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-- CFN's Pete Fiutak:

Tom O’Brien moved from Boston College to NC State why? Out of all the places college football is played, Boston is easily as nice as any major city. He has a consistent winner in place after building the BC program into an underrated power that’s better than NC State is now, or has been in the last several years. The fan base might be slightly more interested than BC’s, considering Boston is a pro town, but most Pack fans would take a stomping over North Carolina on the hardwood any day of the week over a big win in football. Then again, O’Brien’s a coach. They’re all nuts. Speaking of which...

-- NBC Sports lists some fantastic finishes from the college football season:

Wolfpack redshirt sophomore quarterback Daniel Evans, making his first start, leads the offense onto the field trailing 15-10 with 0:46 to play. The ball is on the N.C. State 28. After a pair of completions takes the ball to the BC 34, Evans lofts a pass into the right back corner of the end zone with 8.5 ticks left. Receiver John Dunlap leaps higher than Eagle DB DeJuan Tribble, bobbles the pass and then hauls it in for the Wolfpack victory.

-- Ronald Steele injured, Jermareo Davidson coping with loss:

Alabama (8-1) is preparing for Saturday's matchup with 7-0 Southern Mississippi in Mobile's Coors Classic. Gottfried is uncertain whether either player will participate in the game. Davidson withdrew from classes on Friday to avoid a failing grade that would jeopardize the senior's academic standing.

Davidson has missed substantial time in class since his brother, Dewayne Watkins, was shot and critically wounded in Atlanta last month. He was returning to campus after visiting his brother on Nov. 12 when the vehicle in which he was riding flipped on an Atlanta interstate, killing his longtime girlfriend, Nikki Murphy.

"Jermareo's had a very, very hard time," Gottfried said. "His brother is in the hospital still. You know the situation with his girlfriend. Due to that, he's missed a lot of academic dates because of the number of times he's been at the hospital with his brother."

Davidson's story is unbelievably sad. Best wishes to him and his family. More here.