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Why This Will Be the Fastest Championship Game in College Football History

By David Fox, 2 weeks 2 days ago
From three yards and a cloud of dust, as Woody Hayes might say, to three plays per minute. Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but when Ohio State is in the conversation to be one of the fastest national champions in college football history, the message is clear: The hurry-up, no-huddle is as mainstream as can be. If Oregon wins the national championship, the Ducks will be the most...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: National Championship Prediction

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 5 days ago
 Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan go in-depth to break down college football's national championship game. Fox recounts his trip to Pasadena, what the Rose Bowl is all about and his lonely New Year's Eve. Gall breaks down NOLA on New Year's and his favorite moments from the Sugar Bowl. How do Ohio State and Oregon stack up against each other? The...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires from 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days 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...

Cactus Bowl Preview and Prediction: Washington vs. Oklahoma State

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Technically, this is the 26th annual TicketCity Cactus Bowl.  Formerly known as the Copper Bowl (1989-96), the Insight Bowl (1997-2011) and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (2012-13) Washington will represent the Pac-12, which has the highest winning percentage in bowl history with seven wins in eight tries (87.5%). Oklahoma State will represent the Big 12, which has the most wins (10) and...

Alamo Bowl Preview and Prediction: UCLA vs. Kansas State

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
UCLA and Kansas State were on the cusp of playing in a bigger postseason game, but the Bruins and Wildcats should have plenty of motivation when they meet on Friday night in the Alamo Bowl. Both teams recorded a 9-3 record in the regular season and went into the final weekend of action with conference title aspirations. UCLA lost to Stanford to end its hopes of playing in the Pac-12 Championship...

Cotton Bowl Preview and Prediction: Baylor vs. Michigan State

By David Fox, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Football nerds unite. Just think, less than a decade ago, Baylor and Michigan State were teams worthy of laughs in their respective conferences. Baylor was a bottom feeder in the Big 12, and Michigan State’s various foibles made the Spartans an also-ran in the Big Ten. Thanks to a great offensive mind and a great defensive mind, Baylor and Michigan State have conference titles...

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Preview and Prediction: TCU vs. Ole Miss

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
College football’s new four-team playoff format added intrigue to the bowl schedule, and the anticipated New Year’s Six slate begins with a showdown between TCU and Ole Miss in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Horned Frogs went into the last weekend of action as the No. 3 team in the college football playoff rankings but was jumped by Ohio State and Baylor in the final standings. Ole...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days 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...

Texas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Arkansas vs. Texas

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 17 hours ago
Arkansas and Texas renew an old Southwest Conference rivalry in NRG Stadium on Dec. 29 for the ninth Texas Bowl matchup. Low expectations surrounded both teams entering the season, as the Razorbacks were considered by most to be a year away from bowl contention and the Longhorns had to rebuild under first-year coach Charlie Strong. But both teams overcame preseason personnel concerns to reach a...

Russell Athletic Bowl Preview and Prediction: Oklahoma vs. Clemson

By Braden Gall, 1 month 18 hours ago
What a difference a year makes? Clemson and Oklahoma both topped current members (Ohio State and Alabama, respectively) of the College Football Playoff in BCS bowls last year. Neither team envisioned a trip to Orlando this postseason, but the folks at the Russell Athletic Bowl should be ecstatic to get two historic brands coming to town to play in the newly renovated Citrus Bowl. ...