Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols (13) scores the game's first touchdown as Boise State quarterback Ryan Finley (15) celebrates against the University of Washington at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, Sept. 4. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/TNS via Getty Images)

Five under the radar Week 1 games you’ll want to keep an eye on

If it’s possible that anything college football related can go under the radar, please continue reading. The overall starvation level for football leads to major over-excitement and over-analysis of every game played before the first Saturday of the season. The truth likely is that Oregon State – Minnesota or South Carolina – Vanderbilt on Thursday […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 09:  Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates their 38-17 win over the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama Crimson Tide 2015 Record: 14-1 overall, 7-1 SEC (beat Clemson 45-40 for National Championship) 1 Burning Question: Can Nick Saban win back-to-back National Championships for the second time during his tenure at Alabama? The 2016 season will be a tougher road for Alabama to the National Championship than it was in 2015. Alabama is used to […]

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FCS should continue to expand its Kickoff weekend

You ever watch those survivalist shows? The ones where they send some allegedly poor soul out in the wilderness to live off the land, and the entire series is that person eating bugs, trying to catch fish by hand, cooking rabbit, and sifting their own urine through sand to get some liquids in them? Obviously, […]

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 28: Dalvin Cook #4 and Travis Rudolph #15 of the Florida State celebrate a touchdown during the game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 2 Florida State Seminoles

Florida State Seminoles 2015 Record: 10-3 overall, 6-2 ACC (lost 38-24 to Houston in the Peach Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will Florida State make it back to the College Football Playoff? Jimbo Fisher has done a great job at Florida State. During six seasons in Tallahassee, he’s guided the Seminoles to four division championships, three conference […]

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Four Scenarios That Will Make the Selection Committee Answer Some Tough Questions

The only bad thing about the College Football Playoff is that the selection guidelines aren’t completely clear. Sure, we know that the Selection Committee is supposed to consider “strength of schedule, head-to-head results against common opponents, championships won and other factors” when making its decision, but what does that really mean? Are some components more […]

CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 07:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers runs with the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 3 Clemson Tigers

Clemson Tigers 2015 Record: 14-1 overall, 8-0 ACC (lost 45-40 to Alabama in the National Championship game) 1 Burning Question: Will Clemson make it back the College Football Playoff? Clemson had a great season in 2015, capturing the ACC Championship and advancing to the title game against Alabama. Even though the Tigers came up just […]

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29:  Quarterback J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes breaks free for a 25-yard touchdown run against the Michigan Wolverines in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State Buckeyes 2015 Record: 12-1 overall (Defeated Notre Dame 44-28 in the Fiesta Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can “The Land of the Wolves” Get its young talent to “The Edge” of Stardom? How does Urban Meyer’s very young squad respond after a 2015 season full of drama, struggles, and disappointment, despite finishing with just one loss and […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 05:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers runs against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship at Bank of America Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clemson won 45-37.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

TSS Roundtable: Who will win the Heisman Trophy in 2016?

We talked about top storylines and “must win” games earlier in the week. Now, it’s time to discuss one of the hottest preseason topics: the Heisman Trophy. Q. Who will win the Heisman Trophy in 2016? Bart Doan On Twitter

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TSS Roundtable: Which Coach/Team Must Win in Week 1?

Believe it or not, the first full week of the college football season kicks off exactly two weeks from today. With that in mind, we’ll take a closer look at the week 1 in our weekly roundtables. Yesterday, we talked about the biggest storylines for the opening weekend. Today, we’ll shift gears a bit, and discuss […]

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 01: John O'Korn #8 of the Michigan Wolverines gets ready to run a play during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 1, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 5 Michigan Wolverines

Michigan Wolverines 2015 Record: 10-3 overall (Defeated Florida 41-7 in the Citrus Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Is Michigan ready to make the CFB Playoff run everyone seems to be expecting them to? Expectations are are a funny thing. You don’t create them, control them, or determine them, yet you cannot escape them. Coaches and players can […]

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TSS Roundtable: Biggest Week 1 Storyline

Now that we’ve finished with our conference roundtable series, we’ll shift our focus to week 1. If you missed any of our conference roundtables, be sure to check out the links below. Q. What’s the biggest story line to watch in Week 1? Bart Doan On Twitter

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Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma Sooners 2015 record: 11-2 overall (lost to Clemson 37-17 in College Football Playoff Orange Bowl semifinal) 1 Burning Question: Is Bob Stoops ready to guide Oklahoma back to the top? After the Big 12 was left out of the College Football Playoff fun in the first year of the new postseason format, Oklahoma represented […]

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly leads the team onto the field for an NCAA college football game against Purdue in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2015 record: 10-3 overall (lost to Ohio State 44-28 in the Fiesta Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Who starts under center for the Irish? Heading into this season, Notre Dame has two formidable options at quarterback: Malik Zaire and DeShone Kizer. Yet even with its season opener just 20 days away, head […]

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Top 11 SEC Heisman Trophy candidates for 2016

Five of the last nine Heisman Trophy winners have come out of the SEC. Last season, Alabama’s Derrick Henry broke a two-year drought for the conference when he won the prestigious trophy. Despite stiffer competition, the SEC has managed to hang onto it’s mantle as the best conference in the land and because of that […]

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Christian McCaffrey #5 of the Stanford Cardinal runs out to the field for a kickoff in the third quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the 102nd Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2016 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 8 Stanford Cardinal

Stanford Cardinal 2015 Record: 12-2 overall, 8-1 Pac-12 (beat Iowa 45-16 in the Rose Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can David Shaw and Stanford crash the College Football Playoff? Ever since the reigns of the Stanford football program were turned over to David Shaw, the Cardinal have been scary good. In his first season in 2011, Shaw […]

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