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  1. Clear preseason Heisman pick: Mariota

    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 kick off on Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshme...

    Blog | August 14, 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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Top 10 Heisman candidates for 2014

    Travis Haney

    Jameis Winston ran away with the 2013 Heisman Trophy. Can he win it again? It seems this question is becoming more popular, going with the trend of younger winners. Who will be the Florida State quarterback's chief competition in 2014 as Winston t...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Ranking nation's 10 most-talented teams

    Travis Haney

    I appeared on a radio show earlier in the week, and the hosts reminded me that there are only about 100 days until the college season begins. We can make it, right? Along with the approaching season, more and more top 25 rankings will begin popping ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  11. Alabama tops ranking of nation's 10 most-talented teams for 2013 ...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney ranks the 10 most-talented teams in the country heading into the 2013 college football season.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  12. Five QB battles that could produce stars

    Travis Haney

    A year ago, we were only beginning to hear about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. And Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel was not a known commodity, really, until the 2012 season started -- or just before it, when he won the starting job. Much has...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  13. USC, Florida State among five programs with top quarterback compe...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney examines five teams with quarterback competitions that could lead to the emergence of star signal-callers this fall, including the Max Wittek-Cody Kessler battle at USC and the Clint Trickett-Jameis Winston competition at Florida State.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  14. Breakout candidates from 2012 class

    Travis Haney

    On the heels of signing day, we often predict which players in the class might be impact freshmen. But the reality is there usually are not all that many. Sure, a good number of the ESPN 150 or even the ESPN 300 receive playing time in their first se...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  15. Dorial Green-Beckham among potential breakout players from 2012 r...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney provides a look at several potential breakout player candidates from the 2012 recruiting class.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  16. Programs rising and falling in recruiting

    Travis Haney

    In conversations I've had over the past year with college football coaches, many stated a deep appreciation for institutional support from their superiors. However, at some point during those conversations, nearly all of the coaches highlighted ...

    Blog | February 01, 2013