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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Most compelling spring QB storylines

    Travis Haney

    Top 10 spring QB battles | Hardest schedules | Easiest schedules College football teams might not win or lose games this time of year, but a quarterback certainly can win or lose a starting job in the spring months. Here are some of the top QB ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  4. Five highest-impact coordinator hires

    Travis Haney

    Head-coaching movement is not the only thing that dictates the trajectory of college football. In many cases, coordinators are as important to the lifeblood of a program as the head man. They have far more day-to-day interaction with the players, aft...

    Blog | January 28, 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. Top 10 questions for 2014 season

    Travis Haney

    The 2013 season brought us coaching changes at flagship schools, including Texas and USC, and, following Florida State's nail-biting win over Auburn in the BCS title game, a national champion outside of the SEC for the first time in eight years. W...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Biggest remaining coaching dominoes

    Travis Haney

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- After several days of being as much of the conversation here as Monday's national championship game, the Texas Longhorns have made their head coaching hire. Louisville's Charlie Strong is the new head coach, the college annou...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Who takes over for Mack Brown?

    Travis Haney

    Mack Brown's job status has been the dominating story in college football for more than a week in large part because of the waves his departure could create. But now that he has officially announced he'll resign, the conversation turns quickly to whi...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  11. How soon can Sark succeed at USC?

    Travis Haney

    One BCS-level coach recently urged caution for the coach who would take the USC Trojans' head-coaching job. Now we know that will be Steve Sarkisian, an L.A. native who was the Trojans' chief playcaller under Pete Carroll. So that message of ca...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  12. Is Baylor set up long-term?

    Travis Haney

    WACO, Texas -- When I met with Baylor coach Art Briles last week, I told him I was writing a story about the program's sustainability, whether the Bears could become something more than this one-year wonder. The least Briles could have done is let...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  13. Is Kevin Sumlin a fit at USC?

    Travis Haney

    Energy is everything when it comes to coaching football at USC. It was never higher than Pete Carroll's Fun 'n' Gun run in L.A., with future pros littering the field and celebs roaming the sidelines. It had sagged to the point of depression by ...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  14. Taking hot-seat temperatures

    Travis Haney

    We knew in August that this season would not be as volatile when it came to the coaching hot seat. After all, there are 31 new Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches in 2013, including 16 at AQ schools. Even the drama at one of the two highly vis...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Is Johnny Manziel a first-round draft pick?

    Travis Haney

    By now, it's a foregone conclusion that Johnny Manziel will declare in January for the 2014 NFL draft. Manziel has already indicated, rather bluntly, that he is ready to leave College Station, Texas, behind. And even Texas A&M people who like Manz...

    Blog | October 04, 2013