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Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2016 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news.   To help you prepare for the 2016 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The offseason is over and after several long and excruciating months, college football is back in our lives. Normally any kind of football in late August and early September should be celebrated but 2016 might just feature the most impressive opening weekend ever. Added to a schedule packed with great games from now until December and there should be no shortage of fun on the gridiron this year...

College Football's Top 80 Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon’s No. 1 player for 2016, but the gap between the next set of players is pretty small. While Fournette checks in at No. 2, a strong case could be...

Top 10 BYU Football Players in 2016

By John Coon, 3 weeks 6 days ago
BYU will implement new offensive and defensive schemes in Kalani Sitake's debut season as head coach. Gone are the no-huddle offense and 3-4 defensive alignment employed by former head coach Bronco Mendenhall. In their place are a pro-style offense and 4-3 alignment.   Related: BYU Cougars 2016 Preview and Prediction   The Cougars will benefit from having experienced and...

Ranking All 128 College Football Starting Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn’t miss a beat.   With the 2016 season just beginning, who has the best quarterback situations in college football? And which teams...

Outrageous Ideas for College Football Conference Realignment

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 13 hours ago
College football conference realignment and expansion is all the rage. It's the Hansel from Zoolander of sports. The Big 12 is currently driving the conversation, but truth be told, any article or conversation about expanding or realigning pretty much any conference goes viral. Why?   Because we can't get enough of it.   We, the modern college football fan, were raised on a...

College Football 2016 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The start of the 2016 college football season is just a few days away. California and Hawaii meet in Australia on Aug. 26 in the first game of the year, with the full slate for Week 1 starting on Thursday, Sept. 1 and ending on Labor Day with Florida State and Ole Miss.   Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was released to iron out the predictions for the...

BYU Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2016

By Mitch Harper, 1 month 4 days ago
Change is the buzzword surrounding the BYU football program entering the 2016 season.   After 11 successful seasons, Bronco Mendenhall left Provo, Utah, for Charlottesville, Virginia, to help revive a Virginia Cavaliers team that’s looking to build a program once again.   Enter BYU’s new head coach Kalani Sitake, who comes to his alma mater with a decorated resume...

College Football's 20 Most Underrated Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation, college football quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce. Good quarterback play or improvement at the position could be the difference between winning a national title or finishing outside of the playoff mix.   Related: Ranking All 128 College Football...

BYU Wild Card Players in 2016

By Mitch Harper, 1 month 1 week ago
BYU enters 2016 with a lot of star power at the top of their roster with quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Tanner Mangum returning along with running back Jamaal Williams.   Related: BYU Cougars 2016 Preview and Prediction   The stars of BYU’s team will be leaned upon to pull out games against a tough schedule this fall. But leaning on just the stars for BYU will only take the...