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Kevin Sumlin
The phrase “SEC Speed” instantly conjures images of glory, victory and pride for one region in the country and thoughts of depression, agony and exasperation for every other part of the nation. But after claiming seven consecutive...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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James Franklin
After a whopping 31 changes last year, college football’s head coach carousel was relatively quiet this offseason.The 2013-14 cycle featured just 20 teams making a switch at head coach. But the offseason wasn’t short on drama, as two of...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Teddy Bridgewater
The deadline for college football players to enter the 2014 NFL Draft has passed, and the official tally stands at 98 underclassmen declaring early for the next level.The list of early entrants also includes four players that have already graduated...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Jameis Winston
College football’s 2014 season won’t start until August, but it’s never too early to take a look at what’s ahead. Florida State edged Auburn for the national championship in early January, and both teams will be in the...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Braxton Miller
The Big Ten is set to grow by two teams next year, but a familiar set of programs will lead the way in the conference in 2014.Ohio State is the early favorite to win the Big Ten next season, but Michigan State and Wisconsin are the next two teams...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Jeremy Pruitt
An underrated part of coaching is hiring the right coordinators. College football head coaches can be strong X’s and O’s leaders, but coordinators are a huge piece of the puzzle and are often the fall guy when things go wrong. And if a...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Philip Nelson
One of the key pieces in Minnesota’s offense has decided to transfer. Quarterback Philip Nelson will depart Minneapolis after two years with the Golden Gophers.Nelson threw for 1,306 yards and nine touchdowns and added 364 yards and six...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Brian Kelly
The early entry deadline for the 2014 NFL Draft has passed, and a record number of college football underclassmen are set to jump to the next level.With the early entrants declared, it’s time to take a look at the winners and losers from a...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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James Franklin
After three successful years at Vanderbilt, James Franklin has been hired as the new head coach at Penn State. Franklin replaces Bill O’Brien, who decided to leave Happy Valley for the NFL after two seasons.During his three-year stint with...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Gary Patterson
College football’s head coaching carousel hasn’t been as busy as some may have anticipated in November, but there has been plenty of movement in the coaching ranks.Whether it’s a change in head coaches or a coach wanting to shake...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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James Franklin
After a successful three-year stint as Vanderbilt’s head coach, James Franklin is returning home. Franklin was announced as Penn State’s new head coach on Saturday, replacing Bill O’Brien who departed Happy Valley for the NFL....
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Marcus Mariota
Johnny Manziel couldn’t do it. Neither could Jason White, Matt Leinart, Tim Tebow, Mark Ingram or Sam Bradford.So why is Jameis Winston any different?The odds of Winston repeating as the Heisman Trophy winner are slim to none. It’s not...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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With the demise of the BCS it’s tempting to jump right ahead to thoughts of the College Football Playoff.The regular season still matters, though. By spring, every college football fan will be hungry for the first week of the season, not...
David Fox
8 months ago
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Kliff Kingsbury
With college football’s 2013 season completed, it’s time to take a look back at the season that was amd review the performance of all 125 teams before 2014 kicks off. College football’s coach carousel was quite active last...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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BCS National Championship Game
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. In particular, the most important game of the college football season.Some fall on the sabermetric side of things, while others like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Texas Longhorns
Fans and media critics alike toss around words like “greatest” and “all-time” fairly liberally. I am not immune from this type of hyperbole, as I’ve been known to wax poetically about most, best or awesome-est games,...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 months ago
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Braxton Miller
If you like offense, Friday night’s Orange Bowl matchup between Clemson and Ohio State will be must-see television. The Tigers and Buckeyes combined to average 86.5 points a game during the regular season, and there’s little to suggest...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Bill O'Brien
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Penn State’s Bill O’Brien has accepted the head coaching job with the Houston Texans. O’Brien went 15-9 in two years with the Nittany Lions.O’Brien inherited a challenging situation...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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James Franklin
After a two-year stint at Penn State, Bill O’Brien has decided to leave for the NFL and the Houston Texans. O’Brien guided Penn State through a difficult period, which included scholarship sanctions and a bowl ban due to the Jerry...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago

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