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Arik Armstead: Recruiting Update

By Braden Gall, 2 years 9 months ago
-by Braden Gall (follow at @AthlonBraden) The recruitment of the nation’s No. 4 prospect, two-way star lineman Arik Armstead, has been anything but smooth. The 6-foot-7, 280-pound stud from Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove committed to the USC Trojans in June of 2010. His older brother, Armond Armstead, is currently a senior defensive end for the Trojans. However, after experiencing chest...

The 15 Best SEC Teams of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 2 years 9 months ago
-by Braden Gall (follow at @AthlonBraden) The BCS is wrapping up its 14th season of action, and Athlon has dissected the numbers and reviewed the tapes of all six BCS conferences in order to rank the best each league has had to offer. Which Oklahoma team was the best of the decade? Which Florida team was the toughest to stop? How do you rank the Florida State teams of the late '90s? Which...

Robert Griffin III Should Win the Heisman over Andrew Luck

By Braden Gall, 2 years 9 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. In Athlon Sports' final Heisman ballot of 2011, the nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus will vote for the five finalists — even if we do disagree with some of the names headed to New York. Note: A first place vote earns a player five points. A...

BCS Got It Right with Alabama over Oklahoma State

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 9 months ago
The BCS Championship Game always brings much debate and consternation when its two participants are selected. Even though the BCS has allowed the college football world to see title games that were not contractually possible before 1998, fans and media seem to feel a need to scream and protest throughout the process. This season is no different, with LSU finishing as the only team in the...

5 Things Alabama has to do to Win the BCS Title Game

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 9 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Whether you are for or against it, the rematch is set for Jan. 9 in New Orleans. Alabama and LSU met in Tuscaloosa earlier this year, with the Tigers claiming a 9-6 overtime victory. Since the inception of the BCS in 1998, no conference has had two teams play for the national championship. However, that's about to change as the Crimson Tide...

5 Things LSU has to do to Win the BCS Title Game

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 9 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Whether you are for or against it, the rematch is set for Jan. 9 in New Orleans. Alabama and LSU met in Tuscaloosa earlier this year, with the Tigers claiming a 9-6 overtime victory. Since the inception of the BCS in 1998, no conference has had two teams play for the national championship. However, that's about to change as the Crimson Tide...

A Case For Why Oklahoma State Belongs in the BCS Title Game Instead of Alabama

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 9 months ago
Oklahoma State might be the reason major changes take place in the BCS next year, or they may be the reason college football finally goes to a playoff system. This year, which was a very weird year, illustrates the flaws in the current college football system. Let's look at the case for Oklahoma State versus the case for Alabama to play the LSU Tigers in the national title game. The...

Can Oklahoma State Pass Alabama in the BCS?

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 9 months ago
The BCS Championship Game is looking more and more like it will be a rematch between SEC West foes LSU and Alabama. With the top two college football teams in the nation coming from the same division of the same conference, the Tigers will play against Georgia for the SEC crown this weekend while the Tide wait at home. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State will host its Bedlam rival Oklahoma as the...

Athlon Sports Heisman Voting: Championship Saturday

By Braden Gall, 2 years 9 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top 10 Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the result will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every Wednesday of the regular...

Derek Dooley: On the Hot Seat at Tennessee?

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 9 months ago
The Tennessee football program will be watching bowl season from home, and Vols fans are already contemplating if head coach Derek Dooley can lead them back to prominence. Tennessee is historically a top ten football program, but that has been nowhere near the case for the last four years. Phil Fulmer had an amazing run from 1992-2004 before letting the program slip severely, missing the...