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LOS ANGELES — The best experts on the four teams in the College Football Playoff are probably the teams themselves. The next best thing might be the players and coaches who have been breaking down film and facing a scout team during the...
David Fox
1 year ago
LOS ANGELES — The best experts on the four teams in the College Football Playoff are probably the teams themselves. The next best thing might be the players and coaches who have been breaking down film and facing a scout team during the...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Athlon Sports team has been dispatched to the New Orleans and Pasadena to cover the first college football semifinal. We'll survey the scene and storylines and then delve into our picks for New Year's Day. David Fox is at the Rose...
David Fox
1 year ago
alabama crimson tide
NEW ORLEANS — Alabama players and coaches have been talking all week about the Sugar Bowl and their opponent Ohio State. What have they been saying? Scouting Ohio State Nick Saban, HC"They're very well coached, which is...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
ohio state buckeyes
NEW ORLEANS — Ohio State players and coaches have been talking all week about the Sugar Bowl and their opponent Alabama. What have they been saying? Scouting Alabama's offense Urban Meyer, HC"You always try to, as part of...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Marcus Mariota
The college football playoff kicks off on Jan. 1 with Florida State and Oregon meeting in the Rose Bowl, and Alabama and Ohio State squaring off in New Orleans in the Sugar Bowl. There’s no shortage of talent among the four teams in the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Washington Huskies
Technically, this is the 26th annual TicketCity Cactus Bowl.  Formerly known as the Copper Bowl (1989-96), the Insight Bowl (1997-2011) and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (2012-13) Washington will represent the Pac-12, which has the highest...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Brett Hundley
UCLA and Kansas State were on the cusp of playing in a bigger postseason game, but the Bruins and Wildcats should have plenty of motivation when they meet on Friday night in the Alamo Bowl. Both teams recorded a 9-3 record in the regular season and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Tennessee Volunteers
After three years without a trip to a bowl game and four straight seasons with seven losses, Tennessee finally returns to the postseason with a marquee Big Ten-SEC showdown. Butch Jones will try to avoid a fifth straight seven-loss season in his...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
James Conner
Teams in similar positions will cross paths when Houston and Pittsburgh meet up in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. Both the Cougars (7-5) and Panthers (6-6) are wrapping up their seasons with interim head coaches, as...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
NEW ORLEANS — Blake Sims is a living, breathing American fairy tale and the storybook ending is just four quarters from its final chapter. In modern college football, Alabama's starting quarterback is the exception, not the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Byron Marshall
LOS ANGELES — The 2014 season was the year of the freshman running back. The Rose Bowl features two of the best rookie backs in Oregon’s Royce Freeman and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, who both emerged during the second half...
David Fox
1 year ago
Troy Hill
LOS ANGELES — Troy Hill and Chris Seisay aren’t the first names anyone conjures when it comes to Oregon football. They’re cornerbacks, and they’re not even the star cornerback for the Ducks.  Yet Hill and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
NEW ORLEANS - When Urban Meyer arrived at Ohio State, he vowed to bring an SEC blueprint to Columbus. After three seasons in the Big Ten, Meyer's blueprint has the Buckeyes one win away from the national championship game. But...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh’s return to Michigan is a huge boost to a program that has struggled to be nationally relevant in recent years. The Wolverines recorded three seasons of double-digit victories from 2002-06 but have only one year of 10 or more...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jim Harbaugh
Michigan’s coaching search is finally over, and athletic director Jim Hackett got his man in former Wolverines quarterback Jim Harbaugh. After a successful four-year stint in San Francisco, Harbaugh and the front office had a mutual parting,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Blake Sims
The Sugar Bowl matchup between Alabama and Ohio State may not have the quarterback star power of Florida State-Oregon in the Rose Bowl, but there’s no shortage of intrigue in New Orleans. The Buckeyes hope to carry the banner for the Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Rashad Greene
The Rose Bowl matchup between Florida State and Oregon should be one of college football’s top postseason matchups. And there’s more at stake than just a Rose Bowl trophy, as the Ducks and Seminoles are playing in the first FBS college...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Auburn Tigers
For two teams that have played just three times in history, there is some sneaky good history between Auburn and Wisconsin in bowl games. The series is tied 1-1-1 all-time. A loaded Wisconsin offense pulled off a huge upset over No. 7 Auburn...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Amari Cooper
NEW ORLEANS – For Amari Cooper, the superlatives come almost as quickly as he glides through the secondary. "Coop is an amazing player," Alabama offensive lineman Austin Shepard said. "I don't how you can stop him....
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Bryce Petty
Football nerds unite. Just think, less than a decade ago, Baylor and Michigan State were teams worthy of laughs in their respective conferences. Baylor was a bottom feeder in the Big 12, and Michigan State’s various foibles made the...
David Fox
1 year ago
David Cobb
The Orlando-based bowl game with the New Year’s afternoon timeslot is back to its traditional name, but it’s a long way from its traditional matchup. The Citrus Bowl — returning to that name for the first time since 2002...
David Fox
1 year ago
Dalvin Cook
LOS ANGELES — If it’s possible to save a season for a team that went undefeated, then Dalvin Cook is on the short list of players who accomplished such a feat. Cook is the home run threat who turned the momentum in two of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
As it turns out, Dallas is a fitting spot for the college football championship game this season. Not only is that where the first College Football Playoff will be won on the field, it’s not that far from where the four teams will try to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
LOS ANGELES — From afar, the scene around Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota at Rose Bowl media day isn’t all that different. The quarterbacks of college football playoff teams and Heisman winners both merit throngs of attention. In...
David Fox
1 year ago

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