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Snyder, Miles and Hoke lead Coach of the Year Candidates

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 9 months ago
There were many great coaching jobs around college football this season, and the Coach of the Year selection is always a tough decision. Les Miles of LSU was the only coach in the country to go undefeated, and he did it against a tough schedule. Kansas State’s Bill Snyder and Michigan’s Brady Hoke led their respective teams from 7-6 records in 2010 to 10-2 this season. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney...

Big East Gets Bigger: Adds Boise State and Four Others

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 9 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Finally. After losing Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC in September and West Virginia to the Big 12 in late October, the Big East is ready to expand. According to CBSSports.com, the conference will formally add Boise State, Houston, San Diego State, SMU and UCF. The Big East is expected to announce the additions on Wednesday. Houston, SMU...

BCS Got It Right with Alabama over Oklahoma State

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 9 months ago
The BCS Championship Game always brings much debate and consternation when its two participants are selected. Even though the BCS has allowed the college football world to see title games that were not contractually possible before 1998, fans and media seem to feel a need to scream and protest throughout the process. This season is no different, with LSU finishing as the only team in the...

UCLA Coaching Candidates: Who’s the Leader?

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 9 months ago
UCLA has a proud tradition in football, but the last two decades have been very mediocre outside of three or four special seasons. The Bruins’ last Rose Bowl win? That would be a victory over Iowa at the end of the 1985 season. UCLA has been to two Rose Bowls since then but lost both to Wisconsin, concluding the 1993 and 1998 seasons. With Rick Neuhesiel leaving, the Bruins need to hit a home...

Boise's Kellen Moore Eyes End of Brilliant Career

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 9 months ago
Kellen Moore, Boise State Kellen Moore is one of the Top 5 finalists for the 2011 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, a distinction awarded to the nation's top senior quarterback and one that rewards character, citizenship, integrity and those who honor the game. Please click here for a full list of the 2011 Golden Arm Award nominees. The Boise State senior signal-caller is finishing off...

Athlon Sports Heisman Voting: Championship Saturday

By Braden Gall, 2 years 9 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top 10 Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the result will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every Wednesday of the regular...

Athlon Sports Heisman Voting: Week 13

By Braden Gall, 2 years 9 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top 10 Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the result will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every Wednesday of the regular...

Athlon Sports Heisman Voting: Week 12

By Braden Gall, 2 years 10 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top 10 Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the result will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every Wednesday of the regular...

College Football Predictions: 10 Key Games in Week 11

By Mitch Light, 2 years 10 months ago
By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Oregon (+3.5) at Stanford It’s the game of the year in the Pac-12, featuring two of the most statistically dominant teams in the nation. Stanford is 9–0 and has won those nine games by an average of 31.7 points. The Cardinal are balanced on offense and do a great job...

Alabama gets the nod as nation’s second-best team

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 10 months ago
Alabama had to drop in the polls after its 9-6 overtime loss in Tuscaloosa to LSU. But how far? It makes sense that the Crimson Tide would fall below undefeated Oklahoma State and Stanford, which happened in the Athlon, AP and Coaches Polls. The BCS standings have Bama ahead of the Cardinal because of schedule strength. Boise State keeps winning Mountain West games, but the Broncos will need...