- Peter Berkes of SB Nation names his national title favorites and dark horses from each conference ahead of the 2016 season.
- ESPN Stats and Info broke out an impressive stat for the quarterback that Florida State will go up against in its 2016 season opener.
64 Days: Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly posted an Power 5-best 64.9 completion percentage on throws outside the numbers in 2015. #CountdownToKickoff— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 29, 2016
- Bud Elliott branched off of yesterday’s article stating that a team of Alabama’s backups could probably beat an average FBS team to talk about the impressive depth that Florida State has as well.
Florida State is going to have a lot of players on the bench who would start elsewhere. And that can actually be an indication of team quality, as it means the starters are even better players. The inverse isn’t necessarily true; a team could have shaky reserves, great starters and never need it due to great health, but think about some of the players FSU is going to have on the bench this season. Very few starters are going to have their jobs by default, but rather because they beat out other highly skilled challengers.
- It was also discovered on Wednesday that Florida State is favored in all 12 of its regular season games by one Las Vegas casino.
- Ivan Maisel discusses the improbable run that the Coastal Carolina baseball team has made all the way to the College World Series finals and how a similar run in college football is an impossibility due to the current postseason format.
What's been going on in Omaha at the College World Series the last two weeks has revealed a bug in the Playoff's coding, a flaw in the new postseason tapestry. College football excludes one of the best storylines in sport -- the triumph of the underdog. The new Saturday's America has left no room for the Butler Bulldogs, no room for Leicester City, none for Buster Douglas or Coastal Carolina, the upstart that plays Wednesday night with a chance to win a national title.
- 2018 three-star defensive end Robert Hicks, an Auburn commit, tweeted on Wednesday that he will be attending the July Jimbo Fisher Football Camp.