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5 Reasons Why Alabama Will Win the College Football Playoff

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Alabama enters the college football playoff as the No. 1 overall seed and the odds-on favorite to win the 2014-15 national championship. The Crimson Tide has won two out of the last three titles and enters the playoff with an eight-game winning streak, including a 42-13 win over Missouri in the SEC Championship and a 55-44 victory over Auburn in the Iron Bowl. The Crimson Tide’s...

Florida's Hire of Coach Jim McElwain Unspectacular...

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley moved quickly in replacing the fired Will Muschamp, as the Gators announced Jim McElwain as the team’s new coach on Thursday. The Florida’s coaching search was an interesting exploration into hiring a coach, as the program was very public with its pursuit of McElwain and the negotiations for a hefty buyout with Colorado State.  Now...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Championship Weekend Picks

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 5 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!...

What is Jim McElwain's Outlook at Florida in 2015?

By David Fox, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Florida didn’t have a ton of time in the spotlight with its hire of Colorado State coach Jim McElwain as Nebraska announced a hire of Mike Riley just as McElwain was becoming official.After a few weeks, that won’t matter. Winning the day or winning the press conference isn’t nearly as important as winning over fans in that first season.Winning early, though, will be tough....

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

By David Fox, 2 weeks 6 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, 2 weeks 6 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 @...

SEC Championship Preview and Prediction: Alabama vs. Missouri

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Alabama and Missouri have met only once as SEC members, but there’s no shortage of familiarity between the two programs, as the Tigers and Crimson Tide are set to met in the SEC Championship game on Saturday afternoon. Alabama coach Nick Saban and Missouri coach Gary Pinkel played under Don James at Kent State and both spent time as graduate assistants with the Golden Flashes to begin...

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Championship Weekend

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 22 hours 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 23 hours 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 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day 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...
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