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10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2014 National Title

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Every college football team has personnel issues heading into the 2014 season. But some teams have roster concerns with national title implications. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive tackle or cornerback, every personnel concern is magnified in the race to win a national championship. Florida State is college football’s defending national champion, and...

The SEC's Top 20 Must-See Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 2 days ago
The SEC is still the nation’s best conference. No conference in the nation can match the week-in, week-out grind that the SEC offers from Aug. 28 through Championship Saturday on Dec. 6. The round robin in both divisions should be superb to watch every single week. Top that off with marquee non-conference showdowns with the Big 12 (Oklahoma, Kansas State), the Big Ten (...

College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a player on the roster that’s finally ready to assume a starting job, predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task. ...

Texas A&M Chooses Kenny Hill over Kyle Allen at Quarterback

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Texas A&M’s quarterback situation was one of the most intriguing battles of the offseason, as the Aggies looked for a replacement for standout Johnny Manziel. And at least for the opener, the starting job in College Station is slated to go to sophomore Kenny Hill. The news of Hill’s promotion to the top quarterback spot was announced by coach Kevin Sumlin.Hill played sparingly in...

SEC Advanced Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 4 days ago
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced analytics, the game of football has lagged behind the other major American sports. Additionally, the college game trails well behind the more powerful (...

College Football's Top 30 RB Units for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 hours ago
The running back position is full of talent for 2014, headlined by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, Georgia’s Todd Gurley and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah. And talented rushers like South Carolina’s Mike Davis, Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon and Miami’s Duke Johnson aren’t far behind. While the individual talent is important, depth and the No. 2 option –...

10 Shows We'd Like to See on the SEC Network

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 3 hours ago
The SEC Network will be in 91 million homes. It will be the fourth-most accessible sports cable network (ESPN, ESPN2, FOX Sports 1) and will dwarf the launch of every other college sports channel. The list of personalities is impressive. The ESPN-driven documentary-style programming will be second to none. There will be 45 live football games broadcast in the first four...

Tennessee Names Justin Worley Starting QB

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 19 hours ago
Tennessee’s three-man battle for the quarterback job is officially down to one. Coach Butch Jones picked Justin Worley as the team’s starter, edging sophomores Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs.Worley played in eight games in 2013, throwing for 1,239 yards and 10 scores. He also tossed eight interceptions and completed just 55.6 percent of his throws.In three years at Tennessee,...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Official 2014 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 20 hours ago
The 2014 season is upon us and the guys make all of their official predictions for each of the Big 5 conferences as well as who will win the first College Football Playoff. Managing Editor Mitch Light joins Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan to make picks, conduct a Coaching Hot Seat fantasy draft, discuss bathroom etiquette and remember a legendary comedian. Have a...

Is Missouri's Maty Mauk the next star quarterback in the SEC?

By David Fox, 2 weeks 1 day ago
If Missouri center Evan Boehm had any doubts about the definition of a “gamer” he learned it by watching quarterback Maty Mauk.On Oct. 12 against Georgia last season, Mauk got his first taste of SEC play when starting quarterback James Franklin went down with a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter. Mauk entered the game on a third-and-6 and promptly picked up a first down on a six-...
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