Big East

Ranking the Big East's Running Backs for 2013

Can Rutgers' Savon Huggins finally have a breakout season?
<p> Ranking the Big East's Running Backs for 2013</p>

The Big East doesn’t have many household names returning at running back for 2013.

Houston’s Charles Sims is one of the best all-around backs in college football and leads the way for the Big East in 2013. Joining Sims atop the rankings is UCF’s Storm Johnson, Connecticut’s Lyle McCombs and Rutgers’ Savon Huggins. McCombs had a disappointing 2012 season but should top 1,000 yards in 2013.

Rutgers or UCF: Who Will Finish Higher in the Big East in 2013?

Can Gary Nova keep the Scarlet Knights near the top of the Big East in 2013?
<p> Rutgers or UCF: Who Will Finish Higher in the Big East in 2013?</p>

Change has seemingly surrounded the Big East for the last couple of years. And the conference is undergoing a massive makeover later this offseason, as it will officially change names to the American Athletic Conference.

Houston, Memphis, SMU and UCF join the Big East from Conference USA, with UCF expected to be the best team out of the newcomers.

Ranking the Big East's Quarterbacks for 2013

Teddy Bridgewater ranks as the No. 1 quarterback in the Big East for 2013.
<p> Ranking the Big East's Quarterbacks for 2013</p>

With all of the teams coming and going in the Big East, the conference is clearly one in transition for 2013.

Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater is clearly the No. 1 quarterback in the Big East for 2013 and should be one of college football’s top 10 Heisman contenders. After Bridgewater, there’s a drop-off to the No. 2 option.

Ranking All 125 College Football Head Coaches for 2013

Nick Saban, Urban Meyer and Bill Snyder rank as the best coaches in college football.
<p> Ranking All 125 College Football Head Coaches for 2013</p>

Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable.

Considering how important coaches are to teams or even making preseason predictions, Athlon is taking a look at how all 125 college football coaches rank nationally.

College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Hot Seat for 2013

Illinois needs Nathan Scheelhaase to bounce back in 2013.
<p> College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks Under Pressure for 2013</p>

Most college football fans associate the word “hot seat” with coaching changes. While that term mostly applies to the men on the sideline, it can also factor into the discussion of quarterbacks. Every coach preaches competition under center in the spring, but the reality is only a handful of quarterback battles are really open.

Ranking the Big East's College Football Coaches for 2013

Louisville's Charlie Strong ranks as the No. 1 coach in the Big East for 2013.
<p> Ranking the Big East's College Football Coaches for 2013</p>

Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable.

Considering how important coaches are to teams or even making preseason predictions, Athlon is taking a look at how each conference stacks up with its head coach rankings for 2013.

College Football's Top Assistant Coach Hires for 2013

Don Brown should be one of the top coordinator hires for 2013.
<p> College Football's Top Assistant Coach Hires for 2013</p>

Barring any late movement, college football’s coaching carousel for 2013 has ended.

As with any offseason, there were plenty of changes nationally. Over 100 coordinator jobs have changed hands from 2012 and there were numerous moves among the assistant ranks.

College Football's Top 50 Quarterbacks of the BCS Era

Who are the greatest college quarterbacks of the BCS era?
<p> College Football's Top 50 Quarterbacks of the BCS Era</p>

Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you see it.

So all factors were considered when trying to determine who the greatest quarterbacks of the BCS era have been. Here are the Top 50 signal callers since the BCS was implemented in 1998:

* - active, ** - not all seasons played in BCS era

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