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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

    Career NFL Stats
  2. 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
  3. Coaches reveal their playoff picks

    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, con...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  4. 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
  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. College football - South Carolina Gamecocks' chances of making th...

    Travis Haney

    With a favorable schedule, a great running back and a chance at the SEC East title, South Carolina has a good chance to make the College Football Playoff, writes Travis Haney.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 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. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. How Gamecocks' defense stacks up

    Travis Haney

    I was talking this week with South Carolina Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward, and we both laughed about two-thirds of the way through a 15-minute conversation. Why? Because I hadn't brought up Jadeveon Clowney to that point. Imagin...

    Blog | July 04, 2013