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Grading College Football's First-Year Coaches After Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
With eight weeks of the 2013 college football season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the new coaches and how they have performed so far this year.While every coach wants to win big in his first season, it’s just not possible with some programs. Roster turnover, change in schemes, coaching transition and a lack of talent are four reasons most programs struggle in the first...

College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 1 Edition

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 11 hours ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The Huskies turned in an awful performance against Towson, losing to the FCS opponent on Thursday night. Considering Connecticut had very little margin...

Comic Strip Kicks off Kent State's Dri Archer's Heisman Campaign

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Kent State’s Dri Archer is one of college football’s top all-purpose players. In 14 games last season, he rushed for 1,429 yards and 16 scores, while catching 39 passes for 561 yards and four touchdowns. Archer also took three kickoff returns for scores.Archer is a longshot to win the Heisman, but Kent State has kicked off a campaign to help promote its senior running back in 2013....

College Football's Top 25 Running Back Units for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
The committee approach at running back has become more prevalent in college football over the last five years, so it’s no surprise most teams have two or three players that could start each week for their offense.The SEC is loaded at running back in 2013, with Georgia and Alabama taking the top two spots in Athlon’s top 25 backfields. But the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs aren't the...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 days ago
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the offseason is, maybe 35 bowl games isn't too many after all. With college football's new playoff format coming with the 2014 season, this...

MAC Football 2013 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first and second All-MAC teams for this season. Related Content: MAC Predictions for 2013 2013 All-MAC Team First-Team Offense QB Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois RB Dri Archer, Kent State RB David Fluellen, Toledo WR Bernard Reedy, Toledo...

MAC Football 2013 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
2013 MAC Predictions     East Division   MAC Overall 1. Bowling Green 7-1 8-5 2. Ohio 6-2 9-3 3. Kent State 4-4 6-6 4. Buffalo 4-4 5-7 5. Miami (Ohio...

GoDaddy.com Bowl Preview and Prediction: Kent State vs. Arkansas State

By Mark Ross, 1 year 6 months ago
Two mid-major programs whose success this year cost each of them their head coaches will meet up in the second-to-last bowl game of the season. The matchup between Kent State from the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and Arkansas State from the Sun Belt Conference also represents the first game between the two schools, although it’s the Red Wolves’ second straight appearance in the GoDaddy.com...

College Football Predictions: Every Game in Week 14

By Mitch Light, 1 year 8 months ago
Six conference championship games highlight the Week 14 slate, most notably the Georgia vs. Alabama clash in the SEC. There will also BCS bids on the line in the Big Ten (Nebraska vs. Wisconsin), ACC (Florida State vs. Georgia Tech) and Pac-12 (UCLA at Stanford), and possibly even in the MAC, where the winner of the Kent State vs. Northern Illinois battle could possibly end up in the Orange...

College Football Week 13 Upset Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
The 2012 college football season has officially entered the home stretch. With bowl games officially around the corner, there's not much time for teams to get eligible or make up ground in a conference title race.  College Football's Week 13 Upset Predictions David Fox (@DavidFox615): Duke (+6.5) over Miami Remember a few weeks ago when it seemed the winner of this game would go...