1. 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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  2. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 42,590 reads 180 comments

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 27,458 reads 51 comments

  11. 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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  12. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 10 months ago 59,565 reads 415 comments

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 10 months ago 21,858 reads 25 comments

  16. Power Ranking 25 Best Freshmen from 2015 College Football Season

    They grow up so quickly, don't they? It feels like it was just yesterday that freshmen were taking the field for the first time all over the college football landscape...

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  17. Which QBs Can Take Back the Heisman Race in 2016?

    2015 was the Year of the Running Back in college football, so it shouldn't have been a surprise when Alabama's Derrick Henry won the 81st Heisman Trophy over another running back, Christian McCaffrey from Stanford...

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  18. Which Conference Will Dominate College Football Bowl Season?

    Most people will look at bowl season and its results as a measuring stick for conference vs. conference supremacy (looking at you, Big Ten and SEC)...

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  19. Five Landing Spots for Transfer Quarterback Kyle Allen

    Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen is now "former" Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen. On Wednesday, the sophomore announced on Twitter he was transferring from the Aggies program...

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  20. Why the Texas OC Vacancy Is the Most High Risk-High Reward Job Still Available

    For head coach Charlie Strong, finding an offensive coordinator who can schematically put the Texas offense in a position to succeed isn't the hard part. The hard part is selling job security for more than a year...

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  21. Despite Its Irregularities, College Football Is Ideal with a 4-Team Playoff

    The four-team College Football Playoff as we know it is on bided time. It might change in three years. It might change in 10. But it will change. College football's postseason format has been an evolving one...

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  22. Which League's All-Conference Team Would Win in a Playoff?

    The 2015 College Football Playoff field has been announced. If you've somehow just rejoined society, allow us to inform you that Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State and Oklahoma will battle it out for the national championship...

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  23. Meet the Supporting Cast for Each Heisman Trophy Finalist

    On Monday, the three Heisman Trophy finalists were announced. They are Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey ...

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  24. 2015 Big 12 Football All-Conference Team

    The 2015 Big 12 season is in the books, and there weren't many other conferences with a more exciting November. Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and TCU all played one another with the Sooners emerging as the only team unscathed...

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  25. Comparing Resumes for Every 2015 Heisman Trophy Finalist

    The Heisman races from the past three seasons were fairly anticlimactic. In 2012, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel had his Heisman moment in a stunning win over Alabama...

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