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Notable Names that will be Snubbed by the College Football Hall of Fame

By David Fox, 1 month 2 weeks ago
If AJ McCarron ends up in the College Football Hall of Fame, the credit won’t go entirely to his two national championships and 36 career wins.Instead, the former Alabama quarterback can thank the Walter Camp Foundation. That organization voted him its first-team All-America quarterback during his senior year, thus making him eligible for the Hall of Fame.(Remember, this makes McCarron...

25 College Football Spring Storylines to Watch for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Most college football fans generally consider Signing Day the official start of a new season, but spring practice is the first time all 128 FBS teams will hit the field in preparation for the upcoming year. Of course, it’s hard to glean much from spring practice. However, there’s excitement for every team as spring practice starts, especially at places like Florida State, Alabama,...

Arizona Coach Rich Rodriguez Uses Speed to Mock Rule Proposal

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
A rule proposal limiting how fast offenses can snap the ball has received plenty of criticism from coaches. Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez has been one of the outspoken coaches against the rule, which forces teams to wait 10 seconds on the play clock before they can snap the ball.And recently, Rodriguez and the Arizona staff took to the video world to continue their criticism of the potential...

Top 10 Pac-12 Quarterbacks of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Love or hate football recruiting, it matters. Coaching, support staffs, financial situations and even a little bit of luck goes into winning football games, but having great players always helps too.So recruiting rankings are just one facet of a deliberate and in-depth equation that helps Athlon Sports project the college football season every year.When the staff sits down to hash out the Athlon...

Pac-12 2014 Spring Preview and Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The SEC is college football’s No. 1 conference, but the Pac-12 has narrowed the gap in recent years. And this conference will play a key role in shaping college football’s new playoff format, as Oregon, Stanford and UCLA are considered by many to be top-10 teams in 2014.The North Division is shaping up to be another battle between Oregon and Stanford for the No. 1 spot. The Ducks...

Ranking the Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Love or hate football recruiting, it matters. Coaching, support staffs, financial situations and even a little bit of luck goes into winning football games, but having great players always helps too.So recruiting rankings are just one facet of a deliberate and in-depth equation that helps Athlon Sports project the college football season every year.When the staff sits down to hash out the Athlon...

Former Oklahoma QB Kendal Thompson Transfers to Utah

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Former Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson will transfer to Utah. The news was officially announced by the school on Wednesday, and Thompson is eligible to play for the Utes in 2014.With Trevor Knight expected to claim the top spot in Norman, playing time for Thompson was going to be limited at Oklahoma.Thompson played sparingly in two years with the Sooners, throwing only 13 passes for 64...

College Football's Top 10 Running Backs on the Rise for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
With spring practice already underway for some college football teams, the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the season opener, but it’s never too early to start thinking about which players are ready for a big jump in production.Earlier this spring, Athlon Sports examined which quarterbacks are on the rise heading...

Utah QB Travis Wilson Cleared to Return for Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson’s playing career was in doubt after a pre-existing condition was discovered after concussion tests in November.However, Wilson recently received good news, as he was cleared to participate in spring practice.Wilson still has more tests in his future to determine his playing status for 2014, but this is clearly a step in the right direction.In nine games last...