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Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s coaching carousel for the 2014-15 season has finished and only 14 programs changed coaches. The 14 changes among FBS programs is the lowest mark since the 2006 season (11). After at least 21 teams changed coaches from 2009-13, there’s a period of stability settling into the coaching ranks. However, the drop in changes isn’t expected to last forever.Most...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 days ago
The early entry deadline for the 2015 NFL Draft has passed, and while the overall number of players leaving for the next level won’t match the 98 that declared last season, there’s no shortage of talent departing the college scene.With the early entrants declared, it’s time to take a look at the winners and losers from a college football perspective.The early entry deadline is...

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Decline for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 days ago
College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. While the title celebration won’t stop in Columbus anytime soon, there are a handful of teams examining what’s next after key personnel departures. Florida...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 days ago
College football’s 2014 season is over, and it’s time to take a look back and review the teams, players and coaches before predicting what’s to come in 2015. The coaching carousel is always one of the hot topics every offseason. And as expected, the 20 new coaches from the 2014 season had a mixed bag of success. Washington’s Chris Petersen and Penn State’s...

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 days ago
College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. The Buckeyes are the favorites to repeat next season, but winning back-to-back college football national championships isn’t easy. While kickoff for the 2015 season is...

Early College Football National Championship Odds Released for 2015-16

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 days ago
The 2014 college football season just ended, but the upcoming 2015 campaign isn’t that far off. Bovada is getting a start on 2015 by releasing early championship odds for next season. Ohio State is a favorite to repeat, with TCU and Alabama just behind the Buckeyes in the overall odds. Check out Bovada’s early national championship odds for 2015: Ohio State: 5/1TCU: 15...

College Football's Early National Championship Favorites for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 5 days ago
The 2014-15 college football season concluded with Ohio State’s 42-20 win over Oregon on Monday night in Arlington, Texas. Although the on-field game action is over until next August, spring practice and offseason workouts will start for some teams in February. And with Signing Day just around the corner, there’s no shortage of college football news to fill the offseason void. ...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires from 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The college football coaching carousel is one of the most intriguing aspects of every offseason. Regardless of whether a team had a losing record or finished in the top 10 of the final rankings, coaching changes are possible for any program after the regular season has finished. The 2014 carousel produced several interesting hires, including Lane Kiffin to Alabama, Jeremy Pruitt to Georgia...

Birmingham Bowl Preview and Prediction: East Carolina vs. Florida

By David Fox, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Bowl season has a funny way of changing uninteresting September matchups into must-see TV.That Western Michigan-Air Force game in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl might not have been on anyone’s radar on the second Saturday in September, but by virtue of being a bowl, the game deserves at least a bit of attention.The Birmingham Bowl might be the opposite.In September, East Carolina-Florida...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2015 season is still several months away. However, it’s never too early to take an early look at how the rankings for next season may look when the preseason polls and predictions are released.Considering all that usually transpires in a college football offseason, this ranking of top 25 teams will change several times until kickoff next year. Whether it’s...