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College Football's Postseason Awards for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 18 hours 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. ...

College Football's 2014 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 18 hours ago
The impact of freshmen on a college football season seems to grow each year. There’s no shortage of talent in the freshmen ranks in 2014, with several making a splash on the national stage. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was considered one of the candidates to go to New York for the Heisman ceremony prior to his season-ending leg injury against Michigan. In addition to Barrett,...

SEC's Top 15 Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 5 days 19 hours ago
The gap has certainly closed but the SEC is still college football's premier conference. The No. 1 team in the nation, the toughest division in football, a glut of Heisman Trophy candidates and nationally relevant coaches made the SEC must-see TV this fall. But it wasn’t just the Iron Bowl, Les Miles or the ACC-SEC round-robin that made the SEC great theatre this fall. A...

Auburn's Defense Set to Improve With Addition of Will Muschamp as Coordinator

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 18 hours ago
Auburn took the first step in fixing its struggling defense by hiring former Florida coach Will Muschamp as the team’s new coordinator. Muschamp was a hot commodity among teams looking for a new defensive signal-caller, and his arrival on the Plains should provide immediate improvement for a unit that allowed 32.8 points per game in SEC contests. After struggling on defense over the...

College Football's 2014 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
With the conclusion of the regular season, it’s time to reflect on the college football season and honor the best of the best from 2014. There were plenty of outstanding individual and team performances this year, and of course, we can’t forget about the new four-team playoff, which added a new element of intrigue to the season. As the college football world prepares for the...

A Six-Team College Football Playoff is the Perfect Solution

By Braden Gall, 1 week 2 days ago
Four isn’t enough and eight is way too much. There is a perfect number of college football playoff teams and it falls right between the two. The NFL uses a six-team bracket for each conference (for now) to determine the most important sporting event in the world each year for a reason. Because six is the perfect number. It solves every problem imaginable. Well, almost. First...

10 Amazing Heisman Trophy Stats You Need To Know in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 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...

SEC 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
The SEC’s trophy case is already full of championships during the BCS era, but the conference is set to once again welcome a handful of national award winners to its collection of previous talent. Alabama receiver Amari Cooper was one of the best players in the nation this year and is a lock for All-America honors after catching 115 passes. But Cooper isn’t the only Crimson Tide...

Expert Poll: Final 2014 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 1 week 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, 1 week 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...
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