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article July 29, 2016

Saban vs. Bear: The Battle for Bama

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Whereas once it seemed unthinkable for anybody to compare to Bear Bryant, Nick Saban has made a legitimate argument to being not only the best Alabama coach, but the best college football coach period. How do the two measure up against each other? More»
top100coaches-top25 article July 28, 2016

Top 100 CFB Coaches Ever: 25-1

With Nick Saban winning his fifth national championship in January, Sports on Earth has been determining his current place in history by counting down college football's 100 greatest coaches, leading up to this: ranking the 25 best coaches ever. More»
top100coaches_partthree article July 27, 2016

Top 100 CFB Coaches Ever: 50-26

As we move into the second half of our countdown of the best coaches in college football history, we're dealing almost exclusively in coaches who won national championships, with stiff competition for the top spots. This is Part III, covering Nos. 50-26. More»
top100cfbcoaches-part2 article July 26, 2016

Top 100 CFB Coaches Ever: 75-51

With Nick Saban winning his fifth national championship, Sports on Earth is determining his current place in history by counting down college football's 100 greatest coaches. The series continues with Part II, breaking down coaches 75-51. More»
top100coaches-part1 article July 25, 2016

Top 100 CFB Coaches Ever: 100-76

After another national title, Nick Saban is making a case as one of the greatest coaches in college football history. Is he the best? All week, we're counting down the 100 best college coaches ever in four parts, starting with coaches 100 through 76. More»
lamarjackson-louisville article July 21, 2016

Cards Aim To Disrupt ACC Hierarchy

The history of college football is populate with two-team rivalries that have dominated divisions or entire conferences for long periods of time. In the ACC, a rising Louisville team faces the tough task of ending the Atlantic Division's Clemson and Florida State monopoly. More»
iowausc article July 20, 2016

Best and Worst CFB Schedule Draws

The best teams typically rise to the top, but scheduling imbalance can have a big impact on how a college football season plays out. So, let's take a look at the teams in each Power Five conference that have the best and worst draws. More»
bestpositionunits-cfb article July 19, 2016

Best College Football Position Groups

After two months of evaluating and ranking the best returning players in college football individually, it's time to expand the scope and take stock of the best position units, not surprisingly headlined by lots of groups from Alabama and Clemson. More»
briankelly article July 18, 2016

Irish Can Maximize Playoff Angst

Notre Dame's College Football Playoff chances can't be discounted this season, and if you think the playoff debate has gotten angry and loud the last two years, just wait until the independent Fighting Irish cause two power conference champions to be left out instead of one. More»
lesmiles-lsu article July 15, 2016

Why You Should Believe in LSU

After five straight losses to Alabama, it's easy to be skeptical of LSU's chances of living up to considerable hype and breaking through back into the national title race. But a season after nearly getting fired, Les Miles has the pieces in place to make a playoff run. More»
top128players-2016 article July 14, 2016

Top 128 College Football Players 2016

Need a way to catch up on college football after a long offseason? After two months of position-by-position player rankings, we're ready to put them together to come up with the list of the 128 best players returning to college football in 2016. More»
jovon-robinson article July 12, 2016

Malzahn on the Offensive As Sleeper

One year ago, nobody received more hype at SEC media days than Gus Malzahn and Auburn. But after a 7-6 flop in which the offense faltered, Malzahn has been left explaining how he'll fix things and trying to restore his reputation as an offensive mastermind. More»
nick-saban article July 11, 2016

Preseason Primer: Key CFB Storylines

There may still be more than seven weeks until the college football season begins, but the preseason is officially here: SEC media days begin on Monday, kicking off several weeks of questions, answers and non-answers about the most pressing issues entering the fall. More»
cfb-2000 article July 8, 2016

College 2,000-Yard Club Candidates

Nearly 80 years after statistics began being tracked nationally by the NCAA the 2,000-yard mark is becoming to modern college football what the 1,000-yard mark was to the 1930s through '50s. It's an increasingly popular club, but it still remains exclusive. More»
cfb-watchability article July 7, 2016

CFB's Most Watchable Teams

College football presents a seemingly unlimited supply of television viewing options in the modern age, with nearly every game available. So say you don't have a favorite team playing and there isn't a big game on. For pure entertainment value, who should you watch? More»
nick-chubb article July 6, 2016

Chubb's Health Makes UGA A Wild Card

On Monday, Georgia announced that tailback Sony Michel broke his arm, putting his status in doubt for the beginning of the season. The news puts an even greater spotlight on the recovery of teammate Nick Chubb, a national star battling back from a knee injury. More»
2016-qb-rank article July 5, 2016

College Quarterback Rankings 2016

There is little doubt who belongs at the top of the list of the 30 best quarterbacks returning to college football in 2016 -- hello, Deshaun Watson -- but it doesn't take long for the exercise to get a bit difficult, especially with so many high-profile starting jobs still open. More»
falk-mahomes article July 1, 2016

Falk, Mahomes Set To Raid Records

Never before have two power conference quarterbacks thrown for over 5,000 yards in the same season. That could change this year, as Washington State's Luke Falk and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes both have a chance to rack up huge passing numbers. More»
cfb-breakout-players article June 30, 2016

College All-Breakout Players Team

The annual mass turnover among top players in college football creates room for breakthrough stars in the sport every season. These players may not be award-winners yet, but learn their names, because they are poised to become standouts. More»
iowa-bigtenwest article June 29, 2016

Be Prepared For Iowa Deja Vu

Iowa can't possibly repeat the success it had during the 2015 regular season, when it finished undefeated before losing the Big Ten title game and the Rose Bowl. But while they appear headed for regression, 2016 could look a lot like last year. More»

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