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BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Texas And Army Coaching Searches On Different Levels With Same Goal, Restore Pride

Army will never be a dominant force in college football the way Texas can be, but both programs have a special place in college football’s history. Seeing them each reach their expectations is capable if the right coach is brought in.

12/18/2013

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 19: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers 51-14 at Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Jameis Winston The Slam Dunk, Five Others Playing For Second

The Heisman Trophy will be presented Saturday evening in New York City. Winston’s name should be at the top of the list as college football’s most impressive player from the start of the season through the championship games. Everything else after that is purely a guess.

12/12/2013

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 5: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles winds up for a pass against the Maryland Terrapins during the first half on October 5, 2013 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles went to beat the Terrapins 63-0. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: It May Be Hard To Admit, But The BCS Got It Right

Are the two best teams in the country right now scheduled to collide in Pasadena, California? It would be difficult to prove otherwise.

12/10/2013

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Silverman: Spartans Hoping They Can Unleash Defense Against Favored Buckeyes

Ohio State and Michigan State are the two dominant teams in the Big Ten and they deserve to be playing for the Big Ten championship.

670 The Score–12/05/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Derek Carr #4 of the Fresno State Bulldogs looks on from the sidelines against the San Diego State Aztecs during their game on October 26, 2013 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Fresno State’s Derek Carr Gets One Last Chance

Few quarterbacks in college football have put up the kind of passing numbers Fresno State’s Derek Carr has this season. Carr has passed for a nation-leading 4,462 yards and 45 touchdowns while being picked off just five times all year.

12/05/2013

ACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 02: Members of the Ohio State Buckeyes take the field during warmups at the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on January 2, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Ohio State A Win Away From BCS Title Shot, Whether SEC Likes It Or Not

If Ohio State gets by the defensive juggernaut of Michigan State in Indianapolis, the Buckeyes absolutely deserve to head to the final BCS Championship Game of the BCS era regardless of what happens at the SEC Championship in Atlanta.

12/03/2013

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 2: Andre Williams #44 of the Boston College Eagles breaks a touchdown run against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the second half at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles won the game 34 to 27. November 2, 2013 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Boston College’s Andre Williams Rushes In To The Mix

With the competition wide open for the Heisman Trophy, Boston College running back Andre Williams has become a bit of a rising contender.

11/28/2013

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team on the field to face the Chattanooga Mocs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Iron Bowl Stakes Rarely This High For ‘Bama, Auburn

It is fitting that the Iron Bowl finally gets to play this kind of role in the SEC, and it is a shock it has not happened like this before. Since the addition of a conference championship game in the SEC in 1992, Alabama and Auburn have never been quite this good in the same season.

11/26/2013

DEKALB, IL - NOVEMBER 13: Jordan Lynch #6 of the Northern Illinois Huskies shakes hands with Ball State Cardinals players at Huskie Stadium on November 13, 2013 in DeKalb, Illinois. Northern Illinois defeated Ball State 48-27. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Jordan Lynch Looking To Push Northern Illinois Back To BCS Stage

If Kellen Moore and Colt Brennan could do it, then why not Northern Illinois Jordan Lynch? Lynch received three first-place votes for the Heisman Trophy in 2012, so he is certainly on the radar for some voters out there.

11/21/2013

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 16: Quarterback Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans looks for help during their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Biggest Question Now Is Michigan State Or Oklahoma State?

The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.

11/18/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Fans Throw A Better Tailgate? College Football Vs. Pro Football

Tailgate Fan correspondents Nick Stevens and Jerry Miller roam the entire countryside searching for the wildest and most epic tailgates in all of football.

11/14/2013

WACO, TX - OCTOBER 19: Bryce Petty #14 of the Baylor Bears drops back to throw a pass against the Iowa State Cyclones on October 19, 2013 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Baylor’s Bryce Petty Keeps Bears In BCS Hunt

Baylor’s Bryce Petty is probably on the outside looking in on the Heisman Trophy, but a trip to New York for the ceremony is well within reach.

11/14/2013

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26: C.J. Barnett #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates an interception against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Ohio State Is Going To Pasadena, But For Which Game?

It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.

11/12/2013

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 28: Zach Mettenberger #8 of the LSU Tigers passes against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: LSU’s Mettenberger Looks To Make Dent In Race Vs. Alabama

By now, we have taken a glance at some of the SEC’s Heisman hopefuls like Manziel, McCarron and Murray. But what about the league’s second highest-rated passer, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger?

11/07/2013

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 26: Byron Marshall #9 of the Oregon Ducks runs against Tyler Foreman #23 of the UCLA Bruins on October 26, 2013 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Week We Have All Been Waiting For

This is the week college football fans have had circled on the calendar for quite some time. This is the week that will begin to truly shape the BCS Championship picture. This is the week we have been waiting for.

11/05/2013

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 24: AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide calls out the Auburn Tigers defense at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Alabama’s AJ McCarron Has Little More To Prove

If there is one quarterback in the country you might want leading your offense down field with the game on the line, it may be Alabama’s AJ McCarron.

10/31/2013

CLEMSON, SC - AUGUST 31: A view of the BCS National Championship Trophy during their game at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Which BCS Buster Has Inside Track To The Bowl Championship Series?

Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?

10/29/2013

TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Sean Mannion #4 of the Oregon State Beavers throws a pass during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on September 29, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. The Beavers defeated the Wildcats 38-35. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Get To Know That Other Quarterback In Oregon, Sean Mannion

The Pac 12 has a few quarterbacks being talked about when discussing the Heisman Trophy this season. While Oregon’s Marcus Mariota may be considered the Heisman favorite at this point in the season, Oregon State’s Sean Mannion has been doing more than enough to stay in the running, and may be the ultimate sleeper pick this season.

10/24/2013

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 22: The Alabama Crimson Tide enter the field to face the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Will Alabama, Florida State Reach The BCS Finish Line?

Will Alabama be the next and most significant victim of the SEC’s internal battle royal? Can Florida State avoid a letdown and represent the ACC in the biggest game of the year? This is what makes college football so interesting.

10/22/2013

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Eastern Michigan University Football Player Found Dead, Played For Simeon Academy

A former Chicago high school football star was fatally shot in a robbery near the campus of Eastern Michigan University.

10/18/2013

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