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article December 18, 2014

Michigan Needs Jim Harbaugh

Michigan reportedly has offered 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh a six-year, $48 million deal to replace Brady Hoke. While the amount of money is jarring, Michigan has to do everything it can to attract Harbaugh to Ann Arbor to fix the program. More»
bowlmatchups article December 18, 2014

The Best Individual Bowl Matchups

Even when a bowl game itself may not look like the most appealing game, that doesn't mean there aren't entertaining parts to focus on. With 38 bowl games on tap starting Saturday, these are the best games within the games to watch. More»
1980x1100_100bestfootballplayers_nofade article December 17, 2014

Top 100 College Players of 2014

With bowl season around the corner, it's time to revisit the list of the top 100 players in college football. The regular season has seen a lot of players rise and fall, but some familiar names remain stacked near the top of the list at the end of 2014. More»
mariota_heisman article December 14, 2014

Mariota Takes His Place in History

The only mystery on Saturday night was by how many votes Marcus Mariota would win the Heisman Trophy. It all went just as planned, with Mariota receiving 788 first-place votes to run away with the Heisman over Melvin Gordon and Amari Cooper. More»
heismanpreview article December 12, 2014

Breaking Down the Heisman

Sometimes, there is little suspense, but there was no suspense about who the finalists would be this year, and despite the best efforts of the Heisman Trust to keep ballots a secret, there is unlikely to be much suspense about who the winner is. More»
cfb2014awards article December 11, 2014

The Best in College Football 2014

The playoff has been selected and bowl invitations handed out, so now the college football world moves on to honoring the best individual performances of the 2014 season. Sports on Earth names its top players, coaches, freshmen and more. More»
soeAll-America article December 11, 2014

The Sports on Earth All-America Team

With the 2014 college football regular season coming to close, Sports on Earth has identified the best individual performances of the season to create three All-America teams, plus an All-Freshman team for a glimpse at the sport's future. More»
alvarez_andersen article December 10, 2014

Another Wisconsin Coaching Search

Two years after Bret Bielema left for Arkansas, Wisconsin has another surprise coaching vacancy, as Gary Andersen unexpectedly left for an inferior job at Oregon State. Faced with another search, Barry Alvarez could have a long list of targets. More»
playoff_brackets article December 10, 2014

Building the Best Playoff

College football has the most meaningful regular season in sports, but also the most frustrating postseason. The creation of a four-team playoff has led to talk of expansion, so from the old bowl system to four teams all the way to 128, which system is best? More»
rosebowl article December 9, 2014

Bowl Game Watchability Rankings

We finally get the best of both worlds. The College Football Playoff begins, and there are still 36 other bowl games to consume before we say goodbye to the 2014 college football season. What should you watch? We predict and rank all of them. More»
collegefootballplayoff article December 8, 2014

What We Learned About the Playoff

The first College Football Playoff is set, with Alabama-Ohio State and Oregon-Florida State in the semifinals. While the process has been confusing and maddening, at least we've now had a season to start understanding its impact. More»
playoff_selection article December 7, 2014

The Committee Got The Playoff Right

The arguments have ended, and the selection committee has come to a decision: The inaugural College Football Playoff will feature Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State. While TCU and Baylor should be upset, the committee did its job. More»
ohiostate_bigten article December 7, 2014

No Clear Playoff Answers

At last, College Football Playoff closure is on the way, but championship week did nothing to clear up the playoff picture. All six top contenders won this weekend, so who did the most to help their playoff case, and who should make the field? More»
mariota_p12title article December 6, 2014

Mariota's Heisman Statement

After a slow start Friday night, Marcus Mariota did what he always does, putting up yet another seemingly effortless big game-- with some highlight-reel plays -- to lead Oregon to a 51-13 win over Arizona to win the Pac-12 title and a playoff bid. More»
week15pickem article December 5, 2014

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 15

After weeks of arguing, the first-ever College Football Playoff will be revealed on Sunday. First, there is still a lot to be decided in championship week, featuring big games in every conference. Answers are coming, even if nobody can agree. More»
riley_mcelwain article December 4, 2014

College Job Desirability Rankings

The college football coaching carousel is moving at full speed, with Florida hiring Jim McElwain and Nebraska landing Mike Riley. To evaluate the landscape, we rank this year's FBS coaching openings based on how desirable the jobs are. More»
ericberry_tennessee article December 4, 2014

Eric Berry: Vol For Life

After learning of the diagnosis of possible lymphoma for Chiefs safety Eric Berry, Tennessee responded with a moving show of support for its former star at a road game. It's not hard to see why he's made such an impact when you ask his former coaches. More»
tcu_baylor article December 3, 2014

There Are No Playoff Guarantees

Tuesday night's College Football Playoff rankings caused another stir, as TCU jumped ahead of Florida State and distanced itself from Baylor. While Baylor and Ohio State fans should be concerned, remember that a lot can still change. More»
bradyhoke article December 2, 2014

Michigan's Next Step

On Tuesday, Michigan fired Brady Hoke after a tumultuous season that ended with a 5-7 record. When facing a crisis, Ohio State went out and hired Urban Meyer. Now, Michigan faces the pressure of hiring a proven coach who can compete with him. More»
defense_heisman article December 2, 2014

Defensive Heisman Candidates

The Heisman race is becoming clearer, with Marcus Mariota, Melvin Gordon and Amari Cooper all having a chance to shine in conference title games. But what about defensive players? Three sophomore defenders deserve to be on the radar too. More»

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