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Early 2015 Heisman Betting Odds: Top Picks, Sleepers and Busts

By Braden Gall, 4 days 6 hours ago
The Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious award in sports and gambling is a huge part of the game of football. Put them together and you get preseason odds for the coveted stiff-armed trophy. Bovada recently released an updated list of Heisman Trophy front-runners for 2015 and, for entertainment purposes only, we’ve offered up our unsolicited gambling advice.Remember, last year...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 Pac-12 Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 week 8 hours ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 Pac-12 conference preview. Has the Pac-12 caught the SEC as the nation's best conference? Is the Pac-12 South the best division in football? Or is this league too tough to produce a playoff team in 2015? Is the State of Arizona or the City of Los Angeles better equipped to make a run at the Pac-12 South...

Pac-12 Football 2015 Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
Never before has scheduling been a bigger issue than the 2014 College Football Playoff. The committee clearly took a stance on Baylor’s weak non-conference matchups and it cost the Bears a chance at the national championship. That shouldn’t ever be the issue in the Pac-12 — also known as college football's second-best league. Most will point to the depth of...

Washington and Chris Petersen's Offseason Uncertainty Grows With Cyler Miles' Absence

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 hours ago
Washington coach Chris Petersen was already planning on a quarterback battle this spring, but the outlook for the Huskies’ starting job was slightly altered with the announcement Cyler Miles would not participate in spring practice. According to a release from the school, Miles is taking a voluntary leave of absence. And a report from the Seattle Times indicated Miles does not plan on...

Pac-12's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The 2015 Pac-12 season is shaping up to be another year filled of intrigue in both division races. Oregon is the favorite in the North, but the Ducks have question marks on both sides of the ball. And the expected replacement for quarterback Marcus Mariota – Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams – won’t arrive until this summer. In the South Division, five out of the six...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 hours ago
Quarterback battles are easily one of the biggest storylines in any college football offseason. And it’s even more under the microscope in 2015, as the position lost several top performers, including Florida State’s Jameis Winston, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Baylor’s Bryce Petty and UCLA’s Brett Hundley. With spring practice already underway for a handful of...

Oregon Designers Pay Tribute to Marcus Mariota with Visualized Trophy Case

By David Fox, 3 weeks 3 days ago
What does the trophy case look like for one of the most accomplished college football players of the last few years? Digital journalists Matt Walks and Carli Krueger visualized such a trophy case for former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, who won a Heisman trophy, two Pac-12 titles and more in his three seasons as a starter. “He’s bound for the NFL now, but Carli...

College Football's Top 10 Storylines to Watch in 2015 Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s 2015 season doesn’t officially start until September, but the national championship race is already underway with the start of spring practice. Offseason workouts aren’t necessarily going to provide the best answers to any preseason concerns, especially as most freshmen won’t arrive on campus until the summer. However, spring practice is the first...

Pac-12 North 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. After claiming a Heisman Trophy and reaching the national championship game, the Oregon Ducks likely enter the season as the Pac-12 North Division favorites. But it's not nearly as clear-cut as years...

Pac-12 South 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. The Pac-12 South Division was viewed by some as the best in college football a year ago. At this stage of the year, it's not unreasonable to predict five of the six teams to be ranked in the preseason. A...