The USC Trojans have had a rough go of it the past couple of years and last year was no different, going through yet another change at head coach. A loss to Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl has USC motivated to get things back on track.
The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news.
Utah brought in several promising freshman and junior college transfers to shore up key positions on both sides of the ball after graduating several stars at the end of last season. The Utes feature an equal mix of talented veterans and new faces in 2016.
Clay Helton’s first full season as USC head coach couldn’t come at a more trying time. The very first thing he has working against him is that he’s not athletic director Lynn Swann’s guy. Sometimes that means nothing; sometimes it’s an unfair check against a coach.
With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon’s No. 1 player for 2016, but the gap between the next set of players is pretty small. While Fournette checks in at No.
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn’t miss a beat.