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CFT 2015 Preseason Preview: Big Ten Predictions

As the 2015 season draws near, we peek into our crystal ball and guess project how each of the five major conferences will play out. Today, we will be examining the home of the defending national champion, the Big Ten.  And while we’re at it, check out some of our other Power Five conference predictions HERE…

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Police Blotter

8/30/2015 — Arkansas punter Blake Johnson charged with public intoxication, minor in possession and disorderly conduct. 8/28/2015 — Arkansas tight end C.J. O’Grady charged with driving while intoxicated and being a minor in possession of alcohol 8/24/2015 — Western Kentucky quarterback Reese Ryan charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and displaying or possession of a canceled or fictitious license. 8/24/2015 — Georgia…

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CFT 2015 Preseason Preview: Playoff Predictions

Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? Year One of the College Football Playoff brought a new energy to the sport of college football, begging many to ask after each week of games just where teams stood in the playoff hunt. Sure, the conversation and debate over playoff position may have been forced or manufactured at…

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CFT 2015 Preseason Preview: 10-Pack of Premium Games

In exactly nine days — four if you’re a degenerate like me who counts defending FCS champion North Dakota State at Montana this coming Saturday — the 2015 major college football season kicks off, with all eyes initially focused on Charlotte as border rivals North Carolina and South Carolina will jumpstart the FBS portion of the schedule.  That…

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Buckeyes make history as unanimous AP preseason No. 1

Ohio State ended the 2014 season by making history as the first-ever champion of the College Football Playoff.  Heading into its defense of the crown, the Buckeyes added a little additional history for good measure. The Associated Press released its preseason poll Sunday afternoon, and the Buckeyes were a unanimous No. 1 according to the…

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TCU’s top punt returner Echols-Luper will try to be Arkansas State’s QB

TCU is preparing to enter the 2015 season with high expectations, starting the season ranked No. 2 in the coaches preseason poll. The Horned Frogs will proceed without its top punt returner. Cameron Echols-Luper is reportedly leaving TCU for Arkansas State. The transfer also comes with a change of positions with Echols-Luper reportedly switching to…

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Nebraska, Big Ten top FWAA’s 75th Anniversary All-America Team

This topic might cause some differences of opinion. To honor its founding back in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Thursday announced its 75th Anniversary All-America Team.  A total of 41 schools and 75 players are represented on the first, second and third teams, with 56 of the 75 already inducted into the…

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CFT 2015 Preseason Preview: Key Transfers

Recruiting is what builds a college football program. Transfers are what patches holes still left to address. It seems as though the transfer game in recruiting has picked up notoriety in recent years, and this past offseason may have been one of the biggest. This season two programs look to replace Heisman Trophy winners with…

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CFT 2015 Preseason Preview: Impact Freshmen

Recruiting in college football is the lifeblood of a program’s success. While the majority of the Class of 2015 will see their time to lead and prove valuable on the field will come in the next few years, a select few special talents could end up playing a key role with their new programs starting…

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SEC back on top again… in arrests over last five years

The SEC may have failed to bring home a trophy for their on-field performances the past two seasons, there is still one area in which the conference reigns supreme. Using data compiled from the ArrestNation.com website, former San Jose Mercury News reporter Mike Rosenberg details the individual schools that have compiled the most arrest over…

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CFT 2015 Preseason Preview: Top 25

Yes, I know — another meaningless preseason poll tossed atop the overflowing pile of myriad other meaningless preseason polls. Hey, but at least this one isn’t SEC-heavy, so we have that going for us, which is nice. OK, technically it’s not as SEC-heavy as others as this one contains “just” six teams from that conference…

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CFT 2015 Preseason Preview: Six-Pack of Storylines

Finally, after (nearly) seven long, agonizing months filled with seemingly nothing but arrests, suspensions, transfers, lawsuits and yet another Sharknado, the dawn of a new season is nearly upon us. In just 17 days, we’ll all be hunkered down in front of the television taking in the glory (?) that is the South Carolina Gamecocks and…

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ESPN’s first CFB Playoff promo of 2015 includes 14 SEC schools and 15 others

Today ESPN unveiled a brand new advertisement to launch the second season of its Who’s In campaign for the College Football Playoff. The spot is beautifully done, with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer narrating what could be seen as a pep talk to the defending national champions from Ohio State reminding his players they…

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Waco Sportswriter: Baylor would be perfect fit for SEC

Why not start off your Monday morning with a bit of crazy talk. That is perhaps the only way to summarize the lofty expectations one sportswriter in Waco has about the hypothetical situation that sees Baylor playing in the SEC. Waco Tribune-Herald writer Mitch Blomert, after outlining his SEC-roots (Georgia grad and fan), claims Baylor…

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Auburn’s star WR (still) leasing space in Malzahn’s doghouse

Thanks in large part to the addition of Will Muschamp as defensive coordinator, preseason prognosticators have been bullish on Auburn’s 2015 postseason chances. It’s the other side of the ball, though, that’s of the utmost interest — and concern — in the here and now. It seems as if there’s been a glaring absence from…

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