Week 1 Overreactions for the Average Fan

With one weekend of college football in the books, plenty of fans are already overreacting to just one week of results. Unfortunately, for those of us who look to overanalyze all things college football, week one rankings are almost as insignificant as preseason rankings. Remember folks, Ohio State lost early on last season to Virginia Tech, and ended up winning

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Conference Preview: SEC

The most dominant conference in college football over the last 10 years has certainly cooled off. The SEC comes into 2015 with more question marks than any other league. -How will Alabama respond after two disappointing postseason finishes? -Will Auburn live up to the hype? -Will the Mississippi teams sustain success? -Can Georgia win the East? -Which surprise team can

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Conference Preview: Big Ten

The Big Ten conference proved a lot of doubters wrong last season. The conference ended the year with a winning bowl record, and probably their best bowl record in the past five years. The Big Ten was the only conference to have two teams finish in the top five, Michigan State and Ohio State. Coming into 2015, the Big Ten

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Conference Preview: Big 12

Also known as the no defense league (NDL), the Big 12 finished 2014 in shame. A bowl record of 2-5 and the only bright spot was TCU taking Ole Miss to the woodshed in the Peach Bowl. Going into 2015, the teams to beat are Baylor and TCU. If you said that five years ago you would probably be considered insane.

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Conference Preview: ACC

Each week, The College Tailgate will be previewing a different power five conference in preparation of the upcoming 2015 college football season. This week, it’s all about the ACC, who had a losing bowl record, but finished the regular season strong with an impressive showing against the SEC. Florida State has dominated the conference on recent days, but there are

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Sleepers For The 2015 Season

Stanford Stanford will come into the season overshadowed by teams like USC, UCLA and Oregon. USC is receiving the majority of the hype with so many players on both sides of the ball. UCLA returns 18 starters, and Oregon is a National Championship finalist from a year ago. Stanford had to replace their offensive line and running back core last

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Why The Big Ten could be the Best Conference in 2015

  The Big Ten goes into the 2015 season riding high after coming off of the conferences best bowl season in the past five years. The Big Ten had a winning record, had a two and two record against the SEC and boasted a national champion in Ohio State. The conference finished third among the power five conferences in bowl

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Teams That Just Won Draft Weekend

Chicago Bears For the first time in a long time I feel the Bears actually played the draft well. Right out the gate the Bears addressed their need at wide receiver by taking Kevin White. White is a true outside threat that can replace Brandon Marshall. In the second round the Bears took one of the top defensive tackles in

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Teams that don’t know what the draft is all about

Dallas Cowboys Dallas decided not to take a running back in the deepest running back class in years. Even after losing their franchise running back in Demarco Murray, Dallas elected not to choose a back. I understood why they elected to not trade up for Melvin Gordon, but the fact that they didn’t go after Ameer Abdullah in the second

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Patrick’s NFL Mock Draft 1.0

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston QB/ Florida State Not much debate about this pick. The Bucs are in need of a quarterback and he is the best available.   2. Tennessee Titans Marcus Mariota QB/ Oregon While in all likely hood the Titans will trade out of this spot, Mariota will most likely be taken second overall. Even with the

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