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Cover 2 College Football Podcast: National Championship Prediction

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months 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, 1 year 8 months 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...

Buckeyes, Harbaugh Will Return Big Ten to National Prominence

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months ago
Ohio State won the BCS National Championship in 2002 in dramatic fashion over heavily-favored Miami. An unbeaten, Charles Woodson-led Michigan team split a national championship with Nebraska in 1997. But, quickly, name the last time the Big Ten won a national title in football before the ’97 Wolverines? That would be the undefeated 1968 Ohio State Buckeyes coached by Woody...

5 Reasons Why Ohio State Will Beat Oregon in the National Championship

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Ohio State advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship after a 42-35 upset victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The Buckeyes have played Oregon eight previous times, but the meeting on Monday, Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas is easily the matchup with the most implications between these two programs.   Urban Meyer’s team had to overcome two significant injuries...

Ohio State Gave Us Expected Result: The Playoff is Awesome

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months ago
NEW ORLEANS — Urban Meyer and Nick Saban have squared off with a right to play for the national championship before, but no one could have forecast what took place in the 2015 Sugar Bowl. In the first instant classic of the playoff era, Ohio State defeated the favored Crimson Tide 42-35 to advance to the national championship game on Jan. 12 against Oregon. The...

Sugar Bowl Instant Analysis: Ohio State 42, Alabama 35

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months ago
NEW ORLEANS — The 2015 Sugar Bowl was a game of runs. Huge momentum swings and big plays on both sides of the ball allowed Ohio State to overcome a 21-6 deficit with 28 unanswered points of its own. Then, like the Buckeyes have done all season long, they persevered and overcame adversity to outlast the No. 1 team in the nation in impressive fashion. Even...

Sugar Bowl Scouting: Alabama players and coaches scout Ohio State

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months ago
NEW ORLEANS — Alabama players and coaches have been talking all week about the Sugar Bowl and their opponent Ohio State. What have they been saying? Scouting Ohio State Nick Saban, HC"They're very well coached, which is nothing different from any other team that we've faced that Urban Meyer has coached, because he does a fantastic job with his players and coaches to...

Sugar Bowl Scouting: Ohio State players and coaches break down Alabama

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months ago
NEW ORLEANS — Ohio State players and coaches have been talking all week about the Sugar Bowl and their opponent Alabama. What have they been saying? Scouting Alabama's offense Urban Meyer, HC"You always try to, as part of the game plan and preparation, expose a weakness. And that's difficult with Alabama whether it be punt rush, whether it be kickoff coverage, and...

25 Most Important Players of the 2015 College Football Playoff

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 8 months ago
The college football playoff kicks off on Jan. 1 with Florida State and Oregon meeting in the Rose Bowl, and Alabama and Ohio State squaring off in New Orleans in the Sugar Bowl. There’s no shortage of talent among the four teams in the playoff, but some players are more valuable than others.To help prepare for the first four-team playoff, Athlon projects the 25 most important players for...

Taxslayer Bowl Preview and Prediction: Iowa vs. Tennessee

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months ago
After three years without a trip to a bowl game and four straight seasons with seven losses, Tennessee finally returns to the postseason with a marquee Big Ten-SEC showdown. Butch Jones will try to avoid a fifth straight seven-loss season in his first bowl as the Vols headman. Despite plenty of up-and-down seasons under Kirk Ferentz, this is Iowa's 12th bowl trip in its last 14 seasons...