football stars?

The following players were expected to do big things this season, but have instead gone missing. → Read More

Forde-Yard Dash: Predictions for college football's biggest week of the season

Heavyweight matchups have been pretty sporadic thus far this season — one here, one there, rarely a day-long cluster of games that matter. That changes this week. Pat Forde rates (and predicts) the 10 most significant contests. → Read More

Forde-Yard Dash: Which undefeated team will run the table and make the playoff?

Every Power Five team that has run the table so far has been given a playoff berth. Which big-conference team has the easiest path left this season? Take a guess... → Read More

10 takeaways: Florida may have won lottery by striking out on Chip Kelly, Scott Frost

Here are 10 takeaways from a wild day that didn't feature college football's top two teams. → Read More

Forde-Yard Dash: Why coaches can only blame themselves for redshirt/transfer drama

Potential transfers like that of Houston QB D’Eriq King are the kind that college football coaches hate, but they have nobody to blame but themselves. They w... → Read More

Forde-Yard Dash: My 10 most memorable college football game atmospheres

Georgia delivered one of the most intense gameday experiences ever on Saturday in the Bulldogs' win over Notre Dame, which got Pat Forde thinking: What a... → Read More

Notre Dame's playoff hopes still alive despite heavyweight loss to Georgia

Everyone won something Saturday night in a deafening and potentially defining night between the hedges. → Read More

Next time you want to call NFL players pampered or greedy, remember this C.J. Anderson story

Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde was actually with C.J. Anderson when the news came down that he'd been released by the Lions. → Read More