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Week 1 of the 2016 College Football Season Reminded Us of Only Three Certainties in Life: Death, Taxes & Crappy College Kickers

By Jim Weber, 5 months 2 weeks ago
After the first week of college football’s 2016 season, we are stuck asking the same question we ask at some point every fall:   Why are college kickers so bad?   We’ve grown so accustomed to college football’s otherwise insanely high level of play we aren’t even surprised anymore when someone like Todd Gurley takes the NFL by storm as a rookie.  ...

College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-Clemson were just a few of the standout games from the opening weekend of action.   With the first weekend of games in the books, it’s time to...

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
In terms of brand or name value and recognition for a Week 1 non-conference matchup, it doesn’t get much better than USC and Alabama. These two programs have a wealth of success on the stat sheet, claiming a combined 27 national championships, 1,564 overall victories and eight Heisman winners.   While the rich history and traditions of both programs is a subplot to Saturday’s...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 1

By J.P. Scott, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Ladies and gentlemen — we have arrived at our destination.   After that long annual layoff, the college football season is finally upon us. The 2016 season is as wide open as any in recent memory, and it all kicks off with a weekend that has had many asking whether or not it's the greatest opening weekend ever. Contenders and defending conference champions are squaring off all...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 1 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando. Thursday night’s action is headlined by a SEC matchup between Vanderbilt and South Carolina, as well as non-conference affairs between Appalachian State-Tennessee and Oregon State-...

5 Greatest Alabama vs. USC College Football Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Alabama and USC seem to be inextricably linked in the college football world. The most arguably hated head coach in USC history is currently Alabama’s offensive coordinator, Lane Kiffin. The Trojans and Crimson Tide shared the national title in 1978. And, of course, Alabama and USC’s 1970 game led to the full integration of college football.   With this rich history, it is...

Top 5 College Football Kickoff Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 3 weeks ago
There are only four games between ranked teams in the opening week of the 2016 college football season; and the argument could be made that the most significant of those matchups is defending national champion and No. 1 Alabama against No. 20 USC at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in the Advocare Classic (formerly the Cowboys Classic). This is just one of many efforts over the past four...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The first week of the 2016 college football season is finally here and it certainly delivers when it comes to some incredible matchups to open the year. With a non-conference slate that might be the best of all-time when you factor in some of the brand names and Top 25 teams facing off against each other, it’s pretty easy to understand why there’s so much hype for Week 1 around the...

USC Trojans 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Josh Webb, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The USC Trojans have had a rough go of it the past couple of years and last year was no different, going through yet another change at head coach. A loss to Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl has USC motivated to get things back on track.   Related: USC Trojans 2016 Spring Football Preview   But the Trojans won’t have it easy in the slightest. And come Sept. 3, USC will open...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the 2016 Season

By J.P. Scott, 5 months 3 weeks ago
We're now only days away from the kickoff of the 2016 college football season. The polls have been released and most predictions have been made.   Well — most predictions.   Over the last couple of weeks, I brought you my Outrageous Predictions for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. You read them. You shared them. In some cases you had a laugh at their...