Around CFB
Around CFB: Several second-year coaches flooded with criticism, losses
5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Second-year coaches at major programs like Florida State, Tennessee and UCLA are up to their ears after disappointing starts in 2019. Olin takes a look at the common themes among them plus surveys the Heisman and playoff fields after two weeks of college football.
Around CFB: Week one reactions will be tested by week two realites
12 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Some surprising results in week one had many making typical premature declarations about which teams are done, which conferences are overrated, and so forth. As the dust settles, week two offers some more telling contests that should quell any early overreactions.
Around CFB: Trio of well-known QBs should lead the 2019 Heisman race
19 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Olin Buchanan is back with his weekly rundown of the national college football scene. TexAgs' Heisman voter starts 2019 looking at three familiar quarterbacks who should make strong cases for college football's top individual prize.
Around CFB: Chaos could ensue in fight for fourth playoff spot
9 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
After a not so chaotic November, the top four teams seemed almost set. But then Ohio State blew out Michigan and now all of sudden the playoff committee might be in for more chaos then they ever expected. Plus Olin's Heisman watch list and playoff predictions.
Around CFB: Championship fields to be determined by rivalry week
9 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
It's rivalry week in college football and teams like Michigan and Ohio State have a trip to their conference championship on the line. Both teams come in 10-1 to the matchup and try to keep playoff hopes alive. Plus Olin's Heisman watch list and playoff predictions.
Around CFB: Conference championship matchups coming into focus
10 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
With just two week's left in the regular season, conference championship matchups are beginning to look more clear across the country, except for out west in the Pac-12. Olin runs those contests, his Heisman top five and his current playoff.
Around CFB: Head coach help wanted, openings and best candidates
10 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Each year there are almost as many college head coaching jobs open as there are bowl games. So far this season, Kansas head coach David Beaty was the first to go. As the playoffs approach, many other jobs may be at risk. Plus Olin's Heisman and playoff projections.
Around CFB: How the Big 12 stacks up heading into the CFP
10 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
A big matchup between Oklahoma and Texas Tech plays out this Saturday in Lubbock. Even if Oklahoma takes home the win it will only complete a circle of parity or mediocrity. Olin Buchanan takes a look at the conference, updates his Heisman projections and more in this weeks Around CFB.
Around CFB: Teams to believe and those that deceive
10 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Football season is past the halfway mark and it's time to start looking towards finales and playoffs. With a lot of teams on the move, Olin Buchanan identifies the teams that are worth believing, and those that are deceiving.
Around CFB: Real season begins after bye week for No. 17 Aggies
11 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies (5-2) are off to a solid start in Jimbo Fisher's first year in Aggieland, however, Fisher insists that the season begins after their bye week and is determined to have a strong finish. Plus, Olin's Heisman and playoff projections.
Around CFB: Colorado stays undefeated but also untested
11 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
The Buffaloes are among a group of just eight Power 5 teams that remain undefeated, but are they merely the beneficiaries of a powder puff schedule? Olin Buchanan takes a look at the Buffs, updates his Heisman projections and more in this weeks Around CFB.
Around CFB: Very little standing between Notre Dame and undefeated season
11 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Notre Dame irks so many because of its modest strength of schedule and the favoritism it receives from the media. But facts are facts and this undefeated Notre Dame team looks at another year at the top of the rankings. Plus Olin's Heisman and playoff projections.
Around CFB: Syracuse strives for back-to-back wins against Clemson
11 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
One-third of the way through the college football season only a dozen Power Five teams are 4-0. This week everyone turns to the Clemson vs. Syracuse rematch as the Tigers look to avenge their 27-24 loss last season. Plus Olin's Heisman and playoff projections.
Around CFB: Mediocrity amidst the Big Ten, big games in week four
12 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
So-called "Power 5" conference, the Big Ten, isn't living up to its name. More similar to the looks of the Big 12 conference, the Big Ten had another dismal week with losses to a variety of non-conference teams such as Kansas and BYU. Plus Olin's Heisman and playoff projections.
Around CFB: Arizona State comes out on top, Arizona starts 0-2
1 yr ago by Olin Buchanan
Herman Edwards wasn't widely praised as a good hire at ASU, but after the 16-13 win against #15 Michigan State, the doubters owe Edwards an apology. UCLA and FSU look dismal at best and OU loses RB Rodney Anderson. Plus Olin's Heisman and playoff projections.
Around CFB: Upsets headline Week 1, could a No. 2 upset be on the horizon?
1 yr ago by Olin Buchanan
Could the Aggies beat No. 2 Clemson on Saturday night? History suggests that it wouldn't be completely out of the ordinary. Olin Buchanan takes a look around the current landscape of college football after an upset-heavy week one.
Around CFB: High-profile quarterback battles headline opening weekend
1 yr ago by Olin Buchanan
Several of the top teams from last year enter the 2018 seasons with questions about who will start at quarterback. Olin Buchanan breaks down some of the biggest battles for opening weekend and also gives some preseason predictions for the upcoming college football season.
Around CFB: Critics minimizing A&M's potential aren't paying attention
1 yr ago by Olin Buchanan
As Texas A&M moves on from Kevin Sumlin, many pundits have scoffed and suggested the Aggies should "know their place" and settle for being good enough. History and A&M's resources tell a different story. Plus Olin's Heisman leaders and playoff projections.
Around CFB: Regardless of Iron Bowl result, Tide may take playoff spot
1 yr ago by Olin Buchanan
Alabama can all but lock up a spot in the College Football Playoff with a win over Auburn this weekend, but even if the Crimson Tide loses the Iron Bowl, it may still get the nod over the Tigers. Olin Buchanan takes a look around college football.
Around CFB: Central Florida's magical season raises playoff questions
1 yr ago by Olin Buchanan
Scott Frost has Central Florida at 9-0 and ranked No. 14 in the country. Should the Knights be considered for the College Football Playoff if they remain unbeaten? Olin Buchanan runs down college football's wild week.
 
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