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2015 is a reminder of how much college football can change

“TCU, Baylor and Utah are legitimate top contenders for a spot in the College Football Playoff” is a phrase no college football fan 15 or 20 years ago would have ever thought would be possible to say with a straight face. College football sure has changed, or evolved, over time and perhaps no other season illustrates that as well as this season that continues to unfold. Like this? Why not…

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Running back Barry Sanders #26 of the Stanford Cardinal rushes against the Washington State Cougars on September 28, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Stanford’s Barry J. Sanders finding his own identity in resurgent Cardinal offense

When you have the same name of a famous football player, it can sometimes be difficult to live up to the name itself. Stanford running back Barry J. Sanders may not be quite like his more famous father, Detroit Lions Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy-winning running back Barry Sanders, but he is coming into his own in the Stanford Cardinal uniform and making a name for himself. In fact, he…

Leonard Fournette

SEC Weekly Report: Leonard Fournette overshadowing Georgia’s Nick Chubb

Maybe the SEC is not quite as dominant as it once was in the college football landscape; but entering October, the conference has a handful of teams capable of putting together legitimate playoff runs, a pair of worthy Heisman Trophy candidates running the football and, of course, Alabama. Things are still as interesting as ever in the Southeastern Conference, and this week looks to serve up a healthy menu of…

Mailbag Wisconsin

FanCred College Football Mailbag: Alabama over Georgia? Indiana have a chance vs. Buckeyes? Winning record for Illini?

It’s time once again for the No 2-Minute Warning Mailbag! On the first Friday of each month during college football season I accept questions exclusively from FanCred, so make sure you are registered with the social network and fire away your questions after you connect with me. First up is a question from Landon Howell, FanCred’s Head of Strategy and Content, who asks… I think Alabama beats Georgia by 14…

A replica of the alternate black football jerseys expected to be worn by Ohio State on October 17 against Penn State.

What’s black, red and white all over? This year’s Ohio State-Penn State game

As has long been rumored and since confirmed, Ohio State will be wearing a unique uniform when Penn State heads to Columbus in a few weeks. Instead of the signature scarlet home jerseys, Ohio State will be joining in the alternate black uniform fad that for whatever reason excites dumb high school kids these days. Ohio State is expected to wear black pants and a black jersey, and now we…

Paxton Lynch

Athlon Sports: Previewing Memphis vs. USF Friday night football

One month into the college football season it is beginning to look more and more as though the Group of Five representative in the New Years Six could be coming out of the American Athletic Conference. Houston, Navy and Temple are all off to solid starts while the Mountain West Conference has stumbled, but the Memphis Tigers may be putting together the best possible candidate as we enter October. Memphis…


Is Penn State’s “situation” so bad it hurts Hackenberg’s NFL Draft stock enough to worry?

It doesn’t take a genius to see that Christian Hackenberg has not been playing to the same level under James Franklin and offensive coordinator John Donovan as he did under Bill O’Brien as a freshman. Is Penn State a good situation for Hackenberg? In this world of boiling hot sports takes and instant reactions, the sentiment seems to be slanted more in favor of Hackenberg no longer being in a…

Isaiah McKenzie

A reminder that we all need to keep our priorities straight

On Tuesday University of Georgia’s independent;y run student newspaper, The Red & Black, released a report about Georgia wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie being investigated for an alleged death threat against a woman. The incident occurred Monday night at a Chilli’s restaurant and identified McKenzie as the one making verbal threats, with four other Georgia players listed as potential witnesses to the situation. From what I can see, The Red &…

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Arizona State’s new gray uniforms are not worthy of being the hammer

On Monday Arizona State and Adidas unveiled their brand new alternate look for the Sun Devils, which they felt inclined to dub the “Be The Hammer” uniform. Uh, ok. As explained by the school’s announcement, the “Be The Hammer” theme is designed to honor the team’s tradition  of using a sledge hammer emblazoned with the signature pitchfork to break a rock after notable achievements during the course of the season….

Leonard Fournette

Nation’s worst run defense (Eastern Michigan) faces nation’s top running back (Leonard Fournette)

After playing run-heavy Army yesterday, Eastern Michigan has now allowed a nation-worst 1,493 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns through just four games. Brace yourselves Eastern Michigan, because this week that swiss cheese run defense heads to Baton Rouge to take on the Heisman Trophy front-runner, Leonard Fournette of LSU. Fournette has the nation’s top rushing average with 210.33 yards per game in three games. That is about 42 yards…