Independents Articles

Taysom Hill
This season marks the fifth for BYU as a football independent. When the Cougars declared their independence back in 2010, one of the major concerns was scheduling. Everyone in the college football world was wondering how on earth would a team not...
Mitch Harper
4 days ago
Will Muschamp
Coordinator changes in college football can have an immediate impact on either side of the ball. Every year, it seems a handful of teams show significant improvement in the win column or on the stat sheet as a result of a coordinator change....
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
Tim Beckman
College football coaches are always on the hot seat. The pressure to win now is greater than it was 15-20 years ago. With the 24-hour news cycle, social media and message boards, coaches, teams and players are always on the spotlight. The...
Steven Lassan
6 days ago
Jeremy Johnson
Projecting the outcome of a college football season, playoff teams and national champion is no easy task. Several factors go into predictions, including the schedule, coaching changes, returning starters, in-depth statistics, results from the...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Despite what Gary Pinkel says, Notre Dame being independent could actually be a good thing for college football. It gives the Fighting Irish the ability to schedule pretty much anyone they want anywhere, anytime. We are seeing these neutral-...
J.P. Scott
1 week ago
Notre Dame added another recruit to its 2016 class despite the dead period getting a verbal from rangy defensive end Adetokunbo Ogundeji on Thursday. When Ogundeji made his announcement few were surprised Notre Dame’s name was...
Ryan Wright
2 weeks ago
KeiVarae Russell
It could be a very special season in South Bend. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish return both leading receivers and their leading rusher from a season ago. The ultra-talented Malik Zaire takes over full-time under center behind an offensive line that...
J.P. Scott
2 weeks ago
Joey Bosa
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With media days underway and players reporting to camps in August, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
The long held theory that Canadian football is not on par with American football is starting to pivot. Each year more and more high school talent from up north is making their way south to play college ball in the U.S. Another recruit helping open...
Ryan Wright
2 weeks ago
Bronson Kaufusi
You'd be hard-pressed to find a team that plays four more high-profile games than BYU does in the month of September. The Cougars open at Nebraska, host Boise State and then travel to UCLA and Michigan to start the season. That's quite...
J.P. Scott
2 weeks ago
Trevone Boykin
The 2015 college football season is just over 50 days away, and media days are just around the corner. And once August hits, teams will report to camp and start the official preparations for the upcoming season. Bovada released Heisman odds...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Ohio State 2014 national championship
College football’s new playoff format was a huge success. The four-team playoff generated huge ratings and provided what the fans wanted in a postseason: A chance to settle it on the field. As the second season of the playoff...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Gary Patterson
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Notre Dame added their 11th verbal commitment to their 2016 recruiting class on Thursday but what turned out to be more interesting is how Parker Boudreaux made his announcement. Boudreaux is a 6-foot-4, 287-pound, offensive lineman for Bishop...
Ryan Wright
1 month ago
Gus Malzahn
Preseason win totals and projections are an interesting part of any college football season. In addition to Athlon’s projected 128 for 2015, a few sportsbooks have released their projected over/under win totals for the upcoming year. On...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Kendall Fuller
Cornerback is one of the toughest positions to play in college football. Quarterbacks, spread attacks and skill players aren’t getting any easier to defend and the rules certainly favor the offensive side of the ball. While the success...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Leonard Fournette
Awards are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason accolades or awards after the year has finished, All-America, all-conference teams or even a list of the best freshmen, these are an entertaining and informative way...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Jacques Patrick
College football fans and coaches already know about the established stars, Heisman contenders and proven players entering 2015. However, there’s no shortage of new faces ready to emerge onto the scene as key contributors for all 128 teams...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Derrick Henry
The 2015 college football season is still a ways off, but the preview and look ahead to the upcoming year never stops. On Friday, Golden Nugget sportsbook released odds on several key games for the upcoming year. According to BettingMoves...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Brian Kelly
Recruiting efforts for the Fighting Irish have picked up over the last week, as head coach Brian Kelly has added three more recruits to his 2016 class, the latest being Rochester, N.Y, athlete Jamir Jones on Tuesday. Related: Notre...
Ryan Wright
1 month ago
Mason Rudolph
The overall unpredictability of a college football season is one of the main reasons to tune in each Saturday during the fall. While preseason predictions and rankings are often accurate and correctly project the amount of wins for specific teams,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Ezekiel Elliott
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Blake Countess
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. ...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Alex Collins
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Baylor’s non-conference scheduling has been criticized frequently over the last few years. But the Bears are doing their best to upgrade the schedule and are on talks to appear in Australia (Sydney or Melbourne) against a Pac-12 opponent...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago

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