Around CFB
Around CFB: Breaking down the contenders for the fourth playoff spot
1 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Undefeated through 12 games, LSU, Clemson, and Ohio State have all but locked up their place in the 2019 CFB Playoff. With one final spot still left for the taking, Olin analyzes the resumes of each of the one-loss contenders still in the hunt.
Around CFB: Stroke of luck needed for Alabama to get back to the playoff
1 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
The Alabama Crimson Tide are no strangers to making national championship or playoff runs despite having a loss to their name. This year, the Tide will likely need some help in the final two weeks of the season if they are to get back to the college football playoff.
Bowl game inflation causing credibility problems around college football
2 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
The number of bowl games in college football has steadily increased each decade. With 40 bowl games to fill teams with, it's getting harder and harder to find teams worthy of appearing - or that even meet the minimum requirements.
Minnesota's resumé could - maybe should - make Gophers golden
2 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Assuming Minnesota finishes the regular season undefeated but falls to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game, the Gophers would have the best one-loss resumé in the country. Would it be enough to get them in the playoff over the likes of Alabama, Oklahoma and others?
Who's next? Coaches on the brink, plus Heisman and Playoff projections
2 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Florida State fired head coach Willie Taggert on Sunday, less than two seasons into his tenure at the helm of the Seminole program. This quick turn of events certainly begs the question: Who is the next power five coach that will be shown the door?
Hart of the matter: Fisher isn't under-delivering, just facing more challenges than most
2 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Jimbo Fisher has not been a disappointment at Texas A&M thus far, however, he has faced far more challenges than many of his counterparts. Olin Buchanan analyzes Fisher and the other top stories from around college football.
Around CFB: Analyzing the Top 10 resumes in college football
2 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
We're two weeks away from the first College Football Playoff rankings when the top resumes in the country will be put under the microscope by the committee. Olin Buchanan delivers his list of the Top 10 resumes in college football to this point.
Around CFB: Deciphering the believers and deceivers through seven weeks
3 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
A strong Week 7 slate of games has provided more clarity for college football fans trying to separate the contenders and pretenders. Olin Buchanan takes a look at the college football landscape including his Heisman and CFP projections.
Around CFB: Strong Week 7 slate should provide more clarity, excitement
3 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
After a lackluster first few weeks, big-time college football games finally return to the schedule this week with a handful of Top-25 matchups. Olin Buchanan takes a look at what we've learned through the first half of the season and this weekend's biggest contests.
Around CFB: Once strong Pac-12 struggling to remain relevant
3 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Just a few years ago, the Pac-12 was one of the premier conferences in the country, now the west-coast conference is struggling to maintain relevance. Olin Buchanan takes a look at the conference and reveals his playoff and Heisman projections through week five.
Around CFB: Starkel vs. A&M a sign of the times in the QB transfer era
3 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Arkansas quarterback Nick Starkel wore maroon the last few seasons and now will face his friends and teammates as the Aggies and Hogs square off on Saturday. Once a rarity, transferring players facing their old teams is becoming normal.
Around CFB: Familiar faces continue domination, Pac-12 missing elite team
4 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
College football's top teams continue to roll in four of the Power Five conferences, raising questions if there will be much change at the top at all this season. Olin analyzes the top teams and looks at where the Heisman race stands through week three.
Around CFB: Several second-year coaches flooded with criticism, losses
4 mo 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
4 mo 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
4 mo 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
1 yr 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
1 yr 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
1 yr 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
1 yr 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
1 yr 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.
 
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