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Pac-12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2014 season.
Pac-12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

The Pac-12 entered the season with eyes on knocking off the SEC as the best league in college football.

 

While that may not happen until Oregon knocks off both Florida State and Alabama in the College Football Playoff, the Pac-12 has clearly separated itself as the best league outside of the SEC and has set itself up to be on par with the SEC if the Ducks can win two more games.

 

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Expert Poll: Final 2014 Heisman Trophy Voting

The dust has settled and our panel predicts who will win the Heisman.
Expert Poll: Final 2014 Heisman Trophy Voting

Athlon Sports formed a Heisman Trophy committee that voted every week. Now that the season is over, who are they predicting wins the Heisman Trophy?

 

Each voter ranks their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point.

 

The Panel:

 

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowls for 2014: From Must-See to Must-Miss

Athlon ranks the bowl games from No. 1-39.
Ranking All 39 College Football Bowls for 2014: From Must-See to Must-Miss

College football’s regular season is over and the postseason and playoff matchups are set. The bowl season kicks off in New Orleans on Dec. 20 and concludes with the national championship in Arlington, Texas. 39 bowl games are slated for this year's schedule, and the slate will increase to 40 in 2015.

 

5 Reasons Why Oregon Will Win the College Football Playoff

Here's why Marcus Mariota will win a national title this year.
5 Reasons Why the Oregon Ducks Will Win the College Football Playoff

Oregon is in. And it's going to be a tough out.

 

Mark Helfrich has led his program to the Pac-12 Championship, the inaugural College Football Playoff and likely the school's first Heisman Trophy. But his team has much left to accomplish as it begins a month-long preparation for what will be the first of two possible playoff games.

 

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Championship Weekend Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football Championship Weekend Picks 2014

It's the final weekend of the regular season and I'm not going to lie to you. I don't feel good about it. 

 

I pick all of the championship games every season against the spread and will do the same again. (But am only going to count it towards my record if I do well.)

 

Listed below is every championship game prediction and the big one in the Big 12 as well. Enjoy!

 

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Mike Riley at Oregon State

Who will the Beavers hire to replace Riley?
10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Mike Riley at Oregon State

Mike Riley departed Oregon State for Nebraska on Thursday, leaving the Beavers looking for a new head coach for the first time since the end of the 2002 season. Oregon State is one of the toughest jobs in the Pac-12, so finding a coach that can win at a high level won’t be easy for athletic director Bob De Carolis.

Ranking the Jobs in the 2014-15 College Football Coaching Carousel

Florida should have its pick of coaches in 2014-15
Ranking the Jobs in the 2014-15 College Football Coaching Carousel

Change is a constant in college football, particularly in the coaching profession.

In decades past, a coach could ascend to the top jobs — and some of the mid-level posts — in the sport and stay year after year. Think of Bear Bryant, Vince Dooley, Bo Schembechler or Hayden Fry.

Those days are more or less over. In the last four seasons alone, Texas, USC, Oregon, Auburn and Tennessee have hired new coaches. Penn State has hired two. Florida is on its second coaching search in the last five seasons.

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