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College Football's Top 25 Non-Conference Games for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee. One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games. It may take a few full seasons for...

Top 15 SEC Non-Conference Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.  The SEC doesn't have nearly as much problem with scheduling, as its league schedules are the toughest in college football (along with the Pac-12). But to top it off, the SEC has more high-level non-conference games than any other league in the nation.  Which is why the...

Bret Bielema Calls a Play Against Texas 'Borderline Erotic'

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
College football’s media days are usually filled with a bunch of coach speak or comments that aren’t bulletin board material for other teams in its conference. However, that wasn’t the case for Arkansas coach Bret Bielema. Arkansas finished its 2014 season with a blowout win over Texas in the Texas Bowl. But that’s not the highlight of Bielema’s comments...

SEC Dominates Butkus Award Watch List with 16 Players

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Like the many college football awards handed out year after year, over the last decade the SEC has led the way when it comes to ownership of the Butkus Award, which honors the nation’s top collegiate linebacker. Over the last 10 years, Patrick Willis (Ole Miss – 2006), Rolando McClain (Alabama – 2009), and C.J. Mosley (Alabama – 2013) have each represented the SEC as the...

Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri or LSU — Who has the Best Running Back in the SEC?

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The SEC has a storied tradition of producing some of the top running backs at the collegiate level year after year. The 2015 season will be no different with Georgia, Missouri, LSU and Arkansas each returning a 1,000-yard rusher. The Razorbacks actually have the distinction of returning a pair. These talented ball carriers include Georgia’s Nick Chubb, Missouri’s Russell...

College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With media days underway and players reporting to camps in August, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 50 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the...

SEC Only Places Three Players on Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 5 days ago
In an odd turn of events the SEC was snubbed on Monday when the Jim Thorpe Award watch list was released. With only three players from the top football conference in the land on the preseason list for this prestigious award the prevailing question is, has the SEC lost its way? The Jim Thorpe Award has been around since 1986 honoring the top defensive back in the nation. Over the past six...

Breakdown of the Arkansas Razorbacks Wide Receivers Entering the 2015 Season

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Arkansas enters the 2015 college football season with high expectations, coming off a 7-6 showing in 2014 that concluded with a 31-7 bowl win over old Southwest Conference rival Texas. The Razorbacks' offense should be the strength of the team with four offensive linemen returning, along with a pair of 1,100-yard rushers in Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins, and a third-year starting...

SEC's Top Players Returning from Injury in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s a starting quarterback, a No. 2 receiver or a defensive lineman part of a deep rotation, injuries will always have an impact on a team. To help preview the season, Athlon is taking a look at some of the injured players from 2014 and their return in 2015. Related: SEC Predictions for 2015 Players with a...

SEC Dominates Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List with 15 Nominees

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The preseason Outland Trophy award watch list was announced on Friday with 81 of the top interior linemen in the nation receiving recognition from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). The watch list included players from all Power 5 Conferences with the SEC leading the pack with 15 nominees. The Pac-12 had 13 players on the list, followed by 11 each from the Big 12 and Big Ten,...