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Petersen joined Boise State's staff from Oregon, where he joined up with fellow Oregon defect Dan...

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Petersen joined Boise State's staff from Oregon, where he joined up with fellow Oregon defect Dan Hawkins, who, in turn, had joined Koetter at BSU after Koetter left Oregon in 1997. In one of the many layers of intrigue in this game, Petersen has said the Boise State offense really just grew out of the Mike Belloti/Dirk Koetter/Jeff Tedford system at Oregon, especially ironic now that the Ducks themselves run something entirely different, the Chip Kelly spread.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Deconstructing-Oregon-and-Boise-livin-on-the-?urn=ncaaf-187121

I think we have the right people in position because I think what they will do is challenge...

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I think we have the right people in position because I think what they will do is challenge themselves and ask all of the right questions. They would be the wrong people if they said, ‘we tried hard, we didn’t execute and we’ll get better next year.’ I don’t think that’s an answer. The answer is that we’re going to evaluate the team, the players, the coaches and why we didn’t perform in the personnel area and why we didn’t perform at the level that we’re capable of. The beauty of Smitty and Thomas is that they will do that. It’s not their nature to be defensive. They are thoughtful and bright and care about the franchise and winning. They will do what I would want them to do, which is be objective and go through a thorough analysis and not be emotional about it.

Arthur Blank Talks To AJC'S D. Orlando Ledbetter The key point here is that Smitty and Dimitroff were just given a very real vote of confidence. Players and coordinators are not safe, but it appears those two are.

Will The Falcons Be One and Done?

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Will The Falcons Be One and Done?

If we don't face a NFC East team than we will, at least in my mind. How about you?

Mike Smith taken off of charter flight with chest pains. Taken to hospital. All tests returned...

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Mike Smith taken off of charter flight with chest pains. Taken to hospital. All tests returned negative.

Dan Patrick on NBC SNF Halftime show

Does it matter if your quarterback can’t throw long with any success? Of Keating’s top 10 deep...

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Does it matter if your quarterback can’t throw long with any success? Of Keating’s top 10 deep passers, eight preside over teams with winning records. Of the 10 lowest-ranked deep passers, only one plays for a winning team — Matt Ryan. This would seem to indicate that the Falcons are doing it the hard way.

Mark Bradley on ESPN study of deep ball success Interesting stuff for sure.

"I had my choices between the holes I could hit if they were there, but they just came with the...

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"I had my choices between the holes I could hit if they were there, but they just came with the all-out blitz, guys shot the gap and things like that," Turner said. "There really wasn't anywhere to go. I just tried to try harder and give that great effort to get those couple of inches that we needed."

ESPN For those who want to know what Michael Turner thinks of that last play, here you go. I agree with him.

"It's just always tough out there when they are cutting you and hitting you in the knees and stuff...

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"It's just always tough out there when they are cutting you and hitting you in the knees and stuff like that," White said. "That kind of prolongs your injuries. That's kind of been my problem, getting hit all of the time. I think I'm going to run out of bounds more. Get first downs and stay alive, keep the chains moving."

Fox Sports South speaks to Roddy White

New feature starting this week: Falcoholic Wall of Fame. I take the best Game Thread comments and...

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New feature starting this week: Falcoholic Wall of Fame. I take the best Game Thread comments and feature them Wednesday/Thursday. Similar set up to my Tweets of the Game, but this post will be much more relevant to our humble community here. So if you're reading this and you don't comment in the Game Threads, this weekend's the best time to start.

Former Patriots safety James Sanders and the Atlanta Falcons reached agreement tonight on a...

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Former Patriots safety James Sanders and the Atlanta Falcons reached agreement tonight on a one-year deal.

From Adam Schefter. You guys are getting a good player.

"We envisioned Jacquizz as being a change of pace back when we drafted him," Smith said. "At the...

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"We envisioned Jacquizz as being a change of pace back when we drafted him," Smith said. "At the time, we were not sure what our roster was going to look like, because of the uncertainty. Now that we have Jason back, we feel that Jacquizz is going to take that role that we drafted him for, and that was to be a change of pace back."

Mike Smith Speaks On The Official Site
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