Every Michigan coaching legend has gotten off to a promising start in their debut seasons. Jim Harbaugh's first season is likely to be rougher, which speaks to how far the program has fallen, as detailed in a new book that sees Harbaugh as a turning point. More»
The first season of the College Football Playoff was a success, but year two is bound to be messier. So let's run through our projected 2015 season scenario to come up with predictions for both the four-team playoff and all the bowl games. More»
This weekend or next, every major college football team will make its 2015 debut, hoping to translate the optimism of the offseason into actual on-field success. We rank all 128 teams and attempt to find something positive to say about everyone. More»
The preseason polls are set, starting quarterback battles are being won and coaches are already getting fired. The 2015 college football season is finally upon us. We've compiled all of our preseason content in one place, including previews of every conference. More»
Illinois fired head coach Tim Beckman on Friday, in a move that was only surprising because of the timing. Beckman was never seen as the answer for Illinois, but his alleged mistreatment of players made it clear that he wasn't fit to be a head coach anywhere. More»
The Big 12 has changed drastically in the last few years, with the rise of Baylor and TCU coinciding with struggles at traditional powers Oklahoma and Texas. The 2015 season presents another golden opportunity for the Bears and Horned Frogs. More»
With five or six legitimate title contenders, all with significant holes, the ACC may be the major conference most likely to be left out of the playoff. That doesn't mean the race won't be entertaining, with Deshaun Watson hoping to lead Clemson to the top. More»
It's almost impossible to predict how the Heisman Trophy race will play out from week to week during the season, let alone in the preseason. But our projections for the 2015 Heisman race believe that running backs could dominate the conversation. More»
The SEC appears to be as wide-open as ever. Alabama experiences a lot of turnover, while its competition consists of the best division in football in the SEC West. Still, even though the list of contenders is long, it's hard to bet against Alabama. More»
The Pac-12 might have college football's most intriguing race in 2015. With rising programs in the South Division and Oregon and Stanford in the North, the title race appears to be wide-open, with several teams owning playoff aspirations. More»
USC head coach Steve Sarkisian apologized on Sunday for his behavior and language during a speech at USC's Salute to Troy kickoff event on Saturday. The incident again placed a spotlight on the coach in the face of USC's rising expectations. More»
With the advent of the College Football Playoff and its selection committee, preseason polls have lost all their actual meaning. Still, we love to debate rankings, so these are the most underrated and overrated teams in the preseason AP top 25. More»
The FBS Independents are down to only three teams who are not full members of conferences: Notre Dame, BYU and Army. The status of independents has been questioned in the playoff era, but the Fighting Irish have a chance to dive into the debate. More»
There are some players who have a knack for the highlight-reel play, who consistently do mind-blowing things on the field with their speed, size, versatility or overall athleticism. We picked the most entertaining college football players at every position. More»
The Big Ten is riding high after its postseason success, although depth remains an issue for the conference. Ohio State is the consensus choice for No. 1 again this season, with Michigan State leading a number of teams in a race for second. More»
While the National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction on a petition that would have allowed Northwestern football players to unionize, it's not the end of the fight. Even in a loss, the mere push for a union sparked change. More»
Formerly the Big East, the American Athletic Conference has lost its status as a power conference. Still, with the addition of Navy and an intriguing group of coaches, the AAC has the makings of a fun, competitive conference, led by an explosive Cincinnati team. More»
Northern Illinois has dominated the MAC in recent years, but the conference could have its most entertaining race in years, with Toledo, Western Michigan, Bowling Green and others boasting impressive offensive talent. More»
College football is obsessed with strength-of-schedule debates between conferences, but luck of the draw within conference play also plays a big factor. We identify the luckiest and unluckiest draws from each conference this season. More»
Conference USA looks totally different than it did just a couple of years ago thanks to realignment, and it's in rebuilding mode as a whole. Still, with high-powered Western Kentucky competing with Marshall and Louisiana Tech, there's plenty to like. More»
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