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College football needs a New Deal

After expansion and scandal, the sport eyes a brighter future

Originally Published: August 8, 2011
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Welcome to the 2011 college football season.

Now, figure out whether to laugh or cry.

College football has never been more popular and has never seemed more troubled. There is a revolution taking place on the field, where the no-huddle, spread-the-field philosophy has made offenses more prolific and more exciting than ever. But there hasn't been a similar evolution off the field, where the old rules for recruiting, staff size and social media have made the sport's administrators ...

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