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20 College Football Quarterbacks Who Had a Breakout September

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
With the exception of two games on Thursday night this week, the first full month of the 2016 college football season is in the books. And as expected, plenty of players are having a breakout year at the quarterback position. Whether it’s a freshman like Florida State’s Deondre Francois, Texas’ Shane Buechele or Alabama’s Jalen Hurts or a senior like Nebraska’s...

Seven-Step Drop: Les Miles and LSU won’t fool each other again

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 1 week ago
The coaching carousel is underway in earnest and it’s not even Halloween. Most notably, Les Miles now finds himself out of a job at LSU with the season not even halfway done.   Related: 10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU   It was shocking news to hear only with regard to its timing on the final Sunday afternoon of September and not at all that it had...

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
LSU has fired coach Les Miles four games into the 2016 season. Miles was on the verge of getting fired last season but survived for another year after the Tigers defeated Texas A&M in the regular season finale. Miles was hired to replace Nick Saban in 2005 and guided the program to a 114-34 record, including the 2007 national championship. Although Miles won a lot of games at LSU, the Tigers...

College Football Week 4 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Week 4 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Tennessee rallied in the second half to end an 11-game losing streak to Florida, Wisconsin scored a huge road win over Michigan State, and Texas A&M knocked off Arkansas in Arlington, Texas. The weekend action also produced a few upsets, as Duke defeated Notre Dame in South Bend and Colorado...

Louisville Cardinals vs. Marshall Thundering Herd Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Last week after blowing out the then-second-ranked Florida State 63-20, Louisville became the trendy pick to not only win the ACC but also get into the College Football Playoff. Now the Cardinals will have to put last week’s win behind them as they are set to travel to Huntington, West Virginia, to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd.   Last Saturday, Marshall lost to Akron...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 4

By Mitch Light, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Week 4 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Michigan State-Wisconsin, Florida-Tennessee and Texas A&M-Arkansas. Additionally, conference matchups such as LSU-Auburn, Ole Miss-Georgia and Colorado-Oregon feature lines or odds that caught our attention for Week 4. Here are 10 predictions or...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 4 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s Week 4 slate kicks off on Thursday night with an ACC showdown between Clemson and Georgia Tech. The Tigers have a huge showdown against Louisville next Saturday, but coach Dabo Swinney’s team can’t overlook the Yellow Jackets after losing five straight road matchups in this series. Friday’s schedule features three matchups, including TCU at SMU and USC...

15 Teams That Have Impressed Three Weeks Into the 2016 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season is only three weeks old. However, it’s never too early to look back at the preseason rankings and identify a few teams that have impressed or are poised to easily exceed projections. Louisville has emerged as a playoff contender after soundly defeating Florida State last week, while Nebraska, Utah, Texas A&M and Texas have each scored key wins through...

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Week 3 featured several high-profile matchups, but the big winners on Saturday were Louisville, Alabama and Ohio State. The Cardinals dominated Florida State to take a huge step forward in the ACC title race, while Alabama knocked off Ole Miss to end a two-game losing streak to the Rebels. A revamped and reloaded Buckeye team with several new stars emerging handled Oklahoma in Norman.  ...

Seven-Step Drop: Is the rest of 2016 just a prelude for Nick Saban-Urban Meyer V?

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 2 weeks ago
As the final minutes of Ohio State’s romp over Oklahoma ticked by and thoughts turned to what the college football universe looked like after Week 3, one couldn’t help but wonder why the television networks and marketers hadn’t trumpeted up the fact that, in more ways than one, this should have been billed as ‘Separation Saturday.’   The Buckeyes, even as...