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SEC Football 2013 Spring Preview and Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
Thanks to seven consecutive national championships, the rest of college football is looking up at the SEC. And while there are some worthy challengers ready to make a push in 2013, there appears to be no end in sight to the SEC’s recent string of dominance. Alabama defeated Notre Dame in January to earn its second consecutive national championship, and Nick Saban’s team is the overwhelming...

NFL Draft Rankings 2013: Running Backs

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country’s most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. The running back position has become one of the easiest to find in the middle and late rounds each year. For every Adrian Peterson taken in the first round, there has been a Ray Rice...

College Football's Top 10 Spring Storylines to Watch for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
The battle to win college football’s 2013 national championship is officially underway. Spring practice kicked off for a handful of teams in February and will begin for most of the remaining FBS teams in March. While it’s often difficult to glean much from spring practice, it’s a time of new beginning for a1l 125 teams. Quarterback battles, coaching staff transitions and breakout players are...

Ranking the SEC's College Football Coaching Jobs for 2013

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 6 months ago
We have ranked every college football program in the country, based on the attractiveness of the position from a coaching perspective. We considered many factors — tradition, facilities, location, money  — but in the end, we simply asked ourselves the following question: Where would we want to coach? Today we focus on the SEC. (Note: Current or impending NCAA sanctions...

10 Most Intriguing Names to Watch at the NFL Combine

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
Millions of dollars are made and lost at the NFL Combine and 2013 won’t be any different. Player interviews, mental acumen, agility, strength and speed tests all help NFL scouts, executives and coaches attempt to quantify over 300 different prospects over one weekend in Indianapolis. Each year features freakish performances that makes eyes pop and mouths drool. Each season, workout warriors...

Top 40 College Football/Basketball Coaching Tandems

By David Fox, 1 year 6 months ago
For all of last week and into this week, Athlon Sports ranked football and men’s basketball coaching tandems in the power conferences. It’s a tall task recognizing excellence in both major college sports, but the top of our list, for the most part, includes programs who are in contention for conference championships in both sports, BCS bowls and deep NCAA Tournament runs. Others near the...

SEC West Football Schedule Analysis for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
With signing day in the books, spring practice is just around the corner for all 125 FBS teams. And it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming season and some of the key games on the schedule. Alabama is widely considered the preseason favorite for 2013 and will be helped by a favorable schedule. The Crimson Tide has to take on Texas A&M in College Station but hosts LSU and...

College Football's Top 15 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Most of the talk on college football’s national signing day centers around which true freshman can make the biggest impact for a program for that upcoming season. While true freshman often make big contributions, the impact junior college recruits can have on the BCS level shouldn't be overlooked. While recruiting a JUCO prospect is risky, they are solid stop-gap solutions and a short-term...

Ranking the Best College Football-Basketball Coach Tandems in the SEC

By David Fox, 1 year 7 months ago
With college football’s spring practice and basketball’s postseason around the corner, Athlon Sports decided this would be a good time to evaluate each school’s coaching tandem. In this ranking, we aimed to reward balance. In short, which school’s fanbase is most likely to be satisfied from September to March? A handful of schools may have an accomplished football coach while the basketball...

College Football Recruiting: SEC Team Consensus Rankings for 2013

By Braden Gall, 1 year 7 months ago
Recruiting in the SEC is downright nasty. It is a cutthroat, cannibalistic big business that is microscopically analyzed by fans, administrators and media members alike. Recruiting in the SEC is unlike recruiting in any other league. And the team rankings bare that out in painful clarity. Well, painful if you are coaching in any other major conference. That said, one recruiting class does...