Top 10 Recruiting Classes since 2005, or Alabama and everyone else

Nick Saban
February 3, 2016

Recruiting is the lifeblood of a college football program. If you struggle to build a solid recruiting class one year, you could easily pay for it over the next three to four years, if not more. On the flip side, if you manage to knock a recruiting class out of the park, your chances for success in the coming years can take a nice spike. And just think what you…

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Which one-loss team has the best overall body of work? It’s now Michigan State

Michigan State beats Ohio State 2015
November 23, 2015

Michigan State is one win away from clinching the Big Ten East, a division some felt was deserving of preseason hype as the best division in college football. As it turns out, that may be true, at least in the top three spots. The Spartans are two wins away from winning a Big Ten championship, which would certainly make Michigan State a worthy candidate in the one-loss team list of…

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

Leonard Fournette
October 2, 2015

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…

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

Mailbag Wisconsin
October 2, 2015

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…

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Podcast: The Heisman Watch is officially on

Leonard Fournette
September 24, 2015

Heading into the 2015 college football season my preseason Heisman Trophy pick was quarterback Trevone Boykin. There were some good reasons to believe he would at least be heading to New York City, including I believed TCU will go undefeated, he plays quarterback and hit his stride at the right time a season ago. Boykin may very well end up making the trip to New York City for the Heisman…

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Podcast: Is the SEC really overrated? Barrett Sallee states his case

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September 17, 2015

Yeah, we’re going there. Last season saw the Big Ten get ripped to shreds after Week 2 of the college football season. Are we really doing the same to the SEC after Auburn escaped a disaster at home against Jacksonville State, Arkansas lost to Toledo at home and Tennessee choked one away at home against Oklahoma? It sure seems that way, but are some people getting a little carried away…

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FanCred College Football Mailbag: Nick Chubb a Heisman contender or sophomore slump?

Nick Chubb
September 8, 2015

Each and every Friday I will answer questions you may have about college football or anything else you happen to throw my way. On the first Friday of every month during college football season I will take questions exclusively from FanCred, so make sure you are signed up for an account and following me so I can get your questions. Because I am terrible with keeping to my own outlined…

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Wife Knows Best: Week 1 College football picks

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September 4, 2015

The ultimate domestic dispute resumes for Year 2 Last year I asked my wife to make picks for a handful of college football games each week. She obliged, and kicked my butt some weeks. Now she’s back and ready to get off on the right foot as we once again go head-to-head! Loser has to do the dishes (well, actually, I generally do those the most anyway). Here we go with…

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2015 Preview: Picking the SEC

Alabama vs Tennessee
September 3, 2015

Oh, you thought I forgot about the SEC? think again. I was merely saving the best for last. The SEC did not have a postseason to remember last season, leaving the door open for SEC haters and critics to blast the conference. The truth is the SEC remains the strongest conference from top to bottom with the talent coming in (and leaving for the NFL) and the coaching is improving…

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Podcast: Going on record with CFB Playoff picks and Week 1

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September 2, 2015

Bill Bender of The Sporting News makes his first appearance It’s here. Can you feel it? Week 1 of the 2015 college football season is here (well, Montana-North Dakota State aside). We have finally arrived to a brand new season of college football, and it could not start soon enough. We will also be handsomely rewarded for our patience with quite a line-up of games to look forward to. On Thursday…

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