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3 Priorities for New Texas A&M Coach Jimbo Fisher in 2018

posted on December 06, 2017
Texas A&M landed one of college football’s top coaches when Jimbo Fisher decided to leave Tallahassee and head to College Station. The move didn’t come cheap for the Aggies, but the program is willing to spend big money to make a run at a national championship or playoff berth. Fisher replaced Bobby Bowden at Florida State in 2010 and guided the program to an 82-23 record in his tenure. Additionally, the Seminoles won the 2013 title and finished 10th or better in the last Associated Press...
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What Would a 16-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

posted on December 06, 2017
Now that the College Football Playoff selection committee has decided which four teams will compete for the national championship, we can all sit back and offer up our opinions on what they did wrong and how the system could be better.   Every year, I toss in my two cents via a 16-team playoff plan. It's beautiful, and it's perfect.   My plan for a 16-team playoff gives every team in the FBS a path to a national title while also retaining a purpose for a College Football Playoff...
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10 Craziest Plays of the College Football Season

posted on December 06, 2017
College football is rarely lacking in excitement and the 2017 season provided its fair share of crazy plays. Just when fans think they’ve seen it all, stars like Josh Rosen, Malik Rosier and Trace McSorley produce jaw-dropping moments that dramatically alter the outcome of a game and — in some cases — an entire season.   Here’s a look at the good (USC’s punt return), the bad (crazy Western Michigan sister) and the ugly (Western Kentucky's...
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12 Coaching Candidates to Replace Willie Taggart at Oregon

posted on December 05, 2017
For the second year in a row, Oregon is looking for a new head coach. Willie Taggart has decided to leave Eugene after one season to head to Florida State. The move by Taggart comes as no surprise, as he’s a Florida native and was the top candidate for the job after Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M. Taggart finished 7-5 in his only season at Oregon but was hindered by an injury to quarterback Justin Herbert.   Oregon is one of the Pac-12’s top jobs and should have a deep pool of...
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Army West Point Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen Preview and Prediction

posted on December 05, 2017
After having to suffer through the tears and agony of having to sing first for 14 straight years, Army West Point's football players finally got a chance to celebrate a victory against their rivals from Annapolis with one of the best season-long goals college football has to offer — singing second. The mission to be the second service academy to sing their alma mater after the Army-Navy Game is one of the best traditions in the sport and it truly fuels the rivalry from both sides.   This...
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What Could an Eight-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

posted on December 05, 2017
The College Football Playoff bracket is set, and much like every season since its inception, the selection process is once again mired in controversy. Most of the controversy this season surrounds the committee's decision to put Alabama in the playoff instead of Big Ten champion Ohio State.   This is the second year in a row that the team that won the Big Ten title has been left out of the College Football Playoff. It's also the second consecutive season where a Group of 5 team...
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3 Reasons Why Ohio State Was Not Selected for the College Football Playoff

posted on December 05, 2017
On Dec. 3, Ohio State fans huddled around television sets, glued to ESPN, to watch the final College Football Playoff rankings. While Ohio State had been ranked eighth heading into the weekend, Buckeye fans believed that their team had done enough to vault into the top four to secure a playoff spot.   After Oklahoma defeated TCU in the Big 12 Championship Game, Georgia's convincing win over Auburn in the SEC Championship Game, and Clemson's domination of Miami in the ACC Championship...
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USC Underclassmen Pass Catchers Power Trojans' Championship

posted on December 05, 2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Stanford defenders bore down on USC quarterback Sam Darnold in the fourth quarter of the Pac-12 Championship Game. A safety would not quite compensate after the Trojans denied the Cardinal a goal-line touchdown two plays prior, but it could have dramatically changed the complexion of the game.   A sack in the end zone on a drive that began at the USC 1-yard line instead became a 54-yard gain when sophomore wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. caught a deep pass,...
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5 Reasons Why Oklahoma Will Win the College Football Playoff

posted on December 04, 2017
There was no sweating out college football’s Selection Sunday for the Oklahoma Sooners. They found themselves comfortably in the field of four after shellacking the TCU Horned Frogs, 41-17, a day earlier to win the Big 12 title.   In their second College Football Playoff appearance, the Sooners are looking to erase the bad memories of a drubbing from Clemson in 2015. Their path to redemption starts with the Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.   Here are...
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Seven-Step Drop: Imperfect Season Creates an Appropriately Imperfect College Football Playoff

posted on December 04, 2017
It wasn’t even close.   That was the message the College Football Playoff Selection Committee sent out Sunday afternoon in announcing the final four. Three tickets were punched quite easily and that fourth spot, well, it was a lengthy debate that wound up not turning into much of one at all.   No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Georgia and... drum roll... No. 4 Alabama   “Our protocol states that our job is to, and I quote, 'select the four best...
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