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10 College Rivalries Killed by Conference Realignment

By David Fox, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of traditional rivalries, either because of scheduling conflicts or acrimonious relationships. In other words, no more Texas-Texas A&M. No more...

Ranking the SEC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Is it easier to win at Alabama or LSU? Georgia or Florida? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not. So Athlon Sports asked some...

College Football's Top 25 Players on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Each season always brings a new cast of college football stars. Whether it’s touted true freshmen living up to the hype in their first season on campus, a sophomore ready to emerge in their second year, or an upper classmen taking on a bigger role, there’s no shortage of breakout player options in the preseason. Which players might emerge with a breakout year in 2015? Here...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 SEC Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 months 7 hours ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 SEC conference preview. Does the balance of power in the SEC West still lie in the State of Alabama or has the State of Mississippi taken control? What do the guys make of the coaching changes and quarterback issues for LSU and Texas A&M? Or is Arkansas ready to challenge for the division? How does a new...

Ranking the SEC West's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 6 days ago
Let’s get one thing clear right away. There is no such thing as an “easy” schedule in the SEC. When putting together Athlon Sports' college football preview magazines 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...

Arkansas Razorbacks 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Arkansas opens its third set of spring practices under coach Bret Bielema hoping to improve off last year’s 7-6 record. This team showed considerable progress in 2014 and is poised to take another step forward with 14 starters back in the mix. Bielema will have a new offensive play-caller with former Central Michigan coach Dan Enos hired to replace Jim Chaney. However, the formula for...

SEC's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The SEC hasn’t won a national title in the last two seasons, but this conference is still the best in the nation. And the two-year drought certainly won’t last much longer with the talent flowing to the 14 teams over the last few years on the recruiting trail. With spring practice underway, it’s never too early to look ahead at 2015. Here’s a quick (and very early)...

SEC West 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 5 days ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. The SEC West is college football’s toughest division and the going isn’t expected to get any easier in 2015. Alabama and Auburn appear to be the early favorites, but any of the seven teams have a...

Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

Team-by-Team Breakdown of SEC Early Enrollees in 2015

By Braden Gall, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees. It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits to enrolling athletes early, none the least of which is learning how to live life as a college student-athlete. Essentially, a player is more likely to...