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  1. Malzahn leads list of best playcallers

    Travis Haney

    This week, I asked a few coaches what constituted a good playcaller. Balance was one consistent element, both in terms of run and pass calls as well as taking shots downfield. Creating and leveraging mismatches, finding space for playmakers, was anot...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
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  3. More breakout players to watch in 2015

    Travis Haney

    On Friday, we rolled out the top 10 breakout players to watch in 2015. But we have 15 more, including two more Big 12 quarterbacks (for a total of four), the next great defender at Michigan State and, like our No. 1 breakout choice, USC's Adoree Jack...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  4. Breakout players to watch in 2015

    Travis Haney

    We're not far removed from the first College Football Playoff, but it's never too early for a look ahead at breakout players for 2015. This initial projection compiles input from coaches, recruiting evaluations and my ESPN.com college football collea...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  5. Coaches pick out young players to watch

    Travis Haney

    A quarterback has won the Heisman Trophy each of the past five years and 13 of the past 14 seasons. However, judging by feedback from coaches during and after the 2014 season, 2015 could very well be the "Year of the Running Back." Seven Power 5 f...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  6. Examining the top coaching storylines, questions of 2015

    Travis Haney

    Back in October and November, before Michigan officially had an opening for a head coach, its fans already started daydreaming about the possibility of prying Jim Harbaugh from the NFL. The evolution of fantasy to reality of Harbaugh's return to A...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  7. Coaches take a look back at first College Football Playoff

    Travis Haney

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Even in the hours before Monday evening's title game, coaches were fairly satisfied with how the initial College Football Playoff had worked out. And, no, Baylor coach Art Briles and TCU coach Gary Patterson were not among thos...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  8. Braxton Miller's best option might be to remain at Ohio State

    Travis Haney

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- What will Braxton Miller do? Not even those closest to the Ohio State quarterback seem to know for sure, though there's no shortage of opinions here at the American Football Coaches Association convention. Buckeyes coach Urb...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  9. Coaches peg Ohio State, TCU as favorites for 2015

    Travis Haney

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- If you thought 2014 was a wide-open season in college football, wait until you look ahead to the second edition of the College Football Playoff. I've asked a number of coaches in attendance at the AFCA Convention to handicap the...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  10. Underdog Ohio State the favorite of coaches

    Travis Haney

    Back in August, I asked 20 coaches who they liked in the initial playoff. Here's how they fared: FSU, the eventual 3-seed, was on 19 of 20 ballots. Top-seeded Alabama was on 16 of 20. But those preseason favorites are now on the sideline. Orego...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  11. Tensions with ADs could keep coaches on the hot seat in 2015

    Travis Haney

    Two of the bigger openings in this cycle, Nebraska and Wisconsin, came about in large part because of increasing strife between head coaches and their bosses. You might have heard Bo Pelini spout about that to his former players on the way out the...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  12. Despite outside doubts, Helfrich builds on Kelly's success with D...

    Travis Haney

    PASADENA, California -- Following a legend is an unenviable task for a first-time head coach, but some caution should be used when throwing around that word. Did Oregon's dizzying tempo and creative play billboards, the zany Duck and the ever-chan...

    Blog | January 03, 2015
  13. Grading each of the head-coaching hires

    Travis Haney

    With Jim Harbaugh's entertaining introduction at Michigan on Tuesday, this latest turn of the coaching carousel seems to be winding down. The results: Seven Power 5 programs have new head coaches, and four Group of 5 schools hired coordinators from f...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  14. Coaches react to Harbaugh's hire

    Travis Haney

    In the middle of November, when it became clear that Jim Harbaugh would be Michigan's priority focus, college coaches -- like many others -- remained skeptical whether Harbaugh would really return to the college game, even if it was for his ailing al...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  15. Who will fill open coordinator positions?

    Travis Haney

    Of the Power 5 conferences, the only remaining head-coaching vacancies are at Michigan and Pitt. But don't underestimate how important coordinator hires can be for the future of a program. After all, it was a year ago that TCU's Gary Patterson hir...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  16. Possible candidates to become Pitt coach

    Travis Haney

    Now that Paul Chryst's return to Wisconsin is official, Pitt is looking for a new football coach. Again. Sadly for Pitt, the school Chryst is leaving, his 19-19 record in three seasons actually marks progress in terms of stability. Including offen...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  17. Houston interested in Ohio State co-OC Tom Herman

    Travis Haney

    The University of Houston spoke this week with Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Tom Herman, multiple sources with knowledge of the search have told ESPN.com. They added that the 39-year-old Herman impressed athletic director Mack Rhoades and th...

    Blog | December 12, 2014