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With All Eyes on Alabama Quarterbacks, Jake Coker Turns in Near-Flawless Performance in First Start

By Erik Stinnett, 11 months 4 weeks ago
Guess the Jake Coker hand-wringing by Alabama fans can stop now. After he wasn't able to beat out Blake Sims last August and then wasn't able to convincingly win the starting quarterback job this August, many Alabama followers were starting to wonder if the much-hyped Florida State transfer was just destined to be a career college clipboard holder. Related: Top 10 Alabama...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 13 hours ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the most...

Alabama Secondary Poised For Rebound After Disappointing 2014

By Erik Stinnett, 12 months 1 day ago
The slide down the mountain has been undeniable. Especially last year. That's when the slide turned into a full-fledged, foot-slip-off-the-rock tumble. Alabama ranked No. 1 in the country in pass defense in 2011. That ranking fell to No. 7 in 2012 and then fell again to No. 11 in '13. Last year, it plummeted to No. 59. Yes, Alabama, a program Nick Saban has now built into a...

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Wisconsin Badgers Preview and Prediction

By Elton Hayes, 12 months 2 days ago
ESPN’s College GameDay will kickoff the year in Texas as Alabama meets Wisconsin Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to open the season. The two teams met once before in 1928 when the Badgers shutout the Tide 15-0 at Camp Randall Stadium. There are no shortage of storylines heading into this one as Alabama, a model of consistency in recent history, enters the year...

Week 1 College Football Against the Spread Predictions

By Braden Gall, 12 months 2 days ago
College Football is back and so are my weekly picks against the spread. I will do my best to give sage and timely advice every Friday morning… for entertainment purposes only, of course. Week 1 is the best week of the year as so much is unknown about most teams and spreads are generally off kilter. Look for programs you think are underrated in the preseason and are facing young...

Top 10 Alabama Preseason QB Battles of Post-Bear Bryant Era

By Erik Stinnett, 12 months 2 days ago
For two years in a row now, Alabama's starting quarterback job has been hot topic No. 1 throughout August's preseason practices. Related: Ranking All 128 College Football Starting Quarterbacks for 2015 With Jake Coker, the guy many figure to get first crack under center this Saturday when No. 3 Alabama meets No. 20 Wisconsin at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas,...

SEC Week 1 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 3 days ago
The bowl season wasn’t kind to the SEC, but just like every other team in the nation, all 14 teams in college football’s No. 1 conference are 0-0 and looking to start the year with a victory. A couple of marquee non-conference matchups lead the way in the Week 1 slate for the SEC. In Atlanta, Auburn takes on Louisville, while Texas A&M and Arizona State meet in Houston for...

620 Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2015 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 4 days ago
The 2015 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news. To help you prepare for the 2015 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 day ago
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference...

The SEC's Top 20 Must-See Games of 2015

By Cody McClure, 1 year 4 days ago
Despite limping through bowl season, the SEC is still the closest thing to the NFL when it comes to college football. In fact, the SEC West's overall poor performance in bowl games could be attributed in part to the physical gauntlet those teams trudged through the regular season. Related: Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast - SEC Preview and Predictions As good as the...