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College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Hot seat talk among any college football fanbase never seems to end. Of course, it’s the offseason, so everyone is discussing preseason expectations and predictions. And with expectations of records and bowl games comes the pressure on head coaches.Every head coach is faced with a different set of obstacles and expectations. For example, Alabama’s Nick Saban is held to a higher...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Coaching changes are a big part of any college football offseason, and several big names switched addresses. And whether it was coaching moves in the SEC or the Sun Belt, this offseason wasn’t short on impact additions or subtractions among teams. Several of these coordinator hires could help a team win a couple of extra games in 2014. Utah and Rutgers were two of the biggest...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
 College football’s postseason format has changed significantly last year, with 2014 the first season of a four-team playoff.As a result of the new playoff format, the changes in the postseason extended to the bowl games.Whether it was a change in date or conference affiliation, nearly every bowl game was impacted by the new format.While there will be an adjustment period on...

College Football Realignment Winners and Losers for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
A rocky period in college football has recently passed. Conference realignment seemingly dominated the headlines since 2011, forcing changes in membership for every league.The Big East and WAC are no more in football, and the SEC, ACC and Big Ten have all expanded to 14 teams.BYU decided to go Independent in football, while Notre Dame joined the ACC as a partial member.Those are just a few of...

College Football's Top 20 Defensive Players on the Rise for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 6 hours ago
College football’s 2014 season is still a few months away, but kickoff is fast approaching in late August. Now that the preseason magazines are on newsstands, it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming season.The unpredictable nature of college football is challenging for any preseason prognostication. However, that’s also what makes this sport unique.As fall...

College Football 2014 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings, predictions for all 10 leagues and all-conference teams for 2014. With the predictions and...

Everything You Need to Know About College Football Analytics

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 6 days ago
Analytics have become commonplace in sports. Casual baseball fans know about Moneyball and the value of on-base percentage over batting average and have at least heard of WAR (Wins Above Replacement), even if they don’t really know what it’s good for. Casual basketball fans were probably exposed to John Hollinger’s PER (Player Efficiency Rating) system at some point, know about...

Keenan Reynolds Poised to Lead Navy to New Heights in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
By Kyle Kensing, CFBHuddle.comSan Jose State defenders hesitated as Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds faked a pitch to Darius Staten. It was flawless execution of the Midshipmen’s signature, triple-option offense.A block down the field left nothing but daylight ahead of Reynolds, and he scampered 25 yards to cap a wild, 58-52 Navy win in triple-overtime. “That’s a...

College Football 2014 Rankings and Predictions: #101-128

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide projected to finish No. 2 nationally. Of course, there's a new element to college football's regular season with the addition of a four-...

2014 College Football Rankings: #111 Army Black Knights

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 111 Army.Previewing Army’s Offense for 2014: First-year coach Jeff Monken brings his version of the triple-option to West...