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Ranking Every Job in the 2014 College Football Coaching Carousel

Texas, USC lead the top schools that will have new coaches in 2014
Ranking Every Job in the 2014 College Football Coaching Carousel

One of the defining moments of college football since the turn of the century was Vince Young leading Texas to a Rose Bowl victory and a national championship over USC following the 2005 season.

In 2014, both teams involved in that legendary game will have new coaches.

USC is already on its second full-time coach since then. After a dramatic back-and-forth with reports indicating Mack Brown had resigned and had not resigned, Brown eventually retired Dec. 14.

Bill O'Brien Leaves Penn State for Houston Texans

Penn State needs a new coach after O'Brien's two seasons in Happy Valley.
Bill O'Brien Leaves Penn State for Houston Texans

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 at Penn State, as the program was hit by NCAA sanctions from the Jerry Sandusky scandal prior to his first season in Happy Valley.

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Bill O'Brien at Penn State

Is James Franklin a candidate at Penn State?
10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Bill O'Brien at Penn State

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 Sandusky scandal.

Jimbo Fisher Signs Extension With Florida State

Fisher has agreed to a new deal with the Seminoles.
Jimbo Fisher Signs Extension With Florida State

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher agreed to a contract extension with the school prior to the ACC Championship and now the agreement is official. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Fisher has signed a new contract with Florida State, increasing his salary to around $4 million a season.

Fisher’s contract will reportedly include incentives and upgrades in pay for his assistants.

In four years at Florida State, Fisher is 44-10 and is 3-0 in bowl games. The Seminoles will play for the national championship on Jan. 6 against Auburn.

Top BCS National Championship Player Matchups: Auburn vs. Florida State

What are the top one-on-one matchups to watch in the BCS national title game?
BCS National Championship: Key Individual Players Matchups Between Auburn and Florida State

The game of football is won and lost with a complete team effort. Are quarterbacks more important than backup guards? Of course. But the outcome is celebrated and opined by an entire roster of players big and small. 

That doesn't mean that games within the game don't take place each and every time the ball is kicked off. This year's BCS National Championship showdown between Auburn and Florida State is no exception, as two excellent coaches lead two quality rosters into battle in Pasadena for the final crystal football of the BCS era.

Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview and Prediction: North Texas vs. UNLV

Tim Cornett faces a tough matchup against North Texas' defense.
Heart of the Dallas Bowl Preview and Prediction: North Texas vs. UNLV

North Texas and UNLV cap off surprising 2013 seasons with a matchup in the Heart of the Dallas Bowl on Jan. 1. Dallas has seen plenty of good bowl games on Jan. 1 in the Cotton Bowl, but the North Texas-UNLV matchup could be lost in the New Year’s Day shuffle, as the Heart of the Dallas bowl kicks off at the same time as the Gator, Capital One and Outback Bowls.

Fiesta Bowl Preview and Prediction: Baylor vs. UCF

Baylor nearing full strength in first BCS game
Fiesta Bowl Preview and Prediction: Baylor vs. UCF

In the first season of the BCS in 1998, the Fiesta Bowl was just a glimmer in the eyes of Baylor and UCF.

In 1998, Baylor was just starting its Big 12 doormat phase, going 2-9. UCF fared much better that year, going 9-2 with quarterback Daunte Culpepper. But the Knights — still the Golden Knights back then — were new to college football’s upper division and hadn’t even joined a conference.

The Best Big 12 College Football Stats of 2013

Highlighting the most important, bizarre, strange, interesting and historic stats from this season in college football.
The Best Big 12 College Football Stats of 2013

Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.

Some like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test, while others fall on the sabermetric side of things. In the football world, that means total offense, total defense and points scored versus points per play and defensive efficiency ratings. Rational and logical arguments can be made for the legitimacy and relevance of both sides of the stats spectrum.

Amazing Stats from the NFL's Week 17

Highlighting the most important, bizarre, strange, interesting and historic stats from this week in the NFL.
Amazing Stats from the NFL's Week 17

Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.

Some fall on the sabermetric side of things, while others like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test. In the football world, that means total offense, total defense and points scored versus points per play and defensive efficiency ratings. Rational and logical arguments can be made for the legitimacy and relevance of both sides of the stats spectrum.

Chick-fil-A Bowl Preview and Prediction: Duke vs. Texas A&M

Is the Chick-fil-A Bowl Johnny Manziel's last game at Texas A&M?
Chick-fil-A Bowl Preview and Prediction: Duke vs. Texas A&M

The Chick-fil-A Bowl is the final college game in the 2013 calendar year, and this season’s version features two teams making their first appearance in this postseason classic. Duke and Texas A&M meet in Atlanta on Dec. 31, in what is one of the more intriguing pre-Jan. 1 bowl matchups.

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