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  1. Can Muschamp turn things around at UF?

    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 14, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  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