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10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2015 National Title

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Every college football team has personnel issues or question marks entering the 2015 season. But some concerns are bigger than others for teams in the national title or playoff mix. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive tackle or cornerback, every personnel concern is magnified in the race to win a national championship. Which players could shape the national...

College Football's Top 30 Linebacker Units for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4-3, 3-4, 4-2-5 or nickel package, linebackers are a critical component to any defense. How should a team with four starters at linebacker compare to...

College Football's Top 35 Defensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front. Generating a pass rush and stopping the run are two staples of any defensive scheme.  Related: College...

Ranking the SEC's Best and Worst College Football Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 month ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping produce some of the best-looking magazines on the newsstands, graphic designer Daly Cantrell. Here is what she had to say about the SEC's...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Florida's College Football Schedule in 2015

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 1 month ago
Life in the SEC is always survival of the fittest. The conference has nine teams ranked in Athlon Sports’ 2015 college football preseason Top 25, which is more than any other conference. The Florida Gators are not one of these nine teams. Florida is probably not ranked because of its 7-5 record last season and the transition the program is currently going through. The school fired...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Which teams are strongest in...

Florida Gators Suspend Three For Season Opener

By Elton Hayes, 1 year 1 month ago
Florida will open its season at home on Sept. 5 without three players. The school announced on Friday that redshirt juniors Marcus Maye and Alex McCalister, and senior Latroy Pittman Jr., will not play in the home opener against New Mexico State, citing an undisclosed violation of team policy. The infraction isn't Pittman's first, as he also was suspended at the start of the 2013 season...

Florida President Fuchs Stars In Video for Gator Students and Fans

By Elton Hayes, 1 year 1 month ago
With the college football season quickly approaching, one of the University of Florida’s recent hires took to the camera to welcome new and returning students to Gainesville, and to galvanize Gator football fans.  It wasn’t, however, first-year head football coach Jim McElwain. Instead it was W. Kent Fuchs, who was hired as president late last year, who...

The SEC's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By Cody McClure, 1 year 1 month ago
Once upon a time, LSU head coach Les Miles said something along the lines of "Not only do we lose a senior class every year, but we also lose a junior class." That statement is pretty powerful because it's true. Teams like LSU, Georgia, Alabama and Florida lose a ton of talent on a year-to-year basis to the NFL. Related: Ranking the Top 15 Players in the SEC for 2015 (...

Doug Nussmeier Relationship Could Help Florida Land Transfer Quarterback Ricky Town

By Elton Hayes, 1 year 1 month ago
Florida has surfaced as a potential destination for freshman quarterback Ricky Town, following his recent decision to transfer from the University of Southern California. Town was the nation’s fifth-best pro-style quarterback in the class of 2015, according to Rivals. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound early enrollee attended St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura, Calif., and received offers...