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Jimbo Fisher
College football’s 2014 season is slated to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 27, and the first playoff format of the FBS concludes on Jan. 12 with the national championship game. And with kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to finalize...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
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Jameis Winston
Ranking the best college football players in the nation is an impossible task, but that’s exactly what Athlon Sports has set out to do with the start of the 2014 season less than 10 days away. Florida State’s Jameis Winston takes...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
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Maty Mauk
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
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T.J. Yeldon
The running back position is full of talent for 2014, headlined by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, Georgia’s Todd Gurley and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah. And talented rushers like South Carolina’s Mike Davis, Alabama’s T.J....
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
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Jameis Winston
The quarterback position is stocked with talent in the college football ranks for 2014. Florida State’s Jameis Winston is the defending Heisman winner and should be the early favorite to go No. 1 in the 2015 NFL Draft.Winston is closely...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
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Gus Malzahn
Perhaps we should have seen the signs for Auburn’s turnaround from winless in the SEC in 2012 to conference champions in 2013.In only his first season as a head coach, Gus Malzahn had an unblemished record in close games at Arkansas State the...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Wes Lunt
Free agency isn’t an option in college football, but player movement is still a big part of every offseason. The transaction wire was busy over the last year with several players changing homes for the 2014 campaign.Several quarterbacks...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
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Northern Illinois opens its MAC West title defense with a home date against Presbyterian on Aug. 28.The Huskies will open the season in style, as Rod Carey’s team is slated to wear an alternate uniform against Presbyterian.The alternate...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
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Blake Sims
Less than a month remains to the start of the 2014 college football season, and with fall camps opening, positions on every depth chart are up for grabs. While battles on the offensive line, defense and receiving corps are important, the...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
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Venric Mark
Every college football season brings a surprise or two each fall. And if you need evidence of that statement, take a look at the two teams that played for last year’s national championship: Florida State and Auburn. While both programs...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Venric Mark
Injuries are a significant part of every college football season. Whether it’s a key starter or solid backup, an injury could derail a team’s national or conference title hopes.Several teams suffered major injuries to key players last...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Will Muschamp
Hot seat talk among any college football fanbase never seems to end. Of course, it’s the offseason, so everyone is discussing preseason expectations and predictions. And with expectations of records and bowl games comes the pressure on head...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Jeremy Pruitt
Coaching changes are a big part of any college football offseason, and several big names switched addresses. And whether it was coaching moves in the SEC or the Sun Belt, this offseason wasn’t short on impact additions or subtractions...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Jameis Winston
 College football’s postseason format has changed significantly last year, with 2014 the first season of a four-team playoff.As a result of the new playoff format, the changes in the postseason extended to the bowl games.Whether it was a...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Texas A&M Kyle Field
A rocky period in college football has recently passed. Conference realignment seemingly dominated the headlines since 2011, forcing changes in membership for every league.The Big East and WAC are no more in football, and the SEC, ACC and Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Thinking big isn’t always the best tactic.Joe Novak learned that much from afar. He was an assistant at Indiana during the 1986 when he watched Northern Illinois, where he had worked for three years, leave the MAC with aspirations of joining...
David Fox
2 months ago
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The prevailing nation, especially in certain segments of the country, is that the College Football Playoff will give the SEC yet another chance to flex its muscles.The SEC may be the best-positioned league to send two (or more) teams to the Playoff...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Ball State new black helmet
The offseason is an ideal time to unveil any new uniforms, helmets or logos for college football teams.Ball State is the latest to showcase a new look for 2014, as the Cardinals unveiled on Friday a black helmet to go with their black jersey.Here...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Chris Jones
College football’s 2014 season is still a few months away, but kickoff is fast approaching in late August. Now that the preseason magazines are on newsstands, it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming season.The...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Jameis Winston
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season,...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Eastern Michigan gray field
Eastern Michigan is arguably the toughest job in college football. Located in Ypsilanti, EMU is less than 10 miles from the University of Michigan, and the Eagles’ last winning season was in 1995. Eastern Michigan has just one bowl appearance...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Shilique Calhoun
Analytics have become commonplace in sports. Casual baseball fans know about Moneyball and the value of on-base percentage over batting average and have at least heard of WAR (Wins Above Replacement), even if they don’t really know what it...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Travis Greene
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season,...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Travis Greene
 2014 MAC PredictionsEast DivisionMACOverall 1. Bowling Green (No. 59)8-011-2 2. Ohio (No. 95)5-37-5 3. Akron (No. 97)5-36-6 4. Buffalo (No. 104)4-46-6 5. Kent State (No. 114)3-54-8 6. Miami, Ohio (No. 120)2-63-9...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Taylor Heinicke
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago

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