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5 College Football Coordinators on the Hot Seat

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s offseason coaching carousel is already shaping up to be one of the busiest in recent years. Nine FBS coaching jobs are open as of Nov. 11, and the turnover won’t stop at the top. With several openings at the head coach level, the turnover and changes will continue into the assistant ranks. Coordinator changes should be active this offseason in every conference, and...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 11

By J.P. Scott, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The full ramifications of the crazy finishes to the Arkansas-Ole Miss and Nebraska-Michigan State games last weekend have yet to be seen. What we do know is that those two outrageous finishes and outcomes created some alternate paths to the College Football Playoff. Week 11 has a couple of obvious matchups — and some not so obvious — that could do the same. Here are the...

College Football's Post-Week 10 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on...

New College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings (Nov. 10)

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its second top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Clemson remained at No. 1 for the second week in a row, followed by Alabama at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Notre Dame at No. 4.  The committee will meet each week until the end of the season, releasing rankings on Tuesday night until the final reveal on Dec. 6 for the last...

Illinois Releases Internal Investigation Reports on Allegations That Led to Tim Beckman's Firing

By Jasmine Watkins, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Illinois went public with what it found in its internal investigation into former coach Tim Beckman's firing.  In the document, which you can read in full here, there are allegations of Beckman encouraging players to minimize reports of injuries so they could continue playing. It is a total disregard for the players' safety and could have ended up making the situations worse....

College Football Week 10 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Week 10 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 10. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 10

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 10 Games

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Week 10 of the college football season is officially in the books. Considering the crazy finishes, big-time showdowns and upsets, Saturday's slate of games might be the best weekend of action so far this year.  Before examining some of the top moments from Week 10, it's important to highlight what transpired in Missouri on Saturday night. The Washington Post...

Week 10 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Boy was I wrong about Texas A&M and Utah. Thought Vegas was off on those lines last weekend and, once again, the Wise Guys prove to be the best analysts in the game. (Amazing how that works.) However, I've gone to the Houston, Bowling Green and Washington State wells of late and it's paid off multiple times now. Last Week: 3-4Year-to-date: 32-26 LSU (+6.5) at...

15 Best College Football Players No One is Taking About in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
With 128 FBS teams and over 85 players on every college football roster, it’s easy for some talented prospects to slip through the cracks nationally. There’s no doubt about the talent or the amount of spotlight on LSU’s Leonard Fournette, TCU’s Trevone Boykin, Baylor’s Corey Coleman or Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, but there other plenty of under-the-radar...