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ACC 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Florida State didn’t dominate its conference opponents in the fashion it did last season, but the Seminoles were still the best team in the league and feature nine first-team selections on Athlon’s All-ACC team for 2014.  Quarterback Jameis Winston tossed 17 interceptions but is still the conference’s most talented option under center. Winston earns first-team All-ACC...

Expert Poll: Final 2014 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 2 days ago
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: Stewart Mandel, FOX SportsDave Revsine, Big Ten Network Adam Zucker, CBS...

No, College Football Doesn't Need an 8-Team Playoff

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 3 days ago
TCU and Baylor were deserving and they got left out of the College Football Playoff. That doesn’t mean the system is broken. The season hadn’t even ended on Saturday evening before the ethos started clamoring for an eight-team playoff. Not one down of playoff football had been played — much less a bracket established — when social media exploded with...

College Football Podcast Debate: Did the Committee get the Playoff right?

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
 Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light debate the merits of the Selection Committee. Did they get the right four teams? What hurt the Big 12 the most? Who will be crowned the national champion when the dust settles? The guys break it all down and much more on this special Playoff Committee edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @...

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

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
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. Watching all 39 bowl games isn’t impossible, but it can be difficult...

Quit Whining, Enjoy the College Football Playoff

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Baylor is upset that it beat TCU head-to-head and won the Big 12 championship by any logical or rational definition and is sitting at home. TCU is upset because the Horned Frogs won a game 55-3 and dropped from third to sixth and finds itself out of the tournament. Everyone is upset that Ohio State — a team with the worst loss, the fewest good wins and an injured Heisman...

5 Reasons Why Florida State Will Win the College Football Playoff

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Florida State enters the college football playoff with a 29-game winning streak and a tough first-round matchup against Oregon in the Rose Bowl. The Seminoles aren’t the same team that claimed the BCS Championship last season, but coach Jimbo Fisher’s team is loaded with young talent and one of the top quarterbacks (Jameis Winston) in the nation. Despite finishing unbeaten,...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Championship Weekend Picks

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 13 hours ago
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!...

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

By David Fox, 3 weeks 1 day ago
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...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Championship Weekend Predictions

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 1 day ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview Championship Weekend in college football. Do any of the underdogs have a chance to pull an upset? Can Florida State avoid disaster? Can Baylor jump TCU in the playoff standings? Will Oregon get revenge on Arizona? The guys pick every major game of the final weekend of the college football season.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @...