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Where Did College Football Find its Starting Quarterbacks for 2015?

By Braden Gall, 2 days 20 hours ago
Marcus Mariota, Brett Hundley and Jameis Winston are gone, leaving massive voids at three power programs. With another year of turnover under center comes another year of new faces in new places.So Athlon Sports takes its best shot at projecting each of the Power 5 programs starting quarterback for 2015, and most importantly, where they came from. As National Signing Day approaches,...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 20 hours ago
College football’s coaching carousel for the 2014-15 season has finished and only 14 programs changed coaches. The 14 changes among FBS programs is the lowest mark since the 2006 season (11). After at least 21 teams changed coaches from 2009-13, there’s a period of stability settling into the coaching ranks. However, the drop in changes isn’t expected to last forever.Most...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Breaking down the 14 new head coaches

By Braden Gall, 1 week 13 hours ago
 Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan breakdown all 14 new head coaches in FBS college football. The guys rank their favorite (and least favorite) hires and analyze all of the newest trends in coaching in this sideline extravaganza. Tom Herman vs. Chad Morris? Will Mike Riley win enough at Nebraska? Is Gary Andersen a home run at Oregon State? How many nice things can the...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The early entry deadline for the 2015 NFL Draft has passed, and while the overall number of players leaving for the next level won’t match the 98 that declared last season, there’s no shortage of talent departing the college scene.With the early entrants declared, it’s time to take a look at the winners and losers from a college football perspective.The early entry deadline is...

College Football's Early Projected Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The emergence and development of young talent can play a critical role in any team’s position in the race to win a college football national championship or conference title. And unpredictability of finding the next star or breakout player is also what makes preseason predictions difficult.   The 2014 college football season ended on Monday night with Ohio State’s 42-20 win...

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Decline for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. While the title celebration won’t stop in Columbus anytime soon, there are a handful of teams examining what’s next after key personnel departures. Florida...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
College football’s 2014 season is over, and it’s time to take a look back and review the teams, players and coaches before predicting what’s to come in 2015. The coaching carousel is always one of the hot topics every offseason. And as expected, the 20 new coaches from the 2014 season had a mixed bag of success. Washington’s Chris Petersen and Penn State’s...

Early Look at the Top Heisman Trophy Contenders in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
The ink is barely dry on the 2014 season and Athlon Sports is continuing its too early look at what is assured to be another stellar season of upsets, broken records and historic storylines. Considering Marcus Mariota became the first preseason favorite to win the Heisman Trophy in more than a decade, here is a quick look at the potential frontrunners for the stiff-armed trophy in 2015:...

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 19 hours ago
College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. The Buckeyes are the favorites to repeat next season, but winning back-to-back college football national championships isn’t easy. While kickoff for the 2015 season is...

Ohio State's 10 Most Memorable Moments of 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 20 hours ago
Generally, any championship in any sport is a long, arduous tale of adversity and perseverance filled with unpredictable success and joy. Ohio State's journey to the first college football national championship via a playoff is improbable and well deserved all at the same time. But the dominating championship in which Ohio State lost the turnover battle (minus-three) but still totally...