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10 Teams That May End the SEC's National Title Streak in 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Spring practice has finished for all 125 Football Bowl Subdivision teams for 2013. And with spring workouts over, the picture for the national championship battle is starting to come into focus. The SEC has won seven championships in a row, but will that streak end in 2013? Alabama is a heavy favorite, but as every year shows, anything can happen. The main threat to another national champion...

25 Things to Know from Spring Football

By David Fox, 1 year 4 months ago
Depending on your point of view, spring practice is either a respite from the football-free months of winter and a taste of things to come in August. On the other hand, it’s only appealing to the hardcore football fan. Sure, there’s the same questions every year -- is my team’s defense really good or is the offense really bad, or vice versa. But there’s also plenty of news and notes....

Early 2014 NFL Draft Rankings

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
The 2013 NFL Draft is in the books. Some fans, in Minnesota and St. Louis for example, should be ecstatic about their new toys (Sharrif Floyd, Tavon Austin) while others, in Cleveland, Dallas or Oakland perhaps, might be wondering what just happened in New York. So while more than 250 bright-eyed and bushy-tailed prospects prepare for the long summer trek from being a draft pick to making an...

Ranking the SEC's Running Backs for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Eddie Lacy, Mike Gillislee and Zac Stacy are gone, but the SEC isn’t hurting for options at running back. Georgia’s Todd Gurley and Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon are back after standout freshman seasons. And both players are due for a bigger workload in 2013. Mississippi State’s LaDarius Perkins quietly rushed for over 1,000 yards last season, while Texas A&M’s Ben Malena is an underrated...

2013 NFL Draft: Day Two's Best Prospects

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
The beauty of the NFL Draft lies in its unpredictability. Teams move up in the draft to nab a player they particularly covet. Others move back in the process because the guy they have targeted can be selected later. Some teams reach on a player who didn’t expect to hear his name called in the first round. The result can be excellent prospects — who felt great about going in the first round...

2013 NFL Draft Sleepers and Steals

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
The first round of the NFL Draft monopolizes coverage in the media and fan’s minds alike. While the first 32 picks are important and generally feature the most elite talents, the best organizations in football are competitive year after year because of quality middle round work. Alfred Morris rushed for 1,613 yards and was a sixth-round pick. Russell Wilson posted one of the greatest rookie...

Ranking the SEC's Quarterbacks for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
The SEC is one of college football’s top conferences for quarterback play in 2013. Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel clearly ranks as the No. 1 quarterback for this season, as the sophomore hopes to repeat as a Heisman Trophy winner, while leading the Aggies to a SEC West title. Alabama’s AJ McCarron ranks as the No. 2 quarterback, with Georgia’s Aaron Murray not too far behind. South...

Ranking All 125 College Football Head Coaches for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable. Considering how important coaches are to teams or even making preseason predictions, Athlon is taking a look at how all 125 college football coaches rank nationally. Ranking the coaches in any...

Ranking the SEC's College Football Coaches for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable. Considering how important coaches are to teams or even making preseason predictions, Athlon is taking a look at how each conference stacks up with its head coach rankings for 2013. Ranking the...

College Football's Top 10 Players on the Rise for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
With spring practice underway for most college football teams, the countdown to the 2013 season has officially started. With preseason predictions right around the corner, it’s never too early to start thinking about which players might be the next breakout stars.  As with every college football season, a handful of players will emerge from being a virtual unknown in August to...