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20 College Football Quarterbacks Who Had a Breakout September

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
With the exception of two games on Thursday night this week, the first full month of the 2016 college football season is in the books. And as expected, plenty of players are having a breakout year at the quarterback position. Whether it’s a freshman like Florida State’s Deondre Francois, Texas’ Shane Buechele or Alabama’s Jalen Hurts or a senior like Nebraska’s...

Seven-Step Drop: Les Miles and LSU won’t fool each other again

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 3 weeks ago
The coaching carousel is underway in earnest and it’s not even Halloween. Most notably, Les Miles now finds himself out of a job at LSU with the season not even halfway done.   Related: 10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU   It was shocking news to hear only with regard to its timing on the final Sunday afternoon of September and not at all that it had...

College Football Poll Watch: Miami Up, Oklahoma Out and Boise State is Back

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Ranking college football teams is a thankless job — I get that. Be that as it may, it's still a job, and one of the most important there is in college football. The rankings drive the narrative. They're what give us marquee matchups and the perception of quality wins. Without them, we have nothing to measure teams with or against.   For that reason, it's important to...

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Les Miles at LSU

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
LSU has fired coach Les Miles four games into the 2016 season. Miles was on the verge of getting fired last season but survived for another year after the Tigers defeated Texas A&M in the regular season finale. Miles was hired to replace Nick Saban in 2005 and guided the program to a 114-34 record, including the 2007 national championship. Although Miles won a lot of games at LSU, the Tigers...

College Football Week 4 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Week 4 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Tennessee rallied in the second half to end an 11-game losing streak to Florida, Wisconsin scored a huge road win over Michigan State, and Texas A&M knocked off Arkansas in Arlington, Texas. The weekend action also produced a few upsets, as Duke defeated Notre Dame in South Bend and Colorado...

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. BYU Cougars Preview and Prediction

By Mitch Harper, 1 year 3 weeks ago
A lot has changed for both BYU (1-2) and West Virginia (2-0) since this game was scheduled back in 2010.   In 2010, just a few years after Rich Rod left for Michigan, the Mountaineers were still in the Big East and the late Bill Stewart was their head coach.    For BYU, the Cougars were in the Mountain West and Bronco Mendenhall was the headman in Provo.   Flash forward...

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Baylor Bears Preview and Prediction

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 3 weeks ago
A year ago, Baylor was down to third-string quarterback Chris Johnson when the Bears traveled to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State. It didn’t slow them down at all, though, as they racked up 700 yards of total offense in a 45-35 win over the Cowboys.   Seems like a lifetime ago in light of everything that has changed at BU since then. What hasn’t changed: the Bears still...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 4

By Mitch Light, 1 year 3 weeks ago
The Week 4 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Michigan State-Wisconsin, Florida-Tennessee and Texas A&M-Arkansas. Additionally, conference matchups such as LSU-Auburn, Ole Miss-Georgia and Colorado-Oregon feature lines or odds that caught our attention for Week 4. Here are 10 predictions or...

TCU Horned Frogs vs. SMU Mustangs Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Simon, 1 year 3 weeks ago
While both teams were victorious last week neither was overly impressive in their wins. TCU opened its Big 12 slate with a 41-20 victory over Iowa State while SMU chalked up its second win of the season by beating FCS member Liberty 29-14.   This rivalry will be the last non-conference game for both schools. Can SMU win back the Iron Skillet trophy, which hasn’t resided in Dallas...