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  1. Could Texas be a surprise contender?

    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, c...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. Which coaching job is better, Texas or USC? - College Football

    College Football Insiders

    Insider's panel of college football experts breaks down some of the biggest questions heading into Week 7, including whether USC's or Texas' head-coaching job is better, potential successors for Mack Brown and BCS title picks.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  3. Best long-shot BCS title contenders

    Travis Haney

    At the going rate, you'd have to bet a fortune on Alabama to win anything, provided the Crimson Tide proceed to win a fourth championship in five years. But where can you find value on the futures board? Which not-quite-on-the-radar teams could make ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  4. Oregon Ducks among top BCS title contenders outside SEC - College...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau takes a look at which teams outside the SEC have the best projected odds of making the BCS National Championship.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  5. Teams that could be surprise contenders in the 2013 college footb...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney outlines teams in each of the five major conferences that could be surprise contenders in the 2013 college football season. Could North Carolina, Michigan or Washington mirror what Notre Dame or Florida did this season?

    Blog | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  6. Texas Longhorns take step back with loss to TCU Horned Frogs

    Carter Strickland

    With a loss to TCU, Texas -- which had won four games in a row and had been contenders for a BCS bowl -- took a step back toward mediocrity in humiliating fashion.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2012
  7. College football -- Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel, ...

    Mark Schlabach

    Nick Saban tries to find a comparable example for Johnny Football and Lane Kiffin tries to explain another curious incident at USC in this week's On The Mark Mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  8. Are the Texas Longhorns a Big 12 title contender?

    HornsNation Staff

    Whether Texas is a legitimate Big 12 title contender is pretty much a giant question mark right now, as the team continues to mature through the 2012 season. But are they contenders? This week's HornsNation Roundtable considers.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  9. Oklahoma Sooners' defining stretch begins this week vs. Kansas St...

    Jake Trotter

    When Oklahoma's new Big 12 schedule first came out, most everyone pointed to a rigid November stretch. But in reality, the three-game stretch that will determine whether the Sooners are contenders or pretenders begins this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  10. Dark-horse contenders for BCS bowls

    Travis Haney

    Still down because your team was mediocre a year ago? Take heart. There's precedent for rapid improvements -- going from five-plus losses to a BCS bowl, in fact. Ten schools have done it in the past five seasons, including Clemson and Michigan i...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  11. Florida Gators among 2012's dark-horse BCS bowl contenders - NCF

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney writes that in the past five seasons, 10 teams have gone from having five or more losses in one season to a BCS bowl appearance in the next. He provides a candidate from each AQ conference to make the leap this year.

    Blog | Conversation | August 23, 2012
  12. Weaknesses for Big 12 title contenders

    Travis Haney

    DALLAS -- Despite the fact that Oklahoma is again the preseason favorite in the Big 12, the conference has a rather wide-open feel to it in 2012. The additions of West Virginia and TCU, both double-digit-win teams a year ago, provide two additional c...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  13. Biggest weaknesses for Oklahoma, Texas and other Big 12 contender...

    Travis Haney

    The race for the Big 12 title is expected to be wide open this season, in part because each of the league's top contenders has at least one significant weakness. Travis Haney identifies the biggest concern for the six teams in the Big 12 championship mix.

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  14. Ohio State Buckeyes, Texas Longhorns among teams one year away fr...

    Travis Haney

    Ohio State is ineligible for postseason play in 2012, but Travis Haney writes that Urban Meyer could lead a national title contender-caliber team in 2013. Haney examines the Buckeyes and four other programs that are one year away from title contention.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  15. Turnovers, sloppy play and Robert Griffin III do in the Texas Lon...

    Carter Strickland

    A week after a defining win at Texas A&M, Texas was done in by sloppy play and a Heisman contender in the loss to Baylor.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2011
  16. HornsNation - Five keys Texas Longhorns-Baylor Bears

    Carter Strickland

    Breaking down the top five storylines going into the Baylor game.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2011