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2014 College Football Rankings: #50 East Carolina

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 50 East Carolina.Previewing East Carolina’s Offense for 2014:It’s full speed ahead for the Pirates as they sail into the...

2014 College Football Rankings: #43 Cincinnati

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 43 Cincinnati.Previewing Cincinnati's Offense for 2014:Gunner Kiel was rated the nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect while in...

2014 College Football Rankings: #55 UCF

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 55 UCF.Previewing UCF’s Offense for 2014:UCF brings back plenty of weapons on offense from a 12–1 Fiesta Bowl champion squad...

College Football Win Total Projections Released for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Need a good way to make it through the long offseason? First, buy and read an Athlon Sports College Football preview magazine and then take a look at these win total projections provided by 5Dimes.With a few months until kickoff, expect to see more win total projections released, but 5Dimes has 35 teams and the wager prices for 2014 to help us pass the time until August.Here’s a look at...

College Football's Top 12 Coaches on the Rise for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Every year, there’s a new crop of rising stars in college football’s coaching ranks ready to make an appearance on the national stage. Alabama's Nick Saban, Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher are names familiar across the nation with any fanbase. However, what about the next wave of stars that could be at BCS jobs...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 days ago
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if...

Elite Eight Preview and Picks: Michigan State Spartans vs. UConn Huskies

By David Fox, 3 months 1 week ago
Connecticut and Michigan State are proof that patience is a virtue.The outlook for the Huskies and Spartans, who will meet in the East regional final, could have changed drastically if not key players learning how to recover from disappointments.Two years ago, UConn was the defending national champion and starting No. 4 in the preseason. Shabazz Napier was expected to take over a team filled...

College Football's Top 15 Wide Receivers on the Rise for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Spring practice is underway for nearly all 128 college football teams, and the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the start of next year, but it’s never too early to start thinking about which players are ready for a big jump in production.Earlier this spring, Athlon Sports examined which quarterbacks and running...

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2014 Spring Practice Edition

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The start of spring practice for all 128 college football teams is a chance to start fresh and forget the bad results that came along with 2013.For a handful of coaches, spring practice is also the first opportunity to turn around a program and save their job for 2015.Florida’s Will Muschamp sports a 22-16 record after three years with the Gators, but last season’s 4-8 record isn...

Ranking All 128 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 1 day ago
Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are clearly better than others.So what exactly determines the best job in a conference or in college football? Each person’s criteria will be different, but some programs already have inherit advantages in terms of location, money and tradition. Texas, USC, Florida and Alabama are some of the...