1. The Legend of Derrick Henry Grows with Record-Setting National Title Performance

    Barring a surprise, Alabama's 2016 national championship win over Clemson in Arizona was likely running back Derrick Henry's last game in a Crimson Tide uniform. The 6'3", 242-pound monster who towered over former 'Bama running back Mark Ingram Jr..

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  2. Biggest Snubs from the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Class

    On Friday, the National Football Foundation released its 2016 College Football Hall of Fame class, a selection of 16 individuals out of 200 players and coaches...

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  3. Which States Are Producing the Most National Championship Talent?

    When No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama line up for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday, it'll be a star-studded game full of household names and future ...

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  4. Breaking Down National Championship Matchups Position by Position

    If the College Football Playoff is all about matchups, then the semifinals turned out to be the worst pairings imaginable. Can the national championship game between the No. 1 Clemson Tigers and No...

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  5. The Difficult Decision for Potential High Draft Picks to Play in Bowls

    It wasn't supposed to end like this for Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith. It's not supposed to end like this for anybody, really. But this is football, and injuries are an unfortunate part of the game...

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  6. Bold Predictions for Big 12 Football in 2016

    The 2015-16 season may be over for the Big 12, but it's never too early to start looking ahead to next season and what it might bring...

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  7. Projecting College Football's Final Top 25 Teams

    The 2015-16 college football season is winding down, which means soon the final Top 25 rankings will be released to outrage fans one last time before the long months of the offseason arrive ...

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  8. Projecting the Results for a Hypothetical 8-Team College Football Playoff

    College football's playoff is all about matchups , but what we came to find out this year is the matchups weren't as close as many thought...

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  9. Winners and Losers of 2015-16 College Football Bowl Season

    It goes by so fast, doesn't it? Just yesterday, it seems, the 2015 college football season was kicking off. Now, we have just one game remaining: the College Football Playoff National Championship between No...

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  10. With Win, TCU Coach Gary Patterson Shows Why Frogs Will Be Relevant Again

    There was pure, unfiltered euphoria among half the fans in San Antonio's Alamo Dome and only stunned silence among the other half. Both sides, however, surely couldn't believe what they saw...

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  11. Winners and Losers of New Year's Day Bowl Games

    Good evening, groggy head. Yes, you probably still feel terrible, but we're here to help. If there are three things to cure a New Year's hangover, it's plenty of water, a hearty meal and lots of college football...

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  12. Don't Confuse Orange Bowl Loss as Choke Job by Oklahoma, Bob Stoops

    Little-known fact: Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops actually has two monikers. There’s “Big Game Bob,” the coach responsible for a national championship win over Florida State in 2001 and a Sugar Bowl surprise over Alabama in '14...

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  13. The Biggest X-Factor Players for the College Football Playoffs

    On Tuesday, we previewed the 10 stats that could decide the College Football Playoff semifinals. Today, we move away from the stat sheet and look at the players on the field who could be difference-makers in the two biggest games of the season...

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  14. 10 Stats That Will Have Biggest Effect on the College Football Playoffs

    This is going to come as a surprise to some of you, but in the College Football Playoff semifinals, everybody is good. Yes, everyone. No one is overrated or about to lose to a "real" team...

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  15. Texas A&M Football: Players to Watch in High School All-American Games

    Without a doubt, 2016 is now a make-or-break year for Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin . After being the surprise of college football in 2012, the Aggies have been on a steady decline...

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  16. Ranking the 5 Best Coaching Trees in College Football

    What defines a great coach? The common answers are usually a combination of win percentage plus the number of championships (division, conference or national) won. You could toss in the number of players a coach has sent to the NFL as well...

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  17. What Every College Football Fan Wants for the Holidays in 2015

    Hello, everyone! Ben Claus is back for another round of gift-giving. (As opposed to Krampus Ben, who comes once a year and forces naughty Auburn fans to watch highlights of Leonard Fournette running up and down on their defense...

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  18. Why Kyler Murray Would Not Be a Great Fit at Texas

    The Kyler Murray era at Texas A&M is over far before anyone pictured. The Aggie legacy and Texas high school football legend announced last week that he was transferring after just one season in College Station...

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  19. Players Who Will Start 2016 Heisman Campaigns This Bowl Season

    You know what they say: It's never too early to start next year's Heisman campaign. (Who "they" are is unknown, but they're sayin ' it.) Bowl season can be good for launching way-too-early Heisman campaigns, however...

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  20. New Michigan DC Don Brown Is a Perfect Hire for Jim Harbaugh

    National signing day isn't for another six weeks or so, but you could say Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh just landed a big recruit of the assistant coach variety...

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  21. Power Ranking New College Football Head Coaching Hires

    The coaching silly season for the 2015 college football season got a head start—like, a major head start...a one-lap head start...

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  22. How the Big Ten East Is Becoming College Football's Best Division

    How wide was the ripple effect when Jim Harbaugh was hired by Michigan last year? He didn't just instantly make the Wolverines program better. He made the entire Big Ten East division better...

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  23. Which 5-7 Bowl Team Is Most Likely to Win?

    And, now, a demonstration in just how much we really care about college football bowl games. That, or Krampus has arrived early. Either/or. As you likely know by now, there weren't enough bowl eligible (i...

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  24. Quarterbacks Who Have the Most to Prove This Bowl Season

    Bowl season begins on Saturday. Rejoice and be happy in it. But bowl games aren't all fun and games. (I mean, they are those. Just not entirely those...

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  25. What Oregon Fans Need to Know About FCS Transfer QB Dakota Prukop

    For the second straight year, Oregon landed a huge victory in the quarterback free-agent market—or, at least, the closest thing college football has to free agency...

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