Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State Buckeyes 2015 Record: 12-1 overall (Defeated Notre Dame 44-28 in the Fiesta Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can “The Land of the Wolves” Get its young talent to “The Edge” of Stardom? How does Urban Meyer’s very young squad respond after a 2015 season full of drama, struggles, and disappointment, despite finishing with just one loss and […]

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 12 Houston Cougars

Houston Cougars 2015 Record: 13-1 overall, 7-1 AAC (defeated Florida State 38-24 in the Peach Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Tom Herman prove that he’s building a powerhouse program worthy of a Big 12 invitation? Every journalist, radio host, and college football enthusiast talked about Big 12 expansion until they were blue in the face this […]

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 21 Arkansas Razorbacks

Arkansas Razorbacks 2015 Record: 8-5 overall, 5-3 SEC (beat Kansas State 45-23 in Liberty Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can the Physicality of the Razorbacks Succeed Long-term under Bret Bielema in the SEC? It has worked for Alabama. Tennessee, Florida, and every other SEC contender has tried to mimic it to some extent. After putting together a stellar defense […]

TSS Top 50: No. 38 West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia Mountaineers 2015 Record: 8-4 Overall, 5-4 Big 12 (defeated Arizona State 44-28 in the Cactus Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will the Mountaineer offense do enough for Dana Holgorsen to keep his job? Last season should have served as a stepping stone for the West Virginia program. Eight wins is the most that the school has […]

TSS Top 50: No. 42 South Florida Bulls

South Florida Bulls 2015  Record: 8-5 overall, 6-2 American Athletic (Lost 45-35 to Western Kentucky in Miami Beach Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Willie Taggart and USF become a true contender after going 14-23 the last three seasons? If the transformation doesn’t happen this season, then it never will at USF for the former Western Kentucky quarterback and coach. […]

TSS Top 50: No. 44 Appalachian State Mountaineers

Appalachian State Mountaineers 2015  Record: 11-2 overall, 7-1 Sun Belt (Defeated Ohio 31-29 in Camelia Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Scott Satterfield lead the Mountaineers to their first Sun Belt title? Appalachian State football has had a lot of great moments on the field. How can we forget the greatest upset of all-time in 2007 when the Mountaineers […]

Top five underrated running backs heading into 2016 college football season

In an era where throwing the football has revolutionized the game, many would argue that the running back position has taken a backseat to more flashy offensive firepower in college football. The 2015 college football season would beg to differ. 14 different running backs tallied over 1,500 yards rushing, while former Oklahoma Sooner and current Minnesota […]

The 5 most underrated non-conference college football games of 2016

The non-conference schedule will have more meaning than ever as the College Football Playoff era continues. As we head into the 2016 season, that transformation has not taken full effect. This is true despite the SEC scheduling powerhouses such as Chattanooga, Alcorn State, Texas State, Presbyterian, Nicholls State, Austin Peay, Delaware State, Wofford, Prairie View, […]

5 quarterback battles to watch on Saturday

The college football regular season is still over four months away, but that hasn’t kept hardcore fans from tuning in this off-season to see their favorite teams — and quarterbacks — practice on a glorified platform. In Columbus, head coach Urban Meyer asked his fans to help set a tone for his young roster that […]

5 reasons to Watch Ohio State’s Spring Game on Saturday

There aren’t many college football programs that can set their attendance goal to 100,000 for their annual spring game. That’s the case for Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes, as they continue to develop what has now become an Ohio Stadium tradition of filling the seats in April. This year, it’s for a different […]

Text messages, college football recruiting, and the reality of NCAA power

  Sometimes you can’t always get what you want in college football. That doesn’t stop you, though, if you’re a coach or program official in the SEC — when the plan all along was to get what you need. That was evident at Friday’s NCAA Division I council meeting, which produced the immediate shutdown of […]

Big Ten Football 2016: Fact Or Fiction

The perception at the end of the 2015 season still might be that the Big Ten Conference doesn’t have the full horsepower to be considered the best conference in college football. Even though Iowa and Michigan State struggled on the the biggest stage, perception isn’t always reality. Nobody had more teams in the final CFP rankings […]

5 things to know about Ohio State heading into the 2016 Fiesta Bowl

It’s hard to imagine that we live in a world in which Ohio State and Notre Dame have met on the gridiron only five times during their long histories. Both programs will meet for the first time since 2006 — on a stage very familiar to both programs: the Fiesta Bowl in suburban Phoenix, where Jim […]