Rant Sports College Football Rankings: No. 53 Penn State Nittany Lions

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In the past 48 seasons, the Penn State Nittany Lions have had three coaches, but with the departure of Bill O’Brien to the NFL, James Franklin will have made it two hires in three seasons. While Franklin doesn’t take over […]

Injury to Ben Kline Will Have Major Impact on Penn State Nittany Lions in 2014

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James Franklin will lead the Penn State Nittany Lions into 2014 with the goal of building the program back into a Big Ten contender once they come out from under their NCAA sanctions. But while Franklin has been scoring big […]

Maty Mauk Must Prove He Can Lead Missouri Tigers

Mark Zerof, USA TODAY SPORTS

Last season, Maty Mauk saw quite a bit of playing time for the Missouri Tigers. With injuries limiting starting quarterback James Franklin, Mauk stepped in and played well, passing for 1,071 yards and 11 touchdowns, with just two interceptions. However, […]

Penn State Football’s Christian Hackenberg Not a Heisman Trophy Hopeful

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As I try rolling through the preseason buzz from both the media and the fans, I notice one topic that is picking up speed: Christian Hackenberg‘s Heisman Trophy chances. While I am a believer in the Penn State quarterback, to […]

SEC Football Coaches Concerned With James Franklin’s Plans to Camp in South

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The South is being invaded by the North again and folks ain’t too happy about it. At the SEC meetings in Destin, a situation was addressed that has gotten the dander up of several SEC coaches. Penn State‘s decision to […]

Vanderbilt Commodores Face Manageable Schedule in 2014

Don McPeak, USA TODAY SPORTS

The Vanderbilt Commodores enter the Derek Mason Era in 2014 after the departure of James Franklin. The standard set by Franklin will be tough for Mason to maintain. Franklin took Vandy to three straight bowl games and a run of […]

Derek Mason Faces High Expectations with Vanderbilt Commodores

Randy Sartin, USA TODAY SPORTS

If someone had said three years ago that the new head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores had a lot to live up to, they might have gotten some strange looks. After all, this was a football program that hadn’t won […]

Missouri Tigers Should Dismiss Dorial Green-Beckham

Douglas Jones, USA TODAY SPORTS

When standout wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham signed with the Missouri Tigers out of high school, it made national headlines. The fact that Gary Pinkel convinced the home-grown product, who was the nation’s top recruit as a senior, to shun other […]

Missouri Tigers Should Name Maty Mauk Starting Quarterback

Mark Zerof, USA TODAY SPORTS

The Missouri Tigers are coming off an outstanding season in 2013, one where they won the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division and a spot in the SEC Championship Game. However, in 2014, the Tigers must replace a number of key components […]

SEC Waiting for Real Missouri Tigers to Stand Up

Kim Klement, USA TODAY SPORTS

The Missouri Tigers have now played in the Southeastern Conference for two seasons, after making the switch from the Big 12 Conference. And despite seeing them play for two years, SEC fans and coaches are still not sure what to […]

Patton Robinette Ready to Lead Vanderbilt Commodores

Randy Sartin, USA TODAY SPORTS

The Vanderbilt Commodores will have many changes for the 2014 season. Former head coach James Franklin is now with the Penn State Nittany Lions, replaced by new Vandy mentor Derek Mason. Also gone is stud wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who […]

Penn State’s James Franklin Should Take Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason Up On His Offer

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This past Sunday, Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Derek Mason had a message for Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin. New @VandyFootball coach, Derek Mason’s message to Penn State “If James Franklin wants to play, we will play any time […]