The 5 Easiest Paths to the College Football Playoff

For many teams, the second half of the season will get underway this weekend and for others, the second half has already started. With 14 undefeated teams remaining, the race for one of the four spots in college football’s second playoff is wide open. The path however, is easier for some than others. Here’s a […]

The 10 Most Important Games Of The Season’s Second Half

The first half of the college football season is over and the final stretch of 2015 is nearing, which means it’s time to determine the 10 most important games left. A number of teams are trying to make their case for a spot in the second College Football Playoff. With 14 undefeated teams remaining, the playoff […]

Will Gus Malzahn Be Held to the Same Standard as Gene Chizik?

We’re less than a month into the 2015 season and there are a number of teams that seem to be vying for the title of most disappointing in September. Perhaps leading the charge is Auburn. In four weeks, the Tigers have gone from preseason top-10 and playoff contender to 2-2 and outside the top 25. […]

Is 2015 the Year the Vols Get the Gator Off Their Backs?

“Yeah!” by Usher was the Billboard’s No. 1 hit. The social media site MySpace was just more than a year old. Shrek 2 was the country’s top box office hit. Tennessee used two freshman quarterbacks, a late personal foul from receiver Dallas Baker, and a 50-yard field goal as time expired from James Wilhoit to […]

2015 Is Shaping Up to Be a Banner Year for Transfer and Backup QBs

It’s widely regarded as the most important position on the field, but the early parts of 2015 are showing that long-term stability at quarterback isn’t as vital as it once was. Eight of this week’s top 15 teams, according to the AP Poll, are being led either by a backup or a transfer quarterback. That […]

The 10 Longest Bowl Droughts Among Power 5 Schools

With the college football season set to get underway Thursday night, a number of schools have dreams of a conference and in some cases, perhaps a national championship. For some teams however, just making a bowl games would constitute a successful season. Here are the 10 teams from Power 5 conferences with the longest bowl […]

Bloguin Top 50: No. 5 — Florida State

Florida State Seminoles 2014 Record: 13-1 (lost to Oregon in Rose Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Florida State Four-Peat as ACC Champions? After winning the ACC in 12 of its first 15 years in the conference, Florida State went six years without an ACC crown from 2006-2011. Since then however, the Seminoles have reclaimed the […]

Bloguin Top 50: No. 14 — USC

USC Trojans 2014 Record: 9-4 (beat Nebraska in Holiday Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can the Trojans return to an elite level? Steve Sarkisian enters year number two as the head man at USC and hopes to improve on a 9-4 campaign during his first year. Sarkisian is fortunate to have been the successor to Lane […]

Harbaugh, McElwain Face Similar Challenges in Year One

There are a number of new faces at prominent Big Ten programs this year, with Mike Riley now at Nebraska and Paul Chryst at Wisconsin, but the loudest noise made this offseason came out of Ann Arbor as former Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh tries to right that ship. In the nation’s most talked about conference, […]

Bloguin Top 50: No. 21 — Louisville

Louisville Cardinals 2014 Record: 9-4 (lost to Georgia in Belk Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How do the Cardinals replace all that NFL talent? With the exception of only ACC foe Florida State, no team had more players selected in the 2015 NFL Draft than Louisville. The Cardinals will not have to replace only wide receiver […]

Sleepers for Each Power 5 Conference

The 2015 college football season is just over a month away and as usual, schools like Alabama and Ohio State are expected to be among the nation’s best. But while the Crimson Tide and Buckeyes certainly have reason to believe they’ll be returning to the College Football Playoff, each Power 5 conference has at least […]

Five Great Coaches in Need of a Bounce-back Year

The start of the 2015 college football season is less than two months away and just about every head coach has his concerns. For a number, the upcoming season is one they could spend on the hot seat while for others, it’s a matter of living up to expectations. For these five head coaches, their […]

Bloguin Top 50: No. 36 — Texas

Texas Longhorns 2014 Record: 6-7 (lost to Arkansas in Texas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Texas Make a Significant Leap in Year No. 2 Under Strong After an 8-5 finish in 2013 was enough to end the career of Mack Brown, the Longhorns took a step back in 2014, going just 6-7 under first-year head […]

Bloguin Top 50: No. 42 — BYU

BYU Cougars 2014 Record: 8-5 (lost to Memphis in Miami Beach Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Taysom Hill Return to Form The Cougars were flying high to open the 2014 season. BYU’s 4-0 start was highlighted by a 41-7 victory over Texas, but things changed for the worse during an early October contest against in-state […]

Nine Star Athletes Who Successfully Ran for Office

For college sports fans, it’s a bit of a dead period. The College World Series will be here soon, but the Final Four has long passed and the start of the 2015 college football season is still months away. Politics have been in the news lately with a number of candidates announcing their decisions to […]