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Tim Beckman

Tim Beckman gets a fast pass to the 2015 Coaching Carousel

The 2015 college football season has not yet started, but Illinois got a jump start on the coaching carousel anyway. Illinois announced the firing of head coach Tim Beckman on Friday, with an external investigation into the football program apparently serving as grounds for termination based on initial results. “The preliminary information external reviewers shared with me does not reflect our values or our commitment to the welfare of our…


2015 Preview: Picking the Pac-12

The Pac-12 has come on strong in recent years and has climbed the conference totem poll as a result. Not only has Oregon become a national force, but Stanford has developed quite the reputation and the Pac-12 South is emerging as one of the top divisions in the sport of college football. With USC on the rise, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State all legitimate Pac-12 contenders in their own right…

Maurice Clarett

Podcast: Discussing Maurice Clarett’s latest impact on college football with Aaron Torres

A little more than a decade ago, Maurice Clarett was Johnny Manziel. Like Manziel, Clarett was a young college football sensation that captured the nation in a way so few players could. Had he stayed around Ohio State another year or two he likely would have left the Buckeyes with a legacy few could rival. Instead, Clarett’s head got a hold of him and sent him down a challenging path…


2015 college football new season resolutions

Toward the end of the calendar year many of us attempt to come up with goals and resolutions to focus on once we begin a new year, only to get off track with those good intentions before Valentine’s Day. We’ve all been there, right? While the calendar may not need to be taken off the wall and replaced by a new one for another few months, the start of a…

Ezekiel Elliott

2015 Preview: Picking the Big Ten

Is the Big Ten on the upswing? It would be hard to say otherwise given how last season ended for the conference and what has transpired since. Ohio State won the national championship after sneaking in to the College Football Playoff as the No. 4 seed, knocking off top seed and SEC champion Alabama and No. 2 seed and Pac-12 champion Oregon (who in the process took out the ACC…

CFB Playoff

Podcast: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Year 2 of the College Football Playoff with Stewart Mandel

Before we get ready to plunge into the 2015 season, it may be important to keep in mind the lessons learned from 2014. First, do not write off a conference or team after losing a game in the first three weeks of the season. You risk looking silly in the end. Second, conference championships matter. What else did we learn from the first season under the new College Football Playoff…

CFB Fantastic Four

Re-casting Fantastic Four with college football’s mightiest

The latest attempt to reboot the Fantastic Four franchise is a bomb. So let’s fix it using new cast members from the world of college football. I have been on a bit of a superhero kick this summer at the movies. The second installment in The Avengers franchise finished on a high note and set the scene for what’s coming up in Marvel’s plans, and Ant-Man was a nice surprise….


Sports Illustrated college football preseason preview issues feature Ohio State, TCU, Dak Prescott and Notre Dame

Coming off a national championship and starting the season as the No. 1 team in the coaches (and likely the AP) poll makes Ohio State appearing on one of four regional covers for Sports Illustrated’s college football preview issue standard operating procedure. As such, the Buckeyes are represented by Joey Bosa (suspended for the season opener) and Joshua Perry along with Brutus and the College Football Playoff national championship trophy…

TCU tied for the top spot in the McGuire Ranking in 2014, but...

2015 Preview: Picking the Big 12

OK, let’s put our cards on the table. I don’t hate the Big 12, I just hate its nonconference scheduling. I don’t think the Big 12 needs to expand to survive. In fact, I think it manages just fine with 10 members (well, as long as those 9 get along with Texas). I don’t think the Big 12 should have been involved in the College Football Playoff last season, but…


State of Ohio trumps preseason football predictions

Things are looking pretty solid in the state of Ohio this fall. Ohio State is coming off a national championship and is expected to once again be among the leaders in the race to the College Football Playoff this season. The Buckeyes return a stacked roster and should be favored in every game they play this fall. The Buckeyes have already been handed a preseason No. 1 ranking by the…