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10 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Athlon Sports college football preseason Top 25 countdown starts on Wednesday. Predicting college football is an inexact science that’s more difficult to pinpoint than any other sport due to roster turnover, as well as the volatility when it comes to developing personnel and new coaches. We use depth charts, recruiting rankings, stats, schedules, history, coaching and gut...

9 Quarterbacks Who Need to Transfer and 9 Teams That Need Them

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Everett Golson has announced that he will transfer from Notre Dame with one season of eligibility left. Golson isn’t the only talented quarterback who could decide to leave school in the coming weeks knowing that he isn’t likely to start. And there are plenty of big-time teams with conference championship aspirations that need starting signal-callers to put them over the...

Top 25 SEC 2016 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2015 NFL Draft is over and more than 400 players have begun the next chapter of their football careers. For the ninth straight year, the SEC had the most players drafted (54) of any league in college football. With a host of stacked rosters and elite talents taking the field in 2015, that trend should continue once again in 2016. Here are the top 25 NFL Draft prospects to watch in the...

Ranking the SEC College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, night life, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is...

Ohio State Takes No. 1 Spot for Spring Game Attendance Record

By David Fox, 2 months 1 week ago
Some day a college football program is going to hit six figures in attendance — for a spring game. Ohio State came 609 fans short of the 100,000 mark Saturday when it drew what is presumed to be a record for spring game attendance. The Buckeyes counted 99,391 fans to their spring scrimmage Saturday, and just think what it would have been had quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and/or...

10 College Rivalries Killed by Conference Realignment

By David Fox, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of traditional rivalries, either because of scheduling conflicts or acrimonious relationships. In other words, no more Texas-Texas A&M. No more...

Ranking the SEC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Is it easier to win at Alabama or LSU? Georgia or Florida? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not. So Athlon Sports asked some...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 SEC Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 SEC conference preview. Does the balance of power in the SEC West still lie in the State of Alabama or has the State of Mississippi taken control? What do the guys make of the coaching changes and quarterback issues for LSU and Texas A&M? Or is Arkansas ready to challenge for the division? How does a new...

Ranking the SEC East's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 day ago
Let’s get one thing clear right away. There is no such thing as an “easy” schedule in the SEC. When putting together Athlon Sports' college football preview magazines each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the...

Florida Gators 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
For the second time since 2011, Florida enters a season with a new leader at the helm of its once pristine football powerhouse. Jim McElwain comes to Gainesville checking every box that Jeremy Foley needed in a new head football coach. He wanted a guy with head coaching and SEC experience (check and check). He wanted a guy known for developing high-powered offenses at a championship level (...