Brian Fremeau writes that Nebraska, which suffered a precipitous drop after capturing multiple national championships in the mid-1990s, is poised to rise again with a few fixes. To start, the Cornhuskers must improve on defense and special teams.
Brian Fremeau writes that while new Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich inherits a deep team, recent history shows that top programs often regress under new coaches. Whether Helfrich can maintain Chip Kelly's dominance may depend on defensive success.
Brian Fremeau ranks the top 10 college football teams from the past five seasons that did not play in the BCS title game, examining how each -- including the 2012 Oregon Ducks and Kansas State Wildcats -- would have fared in a four-team playoff.