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PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  Devontae Booker #23 of the Utah Utes carries the ball against the Stanford Cardinal in the second quarter at Stanford Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The 5 Easiest Paths to the College Football Playoff

For many teams, the second half of the season will get underway this weekend and for others, the second half has already started. With 14 undefeated teams remaining, the race for one of the four spots in college football’s second playoff is wide open. The path however, is easier for some than others. Here’s a […]

WACO, TX - OCTOBER 11:  Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs looks for an open receiver in the first half against the Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Waco, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The 10 Most Important Games Of The Season’s Second Half

The first half of the college football season is over and the final stretch of 2015 is nearing, which means it’s time to determine the 10 most important games left. A number of teams are trying to make their case for a spot in the second College Football Playoff. With 14 undefeated teams remaining, the playoff […]

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 08:  Head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers reacts during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 8, 2014 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Will Gus Malzahn Be Held to the Same Standard as Gene Chizik?

We’re less than a month into the 2015 season and there are a number of teams that seem to be vying for the title of most disappointing in September. Perhaps leading the charge is Auburn. In four weeks, the Tigers have gone from preseason top-10 and playoff contender to 2-2 and outside the top 25. […]

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 4: Quinton Dunbar #1 of the Florida Gators makes a reception in front of Michael Williams #24 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the first half of the game at Neyland Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Is 2015 the Year the Vols Get the Gator Off Their Backs?

“Yeah!” by Usher was the Billboard’s No. 1 hit. The social media site MySpace was just more than a year old. Shrek 2 was the country’s top box office hit. Tennessee used two freshman quarterbacks, a late personal foul from receiver Dallas Baker, and a 50-yard field goal as time expired from James Wilhoit to […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 19:  Chad Kelly #10 of the Mississippi Rebels reacts after passing for a touchdown against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

2015 Is Shaping Up to Be a Banner Year for Transfer and Backup QBs

It’s widely regarded as the most important position on the field, but the early parts of 2015 are showing that long-term stability at quarterback isn’t as vital as it once was. Eight of this week’s top 15 teams, according to the AP Poll, are being led either by a backup or a transfer quarterback. That […]

When Bill Callahan came to Nebraska as head coach midway through the first decade of the new century, Nebraska's defense regularly surrendered video-game point totals. When Colorado posted 62 against Nebraska on Thanksgiving weekend in 2001, the result was hard to put into words... much like "Germany 7, Brazil 1."

The 10 Longest Bowl Droughts Among Power 5 Schools

With the college football season set to get underway Thursday night, a number of schools have dreams of a conference and in some cases, perhaps a national championship. For some teams however, just making a bowl games would constitute a successful season. Here are the 10 teams from Power 5 conferences with the longest bowl […]

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher reacts to a play against the Oregon Ducks during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Bloguin Top 50: No. 5 — Florida State

Florida State Seminoles 2014 Record: 13-1 (lost to Oregon in Rose Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Florida State Four-Peat as ACC Champions? After winning the ACC in 12 of its first 15 years in the conference, Florida State went six years without an ACC crown from 2006-2011. Since then however, the Seminoles have reclaimed the […]

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 22:  Quartreback Cody Kessler #6 of the USC Trojans throws a pass against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on November 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Bloguin Top 50: No. 14 — USC

USC Trojans 2014 Record: 9-4 (beat Nebraska in Holiday Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can the Trojans return to an elite level? Steve Sarkisian enters year number two as the head man at USC and hopes to improve on a 9-4 campaign during his first year. Sarkisian is fortunate to have been the successor to Lane […]

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 04:  during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Harbaugh, McElwain Face Similar Challenges in Year One

There are a number of new faces at prominent Big Ten programs this year, with Mike Riley now at Nebraska and Paul Chryst at Wisconsin, but the loudest noise made this offseason came out of Ann Arbor as former Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh tries to right that ship. In the nation’s most talked about conference, […]

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 29:  Brandon Radcliff #23 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates as he runs for a touchdown during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bloguin Top 50: No. 21 — Louisville

Louisville Cardinals 2014 Record: 9-4 (lost to Georgia in Belk Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How do the Cardinals replace all that NFL talent? With the exception of only ACC foe Florida State, no team had more players selected in the 2015 NFL Draft than Louisville. The Cardinals will not have to replace only wide receiver […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 02:  Joshua Dobbs #11 of the Tennessee Volunteers attempts a pass during the TaxSlayer Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes at EverBank Field on January 2, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Sleepers for Each Power 5 Conference

The 2015 college football season is just over a month away and as usual, schools like Alabama and Ohio State are expected to be among the nation’s best. But while the Crimson Tide and Buckeyes certainly have reason to believe they’ll be returning to the College Football Playoff, each Power 5 conference has at least […]

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 29:  Head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers reacts during pre game before playing the Arkansas Razorbacks at Tiger Stadium on November 29, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Five Great Coaches in Need of a Bounce-back Year

The start of the 2015 college football season is less than two months away and just about every head coach has his concerns. For a number, the upcoming season is one they could spend on the hot seat while for others, it’s a matter of living up to expectations. For these five head coaches, their […]

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 11:  Head coach Charlie Strong of the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Bloguin Top 50: No. 36 — Texas

Texas Longhorns 2014 Record: 6-7 (lost to Arkansas in Texas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Texas Make a Significant Leap in Year No. 2 Under Strong After an 8-5 finish in 2013 was enough to end the career of Mack Brown, the Longhorns took a step back in 2014, going just 6-7 under first-year head […]

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Bloguin Top 50: No. 42 — BYU

BYU Cougars 2014 Record: 8-5 (lost to Memphis in Miami Beach Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Taysom Hill Return to Form The Cougars were flying high to open the 2014 season. BYU’s 4-0 start was highlighted by a 41-7 victory over Texas, but things changed for the worse during an early October contest against in-state […]

PHOENIX - DECEMBER 10:  Former NBA player Kevin Johnson attends the game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 10, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Nine Star Athletes Who Successfully Ran for Office

For college sports fans, it’s a bit of a dead period. The College World Series will be here soon, but the Final Four has long passed and the start of the 2015 college football season is still months away. Politics have been in the news lately with a number of candidates announcing their decisions to […]

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