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2015 CFG Podcast Episode 1: Who Have We Overrated This Preseason?

Welcome to the CollegeFootballGeek.com Podcast Series!  Each week, CFG founder Todd DeVries will be joined by a special guest to discuss all things College Fantasy Football.  Our goal is to keep these short and to the point -- 15-20 minutes jam-packed with information.In our first episode, CFG's Kevin Mount joins Todd DeVries to pick apart the CFG preseason projections.  Who...
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Florida Gators: Five Marquee Match-ups for 2015

Florida coach Jim McElwain inherits an offensive quandary in his first season with the Gators. A gutted offensive line and no clear answers at quarterback are the headlines for a Florida team that's been dormant for half of a decade. Needless to say, McElwain and co. have their work cut out for themselves. Yet, the former Colorado State head coach has done an excellent job this offseason by...
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Patriots' James White Running With First Team

While the Patriots’ boast one of the most dynamic offenses in the National Football League, it seems as if quarterback Tom Brady will serve out his four-game suspension as imposed by Commissioner Rodger Goodell. This is turn, means that second-year quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will take the reins for the first four games of the season. In that stretch, New England will be up against...
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Skins' Bashaud Breeland Carted Off With MCL Injury

Just yesterday, second-year cornerback Bashaud Breeland was suspended for the season opener against Miami. Today, the news became worse for Breeland, as he was carted off the practice field with an apparent MCL injury. The timetable for Breeland’s return is 6-8 weeks, which leaves the young defensive player with missed opportunities in training camp and preseason games. Showing...
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NFL 2015: NFC West Top 10 Training Camp Battles

Okay, to roughly paraphrase Salt 'N' Pepa, the NFC West is packed and stacked especially from front to back, who do we thank for teams like that?  Well, we can begin with the training camp battles.  However, in the West the battles are sometimes position watching.  Will the quarterback connect with his new weapons?   What about the dreaded injury watch? Who will show up and...
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2015's Top Five Secondaries: Seahawks #1, Who's #2?

Honorable Mentions The Denver Broncos’ secondary emerged as one of the best last year, with Aqib Talib, Bradley Roby, and T.J. Ward all impressing as first-year Broncos. With Chris Harris playing at an elite or borderline elite level, the cornerback corps is set. Their only weakness is at free safety, where Darian Stewart is expected to start. The Green Bay Packers have a deep...
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Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinators Graveyard

Numerous media outlets have blamed quarterback Jay Cutler for the demise of least four of the five coordinators. But was Cutler really to blame? If we look at what has become of each of these men, it may shed light on the unsuccessful attempt to turn Cutler into an elite quarterback. Ron Turner – Turner had already been a part of the Bears coaching staff since 2005. He contributed...
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Seattle Seahawks: Sign QB Russell Wilson, Kam Chancellor Next?

Seattle would probably tell you it was never in doubt. After all, franchise quarterbacks never hit the free agent market, but the self-imposed deadline to reach a contract extension before training camp was growing near. The stare down, however, is over. The Seattle Seahawks and 26-year-old quarterback Russell Wilson reached a four-year, $87.6 million extension that will include...
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A New Era: What Chavis Means for the Texas A&M Aggies Defense

When Texas A&M hired former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis this off season, the College Station faithful finally found a reason to have hope for their defense. Under coordinator Mark Snyder, A&M's defense floundered as teams were able to move the ball with ease both through the air and on the ground.  In 2012, when Texas A&M transitioned into the Southeastern...
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Jags' Marqise Lee Set To Be Ready For Training Camp

2014 was a slow start for second-year wide receiver Marqise Lee, who was given ample opportunity as a rookie. Flashing great potential in his three years with the USC Trojans, Lee was drafted early in the second round with high expectations. In the same class as quarterback Blake Bortles and wide receiver Allen Robinson, Lee would create a dynamic trio in Jacksonville. Unfortunately...
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2015 Oregon State Beavers Season Preview: Predicting W's and L's

When you think of consistency and a team that always seems to overachieve every year, once of the first teams that may come to mind are the Oregon State Beavers. The Beavers always seem to play everyone close, despite not having the top rated athletes that say a rival USC or UCLA would get. This hasn't slowed down Oregon State in the past and in fact, it has actually provided extra...
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Note To The Juvenile Jets Fans - Grow Up!

