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Brady Hoke Won’t Quiet Hot Seat Questions Without Michigan Victories

Brady Hoke told reporters at Day 1 of Big Ten Media Days, including MLive.com's Nick Baumgardner, that he's not worried about his job security at Michigan. But that doesn't mean the questions are going to stop anytime soon.  Athletic director Dave Brandon has dispelled notions that Brady is on the hot seat this season multiple times, most recently to Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News. "I have all the confidence in the world that he’s bringing ...
Posted by David Kenyon on July-29-2014 Add Comments

Miami Football: 5 Hurricanes Poised for Breakout Seasons

College football followers are familiar with Duke Johnson, Stacy Coley and Denzel Perryman, but five lesser-known Miami Hurricanes are poised for breakout seasons in 2014. Youth, injury and nationally popular teammates have overshadowed the members of the list, keeping them as relatively unknown commodities beyond the conference landscape. The following 'Canes are organized by position, not by a subjective interpretation of the respective performances each player is capable of this season.Begin Slideshow
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Georgia Football: 3 Games That Could Ruin the Bulldogs’ 2014 Season

The Georgia Bulldogs could do a lot of special things this season. If they can stay healthy and the defense improves from what it was last season, they could have a chance to not only win the SEC, but also be one of the four teams that reach the first annual College Football Playoff. But the Bulldogs have been in position before to have a chance to be a national champion and came up short because they ...
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Biggest Storylines Heading into Clemson’s Fall Camp

The Clemson Tigers are just days away from the unofficial beginning of the 2014 college football season. Fall camp opens, and the countdown is on for the Tigers' trip to Georgia on August 30 to open the new season.  Much of the offseason talk has centered on Clemson's quarterback situation—and rightfully so. It's the most important position on the field, and the Tigers just graduated the top passer in the school's rich history.  But even with the ...
Posted by Thad Novak on July-29-2014 Add Comments

Kentucky Basketball: Who Will Be Wildcats’ Most Improved Returning Player?

Kentucky basketball has the unaccustomed luxury of getting to develop its young talent this offseason. With three starters and the entire bench returning, John Calipari will get to do more teaching than usual as the veterans look to build on last year’s near miss in the national title game. Some of those returnees, though, are likely to grow up a lot more than others in the time before the 2014-15 season tips off. The least likely ...
Posted by Patrick Runge on July-29-2014 Add Comments

Nebraska Football: 5 Cornhuskers Primed for Breakout Seasons

Nebraska football fans will be anxiously watching the 2014 season to see which players will become breakout stars. It’s the breakout stars, not the proven commodities, who can help propel a team like Nebraska from almost-there to contending for conference and national titles. So which Cornhuskers are primed for breakout seasons? Here are five candidates.Begin Slideshow
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College Basketball Coaches Whose Stock Will Rise Most in 2014-15 Season

Trying to handicap college basketball coaching fortunes is almost as reliable as the folks who handicap your fortunes at the county fair. There's a great deal of guesswork involved, some fishing for coincidences, and it's usually best done while wearing a funny hat. Seriously, you should see the enormous feather in my cap right now. After all, we witnessed a fanbase run out a coach coming off a Sweet 16 trip, an SEC rival hiring a ...
Posted by Edwin Weathersby on July-29-2014 Add Comments

10 College Coaches Who May Not See Their 2015 Recruiting Class Graduate

Every head college football coach in the country is assembling his 2015 recruiting class with much hope that every recruit graduates in four-to-five years. However, college football is also big business, which means winning is the most important thing for a coach's future. Whether it be a coach on the hot seat, the calling of the NFL or possible retirement, there are a few college coaches who very well may not see their next recruiting class ...
Posted by Taylor Gaspar on July-29-2014 Add Comments

Texas Football: Biggest Storylines Heading into Longhorns’ Fall Camp

2014 has been a year of change for the Texas Longhorns. When one considers the new head coach and coaching staff, multiple dismissals from the team and a change of culture in the football program, this offseason has been anything but ordinary in Austin. All of the change has led to a number of interesting storylines, which Texas fans across the nation are eager to follow.   Change of Culture One of the most significant storylines has to be ...
Posted by Ben Axelrod on July-29-2014 Add Comments

Ohio State Football: Jeff Heuerman Is Urban Meyer’s Next John Simon

At Ohio State, the role of what he calls the "heart and soul" of the Buckeyes is not one that Urban Meyer takes lightly. Two years ago, it was defensive end John Simon. Last season, it was left tackle Jack Mewhort. Type A personalities propped up in the preseason by the Ohio State head coach looking for leaders. Asked at Big Ten media days who this year's version would be, Meyer didn't point to the star quarterback ...