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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 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, 2 weeks 22 hours 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, 2 weeks 1 day 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, 2 weeks 1 day 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 weeks 1 day 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...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 22 hours 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...

Music City Bowl Preview and Prediction: LSU vs. Notre Dame

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 day ago
Nashville could not be happier about this year’s matchup. The 17th annual Music City Bowl features one of the best billings in the history of the game with blueblood programs Notre Dame and LSU coming to Lower Broadway. Both programs began the season ranked in the top 20 but neither ended the season ranked and the two traditional powerhouses combined for nine losses. The Tigers and...

BYU and Memphis Engage in Postgame Brawl in Miami Beach Bowl

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The inaugural Miami Beach Bowl provided plenty of fireworks. The back-and-forth offensive battle ended with Memphis winning 55-48 in double overtime.While this game might end up as one of the top bowl matchups of 2014-15, the Miami Beach Bowl – at least for some – won’t be remembered for the quality on-field play. Instead, the bowl is likely to be remembered for a postgame...

Miami Beach Bowl Preview and Prediction: Memphis vs. BYU

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The inaugural Miami Beach Bowl also features the first meeting in program history between Memphis and BYU. The Tigers were one of college football’s biggest surprises in 2014, improving from 3-9 in 2013 to 9-3 this season. Coach Justin Fuente has brought significant and immediate improvement to the Tigers, as this team shared the American Athletic Conference title after a 7-1 mark in...

College Football's Postseason Awards for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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. ...