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10 College Football Upsets that Could Shake Up September

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 3 days ago
It happens every college football season. The early non-conference schedule is going according to script on a lovely fall Saturday with the big-name Power Five team beating up a significant underdog. Then, suddenly, you learn that one of those matchups is not quite going the way everyone expected and you’re instantly enthralled with the tense back and forth of the final few...

Ranking the ACC Running Back Tandems for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the workload. The thought process is pretty simple: Take the workload off one player and spread it around to keep everyone fresh. This concept seems to gain...

Clemson Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2016

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 4 days ago
Hopes were high for Clemson entering the 2015 college football season. The Tigers had an emerging quarterback with tons of skill position help and some talented young athletes on defense.   But the expectations for last season are nothing compared to what Clemson is facing going into its Sept. 3 opener at Auburn. After their runner-up finish in January, Deshaun Watson is now the...

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some programs, finding the next stars at defensive back is an easy task. LSU, Alabama and Florida consistently bring in and develop defensive...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the ACC in 2016

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 4 days ago
If you listen to the pundits and so-called "experts", the Atlantic Coast Conference is pretty much a two-team race in 2016. The winner of that race — either Florida State or Clemson — will likely punch a ticket to the College Football Playoff. The rest of the teams in the conference need only show up and serve as hurdles for the two "big boys" of the conference...

College Football Podcast: Official 2016 SEC Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 week 4 days ago
The SEC preview is our final conference preview of the summer before our final College Football Playoff predictions (coming soon!). Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox preview the Southeastern Conference in '16.   - How many teams are legitimate contenders for the SEC crown? The guys disagree.   - In the West, who belongs on the top tier with Alabama and LSU? It appears...

Best Values in College Football Win Totals

By Matt Josephs, 1 week 5 days ago
We've now hit August and I've previewed pretty much all of the college football conference win totals. Now it's time to narrow them all down and give you my top plays in terms of value and how much I love them. For this exercise, I'm going to use the online sportsbook 5Dimes for their prices to show you where the value may be.   Virginia (Over 5.5 wins +120)   Wins...

College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4-3, 3-4, 4-2-5 or nickel package, linebackers are a critical component to any defense. How should a team with four starters at linebacker...

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Lines for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front. Generating a pass rush and stopping the run are two staples of any defensive scheme.    Which...

The First Weekend in September Will Shape the 2016 College Football Season

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The beginning of the college football season is always a cause for celebration. Football is America's favorite game, and we can't help but to be giddy when we turn on our televisions and see the sports being played live — especially after a seven-month layoff.   Related: Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016   As excited as we are, the reality of...