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.
At the very start of the 2015 season, LSU fans, the coaching staff, entire team, and, perhaps more importantly, running back Leonard Fournette, were prevented from picking up an easy victory in the opener against McNeese State due to inclement weather.
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.
Alabama may have won its fourth national title in the last seven years, but the Crimson Tide have one of the SEC's most challenging schedules heading into the 2016 season. Alabama's road to Atlanta, or potentially further, won't be easy.
The SEC West is still king, with Alabama coming off yet another national championship and LSU appearing to have one of the best rosters, top to bottom, in the nation. And Ole Miss probably would take Chad Kelly at quarterback over just about anybody else in college football.