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The First Weekend in September Will Shape the 2016 College Football Season

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The beginning of the college football season is always a cause for celebration. Football is America's favorite game, and we can't help but to be giddy when we turn on our televisions and see the sports being played live — especially after a seven-month layoff.   Related: Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016   As excited as we are, the reality of...

College Football's Top 40 Offensive Lines for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line.   Which teams...

College Football Podcast: Group of 5-A-Palooza

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The guys are breaking down the Group of 5 today. Braden Gall, Mitch Light, David Fox give you teams to watch, coaches to watch, games to watch and debate if a G5 team can make the Playoff?   - What will happen to the Group of 5 teams longterm as the Power 5 continues to seperate itself financially from the rest of college football?   - Who is the top candidate for the G5 New Year...

College Football's Top 40 Wide Receiver Groups for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention. And with the balance of power in football shifting to the offense, big-play threats and speedy receivers are more valuable than ever.  ...

Key Position Changes Around College Football in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The start of a new college football season is just weeks away. This fall a number of players will be taking on a brand new position in a game for the first time, and many could play a key role in their respective teams’ chances to win some big games.   Here is a look at 10 of the more notable position changes being made around the college football world this fall.   Jabrill...

College Football's Top 50 Running Back Units for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to a 50-50 split or use certain players in situational roles. Regardless of the usage, more teams are looking to a committee of players to...

Podcast: Official 2016 Pac-12 Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The Pac-12 conference goes under the microscope as hosts Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox wrap up their Power 5 conference previews.   - Why are there no Pac-12 teams ranked in Athlon Sports' top 10? Does this mean that the league could get left out of the Playoff again in 2016? It may have everything to do with scheduling. No other league plays as many top 50 teams as the Pac-...

Top 25 College Football Head Coaches on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Whether it’s a player, team or coach, the next big thing is always on the minds of fans for all 128 college football programs. Regardless of the job or program, coaches are always under the microscope and under to pressure to win – and win immediately. With the heavy scrutiny and pressure to win right away, it’s no surprise college football’s coaching carousel never stops...

Podcast: Official 2016 Big Ten Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox are back previewing the Power 5. Today, we dive deep into Big Ten country.   - First, the nine-game conference schedule? What are the advantages and disadvantages and do we like it? Who is it good for? Who does it hurt?   - The Big Ten West's repuation is on the line this fall. Right?   - Wisconsin has a lot of unknowns and one of...

SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2016

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 4 days ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2016, Athlon asked coaches in the SEC to talk...