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Miami Hurricanes 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 9 months 21 hours ago
Having a new sheriff in town with Mark Richt might be the key ingredient to getting Miami back to a perennial power. Richt comes into a great quarterback situation with star quarterback Brad Kaaya returning, but will that be enough to knock off the ACC’s best - Clemson and Florida State - for a conference title?  Follow Athlon Sports on Twitter: @AthlonSports Previewing Miami’...

5 Reasons Florida State Will Make the College Football Playoff in 2016

By Mike Ferguson, 9 months 1 day ago
Big things are expected of Florida State in 2016 as the Seminoles look to win at least 10 games for a fifth consecutive year, reclaim the ACC and try to work their way into the College Football Playoff.   Those expectations are reflected in Athlon Sports’ Preseason Top 25, where FSU comes in second behind only defending national champion Alabama.   Related: Florida State...

5 Players That Need to Step Up for Clemson in 2016

By Jon Kinne, 9 months 1 day ago
With a Heisman Trophy finalist surrounded by a slew of talented offensive skill players returning, nothing short of a return trip to the College Football Playoff will be deemed a success for Clemson. For some, the expectations may be even higher for the Tigers, which check in at No. 4 in Athlon Sports' Preseason Top 25.   Related: Clemson Tigers 2016 Preview and Prediction...

Clemson Tigers 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 9 months 1 day ago
Dabo Swinney has raised expectations at Clemson, and last year's 14 wins in 2015 were the most in program history for a single season. However, the Tigers enter 2016 with unfinished business. Clemson fell just short in the national title game against Alabama, and the Tigers are hoping for another run to the championship in 2016. The pieces are certainly in place for Swinney’s...

Florida State Seminoles 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 9 months 1 day ago
After finishing 10-3 in a rebuilding season, Florida State is loaded for another run at a national championship in 2016. The biggest question mark for coach Jimbo Fisher is at the quarterback position, but the Seminoles aren’t hurting for talent. Redshirt freshman Deondre Francois and true freshman Malik Henry will push Sean Maguire for the starting job, with Francois expected to start....

10 FCS vs. FBS Football Games to Avoid Watching in 2016

By Craig Haley, 9 months 4 days ago
No doubt you’ve circled plenty of Saturdays on your calendar for this fall. College football is coming and not soon enough to its millions of fans.   The excitement often starts with early-season matchups between FBS and FCS programs, when the big boys in Division I have to be on guard. Last year, nine FCS teams topped the much-larger FBS.   Related: 15 Best FBS vs. FCS...

Pitt Brings Back Script Logo and Unveils New Uniforms for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 5 days ago
In a popular move among its fanbase, Pittsburgh is turning back the clock and making the move to its “Pitt” script as its full-time logo for 2016. One of the final pieces to the puzzle in the logo transition are new uniforms for its teams, including the football program for the upcoming year.   On Wednesday night, Pitt unveiled its new uniforms for 2016, with coach Pat...

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.   This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by...

Louisville Cardinals 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 9 months 1 week ago
The ACC already features two of the nation’s best teams in Florida State and Clemson, but the Atlantic Division will get a little deeper with Louisville’s emergence in 2016. The Cardinals finished 2015 by winning six out of their last seven games and return 16 starters, including dynamic quarterback Lamar Jackson. The sophomore is surrounded by a solid supporting cast but needs...

5 Reasons Why North Carolina Will Repeat as ACC Coastal Division Champions in 2016

By Jon Kinne, 9 months 1 week ago
Larry Fedora seems to be really building something special in Chapel Hill. In a world devoted to the ball that bounces from November to April, the Tar Heels football coach generated considerable interest in his team by winning the Coastal Division title and playing Clemson to the wire in the ACC Championship Game.   With that success comes lofty expectations... and rightfully so....