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The SEC's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By Cody McClure, 1 week 4 days ago
Once upon a time, LSU head coach Les Miles said something along the lines of "Not only do we lose a senior class every year, but we also lose a junior class." That statement is pretty powerful because it's true. Teams like LSU, Georgia, Alabama and Florida lose a ton of talent on a year-to-year basis to the NFL. Related: Ranking the Top 15 Players in the SEC for 2015 (...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the SEC for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
There’s plenty of uncertainty at quarterback in the SEC for 2015, but talent certainly isn’t an issue among the league’s 14 teams. And needless to say, pairing down the SEC’s talent to the top 15 players is no easy assignment. However, that’s the task Athlon recently assigned over 40 experts. With the season right around the corner, Athlon Sports sought to...

Derrick Henry Making Sure Running Back is Not a Question Mark For Alabama Offense in 2015

By Erik Stinnett, 1 week 6 days ago
If only Alabama’s Derrick Henry had a twin. One with a cannon of an arm and pinpoint accuracy. That would solve a lot of questions. "Somebody's got to make it happen," a somewhat exasperated Nick Saban said of the quarterbacks this past Saturday following the Crimson Tide’s first fall camp scrimmage. "I can't make it happen. As bad as I'd like to...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Alabama’s College Football Schedule in 2015

By Elton Hayes, 1 week 6 days ago
Alabama draws one of college football’s toughest schedules this year. Of the team’s 12 regular-season opponents, nine are in Athlon Sports' preseason Top 25, five of which won bowl games in 2014.  The Crimson Tide open the season in Dallas against Big Ten opponent Wisconsin in the 2015 Cowboys Classic, and host Ole Miss just two weeks later. Road games at Georgia...

Alabama's QB Battle Shifts to David Cornwell and Blake Barnett After Jake Coker's Injury

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Alabama’s quarterback battle is one of the biggest in college football this fall, and the ongoing competition to replace Blake Sims took an interesting turn on Monday. Senior Jake Coker – considered by some to be the favorite – missed practice due to a minor foot injury and will be out “several days” according to AL.com. With Coker out indefinitely, the focus...

Examining the Biggest Concerns for College Football's 2015 Playoff Contenders

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 22 hours ago
With fall camps opening across the nation, all 128 college football teams are putting the final stamp on depth chart battles and preparations for the upcoming season. And as is the case every year, all teams in the national title picture have question marks that must be answered in order to win the college football playoff. Ohio State is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as the national...

College Football's 2015 All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 23 hours ago
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2015 college football magazine. We took a look through the rosters for the 128 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2015 season. OffenseEquanimeous...

College Football's Top 10 Fall Practice Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
College football’s long offseason is almost over. Kickoff for the 2015 season is less than 25 days away, and fall camps are underway across the nation. While every team is 0-0 and hopes of an undefeated season are still alive, all 128 FBS programs have key question marks to answer in fall camp. Optimism can only run high for so long. Eventually, the position concerns have to be answered...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Fall Practice

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
With fall practice underway, the long offseason is almost over and college football’s 2015 season is officially around the corner. The final preparations for the upcoming year have started, and coaches spend fall camp trying to finalize depth charts and rotations for the opener. While there’s no shortage of critical position battles in the fall, the quarterback position is...

Alabama 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Elton Hayes, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Another year, another preseason top-five ranking for the Alabama Crimson Tide. As Nick Saban embarks on his ninth year in Tuscaloosa, he will look to further cement his legacy a year after going 12-2 and winning yet another SEC title. Related: Why Alabama Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015 Fall camp started on Thursday for 'Bama, ahead of Sunday’s Fan...