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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 Alabama Will Win the College Football Playoff

Alabama is going for its third title in four years.
5 Reasons Why Alabama Will Win the College Football Playoff 2014-15

Alabama enters the college football playoff as the No. 1 overall seed and the odds-on favorite to win the 2014-15 national championship. The Crimson Tide has won two out of the last three titles and enters the playoff with an eight-game winning streak, including a 42-13 win over Missouri in the SEC Championship and a 55-44 victory over Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

 

Florida's Hire of Coach Jim McElwain Unspectacular...

...but Exactly What Gators Need
Florida's Hire of Jim McElwain is Unspectacular, but Exactly What Florida Needs

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley moved quickly in replacing the fired Will Muschamp, as the Gators announced Jim McElwain as the team’s new coach on Thursday. The Florida’s coaching search was an interesting exploration into hiring a coach, as the program was very public with its pursuit of McElwain and the negotiations for a hefty buyout with Colorado State. 

 

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!

 

What is Jim McElwain's Outlook at Florida in 2015?

From the roster to recruiting to the scheme, this is the situation McElwain is walking into
What is Jim McElwain's Outlook at Florida in 2015?

Florida didn’t have a ton of time in the spotlight with its hire of Colorado State coach Jim McElwain as Nebraska announced a hire of Mike Riley just as McElwain was becoming official.

After a few weeks, that won’t matter. Winning the day or winning the press conference isn’t nearly as important as winning over fans in that first season.

Winning early, though, will be tough. After all, Florida wouldn’t have made a coaching change if this program were running at full strength.

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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