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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Top 10 offensive 'prove-it' players for 2014

    Travis Haney

    A year ago, coming off a drug-related suspension and a drop-off in production, Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins was a prime example of a player with much to prove. And now? After helping Clemson to its first BCS bowl victory, Watkins is a vindicate...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Five offenses most thankful for 'slow play' rule being tabled - C...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau examines the five teams that had the fastest-tempo offenses in 2013, and are most thankful that the proposed "slow play" rule was tabled.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  9. Top 10 intriguing spring QB battles

    Travis Haney

    Top 10 spring QB battles | Hardest schedules | Easiest schedules It's rare that a player wins a quarterback job in the spring, but we should at least exit April with a better idea as to how things stand at a number of high-profile programs -- Texas...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  10. Teams set to benefit from early enrollees

    Travis Haney

    There are conflicting viewpoints when it comes to the benefits-to-drawbacks ratio of early enrollees. Alabama coach Nick Saban emerged this month as someone who believes joining a college program a few months early creates a "smoother transition,"...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  11. Top 10 impact redshirt freshmen for '14

    Travis Haney

    Redshirt freshmen have won the past two Heisman trophies. We saw one of them coming and the other was a surprise to pretty much everyone outside his own locker room. The bottom line is there most certainly is room in college football for impactful...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  12. ACC recruiting breakdown

    Jared Shanker

    A look at how programs in the ACC are doing on the recruiting trail heading into national signing day.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  13. ACC poised to return to elite level

    Ryan McGee

    On the night of Jan. 6, as the confetti fell from the sky over the Rose Bowl and Florida State took to the stage to hoist the BCS championship trophy, the biggest smile in the stadium didn't belong to anyone wearing a Seminoles jersey or even an FSU ...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  14. ACC recruiting breakdown

    Jared Shanker

    A look at how programs in the ACC are doing on the recruiting trail heading into national signing day.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014
  15. Ten teams losing the most talent

    Travis Haney

    I got a look at the Senior Bowl rosters on Wednesday, and it made me wonder if anyone would even be left in college football in 2014. I'm assuming yes, but it's a really impressive compilation of talent for next week's showcase in Mobile, Ala. And...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  16. 2014 NFL draft - Sammy Watkins rises, Blake Bortles debuts on Big...

    Mel Kiper Jr.

    Mel Kiper updates his Big Board, the ranking of the top 25 prospects in college football. Clemson WR Sammy Watkins cracks the top five while UCF QB Blake Bortles debuts at No. 8 and Texas A&M WR Mike Evans returns to the list at No. 15.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014