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15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Kickoff for the 2016 college football season is still over 100 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and previews for the upcoming year. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions each summer is the trip to the newsstand to pick up a preview magazine. The good news? The wait is almost over. The 2016 Athlon Sports College...

15 Best FBS vs. FCS Football Games in 2016

By Craig Haley, 2 months 1 week ago
FCS teams upsetting FBS programs have come to be one of the leading storylines early in a college football season. Over the first few weekends, Cinderella fires up fans as if it’s March.   Three years ago, FCS teams took down FBS opponents 16 times – a single-season record. Last year, it was nine times, which is still a decent number.   In 2016, there are 113...

Ranking the SEC's Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Spring practice has finished for all 14 SEC teams, but the question marks at quarterback for most of the league will continue into the fall. Ole Miss’ Chad Kelly and Tennessee’s Joshua Dobbs are easily the top returning quarterbacks in the league, with LSU’s Brandon Harris, Texas A&M’s Trevor Knight and Georgia’s Jacob Eason in the next group. Cooper Bateman...

Alabama Secures Commitment from 4-Star Hawaii QB Tua Tagovailoa

By Ryan Wright, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The recruiting process for the Alabama Crimson Tide trying to land quarterbacks in the 2017 class may have been completed Monday night when Hawaii’s Tua Tagovailoa committed to the SEC powerhouse.   Tagovailoa broke the news on KHON-TV, a local Hawaiian news station, stating, “I am making my commitment to the University of Alabama” donning an Alabama hat to help announce...

The SEC's Top 15 Assistant Coach Hires for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Another offseason, another busy year in the SEC’s assistant coach carousel. There’s usually no shortage of movement within the league or changes on staffs each offseason, and 2016 brought several moves to the contenders or teams looking to take a step forward in the standings. LSU’s hire of Dave Aranda as the program’s new defensive coordinator is one of the best by any...

Top 25 SEC 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Cody McClure, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Now that the 2016 NFL Draft has concluded, we might as well move on to 2017, right? After all, it's never too early to look at where the SEC's best players will further their careers.   Related: Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings   This year, the SEC had 51 players drafted. For the 10th year in a row, the SEC led the way among its Power Five brethren (Big Ten,...

Alabama Crimson Tide 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Cody McClure, 3 months 4 days ago
Alabama just won its fourth national title in the last seven years, but the Crimson Tide have one of the SEC's most challenging schedules heading into the upcoming season. Alabama's road to Atlanta, or potentially further, won't be easy.   Related: Alabama Crimson Tide 2016 Spring Football Preview   The Tide opens the season against a potential top-15 non-conference...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 3 months 1 week ago
The true measure of a college football team's strength of schedule cannot be determined until the regular season approaches its end. That said, some schedules stand out as obviously better than others before a game is ever played.   The 2016 college football season opens with one of the best single days in the sport's history, which sets a fitting tone for the fall to follow...

Ranking the SEC's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2016

By Cody McClure, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The SEC sometimes gets criticized for its non-conference scheduling. It certainly doesn't help when the SEC's powerhouses schedule cupcakes in November. But over the past few seasons, the SEC has done a better job of scheduling major opponents outside the conference.   Related: Ranking the SEC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016   Coming into the 2016...

College Football's Top 20 Offensive Linemen on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and developing offensive linemen is never easy. However, there’s always a new wave of stars ready to emerge in the trenches. With the 2016 season...