The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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We’re All Native Americans Now (WSJ) Elizabeth Warren demonstrates the folly of identity politics.

Starting 11: LSU Soars, Georgia Crumbles (Outkick) SEC power rankings 1-14, Outkick national top ten & my four playoff teams. Starting 11 is live.

Did Elizabeth Warren Just Kill Identity Politics? (WSJ) If the Massachusetts senator is now a person of color then the term has no meaning.

Marcus Mariota is Going the Wrong Way (Big Lead) He’s the first QB to be sacked double digit times and complete fewer passes than sacks taken since Guido Merkens in 1987.

Cherokee Nation Blasts Elizabeth Warren For DNA Stunt: ‘Inappropriate And Wrong’ (Federalist) In a statement released Monday, the Cherokee Nation blasted Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren for trotting out the results of a DNA test she claims prove she is part Cherokee.

Nick Saban, Alabama seeking record 12th straight win over Tennessee (Times Free Press) Alabama’s 11-game winning streak against Tennessee has transpired by the average score of 36-11, and the Crimson Tide can become the first team ever to defeat the Vols 12 consecutive times when the two square off Saturday afternoon.

This is Sparty: Take the Home Dog and Points Against Rival Michigan (SportsBookReview) There are three things in this world that are certain: death, taxes, and the Michigan State Spartans getting the cover against the Michigan Wolverines.

Alabama Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa: Knee Fine, Has a lot to Improve (Bama Maven) University of Alabama sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa did a brief remote interview with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt on Monday night.

Will Trump Evade Hispanic Voters’ Wrath? (New York Times) We talk of Hispanic voters as a unified bloc. That’s lazy and wrong.

49ers Beathard — valiant for most of the night — ultimately comes up short (SF Chronicle) All the while, Beathard looked strikingly comfortable and command. He looked like he belonged.

The NFL’s Loudest Mouth Went Silent When it Mattered (NY Post) There’s nothing in sports more pathetic than a trash-talking front-runner who, after he’s been defeated, goes silent. It’s behavior nothing short of weak and hypocritical, and it was behavior Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was guilty of Sunday after the Cowboys routed the Jags, 40-7.

Line released for Tennessee vs. Alabama (RockyTopTalk) Alabama is 4-3 against the spread so far in 2018. Tennessee improved to 2-3 against the spread with an outright win over Auburn last week.

The Monday After: Michigan is improved, but The Wolverines Aren’t All the Way Back Just Yet (CBS) Michigan State, Ohio State, and Penn State are the games that will determine whether this Michigan team is truly a playoff contender because those are the games playoff teams win.

Return On Investment For Jon Gruden: $100 Million Per Win (Forbes) Jon Gruden is a lackluster 1-for-6 in his return as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders, which means that owner Mark Davis’s return on his lavish investment will be stuck at $100 million per victory for at least two more weeks.

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