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  1. Coaches reveal their playoff picks

    Travis Haney

    As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M's kickoff Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen, con...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. Michigan State rises in playoff stock watch

    Travis Haney

    As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M's kickoff on Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  3. No room for error in Baylor's playoff bid

    Travis Haney

    As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M's kickoff on Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen, co...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  4. Elite 11 Takeaways: Cook's rise for MSU

    Travis Haney

    BEAVERTON, Ore. -- There's a stereotype for quarterbacks in the middle of the country as two-dimensional scheme guys, robots programmed to run tried-and-true offensive systems by routinely handing the ball off. But spend a few minutes around Michi...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  5. College Football Future Rankings 2014 - Projecting top 25 program...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney, along with Insider's college football experts, ranks the top 25 teams in college football over the next three seasons. The Alabama Crimson Tide lead the list.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  6. College Football - Baylor Bears' chances of making the playoff

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney assesses the Baylor Bears' chances of making the inaugural college football playoff.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  7. Title windows for top 16 contenders

    Travis Haney

    As a part of ESPN.com's college football mock playoff, I thought I would evaluate the current title windows for each of the 16 participants. In 2014, are the teams in their prime for title contention? Are their windows closing (they'd better win n...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  8. Post-spring breakout players to watch

    Travis Haney

    We all know by now that running backs have evolved into a low-value position on NFL draft boards, but that doesn't change the fact that it could easily be the strongest spot in college football this fall. That could project to at least one or two fir...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  9. Nation's 10 best position groups

    Travis Haney

    Alabama's running backs, Baylor's receivers and FSU's defensive backs were among the best position groups a year ago. Some of the personnel has changed, but that fact hasn't. They're still at the top. Here is a post-spring look at the country's be...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  10. Overrated, underrated in Steele's AP top 25

    Travis Haney

    I respect Phil Steele's ability to forecast a number of things, including what the initial Associated Press Top 25 poll will look like in August. That said, there's always wiggle room, and I had a few different takes than those in last week's post on...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  11. Teams whose odds could improve

    Travis Haney

    When's the last time you could actually get value on Alabama as a national title contender? Been a while, right? Creeping uncertainty after the Sugar Bowl and at the quarterback position makes the Tide, currently 6-1 to win the 2014 national title...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  12. Recent classes that will have impact in '14

    Travis Haney

    The Ohio State Buckeyes came within roughly a quarter of making the BCS title game. Whether the Buckeyes deserved to be there, or however you'd like to argue that, is irrelevant. Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs could have politicked through Chris...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  13. Who takes over for Mack Brown?

    Travis Haney

    Mack Brown's job status has been the dominating story in college football for more than a week in large part because of the waves his departure could create. But now that he has officially announced he'll resign, the conversation turns quickly to whi...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  14. Is Baylor set up long-term?

    Travis Haney

    WACO, Texas -- When I met with Baylor coach Art Briles last week, I told him I was writing a story about the program's sustainability, whether the Bears could become something more than this one-year wonder. The least Briles could have done is let...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  15. Ranking college football's 'Real Top 10'

    Travis Haney

    For those who squawk about polls being released too early, creating undue bias, how's Nov. 20 suit you? Today's the day we unveil our "Real Top 10," produced with input from coaches, team metrics (more on that below) and Las Vegas. The goal is to ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  16. Baylor's place in the BCS title picture

    Travis Haney

    The Baylor Bears fell behind by two scores early to Texas Tech. No worries. The Bears roared back to put up 63 in another rout, improving to 9-0 and setting up a de facto Big 12 title game next week at Oklahoma State. But that's the conference pic...

    Blog | November 17, 2013