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  • By Steven Lassan, 20 hours 25 min ago

    Braxton Miller’s future at Ohio State has been a hot topic since the end of the 2014 season. But according to coach Urban Meyer, Miller will be playing for the Buckeyes in 2015. 

     

    Meyer told reporters on Friday that Miller is “playing for Ohio State this fall.”

     

    Additionally, Meyer mentioned Miller’s rehab is going well from shoulder surgery and is now throwing 35-yard passes.

     

    Ohio State has three proven quarterbacks entering fall practice and plenty of uncertainty about which passer takes the first snap.

     

    Here’s a quick take on each quarterback:

     

    Cardale Jones

    Jones entered the year as the third-string quarterback but finished as the team’s No. 1 after injuries to Miller and J.T. Barrett. Jones guided Ohio State to the national championship and was the only healthy quarterback out of this trio in the spring. He should be the favorite to take the first snap.

     

    Braxton Miller

    With Meyer’s comments on Friday, it’s safe to assume Miller will be back at Ohio State for 2015. Returning from a shoulder injury is no easy task for a quarterback. Could he play another position in 2015?

     

    J.T. Barrett

    Before suffering a season-ending leg injury against Michigan, Barrett threw for 34 touchdowns and 2,834 yards. There’s a lot of upside with Barrett, and he could work as the team’s No. 2 quarterback if Miller shifts to a different position. Assuming Barrett is at full strength, he should see playing time in 2015.

  • By Steven Lassan, 20 hours 45 min ago

    Art Briles has transformed Baylor into one of college football’s top programs in recent years, and the Bears are expected to be one of the leading contenders for a spot in the four-team playoff this season.

     

    And in the process of competing for the Big 12 title once again, Baylor will have a new set of gray uniforms for 2015.

     

    The uniforms were tweeted by Briles on Friday morning and are a sharp design for the Bears. Needless to say, we like this scheme for Baylor:

     

  • By Steven Lassan, 1 week 20 hours ago

    Recruiting is the backbone of any college football program. Every coaching staff spends hours evaluating tape and discussing programs, but recruiting is still an inexact science.

     

    And thanks to Miami, we have a pretty good look at what goes on inside the war room at programs while discussing the top prospects.

     

    In this video released by the school, the coaching staff is discussing whether or not to offer a prospect that plays safety.

     

    There’s some interesting discussion about what it takes to play the position, whether or not elite speed is needed and some of the ins and outs about what Miami looks for in terms of talent.

     

    Check out this awesome video going inside the Canes recruiting war room:

  • By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago

    Spring practice is over for all 128 college football teams, which means it’s a long wait until the teams officially hit the field once again in the fall.

     

    But there’s no shortage of college football news, as oddsmaker Bovada has released its updated national championship odds for 2015.

     

    And it should be no surprise the Buckeyes open as the favorite at 7/2 odds.

     

    A look through the odds shows some intriguing numbers, as Auburn – potentially a co-favorite in the SEC West with Alabama – is 12/1, while the Crimson Tide is a 7/1 favorite.

     

    Other teams with favorable odds? How about Baylor at 20/1 or Georgia at 25/1?

     

    College Football's Post-Spring National Title Odds
    TeamNational Title Odds
    Ohio State7/2
    Alabama7/1
    TCU10/1
    Auburn12/1
    Florida State12/1
    USC18/1
    Baylor20/1
    Notre Dame20/1
    Clemson22/1
    Oregon22/1
    Georgia25/1
    Michigan State25/1
    Oklahoma25/1
    LSU28/1
    UCLA28/1
    Stanford33/1
    Arkansas40/1
    Michigan40/1
    Ole Miss40/1
    Texas A&M40/1
    Tennessee50/1
    Arizona State66/1
    Florida66/1
    Mississippi State66/1
    Nebraska66/1
    Texas66/1
    Miami75/1
    Wisconsin75/1
    Arizona100/1
    Georgia Tech100/1
    Louisville100/1
    Penn State100/1
    South Carolina100/1
    Utah100/1
    Virginia Tech100/1
    Washington100/1
    Missouri150/1
    Boise State200/1
    BYU200/1
    Kansas State200/1
    Texas Tech200/1
    West Virginia250/1
    North Carolina300/1
    Boston College500/1
    California500/1
    Cincinnati500/1
    Duke500/1
    Iowa500/1
    Marshall500/1
    Maryland500/1
    Minnesota500/1
    Northwestern500/1
    Oregon State500/1
    Pittsburgh500/1
    Rutgers500/1
    USF500/1
    UCF500/1
      

     

  • By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago

    The 2015 college football season doesn’t begin until September, but there’s no shortage of news to keep the conversation moving until kickoff.

