New coaches having immediate impact at Michigan, Florida

Jim Harbaugh
October 5, 2015

The rest of the 2015 season may end up showing that programs like Michigan and Florida still have some work to do before being thought of as a legitimate conference or playoff contender, but one weekend into October has helped demonstrate that new coaches are having quite the impact on the resuscitation of their respective programs. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and Florida’s Jim McElwain have breathed new life into their programs…


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…


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

A replica of the alternate black football jerseys expected to be worn by Ohio State on October 17 against Penn State.
October 2, 2015

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…


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

September 30, 2015

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…


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…


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…


Wife Knows Best: Week 1 College football picks

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…


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

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…


Tim Beckman gets a fast pass to the 2015 Coaching Carousel

Tim Beckman
August 29, 2015

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…


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

Maurice Clarett
August 24, 2015

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…