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10 Amazing Heisman Trophy Stats You Need To Know in 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 3 days 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...

Pac-12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The Pac-12 entered the season with eyes on knocking off the SEC as the best league in college football. While that may not happen until Oregon knocks off both Florida State and Alabama in the College Football Playoff, the Pac-12 has clearly separated itself as the best league outside of the SEC and has set itself up to be on par with the SEC if the Ducks can win two more games. Star...

Expert Poll: Final 2014 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 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, 2 weeks 5 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, 2 weeks 6 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, 2 weeks 6 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...

Quit Whining, Enjoy the College Football Playoff

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Baylor is upset that it beat TCU head-to-head and won the Big 12 championship by any logical or rational definition and is sitting at home. TCU is upset because the Horned Frogs won a game 55-3 and dropped from third to sixth and finds itself out of the tournament. Everyone is upset that Ohio State — a team with the worst loss, the fewest good wins and an injured Heisman...

5 Reasons Why Oregon Will Win the College Football Playoff

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 1 hour ago
Oregon is in. And it's going to be a tough out. Mark Helfrich has led his program to the Pac-12 Championship, the inaugural College Football Playoff and likely the school's first Heisman Trophy. But his team has much left to accomplish as it begins a month-long preparation for what will be the first of two possible playoff games. The Ducks are playing as well as any team...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Championship Weekend Picks

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 2 days ago
It's the final weekend of the regular season and I'm not going to lie to you. I don't feel good about it.  I pick all of the championship games every season against the spread and will do the same again. (But am only going to count it towards my record if I do well.) Listed below is every championship game prediction and the big one in the Big 12 as well. Enjoy!...

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Mike Riley at Oregon State

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Mike Riley departed Oregon State for Nebraska on Thursday, leaving the Beavers looking for a new head coach for the first time since the end of the 2002 season. Oregon State is one of the toughest jobs in the Pac-12, so finding a coach that can win at a high level won’t be easy for athletic director Bob De Carolis.De Carolis could be looking at current Pac-12 assistants like Justin Wilcox...