The country’s best 2017 college football preview with 130 team previews and more

Contents

How to have more fun as a CFB fan 2

The secret is really simple, but might take some practice.

FAQ: What average fans should know 3

Missed the entire offseason? That's probably healthy. Let's get you all caught up before Week 1.

The oral history of Boise State 4

I went to Boise to hear from players, coaches, and players-turned-coaches on how a team in the middle of football nowhere accomplished all this.

Coach O tells the story of landing the LSU job 5

He had his dream job in his hands. Then he lost it. Eight days later, he had it, after a Thanksgiving game overshadowed by rumors.

How Clemson became social media national champs 6

With one guiding question as a mission statement, the Tigers athletic department dominates the game of phones.

Is Fleck the next Harbaugh? 7

When you're this relentlessly yourself, you run out of peers to count as comparisons.

How the nickel became base defense 8

Being a nickelback used to mean being your team's fifth-best DB. Now it might mean you're a Heisman finalist.

Meet Atlanta's amazing new stadium 9

The astounding new home of the Falcons is also college football's biggest 2017 stage.

All 130 teams ranked, from Alabama to Texas State 10

After spending hours of study on every single team, here's how Bill stacks them up.

Bowl projections, from the Playoff on down 11

Let's pick all 39 bowls and the National Championship, weeks before the season begins.

130 Team Previews

ACC12
Big 1213
Big Ten14
Pac-1215
SEC16
Independents17
American18
Conference USA19
MAC20
Mountain West21
Sun Belt22

And much more

The champ will be one of these 10 teams
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Why we love such a static sport
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Our interview with Uncle Verne
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Interviewing the relentless Dino Babers
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The spread has changed football forever
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How music works in locker rooms
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The most overrated team from every preseason poll
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Do the 2 best 2017 QBs play for rivals?
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How one of the best OCs ever will change Ohio State
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The creative consultant LSU needed
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Ranking all 19 of Saban's losses at Bama
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Replaying ‘NCAA Football 05’ Classics mode
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20 new uniforms show the trend is simplicity
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Meet the women who run recruiting
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How does the next generation feel about concussions?
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CFB's lack of black coaches is a pipeline problem
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Ranking 16 potential Chip Kelly destinations
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Do recruits even remember your team's last title?
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Inside Taggart's first Signing Day at Oregon
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