1. Which Team Can Stop the SEC's BCS Dominance? Hint -- It's an Urban Renewal

    Which teams will make it to the BCS title game this January? Please, people. One of them will be Alabama. Picking a Nick Saban team to contend for a BCS championship is like testing pasta to see if it's done...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 9,332 reads 368 comments

  2. Here's One Way to Bring Some Consistency to College Football Rankings

    In 2006 No. 1 Ohio State beat No. 2 Michigan 42-39 in the first Game of the Century in the BCS era. When the BCS poll came out the following Sunday , Michigan was still ranked No...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 3,204 reads 58 comments

  3. Tom Osborne's Idea for College Football Playoff Committee Is Slightly Off Base

    Nebraska Athletic Director Dr. Tom Osborne recently spoke to Journal Star 's Steven Sipple and suggested that the College Football Playoff's selection committee should be comprised of retired football coaches...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 2,175 reads 2 comments

  4. Oklahoma State QB Wes Lunt Transfer is Case of Having Too Much Talent

    Quarterback Wes Lunt is leaving Oklahoma State. Lunt didn't cite a specific reason for his impending transfer, according to ESPN's David Ubben ...

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  5. Is College Football Suffering an Identity Crisis?

    When you think of Alabama football, you think of great defense and a balanced offense with emphasis on the run. Alabama football is well defined. It has an identity. But Alabama is one of the few in college football that has one...

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  6. Big 12 Football Post-Spring Wide Receiver Rankings

    Five Big 12 teams had the nation's top 10 passing offenses last year. That 2012 season highlighted a dizzying display of aerial shows from Texas to West Virginia...

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  7. Pac-12 Football Post-Spring Wide Receiver Rankings

    Receivers bring out the best in college football fans. They bring us to our feet when a deep ball is thrown and bring us to our knees when the ball is caught. Or dropped...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 13,991 reads 7 comments

  8. Are the Players or the Head Coach More Responsible for a Team Success?

    Alabama head coach Nick Saban 's teams have won three of the last four BCS titles. He has done that with top-ranked recruiting classes. So logic dictates that Saban's success is due to the enormous talent he has stockpiled...

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  9. College Football Playoff Fallout: Will USC, UCLA and ND Schedule FCS Schools?

    They are the only remaining FBS teams to have never scheduled an FCS team. And they have done so with pride. It is mentioned in the schools' media guides. It's talked about among their fans in an almost reverent tone...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 2,530 reads 76 comments

  10. Big 12 Football Post-Spring Running Back Rankings

    When you think of Big 12 football, you think of a strong passing game. But that will change this year for many teams...

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  11. Pac-12 Football Post-Spring Running Back Rankings

    The running game is extremely important in football. It takes time off the clock to secure a team's lead in a tight game. It wears down the opposing team's defense. It opens up the passing game...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 7,801 reads 11 comments

  12. Big 12 Post-Spring Quarterback Rankings

    There are a lot of wide-open quarterback competitions due to the talent that has left the Big 12. But there is also an incoming group of passers who should electrify Big 12 fans...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 6,037 reads 12 comments

  13. Do Big Numbers in the NFL Draft Equal Success in College Football Recruiting?

    The Southeastern Conference had a record 63 players drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft. Do those gaudy numbers influence where high school prospects want to play college football? AL...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 324 reads 5 comments

  14. Pac-12 Football Post-Spring Quarterback Rankings

    Who is the best quarterback in the Pac-12? Some teams have not named their starter, so the quarterbacks on those teams will be placed at the back of the pack for now...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 442 reads 24 comments

  15. USC Football: Is Lane Kiffin out If Trojans Lose to UCLA, Notre Dame in 2013?

    When USC lost to Notre Dame and UCLA last year, head coach Lane Kiffin 's job was thought to be in immediate peril, but USC athletic director Pat Haden spared him the pink slip...

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  16. What Did We Learn in the Pac-12 After Spring Football?

    Pac-12 football has concluded all of its spring games and now the questions surface leading up to fall camp...

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  17. Who Is Ultimately Responsible for Behavior of College Football Stars?

    When LSU running back Jeremy Hill was suspended on April 28 as a result of a misdemeanor battery charge, football fans pondered how much responsibility head coach Les Miles bore for the offseason antics of his player...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 459 reads 6 comments

  18. As Leagues Play with Their Schedules, Should Pac-12 and Big 12 Go to 8 Games?

    With the College Football Playoff only a year-and-a-half away, conferences that have a nine-game conference model might want to take a second look at their scheduling practices...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 2,579 reads 8 comments

  19. How Good Does a BCS Championship Quarterback Have to Be?

    Every February college football fans stay riveted to their televisions, mobile phone apps or computers while tracking their favorite team's progress on signing day. And when a 5-star quarterback is within reach, their obsession reaches new heights...

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  20. USC Football Already Under the Gun with 19-Point Spread vs. Hawaii in Opener

    Some way-too-early offshore betting lines have been released for the first week of college football and USC is a heavy favorite over Hawaii ...

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  21. How the Injury Retirement of Josh Nunes Affects Stanford QB Depth

    Stanford announced Monday that quarterback Josh Nunes has retired from the football program after completely tearing his right chest muscle during an offseason workout in February, according to an Associated Press report...

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  22. ESPN Analyst Trent Dilfer Was Wrong to Blast Oklahoma Offense

    When former Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2013 NFL draft, ESPN Analyst Trent Dilfer was asked for his opinion on the selection...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 7,393 reads 59 comments

  23. UCLA Football: Defense Shows Marked Improvement in Spring Game

    Pasadena, Calif— While the offense didn't offer any surprises in Saturday’s UCLA spring football game, the defense showed much improvement. The play of the secondary was a huge surprise...

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  24. College Football Playoff: What Should the Selection Committee Look Like?

    It's nervous time. College football's future is in the hands of a currently faceless, nameless entity. For now, this entity is referred to as the BCS Selection Committee...

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  25. Winners and Losers from the BCS Meetings and College Football Playoff

    College football fans' favorite entity, the BCS, has made some rather important announcements regarding the birth of the college football playoff era...

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