1. Defining Jameis Winston's College Football Legacy

    Defining Jameis Winston the college football player is simple. It's the rest of it that gets difficult...

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  2. The 10 Most Shocking Moments of the 2014 College Football Season

    What makes college football so fun and compelling is how error-prone it is. We're talking about a sport played by 18- to 23-year-old non-professional athletes...

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  3. 5 Dark-Horse Playoff Contenders for 2015 College Football Season

    What? You thought you'd get through the first College Football Playoff National Championship before being subjected to way-too-early dark-horse contenders for 2015? Where's the ...

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  4. Florida State QB Jameis Winston Made Right Call Declaring for 2015 NFL Draft

    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston 's decision to go pro was long awaited—and, in the end, it was the right one...

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  5. Why Jim Mora Would Be a Fool to Leave UCLA for the Jets

    It's probably a whole lot of nothing now. That much deserves to be stated right away. Before 2014 came to an end, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News tweeted that ...

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  6. TCU's Claim to Next Year's National Championship

    Oh, yes. The hype machine for TCU in 2015 has been warmed up. A sharp pull of the starting lever, a quick whiff of ozone, and it's up and ready to go. That's the result of the Horned Frogs' 42-3 rout over Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl...

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  7. Will Undefeated Seasons Become Irrelevant for the College Football Playoff?

    The College Football Playoff selection process is far from perfect, but say this for it: It's the anti-BCS. Yes, that's still a good thing...

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  8. The Best Backfield in College Football

    Let's start with a game of "Guess That Football Team." This team's first four scores in one semifinal game came on a field goal and three rushing touchdowns totaling five yards...

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  9. 10 New Year's Resolutions for Every College Football Fan

    Remember all those New Year's resolutions you made earlier this week? Of course you don't, because that was your fourth(?) glass of champagne...

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  10. Winners and Losers of New Year's Day Bowls

    If the New Year's Day bowl games are any indication, 2015 is going to be all sorts of fun. This bowl season has been wildly entertaining for the most part, and New Year's Day was no exception...

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  11. Nick Chubb Will Make Georgia Fans Forget Todd Gurley Real Fast

    Georgia had arguably the best running back in college football in 2014. But here's the question: Was it Todd Gurley or Nick Chubb ? Gurley , a ...

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  12. Braxton Miller Transferring to Florida State Would Be Perfect Fit for Everyone

    Like the Indianapolis Colts' transition from Peyton Manning to Andrew Luck, Florida State could go from one top-tier quarterback to another. Without all the losing in between, that is...

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  13. The Biggest X-Factors of the College Football Playoff

    Want star power? The College Football Playoff certainly isn't lacking any. The Rose Bowl (No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State) and Sugar Bowl (No. 1 Alabama vs. No...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 10,175 reads 192 comments

  14. College Is the Perfect Place for New Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh

    In the end, how things developed behind closed doors weren't all that important—at least not in this case. Michigan got its guy. Whether it was his first choice or fifth, whether family influenced him or not , Jim Harbaugh came home...

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  15. Why Oklahoma's Bob Stoops Should No Longer Be Considered an Elite Coach

    And with one final embarrassing loss, the unraveling of Oklahoma was complete. It took four months for the Sooners to go from preseason playoff favorites to a 40-6 loss to Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl...

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  16. Shawn Oakman's Return Makes Baylor Strong Big 12 Contenders for 2015

    Baylor coach Art Briles has built a Big 12 powerhouse that annually produces one of the most exciting offenses in college football. So, naturally, the Bears' success in 2015 could be based on their defense...

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  17. Fantastic Slate of Games Shows That Lesser College Football Bowls Still Matter

    Nebraska had plenty of times to call it a night. The Cornhuskers could have given up when they fell behind by 14 points in the third quarter to USC in the Holiday Bowl...

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  18. 5 Candidates to Replace Pat Narduzzi as Michigan State DC

    Michigan State just lost arguably the best defensive coordinator in college football. Not that Pat Narduzzi was going to stay at the assistant coaching level forever. His new job as the head coach at Pitt is well-deserved and perhaps long overdue...

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  19. How Will Steve Spurrier, South Carolina Replace Mike Davis in 2015?

    The days of South Carolina having a bell-cow running back could be coming to an end in earnest. That's because its latest every-down running back, Mike Davis, is headed to the NFL...

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  20. After Another Fall from Grace, Does Michael Dyer Have a Future in Football?

    Some players aren't made for college football. Louisville running back Michael Dyer fits that description. That's not an indictment on Dyer...

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  21. Class of 2015 College WRs Deserves More Respect, Will Make Big Impact in NFL

    The 2014 wide receiver draft class was billed by publications like USA Today , Sporting News and Scout.com as perhaps the best class ever. It featured five first-round selections , and the production from rookies thus far has matched the hype.

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  22. Memphis vs. BYU Bowl Brawl Shows Passion Misplaced

    The inaugural Miami Beach Bowl between BYU and Memphis had the perfect, quirky niche. It kicked off mid-afternoon on a Monday during Christmas week in a converted baseball park ...

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  23. What Every College Football Fan Wants for Christmas in 2014

    Ho, ho, ho, college football fans. It's your pal, Ben Claus. And I've noticed you all have been very, very good this year. Well, with the exception of all of those hateful emails you've been sending me...

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  24. After Legal Issue, Ole Miss Must Let Go of Its QB of the Future, Chad Kelly

    Chad Kelly is making it simple for Ole Miss in the worst way possible. The ex-Clemson quarterback, who committed to the Rebels earlier this month, likely won't compete for the starting job next year...

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  25. 5 Top Performers of Opening Weekend of 2014 Bowl Season

    How action-packed was Saturday's slate of bowl games? One way to look at it is that we're already about one-eighth of the way through bowl season. We're going to be at the College Football Playoff semifinals before you know it...

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