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Ole Miss Self-Imposes Ban For Women's Basketball; Reduces Football Scholarships

posted on May 27, 2016
Amid the Baylor/Art Briles scandal and before the Memorial Day weekend, Ole Miss decided to drop some news.   The Rebels have self-imposed a postseason ban in women's basketball and reduced scholarships for football by double digits. Ole Miss officials stated, in a 154-page response to the NCAA, that the school "accepted responsibility for the violations that occurred and self-imposed meaningful penalties."   According to the report, "The terminations of four coaches, including...
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Ranking the Sun Belt's College Football Coaches for 2016

posted on May 27, 2016
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.   This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment or wins. While those aspects are important, it doesn’t provide a complete picture of how successful...
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Picking a Starter: The Case For and Against Each FSU Quarterback

posted on May 27, 2016
The quarterback position is the most scrutinized position in football, but the answer as to who assumes it for Florida State might not be known until the late parts of fall camp.   Related: Florida State Seminoles 2016 Preview and Prediction   FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher has been lauded for his ability to develop quarterbacks. Since becoming the school’s head man in Tallahassee in 2010, Fisher has had three different signal-callers go on to be selected in the first round...
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Ranking the MAC's College Football Coaches for 2016

posted on May 27, 2016
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.   This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment or wins. While those aspects are important, it doesn’t provide a complete picture of how successful...
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Kirk Herbstreit Says He's "Never Been More Disrespected" Than He Was at Baylor

posted on May 26, 2016
One thing we're learning from the Baylor fallout is how much of a family the program was.   There's a "protect what's ours" mentality surrounding the Bears which, ironically, is what landed us here. On SportsCenter, Kirk Herbstreit spoke a bit about the "all for one" mantra of the team. The college football analyst says he spoke negatively about the team before his visit and was immediately called out by one of the coaches. That lead to "hooting and hollering" from the players...
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5 Coaching Candidates to Replace Art Briles at Baylor in 2017

posted on May 26, 2016
Art Briles’ tenure at Baylor ended on Thursday, as the 60-year-old coach was fired as a result of the findings from the Pepper Hamilton investigation into football program and athletic department. With Briles out, defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will serve as the program’s head coach for the 2016 season. While Bennett has previous head coaching experience and is a veteran assistant, it’s unlikely the program will keep this current staff in place after this season. Instead, a...
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Baylor Fires Head Coach Art Briles

posted on May 26, 2016
Baylor is reportedly cutting ties with head football coach Art Briles after eight seasons together.   Amid the sexual allegations involving multiple football players, the school is firing the coach for somewhat allowing things to happen and not taking much of a stand to prevent them.   Baylor dismisses coach Art Briles, source told @ESPN. Briles informed players via text, source said. Announcement expected at noon ET — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 26, 2016   Baylor...
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James Franklin Has No More Excuses for Penn State in 2016

posted on May 26, 2016
It took a couple of years, but James Franklin is finally in position to leave his stamp on the Penn State football program. A strong contingent of Nittany Lions fans are unwilling to accept the idea Penn State has been in a rebuild mode since Franklin’s hiring following the departure of Bill O’Brien to the NFL, but there is no better way to describe the state of the program than by suggesting Franklin took over a rebuilding project. Franklin has generated some recruiting momentum in his...
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12 College Football Playoff Sleeper Teams for 2016

posted on May 26, 2016
Defining a “sleeper team” for the College Football Playoff isn’t easy. The definition of a “sleeper team” can vary among fanbases, and each preseason prediction or ranking has different views on the upcoming season. While certain teams on this list may not be sleepers to everyone, Athlon Sports has tried to identify 12 teams who could make a surprising run to the College Football Playoff. The usual suspects – Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma...
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Ranking the American Athletic Conference's College Football Coaches for 2016

posted on May 26, 2016
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.   This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment or wins. While those aspects are important, it doesn’t provide a complete picture of how successful...
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