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Ranking the Toughest Games on Clemson's College Football Schedule in 2016

By Jon Kinne, 8 months 3 weeks ago
A lot has to happen in a championship season. Playing well on offense, defense, and special teams goes without saying, as does proper coaching. But an often-overlooked factor in projecting a national champion is the schedule.   A docket that features one powerhouse after another can be too tough for even the most talented teams to overcome. On the other hand, one that is loaded with...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Receivers Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play receiver seems to possess - speed, acceleration and great hands. This...

College Football Podcast: Baylor, Ole Miss and the Countdown to Kickoff

By Braden Gall, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are back in the booth talking the latest in college football.   - Mitch's 14-year old daughter explains satellite camps in one sentence.   - What were our reactions when we found out Baylor fired Art Briles? What (or who) could be next for the Bears? Has Baylor done enough to keep the NCAA at bay and should the NCAA be involved at all? How...

Athlon Sports College Football 2016 Team Rankings 1-128

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the online store, hosted by Amazon. Each year, Athlon Sports produces regional preview magazines for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC, as well as...

NC State Wolfpack 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The Wolfpack have earned back-to-back bowl trips under coach Dave Doeren, but the program is still looking to take the next step. Earning a third consecutive postseason appearance won't be easy without quarterback Jacoby Brissett, and the schedule is tougher in 2016. The strength of Doeren's offense is in the backfield, as Matt Dayes headlines a deep stable of promising running backs....

Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Previewing Wake Forest’s Offense for 2016 Any chance that coach Dave Clawson had to turn Wake Forest around in his first two seasons slipped through the cracks in his offensive line. Over that time, the line has managed to top only one other FBS program in sacks allowed (SMU) and rushing yards (Washington State).  The good news is that the five starters, including three sophomores,...

Boston College Eagles 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Previewing Boston College’s Offense for 2016 The math on this isn’t difficult. When you have the top defense in the country in yards allowed per game and still finish 3–9, your offense is a problem area. There is some reasonable expectation for improvement under new coordinator Scot Loeffler, who most recently held down those duties at Virginia Tech. But he has his work cut...

Duke Blue Devils 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The Blue Devils didn’t finish the season strong last fall and face another tough schedule in 2016. In November, Duke plays four teams that made a bowl last season, and coach David Cutcliffe's team may need an upset or two to reach the postseason. Expect the secondary to lead the defense with three returners and some question marks up front. However, the big question for Cutcliffe...

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 3 weeks ago
To say Georgia Tech's 2015 season would be one to forget, would be an understatement. After winning the ACC Coastal and playing in the Orange Bowl the previous year, the Yellow Jackets slumped to 3-9 overall and won just one game in conference play. Despite last season's disappointment, Georgia Tech should rebound in 2016. Quarterback Justin Thomas returns for his final year, and the...

Syracuse Orange 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 9 months 1 day ago
Previewing Syracuse’s Offense for 2016 Sophomore Eric Dungey returns as the presumptive starting quarterback, tasked with operating new head coach Dino Babers’ hurry-up spread offense. Dungey showcased accuracy, athleticism and a knack for playmaking last season, but a series of helmet-to-helmet hits kept him out of four games, including the last three. He’ll likely be joined...