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Oregon Ducks
Tune in to the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast as our staff talks college football every week leading up to the 2014 season.iTunes | Podcast ArchiveThe dust has barely settled on what was a truly magnificent ending to the BCS era. Not only in the...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
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Auburn Tigers
Auburn’s run at the national championship fell short in Pasadena, but the Tigers have nothing to be ashamed about after a 34-31 loss to Florida State. Auburn was a heavy underdog to the Seminoles, yet managed to lead 21-10 at halftime and...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
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Florida State Seminoles
The BCS is dead. After 16 years of picking a two-team tournament, the Bowl Championship Series took its final breath in the form of a second BCS championship for Florida State. The Noles won one of the greatest college games played in a 34-31 final...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
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Bob Stoops
In a literal sense, the college football postseason is one meaningful game preceded by 34 exhibitions.Maybe that’s true to a degree, but the bowl season has a way of setting the storylines for the offseason. After all, this is the only...
David Fox
6 months ago
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The final BCS championship game was billed as a matchup between the team that dominated all year and the team that found ways to win in unlikely fashion.Florida State proved they can be one in the same in defeating Auburn 34-31 for the BCS...
David Fox
6 months ago
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This was not a typical year for Auburn.That much has been well-established. Two improbable finishes and a record-setting SEC championship game landed the Tigers in the final BCS championship game.Beyond the route to the title game, Auburn built its...
David Fox
6 months ago
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Seven of the nation's best prospects announced where they intend to play college football, at the seventh annual Under Armour game in Florida on Thursday.While a verbal commitment is literally worth nothing in the formal sense, many teams got a...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
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Jordan Matthews
Vanderbilt is headed to a bowl game for the third straight season and will be making its first trip to an out-of-state postseason game since the 1982 Commodores played in the Hall of Fame Bowl at Legion Field in Birmingham. James Franklin’s...
Mitch Light
6 months ago
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Jameis Winston
At the beginning of the season, Auburn and Florida State were considered longshots to play for the national championship. Fast forward to Jan. 6 in Pasadena, and that’s the unlikely, yet highly anticipated matchup to determine college...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
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Florida State Seminoles
Florida State and Auburn will do battle in the 15th and final BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 6, in Pasadena, Calif.It marks the second trip to the BCS national title game for Auburn, both coming in the past four years. The berth for...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
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The Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast returns after a brief holiday hiatus to talk about the three big stories in college football. The Texas job remains opens as the Longhorns (maybe) close in on candidates. David Fox and Braden Gall discus the...
David Fox
7 months ago
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James Franklin
The teams in the Cotton Bowl will hope their final games of the 2013 regular season weren’t as bad as they looked.Missouri matched Auburn for three quarters in the SEC Championship Game, a matchup that would have sent Mizzou to the national...
David Fox
7 months ago
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AJ McCarron
Alabama arrives at the Sugar Bowl eager to prove that its one loss — on one of the most amazing plays in the history of college football — was a fluke. The Crimson Tide ranked No. 1 in the nation until that defeat at Auburn, would like...
Mitch Light
7 months ago
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Florida State Seminoles
The game of football is won and lost with a complete team effort. Are quarterbacks more important than backup guards? Of course. But the outcome is celebrated and opined by an entire roster of players big and small. That doesn't mean that...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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South Carolina Gamecocks
For the first time in four years, Wisconsin won’t be playing in the Rose Bowl. After three straight losses in the Granddaddy of Them All, the Badgers will have to face a 10-win SEC powerhouse coached by a Hall of Famer.In his first season at...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Throw another shrimp on the barbie and pour another ice-cold big bloke when Iowa (8–4, 5–3 Big Ten) and LSU (9–3, 5–3 SEC) kick off in this year’s Outback Bowl in Tampa. Oh, and don’t forget to strap on your...
Nathan Rush
7 months ago
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Bob Stoops perhaps has good reason to be critical of the BCS, as he was this time last season when Northern Illinois reached the Orange Bowl instead of his Sooners.At the same time, though, the BCS era hasn’t been more kind to a coach than...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Nebraska Cornhuskers
Two of college football powerhouses meet in the Gator Bowl to end what has been a bizarre season for both Georgia and Nebraska.Both teams entered the season with major conference championship aspirations, but critical injuries riddled both rosters...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Ole Miss Rebels
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test, while others fall on the sabermetric side of things. In the football world, that means...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Clemson Tigers
Like it or not, Las Vegas rarely gets it wrong, so tracking betting lines should always be a big part of each football weekend — even if there are no bets on the line. I finished the regular season 43-34-1 and that is where — if it were...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Tre Mason
Nothing says the New Year quite like a good end of the year list.For this college football countdown to end 2013, we look back at the best individual performances from the calendar year — from the New Year’s Day bowl games to today.We...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Bo Wallace
The Landsharks of Ole Miss (7–5, 3–5 SEC) and Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech (7–5, 5–3 ACC) will converge on Music City on the eve of New Year’s Eve. Much like their travel routes — west from Oxford, Miss...
Nathan Rush
7 months ago
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The end of the year is a time of reflection.In that spirit, think back to the highlight of the first day of college football season. On that Thursday in August, Ole Miss defeated Vanderbilt 39-35 in a game that featured two lead changes in the...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Urban Meyer
The 2013 college football regular season had distinct and unique character. The No. 2 team in the nation didn’t lose every weekend like in 2007. And one player didn’t captivate the nation like Cam Newton in 2010 or Johnny Manziel last...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Louisville Cardinals
Like it or not, Las Vegas rarely gets it wrong, so tracking betting lines should always be a big part of each football weekend — even if there are no bets on the line. I finished the regular season 43-34-1 and that is where — if it were...
Braden Gall
7 months ago

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