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Why Florida State Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 23 hours ago
Florida State is coming off one of the best two-year runs by a program in recent memory. The Seminoles won 27 games from 2013-14, claimed the 2013 national championship and reached the playoffs last season. Additionally, Florida State has claimed three consecutive ACC titles and has four double-digit win seasons over the last five years. Even though the Seminoles lost a handful of key...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 1 hour ago
Coordinator changes in college football can have an immediate impact on either side of the ball. Every year, it seems a handful of teams show significant improvement in the win column or on the stat sheet as a result of a coordinator change. Last season, TCU’s offense improved to one of the best in the nation after the hire of Doug Meacham as the team’s play-caller. Which...

Dana Holgorsen and Pat Narduzzi Trade Jabs Over Scheduling of Backyard Brawl

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 2 hours ago
Rivalry games are a huge part of college football, but recent conference realignment has changed the outlook for some of these annual matchups. Missouri-Kansas and Texas-Texas A&M aren’t scheduled to play anytime soon, and Pittsburgh-West Virginia – known as the Backyard Brawl – is also in hiatus. The Backyard Brawl is among the best rivalries in college football, but...

How the Virginia Tech Hokies Can Rebound in 2015

By Jon Kinne, 6 days 23 hours ago
Frank Beamer has had a long, wonderful run at Virginia Tech. During the 83 years prior to Beamer arriving in Blacksburg, the Hokies had been to just six bowl games and had won just one - the 1986 Peach Bowl. In 1993, Virginia Tech went to its first bowl under Beamer and has been in the postseason every year since, winning 10 times and playing for the national title in 1999. From 1993 to...

College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 42 min ago
College football coaches are always on the hot seat. The pressure to win now is greater than it was 15-20 years ago. With the 24-hour news cycle, social media and message boards, coaches, teams and players are always on the spotlight. The terms “hot seat” and “under pressure” don’t necessarily mean a coach is entering a year with concerns about job security,...

Breakdown of the Miami Hurricanes Running Backs for the 2015 Season

By Antwan Staley, 1 week 1 hour ago
Miami, like every other college football, team will begin its fall camp in August and one of the tough tasks facing the Hurricanes is replacing the most productive running back in school history. Related: Miami Hurricanes 2015 Preview and Prediction Before entering May’s NFL Draft, Duke Johnson rushed for 3,519 yards (most in Hurricanes’ program history) and 26...

Louisville Adds Two Commitments to 2016 Recruiting Class

By Ryan Wright, 1 week 2 days ago
The efforts towards putting together Louisville's 2016 recruiting class have been consistent since the ink hit the paper for the 2015 group in February. Methodically, the Cardinals have built their class enjoying a spurt of five commitments since July 16 including two on Thursday, linebacker Tabarius Peterson and wide receiver Keion Wakefield. Louisville moved the needle...

10 First-Year Starting QBs Who Could Win College Football's National Title in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Projecting the outcome of a college football season, playoff teams and national champion is no easy task. Several factors go into predictions, including the schedule, coaching changes, returning starters, in-depth statistics, results from the previous year, breakout players and recruiting – just to name a few. Experience and star power at quarterback is another factor that most...

Picture Day 2015: ACC Coaches Captioned

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 5 days ago
It was picture day at ACC Media Days 2015 on Tuesday. There is just something hilarious about this photo of 14 grown adult men in golf shirts posing together. Some look happy, some look angry, some look like they have no idea what they're doing posing for a class photo. So here are a few captions. (Feel free to send your ideas to @AthlonSports.) First row (left to right): ...

College Football's Top 25 Non-Conference Games for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 1 hour ago
There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee. One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games. It may take a few full seasons for...