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Frank Beamer
Week 12 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its share of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Ole Miss Rebels
I hope you read up last weekend as we had another big week helped by two big road dogs winning outright. Thanks, Arkansas and Oregon. There are a few dogs I like this week as well but am going back to the well on a few teams...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Bret Bielema
With the 2015 season reaching its final stretch, all 128 teams, players and coaches are making their last push to reach preseason goals, play in a bowl or avoid the hot seat going into the offseason. And this is also the portion of the season where...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
With just three remaining weeks in the 2015 college football regular season, the race to win the Heisman Trophy is officially entering the homestretch. Thanks to strong performances in recent weeks, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Connor Cook
Week 12 of the 2015 college football season starts on Wednesday night with two matchups from the MAC. Northern Illinois looks to move one step closer to a MAC West title in a key conference game against Western Michigan. Central Michigan also...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Brian Kelly
The College Football Playoff Committee released its third set of top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Clemson remained No. 1 for the third straight week in a row, followed by Alabama at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Mason Rudolph
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Baker Mayfield
Week 11 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Ezekiel Elliott
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Gary Pinkel
Week 11 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Utah Utes
Picked against my own rooting interest last week and, while it helped my overall football predictions (TCU was overrated and Alabama is awesome), it meant two big losses in two big games. But, Navy and Stanford — both 7-2 against...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Ezekiel Elliott
Just when the college football world believes Ohio State has turned the corner, the Buckeyes turn in an underwhelming performance in their 28-14 victory over Minnesota. Cardale Jones did not throw any interceptions, suffered four sacks, threw one...
Chip Minnich
1 year ago
Corey Coleman
Week 11 of the 2015 college football season starts with two games on Wednesday night, including an intriguing matchup in the MAC between Bowling Green and Western Michigan. The midweek portion of the schedule continues on Thursday, as Virginia Tech...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jake Spavital
College football’s offseason coaching carousel is already shaping up to be one of the busiest in recent years. Nine FBS coaching jobs are open as of Nov. 11, and the turnover won’t stop at the top. With several openings at the head...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The full ramifications of the crazy finishes to the Arkansas-Ole Miss and Nebraska-Michigan State games last weekend have yet to be seen. What we do know is that those two outrageous finishes and outcomes created some alternate paths to the College...
J.P. Scott
1 year ago
Mark Dantonio
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Saban
The College Football Playoff Committee released its second top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Clemson remained at No. 1 for the second week in a row, followed by Alabama at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Notre Dame at No. 4....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Illinois went public with what it found in its internal investigation into former coach Tim Beckman's firing.  In the document, which you can read in full here, there are allegations of Beckman encouraging players to minimize reports...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
Derrick Henry
Week 10 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Brandon Allen
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers touchdown Michigan State
Week 10 of the college football season is officially in the books. Considering the crazy finishes, big-time showdowns and upsets, Saturday's slate of games might be the best weekend of action so far this year.  Before...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
TCU Horned Frogs
Boy was I wrong about Texas A&M and Utah. Thought Vegas was off on those lines last weekend and, once again, the Wise Guys prove to be the best analysts in the game. (Amazing how that works.) However, I've gone to the Houston, Bowling...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Mike Warren
With 128 FBS teams and over 85 players on every college football roster, it’s easy for some talented prospects to slip through the cracks nationally. There’s no doubt about the talent or the amount of spotlight on LSU’s Leonard...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Mason Rudolph
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night, creating a firestorm of criticism on social media and around the internet this week. Clemson topped the rankings at No. 1, followed by LSU, Ohio...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Brandon Harris
Week 10 of the 2015 college football season starts with six games on Thursday night, including Baylor visiting Kansas State. The Bears lost starting quarterback Seth Russell to a season-ending neck injury against Iowa State, and Thursday’s...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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