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  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Succession plans for top departing QBs

    Travis Haney

    Including two of the six Heisman finalists, Alabama's AJ McCarron and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, the SEC quarterback landscape will look dramatically different in 2014. About half of the league will be breaking in new quarterbacks, and some of t...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  13. Most improved players in college football

    Travis Haney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The narrative for LSU football in recent years had been something to the effect of: Average offense tries to score enough points to prevent screwing it up for a defense with future NFL stars all over the field. The quarterback ...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Best long-shot BCS title contenders

    Travis Haney

    At the going rate, you'd have to bet a fortune on Alabama to win anything, provided the Crimson Tide proceed to win a fourth championship in five years. But where can you find value on the futures board? Which not-quite-on-the-radar teams could make ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  16. 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