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Ranking the Jobs in the 2014-15 College Football Coaching Carousel

By David Fox, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Change is a constant in college football, particularly in the coaching profession.In decades past, a coach could ascend to the top jobs — and some of the mid-level posts — in the sport and stay year after year. Think of Bear Bryant, Vince Dooley, Bo Schembechler or Hayden Fry.Those days are more or less over. In the last four seasons alone, Texas, USC, Oregon, Auburn and Tennessee...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Championship Weekend Predictions

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 3 days ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview Championship Weekend in college football. Do any of the underdogs have a chance to pull an upset? Can Florida State avoid disaster? Can Baylor jump TCU in the playoff standings? Will Oregon get revenge on Arizona? The guys pick every major game of the final weekend of the college football season.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @...

Pac-12 Championship Preview and Prediction: Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona Wildcats

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 3 days ago
After 14 weeks, 12 teams, nine conference games and three successful Hail Mary passes, the Pac-12 Championship Game is finally here. And it couldn’t be any juicer. Not even in the mighty SEC. Preseason favorite and Pac-12 goliath Oregon will do battle with upstart, freshman-led Arizona in the fourth annual conference championship game at brand-new Levi’s Stadium in Santa...

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Championship Weekend

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 15. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

Expert Poll: Week 14 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank 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...

College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The final week of the 2014 college football season has arrived, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its sixth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, and there’s one more poll coming from the committee next Sunday after the Week 15 action. The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead...

College Football's Post-Week 14 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s playoff committee has released four sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and will look drastically different from the release of the first poll to the last one, the playoff committee's poll provided some insight into the...

Previewing the Top Games of College Football's Championship Week

By David Fox, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Rivalry week delivered on excitement but only one major alteration in the playoff race. Mississippi State is out (we assume) after losing the Egg Bowl. Championship week, though, may go a long way to clinching that final spot — or more depending on upsets. The selection committee has said since Day One that conference championships will factor into their decisions, but to what...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Week 14 Recap and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 6 days ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown all of the action from Thanksgiving Weekend. Championship games are set in the Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Pac-12. Ohio State is dealing with a huge injury, the ACC wins the rivalry series with the SEC, Nebraska makes a coaching change and the Pac-12 South race ends in dramatic fashion. We debate it all and offer our playoff predictions on...

California Trending in Right Direction Under Sonny Dykes

By Athlon Sports, 4 weeks 3 hours ago
California ran into a brick wall on its path to the postseason in 2014, but the program appears to be in solid hands with head coach Sonny Dykes. Cal ended its 2014 season sitting on five wins, one win shy of becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2011. The first season under Dykes may have looked like a mistake with just one win to celebrate in 2013, but Dykes has shown Cal has...