The New York Jets haven't been to the post season since 2011. The Jets don't have what most people would call a solid quarterback that they can rely on this season either. No offense to Geno Smith, he is trying but those interceptions are killing it for him. They have a few good men, so to speak, but if I were a betting gal I wouldn't bet on them making the post season this year...
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Jaguars Training Camp Notes: Chris Clemons Does Not Report To Team

As of right now, Chris Clemons is again AWOL from the Jacksonville Jaguars practice facility now that training camp is about to begin. News broke Thursday afternoon of the defensive end not being at EverBank Field with the rest of the veterans who reported to the team on the eve of the most important training camp of coach Gus Bradley’s tenure here in Jacksonville. Remember it...
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2015's Top Five 4-3 Front Sevens: Super Bowl Teams Among The Best

Honorable Mentions The Miami Dolphins have a developing linebacking corps and one of the most threatening defensive lines with Ndamukong Suh now on the squad. What holds them back is them being just good at a few positions. The teams ahead of them are stacked. The Cincinnati Bengals have a talented from seven, with Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap, and Michael Johnson set to terrorize...
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Oakland Raiders Name Beth Mowins Preseason Play-by-Play Announcer

The Newhouse Sports Media Center presented the Marty Glickman award for leadership in sports media to ESPN play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins at the Time Warner Center in New York City on Wednesday Night. It was the third straight year the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University honored an alum with the Marty Glickman award. NBC sportscaster and...
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2015's Top Five 3-4 Front Sevens: The Formerly 4-3 Bills At #1?

The order is determined by how well they are projected to play in 2015.   Honorable Mentions The Eagles' are not known for having a lot of talent on defense, but with one of the most underrated defensive ends in Fletcher Cox to go along with two athletic linebackers in Mychal Kendricks and Kiko Alonso, they very well could have a top-flight front seven in 2015. The Jets possess...
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Big Ten Football 2015: Top 20 Players In The Conference

It seems as though the Big Ten is flying high again. So much so, that arguments are being made that the Big Ten is better than the SEC. Speaking of those two conferences, look out for my article "NCAA Football 2015: Big Ten vs. SEC" coming August 4th. Yes, I'll publicize myself in any means necessary, oh well. Anyways, the Big Ten seems to push out NFL talent with the best of them...
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Ranking the Best QB's in the SEC West Entering 2015

The 2015 college football season is right around the corner and this is the time of the year all sorts of preseason rankings and evaluations are in the headlines. The SEC West has been one of the best divisions in all of college football, but with several new quarterbacks in 2015 how will this division look? We are going to look at the seven teams in the SEC West and rank how we...
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Ten Ideal Zero Running Back Targets

When using the basic strategy of drafting your first round picks to not lose you the league, you take on the responsibility of winning your league with your middle round picks. Even more so when you decide to use the zero running back strategy.  In my last article, which can be found here, I broke down how to use the zero running back drafting strategy, but I also broke down the...
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Ten Ideal

When using the basic strategy of drafting your first round picks to not lose you the league, you take on the responsibility of winning your league with your middle round picks. Even more so when you decide to use the zero running back strategy.  In my last article, which can be found here, I broke down how to use the zero running back drafting strategy, but I also broke down the...
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NFC South: 5 Practice Squad Sleepers To Watch

Training Camp opens this week around the NFL, and all fans are more than ready for some football. Camp is always a time for teams to find hidden gems, and discover what they have in certain players. The NFC South figures to be as competitive as ever, as all four teams have position groups in need of some spark. These are my 5 NFC South players that I believe will make a splash in...
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It's Not Too Late : Hop Aboard The Zero Running Back Train

Let's make it clear. If I hold a top five pick in this year's fantasy football draft, I am undoubtedly taking one of the top five running backs (Bell, Peterson, Lynch, Charles and Lacy). If you possess a top five pick, this is not the strategy for you, at least this year. Just as clear to me is that I will not touch a running back after those five in the at least the first two rounds...
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Tom Brady: He Allegedly Cheated And Got Caught - Boo Hoo!

If you don't live in New England, the chances are that you love to hate Tom Brady. He is good looking, married to a super model and he is a very talented quarterback. I mean how good can it get for one person! So he won his last Super Bowl because of a very bad play call from the Seahawks sideline but he won nonetheless. It seems that apart from thinking that they are invincible...
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Arizona Cardinals: Hire First Female NFL Coach

The state of Arizona isn't exactly known as the most liberal place in the United States. It's football team, however, is a different story. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, along with the full support of the entire organization, hired Jen Walter to a six-week internship to coach the inside linebackers through training camp and the preseason. Walter is believed to be the first...
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Brandon Graham: The Most Under-Appreciated Eagle

It's incomprehensible that the Eagles almost let Brandon Graham slip away. That Graham was close to becoming a New York Giant this past March, as close as you can be without applying a signature to a contract, is positively astounding. On March 11, the second day of free agency, the Eagles managed to lure Graham back into the nest with a four-year, $26M deal in which just over...
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