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For better or worse: Florida State Seminoles

In 2013, Florida State finally broke through and won their first National Championship since 1999. In reality there wasn’t a long time between championships but recent Florida State teams had underachieved. Last years team did anything but underachieve. 2015 BCS championship odds favor Florida State, but will they be better or worse than they were last […]


For better or worse: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

After looking like a genius with Chan Gailey’s players, Paul Johnson has settled into an average tenure with the Jackets. Over the last four years the Jackets have never won less than six games and they’ve never won more than eight. They consistently finish 4-4 or 5-3 in the conference. Will the Jackets be better […]


For better or worse: UNC Tar Heels

In 2013, the Tar Heels finished 7-6 overall and 4-4 in the ACC. What is a one game slide good for in the ACC Coastal? It’s the difference between a tie for first place and a fifth place finish. Will the Heels be better or worse than they were last season? First let’s take a […]


For better or worse: Pittsburgh Panthers

In his two years at Pitt, Paul Chryst has gone 13-13 overall and has started to dig Pitt out of the weird circumstances caused by their multitude of head coaching changes. In 2013, the Panthers went 7-6 with their best win coming against Notre Dame and their worst loss coming at the hands of Navy. Will […]


For better or worse: Boston College Eagles

After a two win season in 2012, the Eagles turned to Steve Addazio as their new head coach. Addazio was coming off of a 4-7 season with the Temple Owls so the hire seemed a bit strange. If last years results are any indication, the Eagles went 7-6, the hire doesn’t seem very strange anymore. Will […]


For better or worse: Syracuse Orange

In their first year in the ACC, Syracuse went 7-6 overall and split their conference games. In Scott Shafer’s debut season, the Orange started slow as they lost four of their first seven including an embarrassing loss to Georgia Tech 56-0 but they turned it around down the stretch and won four of their last […]


For better or worse: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Last season the Wake Forest Demon Deacons went 4-8 in Jim Grobe’s final season. Their two conference wins came against Maryland and NC State and their worst loss came at the hands of Louisiana-Monroe. Dave Clawson, from Bowling Green, has replaced Grobe. Will Wake be better or worse than they were last season? First let’s […]


For better or worse: NC State Wolfpack

Last season the North Carolina State Wolfpack won just three games for their new head coach, Dave Doeren. Their three wins came against Louisiana Tech, Central Michigan and Richmond (yeah, that’s rough). Will the Pack be better or worse than they were last season? First let’s take a look at the schedule…. 8/30 vs Georgia […]


For better or worse: Virginia Cavaliers

Last season the Virginia Cavaliers finished the season with a 2-10 record and went winless in the ACC. Their best win was the season opener against BYU and their worst loss came in week five when they got routed by Ball State. Will the Cavs be better or worse than they were last season? First […]


2014 College Football Preview: Florida Gators

2013 Record: 4-8 (3-5 in SEC) Head Coach: Will Muschamp (22-16 in three years at Florida) Last Bowl Game: 2012 Sugar Bowl: lost to Louisville 33-23 Stadium: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fl (capacity = 88.548) 2013 Home Record: 3-3 Spring Football Highlights: Schedule: 8/30 vs Idaho 9/6 vs Eastern Michigan 9/13 vs Kentucky […]


Lines for Golden Nugget SEC “Games of the Year”

The Golden Nugget has put out lines for 200 college football games for the upcoming season. Here are the SEC lines…. Thursday August 28th Texas A&M at South Carolina (-9) Boise State vs Ole Miss (-9) Saturday August 29th Arkansas at Auburn (-24) Clemson at Georgia (-9) WVU vs Alabama (-27.5) LSU (-7) vs Wisconsin […]


Comparing Phil Steele and Athlon’s Offensive Pre-Season SEC teams

Now that Athlon’s college football magazine has hit the newstands and Phil Steele has posted his pre-season teams, I thought it would be interested in comparing the two and their SEC picks. QB Nick Marshall (Auburn) and Bo Wallace (Ole Miss) were unanimous first and second team selections RB Todd Gurley (UGA) and TJ Yeldon […]


Looking at “explosiveness” in the SEC

I picked up my copy of Athlon’s college football preview this morning and was happy to see an article by Bill Connelly, of Football Study Hall, about college football analytics. Bill breaks down five points about college football stats and one of them was focusing on explosiveness and yards per play. While yards per play […]


2014 SEC Championship Game Odds

Adam Kramer over at Kegs ‘n Eggs posted some off-shore odds for the SEC Championship Game today for the Power 5 Conferences. Here are the SEC odds… SEC Alabama 5/4 LSU 5/2 South Carolina 5/2 Auburn 5/1 Florida 5/1 Georgia 13/2 Ole Miss 12/1 Tennessee 15/1 Missouri 20/1 Mississippi State 25/1 Texas A&M 25/1 Arkansas […]