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Ranking All 128 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 5 days 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...

2014 Heisman Trophy Position-by-Position Spring Primer

By Braden Gall, 1 month 6 days ago
With all due respect to Johnny Football, Jameis Winston had the best debut season in college football history. Johnny Manziel’s Heisman-winning season in 2013 was special — he obliterated the SEC’s all-time single-season total offense record.But it wasn’t as special as Winston was a year ago. He set NCAA passing records, never lost a game, won the final BCS National...

College Football's Top 15 Spring Quarterback Battles for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Spring practice is underway, and all 128 college football teams have started to sort through the solutions for the question marks surrounding the roster.Quarterback battles are the most intriguing element to watch in spring practice, even if there is little clarity on the depth chart until the fall.This spring is full of quarterback battles that have national title implications. In Tuscaloosa,...

Top 10 Big 12 Quarterbacks of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

Notable Names that will be Snubbed by the College Football Hall of Fame

By David Fox, 1 month 1 week ago
If AJ McCarron ends up in the College Football Hall of Fame, the credit won’t go entirely to his two national championships and 36 career wins.Instead, the former Alabama quarterback can thank the Walter Camp Foundation. That organization voted him its first-team All-America quarterback during his senior year, thus making him eligible for the Hall of Fame.(Remember, this makes McCarron...

25 College Football Spring Storylines to Watch for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Most college football fans generally consider Signing Day the official start of a new season, but spring practice is the first time all 128 FBS teams will hit the field in preparation for the upcoming year. Of course, it’s hard to glean much from spring practice. However, there’s excitement for every team as spring practice starts, especially at places like Florida State, Alabama,...

West Virginia Mountaineers 2014 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
West Virginia’s entrance to the Big 12 hasn’t gone according to plan. The Mountaineers started 5-0 in 2012 and seemed to have all of the momentum on their side. But since that 5-0 start, Dana Holgorsen’s team is just 6-14 in its last 20 games. Holgorsen is starting to feel a little heat, and a schedule that features non-conference games against Alabama and Maryland, along with...

TCU Horned Frogs 2014 Spring Football Preview

By Mark Ross, 1 month 2 weeks ago
TCU’s transition to the Big 12 hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. After finishing 7-6 overall and 4-5 in conference play in their first season as one of college football’s so-called “big boys,” the Horned Frogs were expected by many to contend for the top spot in the Big 12 in Year 2.Instead, Gary Patterson’s team took several step backwards, stumbling to...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Love or hate football recruiting, it matters. Coaching, support staffs, financial situations and even a little bit of luck goes into winning football games, but having great players always helps too.So recruiting rankings are just one facet of a deliberate and in-depth equation that helps Athlon Sports project the college football season every year.When the staff sits down to hash out the Athlon...

Baylor Bears 2014 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
When Art Briles arrived at Baylor after the 2007 season, he inherited a team that won just seven games in the two years prior to his arrival. Even though Briles recorded back-to-back 4-8 marks in his first two seasons, there was no doubt he would eventually get the program on the right track. Mission accomplished. Baylor has won 29 games over the last three years and claimed the Big 12 title in...