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10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Jimbo Fisher at Florida State

posted on December 01, 2017
Florida State is the latest college football job with an opening at head coach, as Jimbo Fisher is headed to College Station to become Texas A&M’s new coach. Fisher resigned as Florida State's coach on Friday and won't coach the finale against ULM. Fisher went 83-23 as the Seminoles’ head coach since taking over for Bobby Bowden in 2010. Under Fisher’s guidance, Florida State posted six years of double-digit win totals, including a 14-0 record and national championship in...
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5 Greatest Conference Championship Games of All Time

posted on December 01, 2017
What will happen this conference championship weekend is anyone’s guess. One thing is for certain: we will have a clear College Football Playoff picture when it is over. If we are lucky, we may see some amazing games. And if we’re really lucky, one of them may replace one of the games on this list, the five greatest conference championship games of all time.   5. Alabama 28, Florida 21 – 1992 SEC Championship Dec. 5, 1992 (Birmingham, Ala.) In the first conference championship...
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ACC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Clemson vs. Miami

posted on November 30, 2017
Clemson is one win away from its third consecutive trip to the CFB Playoff, but coach Dabo Swinney’s team has a major hurdle to clear up next, as the Tigers travel to Charlotte on Saturday night to take on Miami in the ACC Championship. While this game may have lost a bit of its luster when the Hurricanes lost at Pitt last Friday, the stakes are still high for both teams. With a win, Clemson will clinch its third ACC title in a row and should be the No. 1 overall seed in the CFB Playoff. Despite...
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Mountain West Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Fresno State vs. Boise State

posted on November 30, 2017
Can Fresno State beat Boise State two weeks in a row?   That's the challenge facing the 25th-ranked Bulldogs when they travel to Idaho to face the Broncos in the Mountain West Conference Championship Game on Saturday. Fresno State beat Boise State 28-17 a week ago after racking up 431 yards of total offense. Bulldogs quarterback Marcus McMaryion put together a brilliant performance in helping his team outgain an opponent for the seventh time in nine games.   It's another...
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Big Ten Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin

posted on November 30, 2017
It has been quite a week off the field leading up to the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. Ohio State and Wisconsin meet again for the first time since the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff. A 59-0 victory for the Buckeyes launched Ohio State into the playoff and set the tone for a remarkable national championship run. J.T. Barrett watched from the sideline as Cardale Jones stole the show and Ezekiel Elliott ran his way past Alabama and Oregon, while Wisconsin head coach Gary...
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College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Championship Week

posted on November 30, 2017
The regular season is in the books for most college football teams across the country but a precious few are left standing to battle for a conference title. As great as some of the matchups are this weekend between championship contenders are though, they might not hold a candle to the games within a game — between players on either side of the ball.   Whether you’re a college football fan, a coach or an NFL scout, here are 10 of the best position vs. position battles of the...
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5 Reasons Why Wisconsin Will Win the Big Ten Championship Game

posted on November 30, 2017
The No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers enter the Big Ten Championship Game as nearly a touchdown underdog to the No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes. Pay no attention to that spread, as it falls in line with the disrespect Wisconsin has had to deal with every step of the way this season. College football fans don't respect the Badgers. The College Football Playoff selection committee waited until last night to include them in the top four and they've been receiving the "Iowa treatment" from Colin...
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SEC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Auburn vs. Georgia

posted on November 30, 2017
For the second time this season, Auburn and Georgia are set to meet on the gridiron, but the stakes and implications of Saturday’s matchup in the 26th SEC Championship Game are significantly higher than the first contest between these two teams. In this week’s release of the CFB Playoff rankings, Auburn ranked No. 2 and Georgia checked in at No. 6. While a lot of games and scenarios are in play for Championship Saturday, there’s no doubt the winner of this SEC Championship showdown...
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How USC and Stanford Changed on the Way to the Pac-12 Championship Game

posted on November 30, 2017
Temperatures inside the visiting team media tent within the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum tunnel get sweltering; especially on a late summer night. Despite this, and a 42-24 loss to Pac-12 rival USC, Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips was not sweating.   "We have a lot to improve on, and a lot of weeks to get there," Phillips said. "So, we'll see who's a better team at the end of the season."   Phillips' statement looks more like a prognostication now that the Cardinal...
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Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers Preview and Prediction

posted on November 30, 2017
One season after going 9-3 and claiming a share of the Sun Belt championship, Appalachian State finds itself in familiar territory entering Saturday's regular-season finale against Louisiana.   While the overall record (7-4) may not be as impressive as last year, the Mountaineers are still playing for a share of the conference crown thanks to their 6-1 record against Sun Belt foes. Arkansas State and Troy also are tied for first place and playing each other on Saturday, so a win by Appalachian...
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