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College Football Bowl Projections for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days 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...

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

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 5 days ago
There was a lot of talk last season about how much conference titles mattered when it came to the College Football Playoff. The idea of an independent team being in the conversation didn't get a whole lot of attention, largely due to Notre Dame not being in the conversation down the stretch. That could very well change this season. Related: Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2015 Preview...

College Football's Top 25 Position Groups Under Pressure in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And needless to say, it’s difficult to challenge for a conference championship or national title if the quarterback play is an issue all year or if...

Notre Dame Lands 4-Star Florida OG With 70 Scholarship Offers

By Ryan Wright, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Notre Dame added their 11th verbal commitment to their 2016 recruiting class on Thursday but what turned out to be more interesting is how Parker Boudreaux made his announcement. Boudreaux is a 6-foot-4, 287-pound, offensive lineman for Bishop Moore Catholic. The Orlando, Florida area native looks like a Brock Lesnar understudy but has clearly been influenced by “World’s...

Bovada Releases 2015 College Football Over/Under Win Totals

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Preseason win totals and projections are an interesting part of any college football season. In addition to Athlon’s projected 128 for 2015, a few sportsbooks have released their projected over/under win totals for the upcoming year. On Thursday, Bovada jumped into the mix with their win total projections for the coming year. Needless to say, a few things jump out about the odds...

College Football's Top Cornerback Tandems for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
Cornerback is one of the toughest positions to play in college football. Quarterbacks, spread attacks and skill players aren’t getting any easier to defend and the rules certainly favor the offensive side of the ball. While the success of the secondary doesn’t necessarily depend on the two starting cornerbacks for any team, having a standout tandem helps to defend the prolific...

College Football's All-Sophomore Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
Awards are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason accolades or awards after the year has finished, All-America, all-conference teams or even a list of the best freshmen, these are an entertaining and informative way to get prepared for the next season or look back at the year that was. Looking ahead to 2015, college football isn’t hurting for talent in...

College Football's All-Freshman Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
College football fans and coaches already know about the established stars, Heisman contenders and proven players entering 2015. However, there’s no shortage of new faces ready to emerge onto the scene as key contributors for all 128 teams this year. Since freshmen need more time to develop physically or within a system, it’s tough to count on every newcomer in a signing class...

Golden Nugget Releases Lines for 2015 College Football Games of Year

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
The 2015 college football season is still a ways off, but the preview and look ahead to the upcoming year never stops. On Friday, Golden Nugget sportsbook released odds on several key games for the upcoming year. According to BettingMoves.com, Alabama, Auburn, LSU and USC are favored in nine of the games listed by the Golden Nugget. Check out the full list of first odds for the...

Notre Dame Adds Overlooked New York Linebacker Jamir Jones to 2016 Recruiting Class

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 1 week ago
Recruiting efforts for the Fighting Irish have picked up over the last week, as head coach Brian Kelly has added three more recruits to his 2016 class, the latest being Rochester, N.Y, athlete Jamir Jones on Tuesday. Related: Notre Dame's 2016 Class Gets a Boost with Additions of Jalen Elliott and Kevin Stepherson Jones is a do-everything kind of player, who lines...