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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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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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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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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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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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