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College Football's 2014 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 13 hours 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,...

College Football's 2014 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 13 hours 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 week 14 hours 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 week 1 day 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...

14 Coaching Candidates to Replace Gary Andersen at Wisconsin

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
Wisconsin is surprisingly looking for a new head coach after Gary Andersen left Madison for Oregon State. Andersen went 19-7 in two years with the Badgers, including a 10-3 record and a Big Ten West Division title in 2014. Wisconsin is a solid program with a track record of success and is the No. 2 job behind Nebraska in the West Division. Andersen isn’t leaving the cupboard bare in...

Big Ten 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By David Fox, 1 week 2 days ago
By a handful of measures, the Big Ten had a successful season. The league produced a College Football Playoff team, a Heisman finalist, one of the top defensive players in the country and one of the nation’s biggest surprise teams.The conference just took an interesting path to reach the finished product.Writing off the league in Week 2 couldn’t have been more foolhardy, but at the...

Expert Poll: Final 2014 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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...