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College Football's Top 10 Fall Practice Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s long offseason is almost over. Kickoff for the 2015 season is less than 25 days away, and fall camps are underway across the nation. While every team is 0-0 and hopes of an undefeated season are still alive, all 128 FBS programs have key question marks to answer in fall camp. Optimism can only run high for so long. Eventually, the position concerns have to be answered...

How Will BYU Fare in 2015 Without Jamaal Williams?

By Mitch Harper, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Last week’s news of BYU running back Jamaal Williams withdrawing from school and opting to redshirt in 2015 sent some shockwaves through the Cougars’ program. BYU is taking on one of the toughest schedules in program history, and many were resting the success of the Cougars this season on the dynamic backfield of quarterback Taysom Hill and Williams. Williams is expected to...

BYU 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Mitch Harper, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Back in June, BYU held its annual media day event for, whom else, the media. BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe had a quote from that day that has lingered with me for the past few weeks, and that was he felt BYU didn’t have the necessary depth to compete with Power 5 opponents in the later part of the schedule. Due to those thoughts, Holmoe has made a concerted effort to get many of BYU...

Coaches Talk Anonymously About BYU for 2015

By Athlon Sports, 4 weeks 1 day 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 throughout the offseason or regular season. Related: College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015 In order to get an accurate...

Ranking the Toughest Games on BYU's College Football Schedule in 2015

By Mitch Harper, 1 month 5 days ago
This season marks the fifth for BYU as a football independent. When the Cougars declared their independence back in 2010, one of the major concerns was scheduling. Everyone in the college football world was wondering how on earth would a team not named Notre Dame, put out a schedule with 12 games that warrants respect nationally? It was a big concern; one that even BYU athletic director Tom...

College Football's Top 25 Non-Conference Games for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee. One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games. It may take a few full seasons for...

College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With fall camps underway, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 15 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the best 50 players in college football is no...

BYU Wild Card Players in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 3 weeks ago
You'd be hard-pressed to find a team that plays four more high-profile games than BYU does in the month of September. The Cougars open at Nebraska, host Boise State and then travel to UCLA and Michigan to start the season. That's quite a gauntlet. Be that as it may, Taysom Hill and the Cougars are a proud and confident bunch that is ready to take on all comers. Hill — a...

Bovada Releases Updated Heisman Odds for July

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2015 college football season is just over 50 days away, and media days are just around the corner. And once August hits, teams will report to camp and start the official preparations for the upcoming season. Bovada released Heisman odds earlier this offseason, but the sportsbook has updated its list on Wednesday. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is now the favorite by Bovada, with...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
College football’s new playoff format was a huge success. The four-team playoff generated huge ratings and provided what the fans wanted in a postseason: A chance to settle it on the field. As the second season of the playoff approaches, the bowl schedule has expanded to 41 overall games including the national championship. Additionally, the semifinals will be on Dec. 31 instead...