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  • Research & Doug - November 26, 2013
    Doug Franz | November 26, 2013 11:49 am
    1) When using play-action, Robert Griffin III completed one pass to his team and one pass to San Francisco. (ESPN Stats & Info) 2) Michael Vick has never won a game in an outdoor stadium played...
  • College coaching: The place for the biased or uninformed
    Doug Franz | November 25, 2013 5:00 am
    I think I'm going to be OK with the 15-person panel who will be choosing the four teams participating in the NCAA playoff next season. Thankfully, it removes the coaches from being involved. Looking at...
  • Let's face it, Tempe is better than Pittsburgh
    Doug Franz | November 23, 2013 11:00 pm
    Todd Graham was torched by the national media for his one-year tenure in Pittsburgh. Isn't it time for those same people to turn their attention to Pittsburgh and wonder if they're the problem? Arizona...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll: Week 12
    Doug Franz | November 21, 2013 1:45 pm
    1) DENVER BRONCOS (2): On any other team it's not a story, but considering...
  • Research & Doug - November 19, 2013
    Doug Franz | November 19, 2013 9:46 am
    1) Arizona Cardinals before Bruce Arians = 3 wins in Florida. Arizona Cardinals with Bruce Arians = 2 wins in Florida. (Cards press release and me) 2) The Colts offense has scored seven first-half...
  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Week 5
    Doug Franz | November 18, 2013 5:22 pm
    In case you don't know from the things I've said on air. I hate the BCS but I don't have a problem with the BCS formula. I just don't want it used to narrow the field from 125 to two. Although I'm...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll: Week 11
    November 14, 2013 2:13 pm
    1) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1): I love the line from Bruce Arians during the Cards' bye week,
  • Research & Doug - November 12, 2013
    Doug Franz | November 12, 2013 1:47 pm
    1) Alabama scored the most points they have against LSU since 1947. (Postgame press notes) 2) Florida State has scored at least 41 points in every game this year.(Associated Press) 3) The only...
  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Week 4
    Doug Franz | November 11, 2013 12:30 pm
    In case you don't know from the things I've said on air. I hate the BCS but I don't have a problem with the BCS formula. I just don't want it used to narrow the field from 125 to two. Although I'm...
  • Just find a way
    Doug Franz | November 09, 2013 6:32 pm
    Stanford didn't do it. Arizona State did. Utah is a bad team on the road. But when they are in Salt Lake City, they are very tough. Just ask David Shaw and The Cardinal. The Utes had...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll - Week 10
    Doug Franz | November 07, 2013 3:36 pm
    1) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1): Defense and special teams have as many TDs as Jacksonville...take all the time you need on the bye week so we get a classic next week in Denver. 2) INDINAPOLIS COLTS (2):...
  • Research & Doug - November 6, 2013
    Doug Franz | November 06, 2013 7:20 am
    1) The Patriots have allowed 130 yards rushing in every game since Vince Wilfork was lost for the season. (ESPN Stats & Info) 2) Oakland gave up seven TD passes to Nick Foles. Oakland has seven TD...
  • The future is Rocky
    Doug Franz | November 05, 2013 9:44 pm
    There are quite a few acceptable candidates to be the next Arizona State athletic director. There is one candidate who is the right choice. Rocky Harris must become the next AD of ASU. I realize that...
  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Week 3
    Doug Franz | November 04, 2013 8:04 am
    In case you don't know from the things I've said on air. I hate the BCS but I don't have a problem with the BCS formula. I just don't want it used to narrow the field from 125 to two. Although I'm...
  • ASU to fans: 'Will you board the bandwagon?'
    Doug Franz | November 01, 2013 1:17 pm
    Everything is in front of them and there's no reason to look to the past anymore. Devil fans love to talk about past failures. Phoenix loves to wait until a team proves some mythical point before...
  • Research & Doug - October 29, 2013
    Doug Franz | October 29, 2013 5:12 pm
    1) Larry Fitzgerald replaced Jason Witten as the youngest player in history to catch 800 passes. --Cardinals press release In honor of Larry's accomplishment over Witten, here's some stats specific...
  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Week 2
    Doug Franz | October 28, 2013 7:58 am
    In case you don't know from the things I've said on air. I hate the BCS but I don't have a problem with the BCS formula. I just don't want it used to narrow the field from 125 to two. Although I'm...
  • 2017 will be here soon for the Phoenix Suns
    Doug Franz | October 25, 2013 5:55 pm
    I can't see the light, but I believe it's there...and no, I don't think it's an oncoming train. The Phoenix Suns traded Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown and Kendall Marshall for an under-achieving injured...
  • Franz's NFL Power Poll: Week 8
    Doug Franz | October 24, 2013 8:27 am
    1) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1): A 7-0 team has never missed the playoffs...despite not having their bye, still has given up the fewest total points (10 teams have played fewer games but given up more total...
  • Research & Doug - October 22, 2013
    Doug Franz | October 22, 2013 9:33 am
    1) RG3 ran the zone read eight times in weeks 1-7 and eight times against Chicago. (ESPN Stats and Info) 2) When you take away the negative yards for sacks that are attributed to rushing stats in the...
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