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  1. 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
  2. Alabama's Jake Coker, LSU's Leonard Fournette lead top 50 breakou...

    Travis Haney

    Who could make a Jameis Winston-type jump this season? Travis Haney ranks his top 50 breakout players for 2014. Alabama's Jake Coker and LSU's Leonard Fournette are 1-2, but the SEC doesn't dominate the entire list.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  3. Elite 11 Takeaways: Cook's rise for MSU

    Travis Haney

    BEAVERTON, Ore. -- There's a stereotype for quarterbacks in the middle of the country as two-dimensional scheme guys, robots programmed to run tried-and-true offensive systems by routinely handing the ball off. But spend a few minutes around Michi...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  4. What will ND's offense look like in 2014?

    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 on Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen, c...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. Texas among biggest scheme changes

    Travis Haney

    If you are unaware, Charlie Strong has the reputation of being someone who does not exactly like to show his cards. It's why some coaches I know wondered how the guarded, introverted coach would fare with a spotlight as bright as the one at the Unive...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Takeaways: Picks for the 2014 playoff

    Travis Haney

    PASADENA, Calif. -- So long, BCS. Hello, College Football Playoff. That's where we begin the BCS version of Takeaways, after witnessing the Florida State Seminoles beat the Auburn Tigers 34-31 in a tremendous final game to send off the BCS. Wh...

    Blog | January 07, 2014