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Those Upset with Nebraska's Hire of Mike Riley Need Only Look to Wishes of Others

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Sitting at 2-4 with two conference losses is quite possibly the worst case scenario for the beginning of the Mike Riley era. Plenty of fans (not even those of the Nebraska persuasion) have made it clear they think the Cornhuskers botched his hire, but athletic director Shawn Eichorst’s “mistake” may be another longtime power’s fortune. Look at how two...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 7

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Week 6 gave us plenty of outrageousness, however, much of it took place away from the field. A couple of coaching vacancies and the loss of a starting quarterback on a contender due to PEDs dominated the headlines. Week 7 is set up to be just as outrageous, with a huge slate of matchups in every conference. We have teams jockeying for position in tight division and conference races,...

College Football's Top 10 Coordinators on the Rise

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s coaching carousel is already in motion. Five FBS head coaching positions are open prior to Week 6 and several more are expected to change coaches by the end of the season. With the carousel moving fast, it won’t be long before athletic directors gauge the interest level of coaches or coordinators and setup interviews for the open position. As with any coaching...

Two New Voices in Former Nebraska Football Coach Rick Kaczenski Allegations

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 3 weeks ago
First there were rumors about Rick Kaczenski (a Nebraska football defensive line coach under Bo Pelini) potentially leaking unflattering messages about the current staff to their players. Then former defensive lineman Jason Peter outed him on the radio. At that point, it seemed like the issue was put to rest, but more prominent voices have spoken out regarding the scandal. ...

Northwestern Unveils New Retro Uniforms to Honor 1995 Team Against Iowa

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Northwestern is dipping into its past this Saturday. The Wildcats will wear retro uniforms against Iowa, which are inspired by their 1995 team. The 1995 team was one of the most successful in program history, as Gary Barnett guided Northwestern to a 10-2 mark and an appearance in the Rose Bowl. Check out Northwestern’s throwback uniforms for Week 7:    LOOK...

The Difference Between Nebraska Football Being 6-0 and 2-4

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 3 weeks ago
So many Nebraska football fans have already thrown in the towel on the 2015 season and hey, I can understand why. After four heartbreaking losses, holding onto hope just seems like a recipe for more grief. The cries for Mike Riley’s head after six games are there (of course), as are the idiotic memes that float around the Internet but hear me, Husker fans! If the Big Red had but one...

17 Coaching Candidates to Replace Randy Edsall at Maryland

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Maryland coach Randy Edsall was dismissed on Sunday, ending a five-year run in College Park with a 22-34 record. Offensive coordinator and former New Mexico head coach Mike Locksley will work for the rest of 2015 as the interim coach. The Terrapins are off to a 2-4 start this season. Edsall guided Maryland to back-to-back bowls in 2013-14 but started his tenure with a 2-10 mark and was...

College Football Week 6 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Week 6 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises. Saturday’s action started with Texas’ upset over Oklahoma, and the afternoon slate didn’t disappoint with Tennessee’s thrilling fourth-quarter win over Georgia. And on Saturday night, Alabama held off Arkansas, Florida...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 6

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...

25 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 6 Games

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Week 6 of the college football season is officially in the books. And as usual, the weekend slate of games didn’t disappoint. Florida State, Utah, TCU and Tennessee made critical stops late in the fourth quarter to preserve a win, while Oklahoma was knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten after a loss to Texas. Miss anything from Week 6? Here’s 25 must-see plays, moments or post-...