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College Football's 2014 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 months ago
The impact of freshmen on a college football season seems to grow each year. There’s no shortage of talent in the freshmen ranks in 2014, with several making a splash on the national stage. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was considered one of the candidates to go to New York for the Heisman ceremony prior to his season-ending leg injury against Michigan. In addition to Barrett,...

College Football's 2014 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 months ago
With the conclusion of the regular season, it’s time to reflect on the college football season and honor the best of the best from 2014. There were plenty of outstanding individual and team performances this year, and of course, we can’t forget about the new four-team playoff, which added a new element of intrigue to the season. As the college football world prepares for the...

A Six-Team College Football Playoff is the Perfect Solution

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 months ago
Four isn’t enough and eight is way too much. There is a perfect number of college football playoff teams and it falls right between the two. The NFL uses a six-team bracket for each conference (for now) to determine the most important sporting event in the world each year for a reason. Because six is the perfect number. It solves every problem imaginable. Well, almost. First...

10 Amazing Heisman Trophy Stats You Need To Know in 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 months ago
Marcus Mariota is going to win the 2014 Heisman Memorial Trophy. And there couldn’t be a more deserving candidate. The Oregon quarterback won the Pac-12 North, won the Pac-12 championship, earned a spot in the first College Football Playoff and set numerous records. He is the nation’s most efficient passer (186.33) and is the nation’s most productive player with 4,452...

Big 12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 months ago
Certainly, Big 12 fans feel jilted by the inaugural College Football Playoff Committee. Both TCU and Baylor were worthy candidates for the national championship tournament. But being left out of the bracket and the subsequent finger pointing has taken away from what was a remarkable season in the Big 12. The 2014 season was one filled with remarkable comebacks, record-setting...

Expert Poll: Final 2014 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 months ago
Athlon Sports formed a Heisman Trophy committee that voted every week. Now that the season is over, who are they predicting wins the Heisman Trophy? Each voter ranks their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point. The Panel: Stewart Mandel, FOX SportsDave Revsine, Big Ten Network Adam Zucker, CBS...

No, College Football Doesn't Need an 8-Team Playoff

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 months ago
TCU and Baylor were deserving and they got left out of the College Football Playoff. That doesn’t mean the system is broken. The season hadn’t even ended on Saturday evening before the ethos started clamoring for an eight-team playoff. Not one down of playoff football had been played — much less a bracket established — when social media exploded with...

Playoff Snub Sends Clear Signal to Big 12: Use Your Games Wisely

By David Fox, 2 years 3 months ago
Art Briles is one of the nation’s brightest football coaches. He’s done more with less at Baylor because of smarts and hard work.He’s changed Baylor from a Big 12 afterthought into a two-time league champ because of astute recruiting and player development and an innovative offensive system.That’s why Baylor missing out on the College Football Playoff can be so...

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowls for 2014: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 months ago
College football’s regular season is over and the postseason and playoff matchups are set. The bowl season kicks off in New Orleans on Dec. 20 and concludes with the national championship in Arlington, Texas. 39 bowl games are slated for this year's schedule, and the slate will increase to 40 in 2015. Watching all 39 bowl games isn’t impossible, but it can be difficult...

Quit Whining, Enjoy the College Football Playoff

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 months ago
Baylor is upset that it beat TCU head-to-head and won the Big 12 championship by any logical or rational definition and is sitting at home. TCU is upset because the Horned Frogs won a game 55-3 and dropped from third to sixth and finds itself out of the tournament. Everyone is upset that Ohio State — a team with the worst loss, the fewest good wins and an injured Heisman...
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