2014's new CFB schemes

Explaining Notre Dame's new defense

New defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder is replacing Bob Diaco's refined, disciplined 3-4 with a complex, aggressive 4-3.

Explaining Ohio State's new defense

Urban Meyer's powerful offense needs a complement on the other side of the ball. Can co-DCs Chris Ash and Luke Fickell build a defense that succeeds at a little bit of everything?

Explaining TCU's new offense

If the Frogs' offensive line can click, you might have to wait a while before you again hear that the program wasn't ready for the Big 12.

Xs and Os: No Kiffin rehash at USC

The Trojans will be embracing fully modern schemes on both sides of the ball, rather than making minor tweaks to the system of the past. It's not the expected strategy from USC's former OC.

Murderball, refined

If 2014 is Will Muschamp's last stand at Florida, at least he's armed himself wisely by hiring former Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper.

Classic Penn State (but more talented)

What happens when some of the country's most entrenched schemes get a little modernization and a major recruiting boost? The Nittany Lions are about to find out.

Inside Louisville's (old) new offense

Cheer up, Louisville sports fan. Your football team is going to start scoring a whole lot of points. As soon as it finds itself a quarterback.

Georgia's new challenge

The Dawgs' new defensive coordinator might prove to be an upgrade over Todd Grantham, but he's got a mess to clean up first.

How Kiffin changes Bama

The former prodigy gets one more chance to prove he belongs among football's elite, and he couldn't possibly have a better situation in which to do it. Here are the tweaks to expect from the Tide's...

Focusing Michigan's power

How will Michigan's new offensive coordinator bring the physicality of Saban's Alabama offense to the downtrodden Wolverines? The plan is straightforward.

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