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College Football's Postseason Awards for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
College football’s regular season is complete, and all that’s left of the 2014 season is 39 bowl games, including the first four-team playoff format in FBS history. While the season is over and fans for some teams are already planning for next season, it’s never too early (or late) to look back at the year that was and honor some of the top players, teams and coaches. ...

College Football's 2014 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
The impact of freshmen on a college football season seems to grow each year. There’s no shortage of talent in the freshmen ranks in 2014, with several making a splash on the national stage. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was considered one of the candidates to go to New York for the Heisman ceremony prior to his season-ending leg injury against Michigan. In addition to Barrett,...

ACC's Top 10 Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 year 11 months ago
For the first time in years, the ACC entered the season as a must-see conference. The defending national champions and controversial reigning Heisman Trophy winner made ACC Media Days more of a circus than even the four-day SEC extravaganza in Birmingham. But it wasn’t just the Jameis Winston spectacle that created intrigue in the ACC this preseason. John Swofford welcomed...

College Football's 2014 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
With the conclusion of the regular season, it’s time to reflect on the college football season and honor the best of the best from 2014. There were plenty of outstanding individual and team performances this year, and of course, we can’t forget about the new four-team playoff, which added a new element of intrigue to the season. As the college football world prepares for the...

A Six-Team College Football Playoff is the Perfect Solution

By Braden Gall, 1 year 11 months ago
Four isn’t enough and eight is way too much. There is a perfect number of college football playoff teams and it falls right between the two. The NFL uses a six-team bracket for each conference (for now) to determine the most important sporting event in the world each year for a reason. Because six is the perfect number. It solves every problem imaginable. Well, almost. First...

10 Amazing Heisman Trophy Stats You Need To Know in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 year 11 months ago
Marcus Mariota is going to win the 2014 Heisman Memorial Trophy. And there couldn’t be a more deserving candidate. The Oregon quarterback won the Pac-12 North, won the Pac-12 championship, earned a spot in the first College Football Playoff and set numerous records. He is the nation’s most efficient passer (186.33) and is the nation’s most productive player with 4,452...

ACC 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months 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, 1 year 11 months 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, 1 year 12 months 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, 1 year 12 months 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 @...