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  1. Best, worst coaches to face in playoff

    Travis Haney

    The question posed in recent weeks to several college head and assistant coaches was a straightforward one: In the coming playoff, which big-name head coach would you least like to see across from you on the other sideline? Who presents the toughest ...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Will Charlie Strong win big at Texas?

    Travis Haney

    After big-name candidates such as Nick Saban, Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh were mentioned in connection with the Texas Longhorns' head-coaching position, Texas made a surprising move when it hired Louisville's Charlie Strong to be its next head coach...

    Blog | January 05, 2014
  4. A&M adjusts to Manziels unpredictability

    Travis Haney

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- By its very nature, there is no plan for spontaneity. So it is somewhat amusing that Alabama and Nick Saban have spent however much time they have invested since last November devising and perfecting a plan for Johnny Manzie...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  5. The SEC debate over tempo offenses

    Travis Haney

    Nick Saban and Bret Bielema are sure to be asked about it this week; so will Kevin Sumlin and Hugh Freeze. The rise of fast-paced, "tempo" offenses might not be the storyline at the SEC's summer media days circus, but it will be among the hotter...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  6. Defensive challenges created by tempo offenses in SEC - College F...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney talks with some defensive coaches in the SEC about the challenges presented by the increased use of up-tempo offenses in the conference, which has been met with displeasure by coaches like Nick Saban and Bret Bielema.

    Blog | Conversation | July 16, 2013
  7. Top programs at in-state recruiting - College Football

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney takes an in-depth look at in-state recruiting of the last several seasons, identifying which programs do the best job of keeping top prospects in-state, and which states get raided the most.

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  8. Texas A&M trending up in recruiting stock report for major progra...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney provides a recruiting stock report for six major college football programs using class rankings from 2008 to 2012. Texas A&M is trending up while Tennessee is on the decline.

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2013
  9. Nick Saban, Urban Meyer top recruiters among nation's head coache...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney outlines his list of the 10 college football head coaches who are the nation's most effective recruiters. Alabama's Nick Saban and Ohio State's Urban Meyer top the list.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  10. Alabama Crimson Tide's chances of winning three straight BCS cham...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney explains why Alabama has the potential to be an even better team in 2013 than the 2012 edition that won Monday's national championship game. Plus, more takeaways from bowl season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  11. Projecting what a college football playoff would look like for th...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney projects what an eight-team college football playoff would look like in the 2012 season.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  12. Texas A&M's jump to SEC elite

    Travis Haney

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Toward the end of an informal Friday evening chat with Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, a couple of reporters reminded him of Nick Saban's October complaints about up-tempo offenses and whether they somehow poison the game. ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  13. Texas A&M's amazing performance against Alabama, plus Week 11 tak...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney writes that Texas A&M showed there is room for a third elite team in the SEC West with its win over Alabama. Plus, Florida doesn't inspire confidence and a look at the Heisman race.

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2012
  14. Texas A&M builds SEC sustainability

    Travis Haney

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- So Nick Saban might have been embellishing a bit during his radio show here Thursday night, when he said the Texas A&M Aggies' goal is to snap the ball nine seconds into the "shot clock." With 31 seconds remaining on the ...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  15. Examining whether Texas A&M Aggies can sustain long-term success ...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney examines whether the approach and system of coach Kevin Sumlin and the Texas A&M Aggies can achieve sustainable, long-term success in the SEC.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  16. Five biggest keys to Alabama-LSU showdown - NCF

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney checks in with coaches around the SEC to help him create a list of the five biggest keys to the Alabama-LSU game. While the coaches don't seem to be giving the Tigers too much of a chance, a couple of key factors could change the outcome.

    Blog | Conversation | October 31, 2012