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Cole Frederick

Cole Frederick graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He spends his free time (aka all of his time) watching sports or The Office.

2018 Heisman Trophy Outlook: SEC Candidates

College Football, SEC, Heisman Trophy, Jake Fromm, Georgia

Since 2006, the SEC has produced nine national champions and five Heisman winners. Both trends could continue in 2018, and several players from the SEC are capable of winning the Heisman. In the last few seasons, Alabama has been carrying the rest of the conference. They’ve won two national titles, and Derrick Henry took home the Heisman in 2015. Nick …

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2018 NFL Coach Rankings: AFC North

AFC North, Coach Rankings, Mike Tomlin, Jim Harbaugh

Only six coaches in the NFL have been with their respective franchises for 10 years or longer. Three of those coaches are employed in the AFC North. Marvin Lewis is entering his 16th season with the Cincinnati Bengals. Only Bill Belichick — who is entering his 18th season with the New England Patriots — has been with a franchise longer. …

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2018 NFL Coach Rankings: AFC East

AFC East, Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Coach Rankings

Everyone knows who the best coach is in the AFC East. In fact, Bill Belichick will almost certainly go down as the best coach in NFL history. Belichick has built a remarkable dynasty with the New England Patriots. That dynasty is coming to an end soon, but for now, the Pats are still the team to beat in the AFC …

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2018 Heisman Trophy Outlook: Big 10 Candidates

Big 10, Heisman, J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State

The Big 10 has a staggering number of players who have garnered Heisman Trophy buzz this offseason. Several quarterbacks and running backs from the league are expected to have big seasons. There’s even been discussion surrounding Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa becoming the first defensive player in over two decades to win the award. Bosa winning the Heisman is …

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2018 NFL Coach Rankings: NFC North

NFC North, Coach Rankings, NFL, Mike Zimmer, Mike McCarthy

For a four-year stretch between 2011 and 2014, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers dominated the NFC North. But since Mike Zimmer arrived in Minnesota, the Vikings have won two of the last three division titles. Philadelphia embarrassed the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game a season ago. However, Minnesota is arguably in better shape than the Packers moving …

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2018 NFL Coach Rankings: NFC West

NFC West, Coaching Rankings, Pete Carroll

The NFC West is entering a new era. Three of the coaches in the division are entering their first or second season with their respective franchises. Two coaches in the division are the youngest two in the NFL. And then there’s Pete Carroll. It’s a fascinating division on a number of levels. Each franchise has reason for optimism. Even Pete …

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2018 Heisman Trophy Outlook: Pac-12 Candidates

Pac-12 Heisman, Bryce Love, Khalil Tate

Oddsmakers at BetDSI don’t have this prop available, but if bettors could wager on which conference the Heisman Trophy winner comes from, the Pac-12 or Big 10 would likely be the favorite. There are two Pac-12 Heisman candidates who are among the frontrunners for the award. Additionally, there are several players from the league who could put together a Heisman-caliber …

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2018 Heisman Trophy Outlook: ACC Candidates

In the last five years, the ACC has elevated itself to one of the two best conferences in college football along with the SEC. Two of the last five national champions are from the ACC. Additionally, two of the last five Heisman Trophy winners are also from the conference. Lamar Jackson won the Heisman in 2016 at Louisville, and he …

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2018 Heisman Trophy Outlook: Big 12 Candidates

Big 12, Heisman, West Virginia, College Football

The Big 12 is synonymous with explosive offense and suboptimal defense. That combination has allowed quarterbacks from the league to compile gaudy numbers en route to Heisman Trophy campaigns. Four Big 12 quarterbacks have won the Heisman in the last 15 years, including three players from Oklahoma. Baker Mayfield took home the award last year, and Robert Griffin III (remember …

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2018 NFL Coach Rankings: NFC South

Coach Rankings, NFL, NFC South

The NFC South was the best division in the NFL last year. Each team in the division has a franchise quarterback. Additionally, three of the signal callers in the NFC South have won either a regular season or Super Bowl MVP. The division also boasts three coaches who have either coached in or won a Super Bowl. It’s the most …

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