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Coaching Staff Turnover Could End Steve Addazio's Tenure at Boston College

By Adam Kurkjian, 11 months 4 weeks ago
It may seem hard to believe now, but it wasn’t that long ago when Steve Addazio was a fairly hot coaching name.   Now, the only thing hot associated with the Boston College head coach is the scorching seat he sits on to try and keep his job.   The question, of course, is how exactly he went from someone who turned around a struggling program with consecutive winning seasons...

Seven-Step Drop: Chaos aside, the College Football Playoff path for all the contenders is pretty simple

By Bryan Fischer, 12 months 6 hours ago
Seven days ago this column was all about how the storylines surrounding college football were about to shift from disappointing teams like Notre Dame and Oregon being the talk of the sport to the chaos that inevitably happens.    Well, on Saturday the chaos came. And it came hard.   While the day did not start in Happy Valley, the biggest narrative shift occurred there just...

College Football Poll Watch: Wisconsin Punished for Winning, Alabama Near-Unanimous No. 1

By J.P. Scott, 12 months 8 hours ago
Penn State's win over Ohio State this past weekend certainly changed the road map to the College Football Playoff. It, coupled with some other upsets around the country, also caused some voters in both the AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches Polls to turn in some questionable ballots.   Here's what stuck out to me this week:   Wisconsin was literally punished for winning...

College Football Week 8 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 1 day ago
Week 8 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama continued to distance itself from the rest of the nation, as the Crimson Tide handled Texas A&M to remain unbeaten. LSU and Auburn scored key victories in SEC West action, Penn State knocked off Ohio State to score the biggest win of coach James Franklin's tenure in Happy...

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 12 months 3 days ago
Two weeks ago, Virginia Tech went to Chapel Hill and came away with a big victory to grab control of the ACC Coastal Division. But one week later, the Hokies suffered a letdown and lost at Syracuse.   The Tar Heels must take notice. With the Virginia Tech loss, North Carolina (5-2, 3-1 ACC) has been given new life but now face a situation similar to that which Virginia Tech faced last...

NC State Wolfpack vs. Louisville Cardinals Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 12 months 3 days ago
No. 7 Louisville has been pretty automatic at home recently. The team has won eight straight at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and will be looking to extend that streak on Saturday against NC State.   In heartbreaking fashion, the Wolfpack lost at Clemson last week 24-17 in overtime. NC State missed a 33-yard field goal at the end of regulation that would have won the game. In...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 8

By Bryan Fischer, 12 months 4 days ago
We’ve had some big weeks in college football during the first half of the season but things certainly are not going to slack off as we cross the midway point. This week in particular has some huge Top 25 matchups between some big-name teams but it’s the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys that are even juicier.   Whether you’re a college football...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 8

By Mitch Light, 12 months 4 days ago
The Week 8 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Alabama-Texas A&M, West Virginia-TCU, Wisconsin-Iowa and Arkansas-Auburn. Additionally, conference matchups such as Ole Miss-TCU, Texas-Kansas State, Louisville-NC State and Penn State-Ohio State feature lines or odds that caught our...

Syracuse Orange vs. Boston College Eagles Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 year 2 hours ago
Syracuse and Boston College are coming off two games that couldn't be further apart on the spectrum of program momentum.   Last weekend, the Orange beat a ranked Virginia Tech team, 31-17, to improve to 3-4 and give new head coach Dino Babers his first ACC win at Syracuse. The Hokies were riding high from a blowout win over reigning Coastal Division champion North Carolina and left...