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College Football's 2013 Postseason All-America Team

Athlon makes its picks for All-America honors.
College Football's 2013 Postseason All-America Team

College football’s 2013 regular season – with the exception of the Army-Navy game – is in the books.

The 2013 season featured plenty of intrigue and surprises, and Florida State and Auburn are set to cap the BCS era with the national championship matchup on Jan. 6 in Pasadena.

With the season for all BCS programs completed, it’s time to honor the top players around the nation.

Boise State Hires Bryan Harsin to replace Chris Petersen

Harsin will replace Chris Petersen.
Boise State Hires Bryan Harsin to replace Chris Petersen

Boise State’s coaching search has ended with a familiar name taking over for Chris Petersen. After one season at Arkansas State, Bryan Harsin has been hired by Boise State as its next head coach.

Harsin went 7-5 in his only season with the Red Wolves. However, he is a native of Boise and played as a quarterback with the Broncos from 1995-99.

Harsin also served on Boise State’s staff from 2001-10.

With Harsin’s departure, Arkansas State will have its fifth coach in five years in 2014.
 

Washington Makes a Home Run Hire with Boise State's Chris Petersen

The Huskies hired Chris Petersen away from Boise State.
Washington Football Makes a Home Run Hire in Boise State's Chris Petersen

Washington lost coach Steve Sarkisian to USC on Monday, but the Huskies upgraded with the hire of Boise State’s Chris Petersen. And it’s not a cliché, but Washington truly hit a home run by pulling Petersen to Seattle.

Florida State QB Jameis Winston Won't be Charged in Assault Investigation

Winston will not face charges.

Willie Meggs, the state attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit, announced on Thursday Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not face charges in regards to a sexual assault investigation.

Winston was never charged in response to the investigation, and the case has been closed according to Meggs.

Winston is the frontrunner to win the Heisman Trophy and has guided Florida State to a 12-0 record with a berth in the ACC Championship this Saturday.
 

Alabama's Mosley earns Athlon National Player of the Week honors

Auburn's Marshall, UCLA's Jack also earn weekly player honors
Alabama's Mosley earns Athlon National Player of the Week honors

As many of his teammates left school early to go to the NFL Draft, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley remained in Tuscaloosa for an extra year of seasoning.

That experience was apparent Saturday in the Crimson Tide’s biggest win of the season to date. Dominant defensive performances for Alabama aren’t rare, but Mosley led one of the Tide’s best efforts of the season in the 38-17 win over LSU.

Miami RB Duke Johnson Suffers Broken Ankle in Loss to Florida State

The Hurricanes lost their top RB against the Seminoles.
Miami RB Duke Johnson Injures Ankle in Loss to Florida State

Miami running back Duke Johnson was a key centerpiece of the offense against Florida State, rushing for 97 yards on 23 attempts. But the sophomore back suffered an ankle injury late in the game and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season.

Johnson is clearly one of the ACC’s top running backs and was on pace to shatter last year’s total of 947 yards. Prior to Saturday’s game at Florida State, the sophomore rushed for 823 yards and six touchdowns on 122 attempts.

Will Bo Pelini Coach at Nebraska in 2014?

Will the Cornhuskers have a new coach next season?
Will Bo Pelini Coach at Nebraska in 2014?

After a loss to UCLA in early September, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini started to feel the temperature on his seat increase by a few degrees. However, the Cornhuskers rebounded by winning three games – albeit against overmatched opponents – and had some momentum going into a road date at Minnesota.

But any momentum Nebraska had was lost on Saturday, as the Cornhuskers lost 34-23 to the Golden Gophers.

World Series Preview and Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox

Tradition-laden teams do battle in classic matchup
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox, owners of the two best records in baseball, prepare to stage a classic showdown in the World Series.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox
This is the first time the two teams with their league’s best records have met in the Fall Classic since the Yankees defeated the Braves in 1999. Both the Red Sox and Cardinals won 97 games. These two teams have proven to be among the best in baseball all season, and this series has all the signs of a long, competitive, down-to-the-wire World Series.

FSU's Winston Claims Player of the Week Honors after Clemson Rout

Jameis Winston earns his second national player of the week honors
Jameis Winston earns his second national player of the week honors

Jameis Winston’s performance against Clemson was nearly flawless. Just ask Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher.

Even one of the few miscues for Winston — a first-quarter interception — wasn’t totally on the Florida State freshman quarterback.

College Football Week 8 Recap: Florida State romps, SEC implodes

Winston leads title-contending FSU team, the SEC flips the script on wild Saturday
Winston leads title-contending FSU team, the SEC flips the script on wild Saturday

There’s nothing like the first reveal of the BCS standings to remind us that half a dozen teams are worthy of playing for two spots in the national title game.

Saturday evening ended with Florida State demolishing Clemson 51-14 on the road in a matchup of top five teams, putting FSU in a similar class as Alabama and Oregon. The Seminoles’ win was as complete as anything a national title contender has done to another top team this seasons, but FSU may have trouble getting into the coveted 1-2 scenario when the BCS is revealed Sunday night.

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