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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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Michigan State Spartans
This Rose Bowl should be played without facemasks or the forward pass. And it would make Bear Bryant proud.Michigan State and Stanford are two of the most physical, old school teams in the nation and they will square off in the greatest bowl there...
Braden Gall
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 months ago
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Bill Snyder
Suffice to say, Kansas State and Michigan probably didn’t expect to meet in the same bowl game this season.Michigan started the season with aspirations of winning the Big Ten Legends division with budding star Devin Gardner at quarterback....
David Fox
8 months ago
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David Cobb
The Rose Bowl this game is not. The Texas Bowl between Minnesota and Syracuse barely has the buzz of the bowl game in Shreveport.Both teams finished 4-4 in their respective conferences, but that should be a small victory itself.Minnesota was one of...
David Fox
8 months ago
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Max Bullough
Michigan State’s Rose Bowl hopes took a hit on Thursday, as head coach Mark Dantonio announced linebacker Max Bullough has been suspended for the Jan. 1 matchup against Stanford. Bullough was suspended for a violation of team rules.Bullough...
Steven Lassan
8 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
8 months ago
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Melvin Gordon
Wisconsin’s 2014 Big Ten title hopes received a boost on Friday, as running back Melvin Gordon announced his intention to return for next season.Gordon is only a junior but could have left early for the NFL Draft, as he redshirted after...
Steven Lassan
8 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
8 months ago
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AJ McCarron
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 21 and extends until Jan. 6 with the BCS National Championship in Pasadena between Auburn and Florida State.With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Alex Collins
Making an impact as a college football true freshman isn’t an easy task. Although recruiting rankings and ratings matter to some degree, it’s all an inexact science. Until a player gets to campus and learns the schemes and spends time...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Jameis Winston
College football’s regular season is officially in the books. After Saturday’s Army-Navy game, only 35 bowl matchups stand in the way of a long offseason.With the completion of the regular season, it’s time to take a look at some...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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A handful of Big Ten teams are still striving for an identity at this stage of the season, meaning the league may not have a quite the depth top-flight teams as it did last season.The Big Ten, though, may be the most watchable league in the country...
David Fox
8 months ago
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Braxton Miller
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
8 months ago
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Bryce Petty
College football’s 2013 regular season – with the exception of the Army-Navy game – is in the books.The 2013 season featured plenty of intrigue and surprises, and Florida State and Auburn are set to cap the BCS era with the...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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David Cutcliffe
With the exception of Saturday’s Army-Navy game, college football’s regular season is in the books. Only 36 games separate college football fans until the long offseason, but with another week until the bowl season starts, it’s...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Johnny Manziel
Each week of the college football season, Athlon Sports will poll some of the nation's best college football people from every region of the country. Each voter offers up a top five and each first-place vote is worth five points. A second-place...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Michigan State Spartans
The 2013 regular season is in the books and the Michigan State Spartans are the champs.The improbable run to the Rose Bowl for Mark Dantonio is the main headline for what turned out to be a very memorable campaign in the Big Ten, but it’s not...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Kevin Hogan
College football’s regular season is over and the postseason is set. 35 bowl games take place, starting on Dec. 21 and stretching until the national championship on Jan. 6. Which bowls should you tune into?Athlon ranks and previews all of the...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Auburn Tigers
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some fall on the sabermetric side of things, while others like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test. In the football world, that means...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Say this for the BCS era: Many of the controversies that seem to be possibilities during the season play themselves out by the end of the season.The final week of the season began with the possibility of either Auburn or Ohio State being left out...
David Fox
8 months ago

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