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LSU Football and the Curse of the Even-Numbered Season

By John La Fleur, 2 days 15 hours ago
Starting with the 1992 season, due to a reformatting of the Southeastern Conference schedule, LSU has had to play Arkansas, Auburn and Florida on the road in even-numbered years. The Tigers have never defeated all three of those opponents during those seasons. In fact, LSU's dismal record at both Gainesville and at Auburn stands at 4-8. The Bayou Bengals haven’t fared much better...

Tennessee Volunteers Top 5 Hype Videos for 2016 College Football Season

By Rob McVey, 2 days 16 hours ago
It is almost “Football Time in Tennessee”! While Tennessee Volunteer fans probably already have all of the motivation they could possibly need heading into the 2016-17 season, it never hurts to have a little something extra to get the orange blood flowing at maximum potential. So, it just seems logical that a few hype videos might be in order to provide that last little spark of...

Ranking All 128 College Football Starting Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 17 hours ago
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn’t miss a beat.   With the 2016 season just beginning, who has the best quarterback situations in college football? And which teams...

Outrageous Ideas for College Football Conference Realignment

By J.P. Scott, 5 days 13 hours ago
College football conference realignment and expansion is all the rage. It's the Hansel from Zoolander of sports. The Big 12 is currently driving the conversation, but truth be told, any article or conversation about expanding or realigning pretty much any conference goes viral. Why?   Because we can't get enough of it.   We, the modern college football fan, were raised on a...

Ranking the SEC's Top 40 Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 15 hours ago
Another season, another loaded year for returning talent in the SEC. While the league is short on proven quarterbacks, there’s plenty of depth at defensive end, receiver and linebacker. LSU running back Leonard Fournette leads the way for Athlon’s projected top 40 SEC players for 2016, followed by Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett. Defending champion Alabama has three players...

Georgia Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2016

By Cody McClure, 6 days 16 hours ago
First-year Georgia head coach Kirby Smart stuck with Nick Saban for eight seasons as Alabama's defensive coordinator. Despite multiple coaching opportunities, he held out for the perfect job — and now he's found it. Smart inherits plenty of talent in Athens, including top-tier running back duo Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, as well as young quarterback prodigy Jacob Eason and a...

College Football 2016 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 15 hours ago
The start of the 2016 college football season is just a few days away. California and Hawaii meet in Australia on Aug. 26 in the first game of the year, with the full slate for Week 1 starting on Thursday, Sept. 1 and ending on Labor Day with Florida State and Ole Miss.   Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was released to iron out the predictions for the...

College Football Podcast: Win Totals, Prop Bets and Gambling

By Braden Gall, 1 week 2 days ago
Gambling advice is for entertainment purposes only (of course)!   Win totals, over/unders, prop bets and more take center stage on this edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.   Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox offer their top win total picks for the 2016 season for every conference in football. Each of us gives our top win total over and win total under for each league.  ...

College Football's 20 Most Underrated Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation, college football quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce. Good quarterback play or improvement at the position could be the difference between winning a national title or finishing outside of the playoff mix.   Related: Ranking All 128 College Football...

Heisman Watch: 12 Dark Horse Heisman Trophy Candidates in 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 6 days ago
Unlike many of the past few seasons, last year’s Heisman Trophy ceremony felt a little different because there was actually a bit of drama over who would win the award for college football’s most outstanding player. While the debate over whether Alabama’s Derrick Henry should have won the award over other finalists like Stanford tailback Christian McCaffrey or Clemson...
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