Welcome to Campus Clicks, a daily feature on Campus Rush. Every weekday we'll bring you links, pictures and videos from across the web. This will be very much like SI.com's popular Hot Clicks, only tailored to the college audience.
Bigger Than Football
Feel-good and bigger-than-football stories can easily get lost in the insanity of college football, but as we prepare for another fantastic season, it's important to remember college football players and coaches are people, too. This could not be evident than in a story by Steve Kornacki of MGoBlue.com. He revisits the unthinkable tragedy that struck Michigan football player Elliott Mealer in 2007 and a emotional act of kindness from rival coach Jim Tressel.
College football returns tomorrow, here's Baylor's kicker getting decleated "through the ages" pic.twitter.com/cxblQYMtTy
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) September 2, 2015
Because everyone has probably had their fill of standard preseason polls, here's a change of pace: Re-Ranking of the AP Top 25: Coaches We Must Want to Get Drunk With.
College Football Eve Remedies
If you're too anxious and unable to sleep tonight, here are 33 of the best binge-watching TV shows that will keep you entertained. It's also recommended you browse through the heap of incredible 2014-15 college football YouTube videos, including this phenomenal 2014-15 highlight video. And for those who find their stomach turning as they think of all the glory that will soon be bestowed upon us, here are nine foods that will soothe an ishy belly.
Keep 'em Coming
How many hype videos does it take to get properly prepared for the college football season? Trick question. Your consumption of hype videos should never be capped and you should welcome all opportunities to watch any and all hype videos, including this beauty from Wisconsin for its season opener against Alabama.
There are some strong opinions on the current College Football Playoff format and many curiosities as to what it would take for the field to be expanded. Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans tell us how Notre Dame earning a playoff bid could prompt expansion.
Chipotle Will Deliver to These 40 College Campuses This Fall #GSU - ABC News http://t.co/2Ag9ZiFdd1 via @ABC — Nedra Newton (@NNewton115) September 1, 2015
Can. Not. Wait.
Clemson Tiger 12 pack Crush Display I built at Publix on Clemson Blvd. in Anderson pic.twitter.com/PoiVIJ3kJX — Brett Hevner (@pepsiman356) September 1, 2015
Odds and Ends
The gorgeous Sam Ponder is back and starring in Xyience commercials now ... Apparently "pond hopping" is a tradition at Texas A&M and it looks awesome ... Michigan State QB Connor Cook wasn't named a team captain and he's not thrilled ... Oregon State offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin drinks a lot of Diet Coke (Hint: It's more than 15/day) ... Five best Steve Spurrier Shirtless Photos ... Projections for every bowl game, including the playoffs ... Getting Religious: Michigan sends recruit a graphic with Bible verse on it ... Five most expensive game tickets in CFB this year ... With the transfers of Vernon Adams & Everett Golson, have we reached CFB free agency? ... Hoops news: Duke landed 5-star point guard Frank Jackson ... Ex-FSU WR Snoop Minnis brilliant trolled Florida ... Story of Taylor Swift-obsessed college student battling cystic fibrosis goes viral ... she gets to meet T. Swift.
TCU and Baylor played one of the more exciting season-openers four years ago today. On September 2, 2011, the Robert Griffin-led Bears blew a 24-point fourth quarter led before rallying for a 50-48 victory.
Put 'Em Up
A handful of Texas football players, including quarterback Tyrone Swoopes, make appearances in a student's music video, "Put 'Em Up":
Change of Pace
As incredible as high intensity pump-up tunes are during the football season, we're going to slow things down on College Football Eve 2015 with a classic from the one and only Frank Sinatra: