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College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Backs Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Having a running back who has the ability to turn on the jets after getting to the second level of the defense and also make something out of nothing is a must for a great ground game. These running backs have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play back seems to...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Receivers Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play receiver seems to possess - speed, acceleration and great hands. This...

Athlon Sports College Football 2016 Team Rankings 1-128

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the online store, hosted by Amazon. Each year, Athlon Sports produces regional preview magazines for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC, as well as...

The Case for BYU as a Top 25 team in 2016

By Mitch Harper, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Sizing up BYU football in 2016 is an interesting proposition. BYU says goodbye to Bronco Mendenhall, who won a lot of games in his 11 years in Provo, and the Cougars then say hello to first-time head coach Kalani Sitake, who makes up for his lack of head coach experience in the fact that he knows the culture of BYU football.   As for what some publications think in regards to...

BYU Cougars 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Bronco Mendenhall era ended with a loss to hated rival Utah in last year’s Las Vegas Bowl. However, there's plenty of positive momentum at BYU, as new coach Kalani Sitake is plenty capable of keeping this program performing at a high level. The defense should take strides this fall led by safety Kai Nacua (six interceptions) and versatile linebacker Harvey Langi...

15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Kickoff for the 2016 college football season is still over 100 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and previews for the upcoming year. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions each summer is the trip to the newsstand to pick up a preview magazine. The good news? The wait is almost over. The 2016 Athlon Sports College...

Top BYU 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Mitch Harper, 2 months 2 weeks ago
BYU produced its third player in four years to go in the top 70 of the NFL Draft this year with defensive end Bronson Kaufusi being selected by the Baltimore Ravens early in the third round.   The Cougars have not had multiple picks in the draft since 2009. Next year’s draft may pose the greatest opportunity for BYU to get more than one Cougar star selected, as a handful of...

BYU Cougars 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Mitch Harper, 3 months 6 days ago
New BYU head coach Kalani Sitake inherits a Cougar program that is not broken. The Cougars have won at least eight games or more in nine of the last 10 seasons, but Sitake comes into the program where the schedule might be the toughest the school has ever faced.   Related: BYU Cougars 2016 Spring Football Preview   With Tanner Mangum and Taysom Hill both returning, BYU has...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The true measure of a college football team's strength of schedule cannot be determined until the regular season approaches its end. That said, some schedules stand out as obviously better than others before a game is ever played.   The 2016 college football season opens with one of the best single days in the sport's history, which sets a fitting tone for the fall to follow...

College Football's Top 20 Offensive Linemen on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and developing offensive linemen is never easy. However, there’s always a new wave of stars ready to emerge in the trenches. With the 2016 season...