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10 College Football Coaching Hires That Shocked Fans

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 2 days ago
It’s rare to see a college football coach hire catch the media by surprise. In most coaching searches, the names and interest level between the candidates and the programs are known and rumored about until the job is filled. However, every coaching cycle seems to have a hire or two that catches the media or a program's fanbase by surprise. Regardless of whether the hire is good or...

Ranking College Football Conferences After November

By John La Fleur, 12 months 2 days ago
Conference champions have been decided, the College Football Playoff is set and the 2015 bowl season will kick off with five games on Dec. 19. So with the exception of Saturday's Army vs. Navy matchup, the regular season is over. So let's see how the 10 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences fared in 2015 shall we? To do this, I came up with my formula to rank the ...

Ranking All 41 College Football Bowls for 2015: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 2 days ago
College football’s 2015 regular season is over and all 41 bowl and playoff matchups are set. The bowl season kicks off in Orlando with the inaugural Cure Bowl on Dec. 19 and concludes with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 11. College football's postseason is bigger than ever with 41 overall games, including the national championship. Due a lack of...

5 Reasons Why Oklahoma Will Win the College Football Playoff

By Allen Kenney, 12 months 3 days ago
Before the 2014 season kicked off, Oklahoma was seen as one of the favorites for a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff field. When the final gun sounded on their season, the 8-5 Sooners had put together one of the most disappointing campaigns of any team in the country. OU surprised the pundits again in 2015. Heading into the season, Bob Stoops' team supposedly had a chance...

College Football 2015 Playoff Matchups and Early Preview

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 3 days ago
The matchups for the 2015-16 College Football Playoff are set. Clemson ranked as the No. 1 team in the committee’s rankings in each release, and the Tigers held on for the top overall seed for the playoff. Coach Dabo Swinney’s team will take on Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, which is a rematch of last season’s Russell Athletic Bowl. In the other matchup, Alabama hosts Michigan...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 3 days ago
Week 14 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 14. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 14 Games

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 3 days ago
Week 14 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its share of crazy moments, wild finishes and big plays.   Miss anything from Week 14? Here are 20 must-see plays, moments or post-game...

When Conference Championship Games Cause Chaos

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 22 hours ago
ESPN’s SEC Storied documentary, “The Play That Changed College Football” tells the story of the first college football conference championship game, pitting undefeated Alabama against 8-3 Florida in 1992. Sorry if I spoil anything here (but it has been 23 years), but the play was an Antonio Langham interception for a touchdown that secured the win for the Crimson Tide and their...

Week 14 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 1 year 22 hours ago
I wrapped up one of my best seasons against the spread last week with a modest 3-2 mark. Betting against Les Miles was a mistake on so many levels. However, after going 3-2 last week, I've finished the year 50-33. I, and every gambler on the planet, will take that in a heartbeat. Wait, isn't there much more football to be played and more bets to be made? Not in my world. Not...

Ranking the Watchability of College Football's 2015 Conference Championship Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 23 hours ago
Conference championship games are a key part of every college football season. It’s the last chance for Heisman candidates to make an impression, there’s playoff implications among the Power 5 leagues, and these games also play a role in determining how the top 10-15 rank on Sunday for New Year’s Six bowl matchups. Eight conference championship matchups are slated for Week...