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  1. Season report card: Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Jake Trotter

    After knocking off Arizona State in last year's bowl game, Texas Tech entered 2014 with optimistic expectations. Those hopes quickly dissipated, as the Red Raiders went on to finish with a disappointing 4-8 record while missing out on a bowl for just...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  2. Ole Miss optimistic despite loss of starting left guard

    Alex Scarborough

    "I think it's good for the program --" Bo Wallace said before cutting himself off. Apparently, Ole Miss' senior quarterback knew not to be so optimistic. Of course it wasn't good that his starting left guard, Aaron Morris, was done for the season ...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  3. Minnesota-Wisconsin Preview

    Minnesota-Wisconsin Preview

    Preview | November 25, 2014
  4. Frank Beamer remains optimistic despite losses

    Andrea Adelson

    In the cold, dark hours after another Virginia Tech home loss, the lots around Lane Stadium sit empty, except for one lonely image: A few guys playing corn hole next to a fire they built to keep warm. Those are the loyalists, and there are plenty ...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  5. Nebraska not sure Ameer Abdullah at full strength

    Mitch Sherman

    Nebraska coach Bo Pelini isn't as optimistic as he was last week about whether star running back Ameer Abdullah would be full strength for Saturday's game at No. 22 Wisconsin.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  6. Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah hurts knee, exits game

    Mitch Sherman

    Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said he's optimistic that Heisman Trophy candidate Ameer Abdullah, who left with a knee injury in the first quarter Saturday against Purdue, will return after a bye week.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2014
  7. ACC morning links

    Matt Fortuna

    There is cautiously optimistic good news on Clemson's quarterback front, as Deshaun Watson is back throwing a football again. The freshman signal caller broke a bone in his finger on his right hand Oct. 11 against Louisville and had surgery two da...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  8. How Watson Brown lost more games than any coach in college footba...

    Ivan Maisel

    Optimistic coach, who is the older brother of Mack Brown, took on downtrodden programs and will soon become first coach in NCAA football history to lose 200 games.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  9. Cal enters Pac-12 play cautiously optimistic

    Kyle Bonagura

    BERKELEY, Calif. -- When it came time to pick a senior quote in high school, Cal quarterback Jared Goff settled on a famous one from legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  10. UNC optimistic on defensive front

    David M. Hale

    There's a lot to like about this year's North Carolina roster, Larry Fedora admits. There are far more options now than there had been in his first two years in Chapel Hill, and when pressed for positions of strength at last week's ACC Kickoff, the U...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  11. Butch Jones, Vols enter season optimistic

    Greg Ostendorf

    HOOVER, Ala. -- As SEC media days roll on, this is the time of year when everybody is optimistic. It doesn't matter if its Auburn, the defending champ, or the Tennessee Volunteers, a team having to replace nearly half its roster, everybody is optimis...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  12. Fisher optimistic about young receivers

    David M. Hale

    There were practices last year when Florida State's secondary would surrender so many big plays that then-defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt would slump into Jimbo Fisher's office and wonder whether he had a group ready to compete at a championship ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  13. The secrets to Duke's success

    David M. Hale

    David Cutcliffe earned plenty of praise for the job he did revitalizing Duke in 2012, but even the most optimistic Blue Devils fans had to be surprised by the leap their team took in 2013 - winning 10 games and playing for a conference title. So, how...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  14. Q&A with Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson

    David M. Hale

    Wake Forest wraps up its first spring under new coach Dave Clawson this weekend, and while plenty of questions will remain beyond the spring game, the Deacons are optimistic progress has been made. We caught up with cornerback Kevin Johnson to see ho...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  15. Video: Pitt optimistic about offense

    ESPN.com staff

    Heather Dinich talks about reasons for Pitt to be optimistic about its offense this spring. The Panthers have eight returning starters....

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  16. Season wrap: West Virginia

    Jake Trotter

    After losing three of the best players in school history after the 2012 season, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen was still optimistic his Mountaineers would improve in their second season in the Big 12. Turned out, the offense logically struggled t...

    Blog | January 15, 2014