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AAC 2014 Team Previews and Season Win Totals

The AAC has some new faces (which conferences don’t these days), so let’s get into it. Here are some thoughts on what the AAC has to offer. As always, if you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them below or reach out on Twitter @Smithers513. UCF The Knights burst onto the national scene last year, but have a lot of holes to fill offensively in 2014. Along with Blake Bortles and Storm Johnson’s...

ACC Quarterbacks to Watch in 2014

The reigning Heisman winner is an obvious quarterback to watch in 2014, but outside of Jameis Winston, which other ACC QB’s should you pay attention to this fall? The conference doesn’t have many star players at the position, with guys like Tajh Boyd off to the NFL, but there are still some solid players lining up behind center this fall. Cole Stoudt, Clemson We will start off with Stoudt since I mentioned Boyd earlier. Boyd...

SEC Teams That Are Underrated Heading into 2014 Se...

With as much hype as the SEC gets, believe it or not, some of the teams are getting less respect than they deserve this offseason. A loss of star talent is part of the reason for the uncertainties, but there is also room for optimism with these three teams.   Texas A&M Sure, they lose Johnny Football and Mike Evans, their two biggest contributors on offense, but I don’t doubt Kevin Sumlin’s ability to reload. The...

2014 Big 12 Trap Games

Here are some trap games and potential bad spots in the Big 12 this season. Of course this is all subject to change depending on how these teams do coming into these games. But here are the most likely trap games. Every team will probably experience a loss in one of these games since the Big 12 hasn’t had an undefeated champion since going to the round robin format.   Kansas State over Oklahoma…This game...

2014 Big Ten Power Rankings – Fall Camp

It is finally August and college football teams are gearing up for fall camp. That means it is time to put out our first 2014 Big Ten Power Rankings. Let me explain one thing first. This is not a prediction of where the teams will finish at the end of the year. It is a ranking based on how strong or weak I think a team is heading into fall camp. With that being said, let’s jump right in.  East Division 1. Ohio State –...

How the SEC Quarterback Situation Looks Entering 2...

The Southeastern Conference lost several great quarterbacks from 2013 including Johnny Manziel from Texas A & M, Georgia’s Aaron Murray, A.J. McCarron from Alabama, LSU’s Zach Mettenberger, and Connor Shaw of South Carolina. I would also throw James Franklin from Missouri into that conversation as well. How will their replacements fare in 2014? Will the SEC’s production at quarterback decline or improve this...

ACC Teams That Could Be Underrated in 2014

The ACC as a whole is an underrated conference because they don’t have the amount of national powers found in the SEC and Pac-12. There are five teams from the ACC that are being overlooked for 2014. Clemson The Tigers lost some key offensive playmakers from 2013, but will reload with more than capable replacements. Cole Stoudt, Tajh Boyd’s replacement, is a senior who has been in the system for three years. The Tigers have...

2014 Heisman Futures

When you look at laying a future bet on the Heisman winner, past history is an important guideline to follow. So what does history tell us? Since 2000, there have been 2 non-QBs to win the award. Both were Running Backs (Reggie Bush and Mark Ingram). Both players were on teams that played in the national championship game. So, if you are going to go out on a limb and pick a non-QB, you better look to pick players on teams...

SEC Teams That Will Make Big Jumps Offensively/Def...

The SEC is the strongest conference in college football and some teams will get even better in 2014. There are some teams that will make big strides in the right direction offensively this season, and also teams that will improve on the defensive side of the ball as well.   Offense Florida- 18.8 points per game in 2013 Returning Offensive Starters: 8 The Gators were one of the worst offensive teams in the country last...

Teams That Are Risky Bets in 2014

Every summer there are many predictions and polls put out about college football that gives fans false hope. The polls are based solely on last season’s accomplishments and what the team has returning. There are six teams that I picked out of ESPN’s early top-25 that I think are risky bets in 2014. I looked at how high the teams were on the predicted polls and how their schedule was related with that. Florida...