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College Football Podcast: Group of 5-A-Palooza

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The guys are breaking down the Group of 5 today. Braden Gall, Mitch Light, David Fox give you teams to watch, coaches to watch, games to watch and debate if a G5 team can make the Playoff?   - What will happen to the Group of 5 teams longterm as the Power 5 continues to seperate itself financially from the rest of college football?   - Who is the top candidate for the G5 New Year...

College Football's Top 40 Wide Receiver Groups for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention. And with the balance of power in football shifting to the offense, big-play threats and speedy receivers are more valuable than ever.  ...

College Football's Top 50 Running Back Units for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to a 50-50 split or use certain players in situational roles. Regardless of the usage, more teams are looking to a committee of players to...

Podcast: Official 2016 Pac-12 Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Pac-12 conference goes under the microscope as hosts Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox wrap up their Power 5 conference previews.   - Why are there no Pac-12 teams ranked in Athlon Sports' top 10? Does this mean that the league could get left out of the Playoff again in 2016? It may have everything to do with scheduling. No other league plays as many top 50 teams as the Pac-...

Top 25 College Football Head Coaches on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Whether it’s a player, team or coach, the next big thing is always on the minds of fans for all 128 college football programs. Regardless of the job or program, coaches are always under the microscope and under to pressure to win – and win immediately. With the heavy scrutiny and pressure to win right away, it’s no surprise college football’s coaching carousel never stops...

Podcast: Official 2016 Big Ten Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox are back previewing the Power 5. Today, we dive deep into Big Ten country.   - First, the nine-game conference schedule? What are the advantages and disadvantages and do we like it? Who is it good for? Who does it hurt?   - The Big Ten West's repuation is on the line this fall. Right?   - Wisconsin has a lot of unknowns and one of...

ACC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2016

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2016, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk...

Podcast: Playoff Breakdown feat. Eli Gold, Robert Smith, Bud Elliott, David Hood

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
We called in some reinforcements to break down our picks to make the College Football Playoff in 2016: Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State and Clemson.   Alabama play-by-play great and author Eli Gold joins the Cover 2 to analyze the Alabama Crimson Tide. Could this team throw the ball more? Who will start at QB? What should fans make of the coaching changes? His updated book, Crimson...

Deshaun Watson vs. Dalvin Cook: Who is the ACC's Top Heisman Trophy Candidate?

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Going into the fall, two of the nation’s top Heisman Trophy contenders are ACC rivals. Clemson’s Deshaun Watson was a finalist for the award last year and although Dalvin Cook did not earn a trip to New York, the Florida State running back garnered enough votes to finish seventh despite battling injuries for much of the season.   Related: The ACC’s Top 10 Heisman...

Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 21 hours ago
When the College Football Playoff was first announced, many believed that the use of a committee would help foster a host of high profile non-conference matchups in the sport. If you buy into that line of thinking, consider the 2016 college football season the fruit of that labor.   Opening week is loaded with blockbuster games and the state of Texas alone may play host to the biggest...