2015 In Review: Predictions that went well, more that did not and New Years resolutions for 2016

Derrick Henry vs. Michigan State
January 6, 2016

The 2015 season has just one game remaining to play with Clemson and Alabama squaring off for this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship. With the season pretty much in the books, I figured now would be a good time to go look back at my 2015 predictions and see how I did. I did this knowing I made some truly awful predictions that blew up in my face in…

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Who can become bowl eligible in Week 11?

Louisville
November 9, 2015

Wondering what teams will become bowl eligible this weekend in college football? What about which teams can be eliminated from postseason contention? Below you will find a quick list of what teams can clinch bowl eligibility and who can be scratched off the postseason invitation list depending on the outcomes this weekend. Bowl eligible with a win: Arizona (vs. Utah) Arkansas (@ LSU) Auburn (vs. Georgia) Buffalo (vs. Northern Illinois)…

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Who can become bowl eligible in Week 9?

Keenan Reynolds
October 27, 2015

Wondering what teams will become bowl eligible this weekend in college football? What about which teams can be eliminated from postseason contention? Below you will find a quick list of what teams can clinch bowl eligibility and who can be scratched off the postseason invitation list depending on the outcomes this weekend. Bowl eligible with a win: Arizona (@ Washington) California (vs. USC) Georgia (vs. Florida) Georgia Southern (vs. Texas…

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Coaching Carousel: Maryland fires Edsall, North Texas dumps Dan McCarney

Randy Edsall
October 12, 2015

We are just now hitting the middle of October and two coaches in the Big Ten have lost their jobs this season. Illinois head coach Tim Beckman lost his job before the first kickoff of the season as the school was investigating allegations of how Beckman handled his players. On Sunday, Maryland cut ties with Randy Edsall as the program heads into a bye week. The news of Edsall’s firing…

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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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2015 Preview: Picking Conference USA

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July 4, 2015

Keeping in the patriotic spirit of July 4th, and to follow up this morning’s American Athletic Conference predictions, why not serve up a helping of Conference USA predictions for the new season? A year after Marshall fell just shy of potentially cashing in on a big bowl payout, Conference USA looks elsewhere this season to see if a contender can rise to the occasion. It will not, but there are…

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Derugulation of conference titles would make Group of 5 chase for New Years Six better too

Dec 6, 2014; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos cornerback Bryan Douglas (1) running back Jay Ajayi (27) and linebacker Tanner Vallejo (20) celebrate Boise State's victory over Fresno State in the Mountain West Conference championship game at Albertsons Stadium. Boise State defeats Fresno State 28-14. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports
June 28, 2015

If everything goes according to plan, the deregulation of conference championships could provide some nice benefits to the ACC and the Big 12. It could also really amp up the Group of Five conversation as well. Under the structure of the College Football Playoff, there is a reserved seat at the adult table in the New Years Six for the highest-ranked champion from the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, MAC,…

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Picking the NIT using football logic

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March 16, 2015

Earlier I went through the entire NCAA men’s basketball tournament and picked each game based off which school I felt would win in football. People seemed to like it, and I even had one suggestion to do the same for the NIT. So I did the same with the NIT. The NIT is set up differently than the NCAA Tournament with no geographically designated regions. Instead, we have a 32-team…

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Wife Knows Best: Week 15 College Football Picks

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December 5, 2014

It is conference championship week in college football. Champions in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West Conference, Pac-12 and SEC will all be crowned starting tonight with the Pac-12 and MAC conference championship games. Things got started in wild fashion with UCF earning a split of the American Athletic Conference title Thursday night, hopefully setting the stage for one final weekend of craziness before heading…

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Who made my FWAA All-American ballot in 2014

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November 25, 2014

The final weeks of the college football regular season are upon us, so that means awards season is about to hit full stride very soon. With that comes a number of ballots and nominations I am asked to submit. This year I have votes and/or nominations for the Football Writers Association All-American Team, the Lombardi Award, Ray Guy Award, Lou Groza Award, Nagurski Trophy and Outland Trophy. I also get…

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