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Boise State Hires Bryan Harsin to replace Chris Petersen

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 5 days ago
Boise State’s coaching search has ended with a familiar name taking over for Chris Petersen. After one season at Arkansas State, Bryan Harsin has been hired by Boise State as its next head coach.Harsin went 7-5 in his only season with the Red Wolves. However, he is a native of Boise and played as a quarterback with the Broncos from 1995-99.Harsin also served on Boise State’s staff...

Washington Makes a Home Run Hire with Boise State's Chris Petersen

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Washington lost coach Steve Sarkisian to USC on Monday, but the Huskies upgraded with the hire of Boise State’s Chris Petersen. And it’s not a cliché, but Washington truly hit a home run by pulling Petersen to Seattle.Many programs have tried and failed to lure Petersen away from Boise State during his eight years with the Broncos. But this time, the opportunity to stay in the...

Boise State QB Joe Southwick Breaks Ankle Against Nevada; Could Return in 2013

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Boise State had a costly 34-17 win over Nevada on Saturday, as quarterback Joe Southwick suffered a broken ankle in the first quarter and is out indefinitely.In his absence, backup Grant Hedrick filled in admirably, completing 18 of 21 passes for 150 yards, while rushing for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Hedrick has thrown 57 passes in his Boise State career, but Saturday’s game against...

Boise State Pulls Off Fumblerooski Against Southern Miss

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 2 weeks ago
Boise State has pulled off some impressive trick plays in recent years, and Saturday’s fumblerooski against Southern Miss was another highlight.The Broncos were tied with the Golden Eagles in the first quarter but scored on this 10-yard touchdown run by receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes.Quarterback Joe Southwick calmly handed the ball to Williams-Rhodes while the rest of the offense gave the...

College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 1 Edition

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The Huskies turned in an awful performance against Towson, losing to the FCS opponent on Thursday night. Considering Connecticut had very little margin...

College Football Week 1 Recap: Clemson, LSU make statements

By David Fox, 7 months 2 weeks ago
The first weekend of college football season delivered in all the ways we hoped it would.Clemson gave us a legitimate party-crasher for the SEC’s dominance and raised the bar for a Tigers fan base used to having their dreams crushed in the unlikeliest of ways.LSU and TCU delivered on gamesmanship early as neither suspended stars, Jeremy Hill and Devonte Fields, played, but both TCU...

College Football 2013 Conference and National Title Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
With kickoff for the 2013 college football season just around the corner, there’s just enough time for one more set of predictions.Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was released to iron out the predictions after spring practice was completed. But there wasn’t a consensus on every conference title race or the top 25 rankings.Louisville, Ohio State and Tulsa were...

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2013

By Braden Gall, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Kansas State and Baylor was the most important game in the Big 12 last year. It was Texas A&M that upset Alabama last fall, not LSU. Stanford surprised the nation by knocking off Oregon in Eugene. And Florida State battled Clemson for the right to play (and win) the ACC championship. It goes to show that anything can happen on any weekend and it's why college football is the...

12 Overlooked Trends in College Football for 2013

By David Fox, 7 months 3 weeks ago
The 2013 season is upon us, but there’s still plenty to dissect from recent seasons that may give us a hint of what’s to come after the first kickoff Thursday.Returning starters, points per game, yards per play and recruiting rankings give us a slice of what’s going on in the college football landscape, but there are a few others numbers that deserve attention.We’ve been...

College Football's Toughest Road Schedules for 2013

By David Fox, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Yesterday, Athlon looked at the most beneficial home schedules in college football for the 2013 season. We considered the best home schedules to be those that would be most helpful to a team’s goals by bringing the toughest opponents to the program’s home stadium.This is the flip side.These road schedules may hinder these 10 team’s goals for the season. These road schedules are...