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Previewing and Predicting Bowl Games for 12/21

Bowl season is finally here. For some this is an exciting thing and for others, well, they could give or take bowl season. Personally, I enjoy it. I probably won't watch every game but I'm going to try and take in as many as I can as it's a great indicator of where these teams […]


CBR Exclusive: Christmas Shopping for the SEC Coaches

You either love the SEC or you hate it. There is no in-between. But there is one thing you can't argue with and that is the collection of coaches in the league is second to none. Whether it's pure coaching on the field or sound bytes for the media, the coaches in the SEC bring […]


CBR Exclusive: 50 fun stats from the college football season

I grew up on box scores. Before the age of the internet, I always looked forward to waking up in the morning and getting the paper and finding out who beat who and also digging into the box score. To this day, I will often keep my internet browser open and I will keep it […]


First 2014 NFL Mock Draft

This early in the game it's a crapshoot doing a mock draft because you can really only go by what the team needs are. Underclassmen are asterisked. 1. Houston Texans = Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville* 2. St. Louis Rams (through Washington) = Anthony Barr OLB UCLA 3. Atlanta Falcons = Jadaveon Clowney DE South Carolina* […]


CBR Exclusive: the most surprising teams of 2013

Yesterday, we talked about the most disappointing teams in college football this season. Now it's time to take a look at the teams that surprised us the most (in a good way). First, go back and check out the most surprising teams at the mid-way point of the season and then come back and see which teams […]


CBR Exclusive: the most disappointing teams of 2013

Early in October I wrote about the most disappointing teams in college football. I thought it would be interesting to take a look back now that the regular season is over (except Army/Navy) and see which teams end up on the final version of this season's naughty list. Let's go through each conference and which teams […]

Rice accepts Liberty Bowl invitation [VIDEO] The Rice Owls beat the Marshall Thundering Herd for the Conference USA Championship on Saturday. It wasn't the biggest game of the day but check out this neat video from the Rice SID. This is what it's all about….


Conference Championship Game Predictions

This week over at Crystal Ball Run, the staff (including myself) went in depth on the Conference Championship Games. We also picked all of the games. Head over to Crystal Ball Run to check out the predictions for each staff for every game, but here are my picks….. ACC: Duke vs FSU   I love […]


CBR Exclusive: SEC Championship Game preview: how they got here

When the season started most people immediately wrote in Alabama for another trip to the SEC Championship Game. From the SEC East, many expected Georgia or South Carolina to be their opponent. In the SEC West, Auburn was expected to battle for last place in that division with Arkansas while Missouri was expected to place […]


CBR Exclusive: SEC Championship Game preview: key players

Yesterday, we took a look at the roads that Auburn and Missouri traveled to get to the SEC Championship Game. Today, we look at the key players for each team that will have the biggest impact on the outcome of this game. When you get to a championship game like this, it's very important to have […]


CBR Exclusive: SEC Championship Game preview: the coaches

Over the last two days, we reminded you how Auburn and Missouri made it to the SEC Championship Game and we've also featured the key players that will impact the game. Now it's time to take a look at the coaches. Auburn is a great example of how coaching matters. In 2012, they didn't win a single conference […]


CBR Exclusive: Will Washington get an upgrade with Chris Petersen

Chris Petersen has been a bit of a red herring in terms of coaching searches. His name always seems to surface but it never leads to anything. It has even got to the point that that the mere mention of his name in a coaching search makes me laugh. Not because he's unworthy of consideration […]


CBR Exclusive: Is this the end of Bo Pelini and Nebraska?

Under Tom Osborne, the Nebraska Cornhuskers were a dominant program in the 1990s. Osborne coached the Huskers from 1973 to 1997 and won 83% of his games as well as three National Championships. That era seems like such a long time ago. Since Osborne hung up his clipboard, three coaches have tried to fill his […]


CBR Exclusive: Freshman QB leads LSU to comeback win

The 8-3 LSU Tigers were a 28 point favorite against the 3-9 Arkansas Razorbacks on Friday afternoon. The battle of the "Golden Boot" didn't go quite as Vegas, and most, expected it to go. The Arkansas Razorbacks have had a tough first season under Bret Bielema but they've shown flashes against Texas A&M, Ole Miss […]


CBR Exclusive: Introducing Hutson Mason

For the last four years, the Georgia Bulldogs have had one constant with Aaron Murray as their quarterback. The fans have been able to watch him grow into a leader and one of college football's premier players throughout his record setting career. With Murray's season ending injury last week, the Bulldogs are now facing an unknown but […]