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Who is the Nation's Most Clutch College Football Coach?

By David Fox, 3 weeks 3 hours ago
Perhaps we should have seen the signs for Auburn’s turnaround from winless in the SEC in 2012 to conference champions in 2013.In only his first season as a head coach, Gus Malzahn had an unblemished record in close games at Arkansas State the year before he arrived at Auburn. He was 4-0 in one-score games with the Red Wolves, but Auburn already may have an idea of Malzahn’s composure...

Examining the Biggest Concerns for College Football's Playoff Contenders

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
College football’s new four-team playoff has added extra intrigue to the upcoming season.No one knows exactly how this year will play out and what the committee will value when it comes to evaluating and ranking the teams. However, with four teams getting a chance to play for the national championship, the margin of error has slightly increased.Instead of trying to get to the No. 1 and No...

College Football's Top Transfers to Watch in 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Free agency isn’t an option in college football, but player movement is still a big part of every offseason. The transaction wire was busy over the last year with several players changing homes for the 2014 campaign.Several quarterbacks changed addresses for 2014, including graduate transfers Michael Brewer (Virginia Tech), Jacob Coker (Alabama), Jake Heaps (Miami), Matt Joeckel (TCU) and...

Ranking College Football's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple. Every college football program in the nation has an official...

College Football's Top 10 Dark Horse National Title Contenders for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Predicting college football's national champion is never an easy task. In addition to combing through schedules, returning starters, players lost and statistics, there are several factors impossible to account for. Injuries and luck will have a major impact on the 2014 season - and neither can be projected. The impact of preseason polls on the national title race is overrated, but there...

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Will 2014 be the year the SEC is no longer considered the best conference in football? If Larry Scott has anything to do with it, the answer is yes. The Pac-12, on the backs of elite quarterback play and a talented coaching roster, is poised to make a run at the SEC’s supremacy this fall. If it doesn’t eat itself alive, that is. The Pac-12 schedules appear to be the most...

Pac-12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 5 days ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the Pac-12 to talk anonymously about...

College Football's All-Freshman Team for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
College football fans know about Florida State’s Jameis Winston, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon and Ohio State’s Braxton Miller, but there’s a new crop of superstars waiting to emerge. Every college football season always brings new household names, and the countdown has officially started for 2014. With fall practice underway, freshmen are on...

15 Defensive Heisman Trophy Candidates for 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 6 days ago
When it comes to the Heisman Trophy, the little guy gets no respect. And by the little guy, I don’t mean Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton. I mean 300-pound defensive lineman or 6-foot-4 fire-breathing linebackers. No, when it comes to the most prestigious trophy in sports, the entire defensive side of the ball has been largely ignored for the better part of a century. Michigan...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: State of College Football with Steven Godfrey

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The Athlon Sports Cover 2 college football podcast is finally back in Nashville after trips to SEC and Big Ten Media Days.  To offer a complete media days recap and a general state of college football address, Braden Gall and David Fox are joined by SBNation's Steven Godfrey. The guys break down autonomy, the future of scheduling, the impact of sweeping changes on the fans and...