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The end of Baylor's Art Briles
On Nov. 28, 2007, Baylor introduced Art Briles as its new head coach. The offensive genius from West Texas had his work cut out for him, taking over a program that had gone 35-101 in the Big 12 era, with zero bowl game appearances since 1994. The longtime high school coach had worked wonders at
Can Houston crash the College Football Playoff party?
HOUSTON -- There is no bigger question mark in the College Football Playoff entering 2016 than the one printed on the back of the T-shirts the Houston Cougars wore all spring. "Last year was special," said quarterback Greg Ward Jr ., "but who are we going to be this year? Who do we want to be?"
How would a 68-team college football bracket play out?
What would a 68-team college football playoff bracket look like? Last week, using the 2016 Way-Too-Early Top 25 and the initial Football Power Index ratings, we set up a bracket, then played the first 48 games of our imaginary expanded playoff with picks from Mark Schlabach's crystal ball and
Looking for clues to predict 2016 College Football Playoff contenders
Grab your NCAA tournament bracket . Look at your Final Four. We're sure you've made justifiable and educated guesses on who will make it that far. Does it look anything like what you imagined it would in the preseason? And, with that in mind, are you prepared for being really, really wrong? When we
Ranking all 129 college coaches ... as players
Here's a #protip for those attempting to forecast which current college players will become FBS head coaches: Don't look in the obvious places. If the current FBS coaches are any indication, start brushing up on Drake's roster or Central Arkansas' or Mount Union's. If you think Millikin and
Clemson, Alabama lead the 2016 Way-Too-Early Top 25
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Alabama and Clemson played in the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T on Monday night, and the Crimson Tide and Tigers will be favorites to return to the playoff this coming season. The Tigers, who were the only unbeaten FBS team during the regular
Instant classic: Alabama-Clemson crash-lands on top 10 title games list
After a yawner of a bowl season, college football needed a little drama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T. We got more than a little drama, as Alabama had to fight back in the fourth quarter and then hold on to defeat Clemson 45-40 in a game that featured a
College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T: Alabama vs. Clemson
Check out ESPN's coverage of the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T , which airs live on ESPN on Jan. 11. More CFP/New Year's Six coverage: Cotton | Orange | Fiesta | Rose | Sugar | Peach College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T Alabama vs.
College football's best title games
Hard to believe it's been 10 years since Texas and USC treated us to a title game for the ages. Those were the BCS days, and later Monday night, we get the second installment of the College Football Playoff. We can only hope Alabama and Clemson provide us with a fraction of the drama the Longhorns
More than meets the eye with Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney
Corey Miller didn't know what to expect when he pulled up to Nick Saban's house for a party two years ago. His son, Christian, was in Tuscaloosa for an official visit at Alabama, and Saban and his wife, Terry, were hosting an event for the recruits' parents. All Miller knew was that there was