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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...

Who Will Be The Breakout SEC Team In 2014?

Auburn’s 2013 football season was nothing short of miraculous. The Tigers were like a homeless man who won the lottery; they rose from rags to riches and made it all the way the BCS National Championship game. Whatever Auburn did to gain the favor of the college football gods, it worked. There is no way you convert a fourth and eighteen against Georgia into a game-winning and season-saving touchdown, or beat Nick Saban with...

College Football Teams That Will Have Another Big ...

In college football you sometimes have one-hit wonders, teams that make unpredictably amazing runs for a year or two. Sometimes a head coach or certain player is the cause of this; a good example of this was Kansas State two years ago with Collin Klein. Other teams however will have multiple successful seasons, and those are the ones I’m interested in for this article. I will examine the college football teams that had big...

How Strength of Schedule played a huge role in the...

If there is one thing that I took out of this past season’s BCS bowl games, it’s that strength of schedule played a very big part in the outcome of these games. The strength of schedule should play a larger role in your handicapping when it comes to the bluebloods who are playing after January 1st. First, there isn’t as much separation between these teams as we sometimes see in the minor bowls. They are all...

ACC Football – Teams that will Improve in 20...

The ACC made strides in 2013 in its return to prominence with Florida State taking home the national title. The conference had three teams finish the season with at least 10 wins: Clemson, Florida State, and Duke. Now we flip the page to 2014, with spring practices starting across the conference. There are some teams that will for sure be better in 2014: Duke, Virginia, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and NC State. Teams like...

Duke 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Duke 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Duke’s biggest strength heading into 2014 is its speed and talent at the offensive skill positions. The Blue Devils will return their two primary quarterbacks while adding another to the fold, revamp their ground game behind two experienced running backs and bring back five of the team’s top six receivers from a year ago. With...