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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Happy New Year, college football fans: Quick glance back at 2015

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January 2, 2016

Happy New Year! 2016 is rolling in with plenty of duds down the stretch of this bowl season, so I figured now was as good a time as any to take a look back at some of the highlights from the 2015 season in college football. Recently, for Athlon Sports, I was asked to put together a ranking of the top 10 games from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten,…

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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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First Half thoughts From the Pac-12

Devontae Booker
October 23, 2015

To say the first half of the season around the Pac-12 has had its share of surprises would be an understatement. The fall of the Oregon Ducks has been one of the biggest surprises this season in a negative way, but the rise of Utah and Cal have been among the more positive surprises in the first half of the season around the Pac-12. It has been a crazy season…

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USC coaching search could potentially raise Pac-12’s standing

Steve Sarkisian
October 15, 2015

Make no mistake about it. The USC coaching job carries some importance all throughout the Pac-12, as the right coaching hire can have a significant impact on not just the Trojans but the landscape of the Pac-12 for years to come. USC terminated the contract of head coach Steve Sarkisian Monday, a day after placing the coach on an indefinite leave of absence. Sarkisian’s off-field demons with alcohol crossed over…

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Podcast: The pressure to fill USC’s coaching vacancy

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October 14, 2015

The coaching carousel is in full motion as we hit the middle of October. Three coaches have been fired since Saturday and one more has resigned from his position. Despite all of the attention Steve Spurrier has been given following his decision to resign and step down at South Carolina, the big vacancy that has come on the market resides at the other USC, the University of Southern California. The…

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Coaching Carousel goes Full Tilt with Steve Spurrier retirement, Sarkisian firing

South Carolina v Georgia
October 13, 2015

The last few days have made for a busy round on the coaching carousel. On Saturday North Texas pulled the plug on Dan McCarney following a massive embarrassment of a home loss to FCS Portland State. On Sunday, days after initially leaked, Maryland informed Randy Edsall he will no longer be of service as head coach. Later that day USC placed Steve Sarkisian on an indefinite leave of absence and…

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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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