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15 Defensive Heisman Trophy Candidates for 2014

Who are the country's top defensive Heisman candidates?
10 Defensive Heisman Trophy Candidates for 2014

When it comes to the Heisman Trophy, the little guy gets no respect.

 

And by the little guy, I don’t mean Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton. I mean 300-pound defensive lineman or 6-foot-4 fire-breathing linebackers.

 

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Ranking the Big 12's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

Who has the best football logo in the Big 12?
Ranking the Big 12's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple. 

 

Coaches Talk Anonymously About Notre Dame for 2014

Coaches dish on Notre Dame for 2014.
Coaches Talk Anonymously About Notre Dame for 2014

It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.

 

In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches around the nation to talk anonymously about their opponents.

 

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: State of College Football with Steven Godfrey

SBNation's Steven Godfrey joins the guys for a State of the Union address.
Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: State of College Football with Steven Godfrey

The Athlon Sports Cover 2 college football podcast is finally back in Nashville after trips to SEC and Big Ten Media Days. 

 

2014 AFC Coordinator Carousel

Former Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz is now Buffalo's defensive coordinator
2014 AFC Coordinator Carousel

Three AFC teams this offseason and two of those hires alone resulted in openings at either offensive or defensive coordinator elsewhere in the conference.

Exclusive Q&A with NASCAR Rookie Cole Whitt

NASCAR Rookie Report: Whitt talks improvement, picking battles and driver development
Exclusive Q&A with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year contender Cole Whitt.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers, and more.

 

10 Dark Horse Heisman Trophy Candidates in 2014

Jeremy Langford is one of many Heisman Trophy sleepers.
10 Dark Horse Heisman Trophy Candidates in 2014

Defining the term “dark horse” was actually the toughest part of this exercise.

 

Finding really talented players who could breakout into prominent roles is actually the easiest part of trying to pick Heisman Trophy sleepers. Part of what makes college football the greatest sport in the world is its volatility and unpredictability.

 

Ranking the Pac-12's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

Who has the best football logo in the Pac-12?
Ranking the Pac-12's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple. 

 

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