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College Football's Two-Way Players of 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
Texas A&M legend and Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow, who passed away earlier this month, carved a niche in college football history with his outstanding play at both linebacker and running back. Crow played in the era from 1954 to 1965 in which college football rules banned specializing, thus all players participated on both sides of the ball in a “one-platoon” system...

College Football 2015 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the FBS level. Athlon Sports released its 2015 all-conference teams earlier this offseason, and now the focus shifts to the All-...

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 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 Playoff Committee made it very clear in its first season that it values scheduling....

College Football's Top Transfers to Watch in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. Quarterbacks are always under the microscope in the transfer ranks, and there’s no shortage of intriguing moves for 2015. Everett Golson left...

College Football's Top 20 Running Back Tandems for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the workload. The thought process is pretty simple: Take the workload off one player and spread it around to keep everyone fresh. Arkansas has mastered...

Pac-12 College Football Teams as Rock and Roll Bands

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock and roll with college football. What if our favorite football programs were rock and roll bands? Every Power 5 team will be represented, so if...

12 Pac-12 Stats You Need to Know for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the Pac-12 in 2015: 67-7: Anu Solomon’s record as a starterArizona’s starting quarterback isn’t the most mobile and doesn’t have the best arm but he knows how to win. He went 57-3 with four state championships at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas and then 10-4 as a redshirt freshman...

College Football's Top Coordinators on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football coordinators have a huge impact on their team in any season. And it’s no secret that hiring good coordinators and retaining them is critical to the long-term success of any head coach. Changing coordinators or a promotion of an assistant into the play-calling role can also provide a boost for any team or provide a fix for a struggling unit. Every year there’s a...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, 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...