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  1. Are Texas A&M Aggies overrated?

    Travis Haney

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Here is the question everyone might not be asking but many are wondering as we head into Saturday: Is Texas A&M a legit playoff contender or just a Week 1 wonder? The Aggies are being penciled into the playoff by most pundit...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  2. Forget Jameis -- Clemson still has to score

    Travis Haney

    When it comes to actual football, the suspension of Florida State QB Jameis Winston isn't the most important storyline in Saturday's Clemson-FSU game. And it really isn't close. The Heisman-winning quarterback's absence is irrelevant if Clemson c...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  3. Ranking Week 1 overreactions

    Travis Haney

    It's just one game. That single sentence is a handy guide to avoid a very natural reaction -- which is to overreact. There was plenty of that after Week 1. In several cases involving playoff contenders, it didn't matter whether a team won or lo...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 10 QBs with most to gain this summer

    Travis Haney

    I talked a couple of weeks ago with a coach about the new rule that allows for summer "practice" hours. "We're not going out there in pads or anything," he said, "but we can add a couple of hours watching film. It's a good thing, but it's not a ga...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  6. College Football - Clemson Tigers' chances at making playoff

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney examines the Clemson Tigers' chances of making the inaugural 2014 college football playoff.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 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. Who will replace first-round picks?

    Travis Haney

    With a dizzying first round in the books, the NFL's 32 teams will move Friday and Saturday to the value picks in the middle and later rounds. But the college teams replacing first-round selections? They have long since turned the page. Startin...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  10. College coaches' views on top prospects

    Travis Haney

    After an active few months of debate and dissection, draft week has (finally) arrived. What are college coaches expecting from some of the best players they coached and coached against? Here are thoughts on Jadeveon Clowney, Johnny Manziel and the...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  11. Updating top post-spring QB battles

    Travis Haney

    Quarterback battles do not always resolve themselves in the spring -- in fact, it's somewhat rare -- but this cycle provided some news and emerging figures from notable programs across the country. Starting with an open-but-refined race to replace...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Sleeper national title contenders for 2014

    Travis Haney

    Unless you are a fan of Auburn or Notre Dame, and maybe even if you are, chances are you did not correctly predict the participants in the past two BCS title games. So there has been room for surprise title contenders in recent years, and that tre...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  14. Clemson might have ACC's best defense

    Travis Haney

    CLEMSON, S.C. -- When I sat in Dabo Swinney's office a year ago, the affable, energetic Clemson coach said his primary goal was the program's sustainability. If the Tigers were annually in the top 15, he said, the conference titles and regular BCS bo...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  15. Ranking teams with most critical springs

    Travis Haney

    Put mildly, spring ball can sometimes become a labor of love for coaches. "We got them back from spring break and tried to work the 'fun' out of them, gassers and squats," one SEC assistant told me last week. "But that night was St. Patrick's Day....

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  16. Top 10 defensive 'prove-it' players for 2014

    Travis Haney

    Top 10 'prove-it' players on offense | Defense A year ago, Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss signed a recruiting class that caused head turning from the SEC to the Pac-12. It created a buzz. And it was a sensation that wasn't entirely unfamiliar to the Rebe...

    Blog | March 25, 2014