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The Pac-12's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 21 hours ago
Good luck figuring out the Pac-12 this fall. At the top, many believe this league is college football’s best. And what separates it from every other league in the nation — including the mighty SEC — isn’t just the fact that two teams will play 10 conference games but that all of the preseason powers will face each other this fall. While other...

The Pac-12's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 23 hours ago
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft, dismissals and a massive influx of tomorrow's stars in the form of bright-eyed freshmen create more personnel turnover in college football than...

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Will 2014 be the year the SEC is no longer considered the best conference in football? If Larry Scott has anything to do with it, the answer is yes. The Pac-12, on the backs of elite quarterback play and a talented coaching roster, is poised to make a run at the SEC’s supremacy this fall. If it doesn’t eat itself alive, that is. The Pac-12 schedules appear to be the most...

Pac-12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 5 days ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the Pac-12 to talk anonymously about...

Ranking the Pac-12's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 23 hours ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple.  Every college football program in the nation has an...

15 College Football Teams We'd Like to See on HBO's Hard Knocks

By David Fox, 3 weeks 1 day ago
With nearly every major conference operating its own television network — we see you, SEC Network, finally joining hands with DirecTV — fans have unprecedented access to their favorite college teams.There’s one area, though, where we’d like to see college teams take a cue from HBO and NFL Films. Every season, HBO provides an inside look at training camp for one NFL team....

The Pac-12's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 5 days ago
Using the past to project the future has major flaws but in the case of the Heisman Trophy, the past can be extremely useful. There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap the race for the 2014 stiff-armed trophy. First, quarterbacks have won the award four straight years and 12 of the last 14. Mark Ingram (2009) and...

College Football's Top Players Returning from Injury for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Injuries are a significant part of every college football season. Whether it’s a key starter or solid backup, an injury could derail a team’s national or conference title hopes.Several teams suffered major injuries to key players last season, including Texas with quarterback David Ash, Georgia with running back Keith Marshall and receiver Malcolm Mitchell, TCU with standout defensive...

Arizona Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Arizona is making steady progress under coach Rich Rodriguez, as the Wildcats are coming off back-to-back 8-5 seasons.Rodriguez is known as an offensive mastermind, which is crucial for a team that enters fall practice with uncertainty at quarterback, along with the departure of running back Ka’Deem Carey.The strength of Arizona’s offense rests with a line that returns four starters...

Great Coaches, Improved Facilities and New TV Deal Have Fueled Pac-12's Rise

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
It’s understandable that David Shaw would be somewhat conflicted when it comes to the Pac-12’s nine-game conference schedule. On the one hand, the fourth-year Stanford coach is a competitor, and there is something appealing about being the ruling party two seasons running in a league that tests manhood like no other. He is also a pragmatist, and when he sees the annual parade of...