     

    With Everett Golson transferring to Florida State, oddsmakers have shifted the outlook for the Heisman race.

     

    Bovada updated its Heisman odds on Wednesday morning to reflect Golson’s transfer, and the former Notre Dame passer is listed at 14/1.

     

    Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott tops the list at 6/1, while LSU’s Leonard Fournette checks in at 15/2.

     

    Below are the complete list of odds by Bovada (updated after Golson’s transfer), and three names we like that are good buy-low options:

     

    Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

    Talented sophomore takes control of Clemson’s high-powered offense.

     

    Jeremy Johnson, QB, Auburn

    Auburn is a dark-horse national title contender in 2015.

     

    Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

    Should be an All-American in 2015 after an impressive freshman campaign last year.

     

    Post-Spring Heisman Odds from Bovada (updated May 20)
    Player/Position/TeamOdds
    Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State6/1
    Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU15/2
    Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State8/1
    Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia8/1
    Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU8/1
    Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State12/1
    Cody Kessler, QB, USC12/1
    Everett Golson, QB, Florida State14/1
    Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama16/1
    Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA18/1
    Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State20/1
    Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson20/1
    Jeremy Johnson, QB, Auburn20/1
    Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma20/1
    Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State25/1
    J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State28/1
    Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin33/1
    Justin Thomas, QB, Georgia Tech33/1
    Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon33/1
    Seth Russell, QB, Baylor33/1
    Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami40/1
    D.J. Foster, RB/WR, Arizona State40/1
    Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State40/1
    James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh40/1
    Malik Zaire, QB, Notre Dame40/1
    Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State40/1
    Nick Wilson, RB, Arizona40/1
    Taysom Hill, QB, BYU40/1
    Jared Goff, QB, California50/1
    Jacoby Brissett, QB, NC State66/1
    Jalen Hurd, RB, Tennessee66/1
    Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss66/1
    Marquise Williams, QB, North Carolina66/1
    Scooby Wright, LB, Arizona66/1

     

  • By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago

    Cal’s blue and gold traditional uniforms could have some extra company in 2015. Pictures of a new white helmet have started to circulate recently, which features the school’s new logo instead of the “Cal” script.

     

    Even if California unveils these for just a game or two, it’s an awesome new look for coach Sonny Dykes’ team.

     

    Needless to say, these helmets have our stamp of approval:

     

  • By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago

    Penn State’s Anthony Zettel is one of the top defensive tackles in the nation. The Michigan native recorded 17 tackles for a loss and eight sacks in 13 games last season.

     

    Despite his huge 2014 campaign, Zettel isn’t sitting idle this offseason. Instead, Zettel is keeping in shape by tackling a tree.

     

    Showing proper tackling form, here’s a short video from Zettel just destroying a tree:
     

  • By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago

    It’s no secret Illinois’ coach Tim Beckman is on the hot seat entering 2015. Beckman’s win total has improved by two games in back-to-back years after winning only two games in his debut. However, after a 6-7 record in 2014, it’s critical for Beckman to post a winning mark in 2015.

     

    And Beckman is only going to be under more scrutiny in 2015 after a series of tweets from former player Simon Cvijanovic (@IlliniSi on Twitter).

     

    The tweets from Cvijanovic are only one side of the story, and there are others who came to the Beckman’s defense on Sunday night. 

     

    Which side is more believable? We've collected some of Cvijanovic's tweets, as well as some from other players (current and former) and other sources. 

     

     

  • By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago

    Wake Forest’s black and gold uniforms and helmets are getting a new look for the 2015 season. The Demon Deacons unveiled the new look on Tuesday, which features three different jerseys, including the usual black and white designs. And there’s a new black jersey, featuring gold on the sleeves.

     

    There’s also some tweaks to the helmet, including a shiny gold design, as well as two different black variations. Here's the full gallery from the official Wake Forest site.

     

     

    The school also released a video to debut the uniforms:

     

  • By Jasmine Watkins, 3 weeks 4 days ago

    Here's one way to keep the romance going. Football.

     

    When you credit your team for being responsible for your pregnancy, you may be a true sports fan. Either that or your significant other is.

     

    Heather Callihan, an Ole Miss fan, announced her pregnacy in the best way possible. Holding up one sign that reads "23-17," along with another saying "This is what happens when Ole Miss beats Alabama," a fan announced her pregnancy to the world. One can only imagine the fun the Rebel fan had that night.

     

     

    Hotty Toddy, indeed.

     

    (Source: Red Cup Rebellion)

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