1. College Football 2011: 22 Teams We're Most Confident in Right Now

    It's not even officially summer yet, but there are some teams you just have a level of confidence about because they have a great coach or that one star player who means everything...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 4,393 reads 18 comments

  2. BCS Bowl Projections: 8 Teams That Will Be Knocked out by October

    It has been quoted way too many times by the talking heads at ESPN and many other so-called experts, but BCS contenders can survive an early loss. Now that means they need a few breaks along the way, but there is some logic to the statement...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 3,680 reads 35 comments

  3. College Football 2011: Power Ranking the 50 Loudest Stadiums

    From the burning couches of Morgantown to decorating Toomer's Corner with toilet paper, every college football fanbase has its own way to celebrate...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 35,177 reads 62 comments

  4. College Football 2011: Predicting The 75 Biggest Blowouts Next Season

    It would be easy to look at every major college program and look at every game they have against FCS opponents and predict a blowout. Now we've learned that this doesn't always hold true (e...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 4,851 reads 75 comments

  5. College Football 2011: Ranking the Coaches for Every Top 25 Team

    There may not be a sport where coaching has more of an impact than in college football. Remember when Mike Shula was coaching Alabama? Now think what a difference Nick Saban has meant to the Crimson Tide...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 8,760 reads 11 comments

  6. College Football 2011: 20 Stadiums That Are Living on Borrowed Time

    Old, historical football stadiums are part of the charm of the college game. Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State play in some of the best stadiums. One big reason why is upgrades over the years...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 7,921 reads 14 comments

  7. College Football 2011 Predictions: 10 Preseason Top 25 Teams That Won't Last

    History proves that preseason rankings are flawed. There was that year in the 1990s when Arizona was everyone’s preseason No. 1 and the Wildcats didn’t even finish in the Top 25...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 1,611 reads 12 comments

  8. College Football 2011: Bo Pelini and 10 College Coaches Who Love to Yell

    College football coaches make ridiculous salaries, but the big money does not mean they have lost their passion. Some coaches are sort of fatherly—kind of like Joe Paterno...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 5,075 reads 13 comments

  9. College Football 2011: 30 Teams That Will Win More Games Than They Did in 2010

    When spring football practice closes, almost every college football team pitches a story of promise. That’s right, we all want and believe our team is going to be better next season...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 3,939 reads 24 comments

  10. College Football: The 10 Best First-Year Coaching Performances in History

    Some of college football’s coaching legends had rough first years. Bobby Bowden went 5-6 in his first season at Florida State. Joe Paterno went 5-5 in 1966 at Penn State. And Frank Beamer won only two games in his first year at Virginia Tech...

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  11. College Football 2011: Top 20 Mid-Majors That Need to Join BCS Conferences

    It’s not often that BCS Conferences hand out golden tickets to non-BCS teams, but there have been some recent examples. This year, Utah begins play in the revamped Pac-12, while TCU will join the Big East in 2012...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 2,829 reads 41 comments

  12. College Football 2011: Top 30 Tailgating Games

    Tailgating is as much a part of college football as Knute Rockne and the Army-Navy game. Until recently the Florida-Georgia game used to be called “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 7,599 reads 24 comments

  13. College Football 2011: 10 Coaches Who Made a Mistake Switching Jobs

    Rich Rodriguez has a huge ego. So when he recently admitted he made a mistake by leaving his alma mater West Virginia for what he thought was a better opportunity at Michigan, it was a shock to many...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 7,147 reads 12 comments

  14. College Football 2011: 25 Cupcake Games Worth Boycotting

    Every college football team in the BCS plays at least one cupcake every year. Coaches want that one guaranteed win (just don’t ask Houston Nutt about this), and athletic directors ...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about 3 years ago 6,037 reads 43 comments

  15. College Football 2011: B/R's Official 50 Heisman Watch List

    Take a look at the early 2011 Heisman watch lists and the top 10 are pretty consistent. But what if the eventual winner comes from outside that top 10? Who are the most likely dark ...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 14,545 reads 34 comments

  16. Power Ranking the Toughest Schedules by Caliber of Opposing Coaches

    Before you can decide who has the toughest schedule based on the caliber the coaches a team plays, you have to figure out who the best coaches are. So here are the Top 20 with the total number of points a team gets for playing that coach: 1...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 2,265 reads 10 comments

  17. College Football 2011: 25 Toughest Back-to-Back Games Any Team Will Face in 2011

    The criticism: BCS teams who schedule cupcakes to pick up easy victories. They exist on every big-time program’s schedule...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 5,957 reads 12 comments

  18. College Football: Comparing Every Preseason Top 25 Team To an MLB Club

    As spring football practices wrap, many college fans turn their focus on baseball as they wait for fall. Since this is all most of us have, who do you think each preseason Top 25 ...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 247 reads 5 comments

  19. College Football 2011: The One Fatal Flaw of Every BCS Team Going into 2011

    No team is perfect. At least not since the 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers. Take a quick look at any of the 67 teams in BCS automatic-qualifier conferences (sorry, TCU fans, you'll have ...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 43,860 reads 48 comments

  20. College Football Bowl Projections: BCS Bowl Odds for the Top 25 Teams

    The odds makers in Las Vegas are paid big-time money to set the lines and offer odds on almost anything in sports. The rest of us? Well, we don't get the money and, let's be honest, we're not as smart as the professionals...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 8,259 reads 62 comments

  21. 2011 NFL Mock Draft: All 32 Teams Select a Current College Coach

    The appeal of the NFL Draft is the suspense that comes with each pick. Will the Jets take a fan favorite or go another direction and upset the apple cart again? But how interesting ...

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  22. 2011 NFL Draft: Ranking the Top 20 Big East Players

    When you consider the Big East is one of six BCS conferences it's almost embarrassing to look at the potential impact the conference will have in the upcoming NFL Draft. Maybe that should be lack of impact...

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  23. College Football Predictions 2011: 10 Coaches Who Need to Win Now or Else

    Can a college football coach really lose his job in April? Jim Tressel is trying to design the blueprint for it, but under normal circumstances they don't. Of course, a productive spring can help save a job in the future...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 4,086 reads 15 comments

  24. College Football 2011: 25 Bold Predictions for the Top 25 Programs

    Don't you just love BOLD predictions that come a good five months before games even begin? Depending on your definition of bold, some of these may seem small potatoes...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 11,165 reads 10 comments

  25. College Football 2011: 10 Most Anticipated Quarterback Competitions This Spring

    There are many programs that must replace successful quarterbacks this fall. A number of these schools have recruited so well that the starter in 2011 is pretty clear. Virginia Tech is going with Logan Thomas...

    Tom Perry Written by Tom Perry about over 3 years ago 9,306 reads 8 comments