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Alabama Linebacker Reggie Ragland Ready to Lead Crimson Tide Defense

By Erik Stinnett, 1 year 5 days ago
Seems like every Alabama national title run in recent years has had one —an Alpha dog linebacker. There was Rolando McClain in 2009, Dont'a Hightower in '11, and C.J. Mosley in '12. And it looks like Alabama's got another Alpha dog-type linebacker this season in Reggie Ragland. Whether or not it will translate into another run to the top of the college football heap...

College Football's Top 35 Defensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 days ago
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front. Generating a pass rush and stopping the run are two staples of any defensive scheme.  Related: College...

Ranking the SEC's Best and Worst College Football Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 6 days ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping produce some of the best-looking magazines on the newsstands, graphic designer Daly Cantrell. Here is what she had to say about the SEC's...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Which teams are strongest in...

The SEC's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By Cody McClure, 1 year 1 week ago
Once upon a time, LSU head coach Les Miles said something along the lines of "Not only do we lose a senior class every year, but we also lose a junior class." That statement is pretty powerful because it's true. Teams like LSU, Georgia, Alabama and Florida lose a ton of talent on a year-to-year basis to the NFL. Related: Ranking the Top 15 Players in the SEC for 2015 (...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the SEC for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
There’s plenty of uncertainty at quarterback in the SEC for 2015, but talent certainly isn’t an issue among the league’s 14 teams. And needless to say, pairing down the SEC’s talent to the top 15 players is no easy assignment. However, that’s the task Athlon recently assigned over 40 experts. With the season right around the corner, Athlon Sports sought to...

Derrick Henry Making Sure Running Back is Not a Question Mark For Alabama Offense in 2015

By Erik Stinnett, 1 year 1 week ago
If only Alabama’s Derrick Henry had a twin. One with a cannon of an arm and pinpoint accuracy. That would solve a lot of questions. "Somebody's got to make it happen," a somewhat exasperated Nick Saban said of the quarterbacks this past Saturday following the Crimson Tide’s first fall camp scrimmage. "I can't make it happen. As bad as I'd like to...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Alabama’s College Football Schedule in 2015

By Elton Hayes, 1 year 1 week ago
Alabama draws one of college football’s toughest schedules this year. Of the team’s 12 regular-season opponents, nine are in Athlon Sports' preseason Top 25, five of which won bowl games in 2014.  The Crimson Tide open the season in Dallas against Big Ten opponent Wisconsin in the 2015 Cowboys Classic, and host Ole Miss just two weeks later. Road games at Georgia...

Alabama's QB Battle Shifts to David Cornwell and Blake Barnett After Jake Coker's Injury

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Alabama’s quarterback battle is one of the biggest in college football this fall, and the ongoing competition to replace Blake Sims took an interesting turn on Monday. Senior Jake Coker – considered by some to be the favorite – missed practice due to a minor foot injury and will be out “several days” according to AL.com. With Coker out indefinitely, the focus...

Examining the Biggest Concerns for College Football's 2015 Playoff Contenders

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
With fall camps opening across the nation, all 128 college football teams are putting the final stamp on depth chart battles and preparations for the upcoming season. And as is the case every year, all teams in the national title picture have question marks that must be answered in order to win the college football playoff. Ohio State is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as the national...