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Podcast: Official 2016 Big Ten Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox are back previewing the Power 5. Today, we dive deep into Big Ten country.   - First, the nine-game conference schedule? What are the advantages and disadvantages and do we like it? Who is it good for? Who does it hurt?   - The Big Ten West's repuation is on the line this fall. Right?   - Wisconsin has a lot of unknowns and one of...

5 Players Who Will Make an Impact for the Miami Hurricanes in 2016

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 5 months ago
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the University of Miami’s football program and for good reason. The team hired former Georgia head coach Mark Richt last December and has arguably one of the best quarterbacks in college football in Brad Kaaya returning for his junior season.   Related: Miami Hurricanes 2016 Preview and Prediction   Miami will need more than Kaaya if...

ACC 2016 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Led by Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, the ACC has a solid group of quarterbacks returning for the 2016 season. Watson is the Heisman frontrunner and a big reason why the Tigers are a favorite by some to reach the national championship. But there’s more than just Watson returning to the conference. Miami’s Brad Kaaya, North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky and Louisville’s Lamar...

Why Florida State Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2016

By Mike Ferguson, 1 year 5 months ago
After what was seen by many as a rebuilding year in 2015, all systems seem to be go for Florida State to again compete for a national championship this fall. The Seminoles finished 10-3 and reached the Peach Bowl last season after winning the national title in 2013 and taking part in the first College Football Playoff a year later.   In 2016, FSU returns a lot on both sides of the ball,...

Coaches Talk Anonymously About Notre Dame for 2016

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 5 months ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used throughout the offseason or regular season.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2016, Athlon asked coaches...

ACC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2016

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 5 months ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2016, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk...

Podcast: Playoff Breakdown feat. Eli Gold, Robert Smith, Bud Elliott, David Hood

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
We called in some reinforcements to break down our picks to make the College Football Playoff in 2016: Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State and Clemson.   Alabama play-by-play great and author Eli Gold joins the Cover 2 to analyze the Alabama Crimson Tide. Could this team throw the ball more? Who will start at QB? What should fans make of the coaching changes? His updated book, Crimson...

Deshaun Watson vs. Dalvin Cook: Who is the ACC's Top Heisman Trophy Candidate?

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 5 months ago
Going into the fall, two of the nation’s top Heisman Trophy contenders are ACC rivals. Clemson’s Deshaun Watson was a finalist for the award last year and although Dalvin Cook did not earn a trip to New York, the Florida State running back garnered enough votes to finish seventh despite battling injuries for much of the season.   Related: The ACC’s Top 10 Heisman...

Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 5 months ago
When the College Football Playoff was first announced, many believed that the use of a committee would help foster a host of high profile non-conference matchups in the sport. If you buy into that line of thinking, consider the 2016 college football season the fruit of that labor.   Opening week is loaded with blockbuster games and the state of Texas alone may play host to the biggest...

10 First-Year Starting QBs Who Could Win College Football's National Title in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
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 previous year, breakout players and recruiting – just to name a few. Experience and star power at quarterback is another factor...
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