1. 2011 Belk Bowl: Plucky Louisville Falls, but Battled N.C. State Until the End

    It’s hard to put into words how lucky we are that Louisville isn’t representing the Big East in the Orange Bowl. I like what Charlie Strong is building at Louisville, and it starts with freshman quarterback Teddy Bridgewater...

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  2. 10 College Football Head Coaches Who Need a Demotion

    Randy Edsall called Maryland his dream job. Well, the 2011 season wasn't so dreamy for Edsall or the Terrapins...

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  3. The 2011 College Football Awards No One Wants to Receive

    Wisconsin loved winning the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game so much the players gave the trophy a little smooch after the game. But not every player, coach or team can experience such euphoria at the end of the season...

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  4. Final Report Cards for the Top 50 College Football Coaches in 2011

    LSU may be loaded with talent, but that shouldn't detract from the outstanding coaching Les Miles displayed this college football season...

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  5. 25 College Football Players Who Came out of Nowhere in 2011

    Until Kansas State beat Miami on the road 28-24, like most people outside of Manhattan, Kan., I had never heard of Collin Klein. From that impressive performance until the end of the season, Klein earned a reputation as a tough player and a winner...

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  6. Grading Every New Coaching Hire in College Football

    UCLA's hiring of former NFL coach Jim L. Mora created some divisive opinions on the choice among college football pundits and fans. More recently, Todd Graham's departure for Arizona State after just one season at Pittsburgh was ridiculed by many...

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  7. Predicting College Football's 10 Best in Every Class for 2012

    Clemson's Sammy Watkins was a breakout star in his first year with the Tigers. You could make an argument that he was the most exciting player on the field all season...

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  8. The Nation's 50 Best College Football Running Backs from the 2011 Season

    With Baylor's Robert Griffin III winning the 2011 Heisman Trophy, it has been two seasons since a running back has won the award...

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  9. College Football Bowl Games: 25 Reasons They're More Exciting Than NFL Playoffs

    I'm not trying to say I don't like the NFL playoffs. It's actually the best part of the professional season. But it still doesn't come close to the excitement I feel each college football bowl season...

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  10. 2011 Bowl Schedule: Predictions Against the Spread for All 35 Bowl Games

    We've heard Boise State's Chris Petersen voice his displeasure with the BCS and others debate the pros and cons of a rematch in the BCS National Championship. Enough of that...

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  11. The 25 Best College Football Coaching Efforts of the 2011 Season

    Virginia's Mike London probably considers the 2011 season a success, but still disappointing. London understands that to truly get a program like Virginia's turned around completely, the Cavaliers must beat its rival—Virginia Tech...

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  12. Sugar Bowl 2012: Previewing Michigan vs. Virginia Tech

    In Brady Hoke's first season at Michigan he has done something Rich Rodriguez could not accomplish in three seasons, reach a BCS Bowl. After a 10-2 season and a big win over rival Ohio State, the No...

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  13. WVU vs. South Florida: Share of Big East Crown on the Line Thursday

    With a simple win Thursday night, a Cincinnati victory Saturday and West Virginia can forget two disappointing losses that could have derailed the Mountaineers' season. But those are still two big "ifs...

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  14. Virginia and College Football's 10 Most Overachieving Teams of 2011

    Virginia coach Mike London was recently rewarded with the ACC's Coach of the Year award for the Cavaliers' breakout season in 2011. While Virginia's eight-win season is impressive, the Cavaliers are not alone in overachieving this fall...

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  15. The 50 Greatest Big Ten Football Champions of All Time

    It's a big week for the Big Ten conference, as Michigan State and Wisconsin will meet in the league's inaugural football championship game on Saturday. Since 1896, the Big Ten had crowned a champion through the results during the regular season...

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  16. Pitt vs. WVU: Which Backyard Brawl Team Made Best Conference Realignment Choice?

    The Backyard Brawl may be a regional rivalry, but the hatred between Pittsburgh and West Virginia can be as intense as any in the nation...

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  17. BCS Rankings: Is the System Working?

    The BCS Rankings have been around for 14 years, and the system is under attack like never before. Following last weekend's major shake-up, when three of the top five teams in the ...

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  18. Arkansas vs. LSU: Did WVU's 463 Passing Yards vs. Tigers Give Razorbacks Hope?

    It's not like offensive mastermind Bobby Petrino needs any help. But if the Arkansas coach was looking for some pointers on how to move the ball against LSU, all he needed to do was place a call to West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen...

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  19. Arkansas vs. LSU Prediction: Why the Tigers Will Win

    With Bobby Petrino on the sidelines, you always feel Arkansas has a chance to win. He's proven this in each successive season with the Razorbacks...

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  20. Houston vs. Tulsa: Friday's 'Other' Big College Football Game

    Eighth-ranked Houston (11-0) has no room for a letdown. A bad performance and a loss to Tulsa (8-3) today, and the Cougars can kiss their BCS Bowl hopes good bye, but also a shot at the Conference USA Championship...

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  21. Arkansas vs. LSU: How Good Would Razorbacks Be If Knile Davis Was Still Playing?

    Knile Davis entered 2011 as a Heisman Trophy front runner. Following a season-ending ankle injury during a preseason practice, Davis didn't get a chance to show the nation his true talents...

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  22. BCS Rankings: Why LSU Is a Lock Even If It Loses One of Its Last Two

    LSU hasn't had the luxury of taking too many weeks off this season. The Tigers September schedule alone was as tough as many programs around the nation might play all season...

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  23. Rating Every Top College Football Tradition as Classic or Outdated

    It's rivalry weekend folks, so it's time to consider a sampling of the college football traditions. Many have stood the test of time, while it may be time for others to be retired...

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  24. Bowl Predictions: 20 Players Who Could Rise in Draft with Big Bowl Performances

    Where a player gets drafted can mean millions of dollars. As the regular season is coming to a close, there are fewer opportunities for seniors and other draft-eligible players to make an impression on NFL scouts...

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  25. College Football Predictions Week 13: Who's Primed to Move Up BCS Rankings?

    With so many upsets this past weekend and the SEC's stranglehold on the top spots in the BCS rankings , is there really anything left to play for this season? If the past two weeks ...

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