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Ranking the SEC's Receiving Corps for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 21 hours ago
The SEC is home to some of college football’s top receivers in 2015. Laquon Treadwell is a first-team Athlon Sports All-American, and the Ole Miss receiver should be at full strength from a leg injury suffered against Auburn. In addition to Treadwell, the SEC features Auburn’s D’haquille Williams, Florida’s Demarcus Robinson, Mississippi State’s De’Runnya...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Preseason Playoff Preview

By Braden Gall, 5 days 12 hours ago
 The Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football podcast is back! Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox take listeners inside the preseason College Football preview magazine. The guys break down the top four teams in the preseason top 25 and how the Athlon team settled on our College Football Playoff Projections. Why did we put two SEC teams into the Playoff? Why did we pick Baylor over TCU...

College Football's All-Freshman Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 19 hours ago
College football fans and coaches already know about the established stars, Heisman contenders and proven players entering 2015. However, there’s no shortage of new faces ready to emerge onto the scene as key contributors for all 128 teams this year. Since freshmen need more time to develop physically or within a system, it’s tough to count on every newcomer in a signing class...

Golden Nugget Releases Lines for 2015 College Football Games of Year

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
The 2015 college football season is still a ways off, but the preview and look ahead to the upcoming year never stops. On Friday, Golden Nugget sportsbook released odds on several key games for the upcoming year. According to BettingMoves.com, Alabama, Auburn, LSU and USC are favored in nine of the games listed by the Golden Nugget. Check out the full list of first odds for the...

College Football 2015 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the FBS level. Athlon Sports released its 2015 all-conference teams earlier this offseason, and now the focus shifts to the All-...

14 Position Groups Under Pressure in the SEC for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And needless to say, it’s difficult to challenge for a conference championship or national title if the quarterback play is an issue all year or if the...

College Football's Top Transfers to Watch in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. Quarterbacks are always under the microscope in the transfer ranks, and there’s no shortage of intriguing moves for 2015. Everett Golson left...

Alabama Unveils 2014 SEC Championship Rings

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Alabama has won plenty of hardware since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide missed out on an opportunity to play for the national championship last year after a loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, but the 2014 team recorded an impressive 42-13 win over Missouri for the SEC title. And it should be no surprise that Alabama is celebrating the SEC Championship with some fancy...

College Football's Top 20 Running Back Tandems for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the workload. The thought process is pretty simple: Take the workload off one player and spread it around to keep everyone fresh. Arkansas has mastered...

New Coordinators Raise the Price of Winning in the SEC

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The scoreboard was still smoking in the wake of the highest-scoring Iron Bowl in history when Gus Malzahn made his decision. In reality, he had probably known what he had to do for a few weeks. No team closes a season by giving up at least 31 points in six straight games (against FBS foes) and doesn’t change some things. When you give up 55 points and 539 yards to your archrival in the...