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College football heats up as we move to October

It took a while, it seems, but we finally have a great week of college football coming right at us this coming weekend. The first weekend in October will serve up six games between top 25 teams, which will be a nice breath of fresh air after…


Athlon Sports Media Poll: How I voted after Week 5

I updated my College Football Playoff projections and my first batch of bowl projections are coming soon. I had been waiting for October to come around before starting them up. This week also marks the debut of a new power ranking collaboration put together by my friends…


Heisman Watch: Can Amari Cooper end drought for receivers?

The following is an excerpt from this week’s Heisman Watch column for CBS Local. There have been just three wide receivers to win the Heisman Trophy in the award’s prestigious history. Nebraska’s Johnny Rodgers was the first, in 1972. Rodgers was eventually followed by Notre Dame’s Tim…



Heisman Watch: Is Jameis Winston’s repeat bid officially cooked?

The following is an excerpt from this week’s Heisman Watch column for CBS Local. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is looking to make college football history this season. There has only been one two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy, with Archie Griffin striking back-to-back Heisman poses in…


Conference perception key as Big 12 makes slight statement

Virginia Tech laid an egg at home against a good East Carolina team a week after handling Ohio State in Columbus the previous week. USC was taken down on the road at Boston College a week after scoring a huge Pac-12 win against two-time defending conference champion…



Heisman Watch: Kenny Hill thrilled, but it’s a long season

If you did not know his name before Thursday, you undoubtedly know it now. Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill put on quite the show in his debut as the starting quarterback in the post-Johnny Manziel era in College Station. Hill took just one game to start rewriting the record…


Why I would pick Chuckie Keeton over Taysom Hill

One of college football’s most exciting players to watch will return to the playing field in week one after seeing a promising 2013 season end prematurely. Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton was sidelined in early October last fall with a season-ending ACL and MCL tear that was suffered against…