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Ranking the SEC's College Football Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 days ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment...

Alabama CB Cyrus Jones arrested on domestic violence charges

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Tuscaloosa, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones was arrested late Tuesday night and charged with third-degree domestic violence criminal mischief and third-degree domestic violence harassment, according to police records. According to a release from the Tuscaloosa Police Department, the 21-year-old Jones had taken and damaged a 22-year-old woman's cell phone earlier in...

Ranking the SEC College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, night life, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is...

Ohio State Takes No. 1 Spot for Spring Game Attendance Record

By David Fox, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Some day a college football program is going to hit six figures in attendance — for a spring game. Ohio State came 609 fans short of the 100,000 mark Saturday when it drew what is presumed to be a record for spring game attendance. The Buckeyes counted 99,391 fans to their spring scrimmage Saturday, and just think what it would have been had quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and/or...

Alabama Crimson Tide 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The last two seasons haven't ended the way Nick Saban would like. Two poor showings in the Superdome in New Orleans have left a bad taste in the Crimson Tide's mouth. So as if Alabama needed any extra motivation, this group should be extra focused this fall. The Tide will have one of the best collections of players in the nation and Saban is still the best coach in the land....

Ranking the SEC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Is it easier to win at Alabama or LSU? Georgia or Florida? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not. So Athlon Sports asked some...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 SEC Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 day ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 SEC conference preview. Does the balance of power in the SEC West still lie in the State of Alabama or has the State of Mississippi taken control? What do the guys make of the coaching changes and quarterback issues for LSU and Texas A&M? Or is Arkansas ready to challenge for the division? How does a new...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterbacks on the Hot Seat for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 6 days ago
Quarterback is easily the position with the most pressure in any college football season. Whether it’s a quarterback fighting to keep a starting job, replacing a standout from the prior season or just looking to elevate their overall play, signal-callers will be securitized and watched closely all offseason. With spring practice underway, quarterback play is under the spotlight and...

Ranking the SEC West's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
Let’s get one thing clear right away. There is no such thing as an “easy” schedule in the SEC. When putting together Athlon Sports' college football preview magazines each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the...

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Players on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
With the volume of high-powered offenses and talent at the skill positions every year, it’s not easy being a defensive coordinator or a player on that side of the ball. However, there’s no shortage of standouts that emerge each season out of spring practice and the regular season. After taking a look at the quarterbacks, running backs and receivers on the rise for 2015, it...