1. What Michigan State Must Improve to Beat Ohio State, Seize Big Ten in 2015

    Odds Shark lists Ohio State as a 4-1 favorite to win the 2016 College Football Playoff, in part because the Big Ten, unlike the SEC, Pac-12 and Big 12, sports no other team among the top seven favorites...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 18,413 reads 126 comments

  2. Will 2014's Ultimate Dark Horse Be a College Football Playoff Contender in 2015?

    Last year, on the heels of a 4-8 finish, TCU turned small preseason expectations into a 12-1 record, a co-Big 12 title and a thorough run at making the College Football Playoff. Next year, it won't sneak up on anybody...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 7,825 reads 110 comments

  3. Top 10 College Football Running Back Duos for 2015

    The backfield-by-committee is a popular concept that grows more popular each year. True, with a workhorse, the best player always gets the carries...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 97,343 reads 369 comments

  4. Complete Previews for Top 15 College Football Spring Games This Weekend

    This weekend marks the earnest beginning of spring football games. Relevant teams such as Baylor and Michigan have already completed theirs, but those were anomalies. This weekend, we get our first loaded schedule...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 39,481 reads 51 comments

  5. 11 Most Intimidating Players in College Football

    Football is a sport made for inherently intimidating people. But among the group of big, strong, hardy athletes who gravitate toward the game in high numbers, a faction emerges as even bigger, stronger and hardier than the rest...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 69,224 reads 235 comments

  6. Bold Projections for College Football's Final 4 for 2015-16 Season

    Earlier this offseason, I made way-too-early predictions for the 2015-16 College Football Playoff. My predictions veered from chalk—how many people have Clemson over Florida State?—but were still, for the most part, conservative...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 226,386 reads 762 comments

  7. College Football Recruiting 'Busts' Who Can Salvage Career Next Season

    Recruiting rankings matter. This is proved scientifically —with numbers. But that doesn't make the rankings an exact science. Every class still has busts...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 5,447 reads 3 comments

  8. Complete Preview for Michigan's 2015 Maize and Blue Spring Game

    The Brady Hoke era is over. The Jim Harbaugh era has begun. It's about time Michigan football made its comeback. The first step in that process arrives on Saturday, when the Wolverines host their annual Maize and Blue Game...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 4,961 reads 11 comments

  9. 10 Under-the-Radar Coaching Moves That Will Make Huge Difference in 2015

    Big-name coaching hires such as Jim Harbaugh (Michigan), Jim McElwain (Florida) and Will Muschamp (DC, Auburn) will make an impact at their new jobs next season. Obviously...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 18,498 reads 12 comments

  10. College Football Fans Must Not Read Too Much into Spring Games

    More than 230 days separate the College Football Playoff National Championship (Jan. 12) and the start of the 2015 college football season (Sept. 3)...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 6,103 reads 12 comments

  11. FSU Pro Day 2015: Recap, Reaction for Jameis Winston, Eddie Goldman and More

    Florida State hosted its annual pro day Tuesday, and befitting a team that won 29 consecutive games, the event attracted much attention...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 7,604 reads 7 comments

  12. College Football Spring Stock Watch: Who Is Rising and Falling?

    It's hard to glean much insight from spring practice. This far removed from the season, reports are overwhelmingly positive—every single player looks great!—which makes it hard to distinguish whose stock is truly rising...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 37,907 reads 67 comments

  13. LSU Pro Day 2015: Recap, Reaction for Jalen Collins, La'El Collins and More

    More than 20 former LSU Tigers participated in Friday's pro day, which lacked the depth of previous LSU pro days but still included quality players...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 4,507 reads 1 comments

  14. The Most Important College Football Storylines So Far This Spring

    Spring football kicked off in February, and in the seven weeks since—thankfully—not much has happened. Thankfully? Yes, thankfully. More bad things than good things can happen during spring camp...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 14,896 reads 4 comments

  15. 10 Craziest Student Sections in College Football

    Winning on the road in college sports is harder than winning on the road in professional sports. For the most part, crowds are louder, more invested and more impactful...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 64,909 reads 314 comments

  16. College Football Freshmen Turning Heads During Spring Practice

    Almost every major program has opened spring football camp, although spring break limited reps at most schools with early- or mid-March openings...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 68,037 reads 49 comments

  17. Steve Spurrier Taking over Play Calling Is Great Move for South Carolina

    South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier announced Tuesday that he will reassume offensive play-calling duties in 2015—a welcome bit of news for all fans of the program...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 7,612 reads 35 comments

  18. College Football's Best All-Time Buzzer-Beater Plays

    As far as buzzer-beaters go, college basketball has earned a stronger reputation than college football. But are we sure that should be the case? No one can deny the beauty of March Madness, but Fall Madness has enough last-second moments to compare.

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 4 months ago 45,665 reads 149 comments

  19. College Football's 8 Most Clutch Performers

    Big plays. Big moments. Big games. That is what it means to be clutch. And although college football loses some of its best clutch performers from last season— Jameis Winston, ...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 4 months ago 18,307 reads 61 comments

  20. Projecting the 20 Most Dangerous Offenses for 2015 College Football Season

    For the most part, offense carries over. Even with graduation demanding frequent roster turnover, the most dangerous offenses from one year typically remain dangerous the next year, ...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 4 months ago 102,710 reads 316 comments

  21. 2017 4-Star LB Markail Benton Tweets Top 5

    Phenix City, Alabama, linebacker Markail Benton , the No. 27 overall recruit in the 2017 class, tweeted a preemptive list of his top five schools Thursday evening...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 4 months ago 28,012 reads 51 comments

  22. How Much Did Each Power Conference Team Pay Its Head Coach Per Win in 2014?

    The USA Today salary database tells us how much money each FBS head coach earned last season (with the exception of seven coaches, whose schools kept their contracts private)...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 4 months ago 25,707 reads 15 comments

  23. Trae Waynes: Breaking Down Michigan State CB's Pro Day Workout

    Trae Waynes took the field Wednesday at Michigan State's pro day, looking to further improve his stock after a huge performance at the NFL Scouting Combine. Waynes stood on most of his physical testing from the combine, most notably his 4...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 4 months ago 2,936 reads 2 comments

  24. Predicting College Football's Cinderellas for 2015 Season

    Who is college football's Cinderella? It has to be someone—doesn't it? TCU finished 4-8 in 2013 and ranked No. 7 in last year's Preseason Big 12 media poll , but that didn't stop it from going 12-1 and winning the Peach Bowl...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 4 months ago 51,370 reads 99 comments

  25. 10 Sack Artists Who Will Terrorize Your Quarterback in 2015

    Three of the top six, four of the top nine and nine of the top 15 sackers from 2014 return to college football next season...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 4 months ago 31,681 reads 121 comments