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College Football's Top 20 Running Back Tandems for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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...

Big 12 College Football Teams as Rock and Roll Bands

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week 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...

College Football's Top Coordinators on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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...

Big 12 Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Baylor and TCU ended 2014 at the top of the Big 12 standings, and the Horned Frogs and Bears begin 2015 as the favorites to win the league crown once again. Both teams are loaded with returning talent on both sides of the ball, as Baylor and TCU each place over 10 selections on Athlon’s 2015 All-Big 12 team.  Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the Big 12 last week....

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 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...

Big 12 Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Big 12 ended 2014 with a debate about whether or not Baylor or TCU was the league’s best team. That conversation will continue into 2015, as the Bears and Horned Frogs are the favorites to win the league this season, and both teams are also in the mix to claim a playoff spot. The depth of the Big 12 will be a storyline to watch in 2015 with Texas and Oklahoma each facing key...

Ranking the Big 12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks 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....

Baylor Unveils New Gray Uniforms for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Art Briles has transformed Baylor into one of college football’s top programs in recent years, and the Bears are expected to be one of the leading contenders for a spot in the four-team playoff this season. And in the process of competing for the Big 12 title once again, Baylor will have a new set of gray uniforms for 2015. The uniforms were tweeted by Briles on Friday morning...

Top 15 College Football Quarterback Matchups to Watch in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 16 hours ago
Michael Vick was first. Then Vince Young. Then it was Tebow, RG3, Johnny Football and Super Mariota. The super quarterback is a relatively new phenomenon in college football that changed the way game is played forever. With new rules and new offensive innovation, the quarterback has become even more important — and it was already the most important position on the...

College Football's Top 25 Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 day ago
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are glamour positions in college football. While offensive linemen and defensive players are just as important to winning a title, it’s no secret the skill players and quarterbacks grab the attention and headlines. With that in mind, Athlon has ranked the top 25 triplets in college football for the 2015 season. How did we compile the...