Georgia and Mark Richt go separate ways; Miami should be all in on Richt

Mark Richt
November 30, 2015

The end of the Mark Richt era in Athens finally came on Sunday. After years of perhaps misguided hot seat talk, the long drought without an SEC title, never mind a national championship game appearance, finally forced Georgia and Richt to go their separate ways. While Georgia will be a highly attractive job on the market, perhaps the best job not located in Los Angeles, Richt may quickly find a…

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Western Michigan knocking off Toledo seals New Years Six for AAC

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November 27, 2015

Odds are the New Years Six bowl spot reserved for the highest-ranked Group of Five conference champion was destined to go to the champion of the American Athletic Conference, be it Houston, Temple or maybe even South Florida. That became even more likely to be the case with Toledo (9-2, 6-2 MAC) being knocked off the radar Friday afternoon by Western Michigan (7-5, 6-2 MAC). Western Michigan’s 35-30 victory over…

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Who can become bowl eligible in Week 11?

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

Leonard Fournette
September 27, 2015

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…

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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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State of Ohio trumps preseason football predictions

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August 4, 2015

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…

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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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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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