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2016 Preseason Heisman Top 10

For those new to the CFB Huddle Heisman Top 10, welcome. Those who followed last year's edition, considering the following a reintroduction. The Heisman Top 10 is CFB Huddle's barometer of the trophy's race, gauging national perception among publications and individual voters, to produce a weekly ranking of candidates. Poring through various rankings produced throughout…

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Talk Me Out of Georgia Tech in the ACC Coastal

The ACC Coastal looks to be wide-open in 2016, as it has been pretty much any season since Virginia Tech's reign of dominance ended a half-decade ago. The division's sent a different representative each of the last three seasons, and on paper, six of the ACC Coastal's seven teams could realistically advance to Charlotte for…

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TBT: FAU was Ahead of DOJ on Private Prisons

The Department of Justice's announcement Thursday it would cease use of private prisons hopefully closes an unfortunate chapter in American history. From Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates: Private prisons don’t compare favorably to Bureau of Prisons facilities in terms of safety or security or services, and now with the decline in the federal prison population,…

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4 Week 1 FCS Games Power Five Could Lose

Power Five programs schedule FCS opponents for one reason: pick up a confidence-building W. There's a reason so many such matchups dot the first weekend of the college football season -- or that the SEC loads up on them the week before Thanksgiving. Inevitably though, some of the sport's power brokers learn to #FearTheFCS. And…

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Oregon Ducks in Rare Position: “Hunters”

Slotting the Oregon Ducks atop the Pac-12 preseason projections proved the safe play for much of the last half-decade or so. Not so in 2016, a campaign that kicks off with Oregon tabbed to finish third in the North division. Since winning the first of four conference championships over a six-season run in 2009, last…

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Graduate Transfer Restrictions Make No Sense

A graduate transfer embodies the very mantra the NCAA engrained into the masses for a generation: Going pro in everything but sports. It's technically true. The vast majority of college athletes will not play professionally; including high Div. I football players, only a fraction of whom will play in the NFL. Earning a degree --…

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Let’s Get Adoree Jackson on The Bachelorette

USC's Adoree Jackson is a man of many talents. The junior Trojan has played, and excelled, in all three phases for the football team, won a Pac-12 championship for the track program, and honed his skills in the kitchen. The next platform for Adoree Jackson to conquer may be TV -- at least, if he…

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The Education of Josh Rosen

WESTWOOD, Calif. - Around the time quarterback Josh Rosen fired a perfect spiral through a narrow window in the defense during the first of UCLA's fall training camp sessions, I realized @OldTakesExposed had great fodder for its account. See, back in the winter of 2015, when the then-5-star recruit Rosen arrived on UCLA campus, I…

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Appreciating Historic Run from Samaje Perine

College football records set in the modern era get dismissed easily, due to the proliferation of uptempo offenses and the extension of the season's length. As Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine pursues his place in Sooner history this fall, however, it's necessary his career be given the proper appreciation. Samaje Perine needs just 1,057 yards…

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Jarrett Stidham Has What Gus Malzahn Needs

Jarrett Stidham rolls onto The Plains offering Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn the elixir to cure the Tigers' woes. Luring the transferring Baylor quarterback into a Tigers uniform presents a challenge for Malzahn, however. Stidham, the talented youngster who expertly filled Seth Russell's Heisman-contending shoes last season, visited Auburn Wednesday, per 247Sports' Brandon Marcello. He…

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Let’s Talk Jordan Rodgers on SEC Network

Take one part Steve Taneyhill, one part C.T. of The Real World and The Challenge fame, add a pinch of the one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, and you get SEC Network's newest studio analyst, Jordan Rodgers. The former Vanderbilt quarterback and brother of Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers parlayed his recent…

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TV Pulling The Strings of Conference Expansion

ESPN and Fox reportedly working against rumored Big 12 Conference expansion raises red flags about the league's future, and underscores the abundance of influence TV has on college sports. For those who enjoy conspiracy theory, Monday's Sports Business Journal report also provides fodder. Just days before the piece outlining corporate acrimony toward the possibility of…

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Arkansas Refuses to Play Arkansas State (Still). Hogwash

Every so often, a reminder that Arkansas refuses to play Arkansas State resurfaces, and I am reminded once more that not all college football traditions need upholding. A column in Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette broached the subject anew, prompting Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema to reiterate the program's timetable for playing Arkansas State: "Never." Bielema offered…