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College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Texas’ College Football Schedule in 2015

By Lloyd H. Spence Jr., 1 year 3 months ago
The goal for the 2015 Texas Longhorns is very simple: Show progress. The Texas faithful do not have delusions of a national championship run, or even to be a sleeper to win the Big 12 championship. But the expectation is that this team WILL be better than last year’s 6-7 performance. Related: Texas 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch Charlie Strong defenses...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the 2015 Season

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 3 months ago
Well here we are. Only a couple of days stand between us and the 2015 college football season. It's been, as always, a long offseason filled with anxiety and anticipation. And now its here. If you've been following along, you seen our "outrageous predictions" for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, and SEC. Now it's time to focus on the whole. Now it's time to focus...

College Football's Tournament of Bragging Rights

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 3 months ago
I spend a lot of time perusing college football message boards and fan groups, usually trying to get a read on how each fan base views its team's chances in the upcoming season. Additionally, I notice plenty of trash talk going on between fans of different teams — which isn't surprising. Many times, the trash talk and arguments are over which program is better, has more...

College Football's Top 35 Running Back Units for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to a 50-50 split or use certain players in situational roles. Regardless of the usage, more teams are looking to a committee of players to establish a...

The Big 12's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2015

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 3 months ago
The balance of power in the Big 12 firmly shifted to Baylor and TCU in 2014, and they return as the favorites to take home the conference title this time around. Waiting in the wings are the two Oklahoma squads, who could throw a wrench or two in the Big 12 champ’s New Year’s Eve plans. In addition to Bedlam and the Red River Shootout, OU’s non-conference game at Tennessee...

College Football 2015 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The start of college football’s 2015 season is less than 10 days away. The 2015 season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and ends on Jan. 11 with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. The first season of the College Football Playoff was a huge success and the second year should have just as much intrigue. Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was...

College Football's Top 30 Defensive Backfields for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some programs, finding the next stars at defensive back is an easy task. LSU and Florida consistently bring in and develop defensive back talent. And it...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big 12 in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 3 months ago
Every season of college football starts out the same way. We have all of these things that we think are knowns — lead-pipe locks as one popular radio host calls them. Then, by midseason, we're all wrong, sitting around wondering what happened to all that we thought was written in stone. It shouldn't surprise us, considering that we are dealing with young men in their late...

College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention. And with the balance of power in football shifting to the offense, big-play threats and speedy receivers are more valuable than ever. Compiling the...