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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Biggest Takeaways from signing day

    Travis Haney

    When we do our coaching hot-seat rankings later in the year, there is little doubt that Florida's Will Muschamp and Virginia's Mike London will be near the top. Yet Florida finished with RecruitingNation's sixth-ranked class, and, despite going oh-fo...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 2014 breakout players watch list

    Travis Haney

    Catch your breath from the national title game yet? Good, let's project what's next. Or put another way, who is next. As with my 2013 breakout player list, I'll outline my full look at 2014 breakout stars later in the year, but it's never too earl...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  7. Grading my breakout players ranking

    Travis Haney

    A few people in the past month have asked me if I foresaw what Jameis Winston did as a redshirt freshman for Florida State, becoming the second consecutive first-year starting quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy. I'm pleased that I get to answer in...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  8. Top recruiting 'what ifs' of 2013 season

    Travis Haney

    For every recruiting victory, there are always the ones that got away. Those misses are sometimes more haunting than others. "They always seem to have a great game against you," one coach said. "They like to remind you what you're missing." We ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  9. Teams with most potential to improve

    Travis Haney

    Sometimes it takes a few weeks for a team to hit its stride. Whether the catalyst for improvement comes from a better understanding of offensive or defensive systems, rising players, game experience for underclassmen or an easier stretch on the sched...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  10. Ranking contenders with fewest flaws

    Travis Haney

    It's almost October, and there are still at least a half-dozen teams -- if not more -- that could make a solid claim that they deserve to be ranked No. 1. Why the lack of separation? Well, for the most part, it's because of the flaws each team has...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  11. Florida's physicality providing an edge

    Travis Haney

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As the word "tempo" becomes part of college football vocabularies as much as tailgating does, Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp reminds us there is more than one way to lift a program -- or return it, in Florida's case -- t...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  12. Early concerns for title contenders

    Travis Haney

    It was just one week, and all but one of the following teams won their games, but a few potential concerns have surfaced for some SEC teams who came into the year as BCS championship contenders. It remains to be seen whether Alabama's and Georgia'...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  13. How will 2013 play out for Manziel, A&M?

    Travis Haney

    (Note: This article has been updated to account for the news that Manziel will be suspended for the first half against Rice.) As we discussed our coverage plans for the 2013 college football season, the idea came up of incorporating a season-long,...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  14. Top 50 breakout players for 2013

    Travis Haney

    With camp just beginning and the countdown to the college football season now safely under one month, I've ranked my top 50 breakout candidates for 2013. A quarterback primed to do huge things in the Big Ten checks in at No. 1, and others that fol...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  15. Charles Sims leads list of impact transfers for 2013 season - Col...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney ranks the top 15 instant-impact transfers for the 2013 season.

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2013
  16. Identifying sleeper teams, players, units for SEC in 2013 - Colle...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney makes his "sleeper picks" for the SEC -- teams, players and units that could surprise during the 2013 season.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013