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Why Louisville Football's Championship Run May Begin With Homegrown Talent

By Lloyd H. Spence Jr., 2 weeks 2 days ago
Ladies and gentlemen… I have seen the future. Louisville, as predicted by former head coach Howard Schnellenberger is INDEED on a collision course with the national championship, and the crash is imminent. The past five years of Louisville football has been pretty amazing. Under Charlie Strong, the Cardinals achieved tremendous success, but it also achieved something far more...

The ACC's 5 Most Intriguing Non-Conference Matchups for 2015

By Andrew Bursey, 2 weeks 3 days ago
In his two years as Florida State’s starting quarterback, Jameis Winston’s exploits (both on and off the field) created a renewed interest in the ACC, one arguably not seen since the Seminoles took down Michael Vick and Virginia Tech to win the national title in 1999. Sure, the ACC has always been a solid conference, consistently producing 10-plus-win teams and star players a la...

College Football's 2015 All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2015 college football magazine. We took a look through the rosters for the 128 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2015 season. OffenseEquanimeous...

College Football's Top 10 Fall Practice Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s long offseason is almost over. Kickoff for the 2015 season is less than 25 days away, and fall camps are underway across the nation. While every team is 0-0 and hopes of an undefeated season are still alive, all 128 FBS programs have key question marks to answer in fall camp. Optimism can only run high for so long. Eventually, the position concerns have to be answered...

ACC 2015 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The ACC has a strong case as college football’s best conference for overall quarterback play in 2015. This league features plenty of proven options, rising stars and passers poised for a breakthrough year. In a 14-team conference, it’s rare to see few teams with concerns under center, but the ACC is relatively stable at quarterback in 2015. Clemson’s Deshaun Watson leads...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Fall Practice

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
With fall practice underway, the long offseason is almost over and college football’s 2015 season is officially around the corner. The final preparations for the upcoming year have started, and coaches spend fall camp trying to finalize depth charts and rotations for the opener. While there’s no shortage of critical position battles in the fall, the quarterback position is...

Louisville 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Lloyd H. Spence Jr., 3 weeks 2 days ago
The Louisville Cardinals entered the ACC last year with huge momentum. Head coach Bobby Petrino, who took over after a very successful tenure by Charlie Strong (who bolted for Texas) was able to build on the success of the program, taking the team to a 9-4 record, and a return trip to the Belk Bowl. Louisville also sent 10 players to the NFL draft, which was second in the nation only to Florida...

ACC Will Be the League Left Out of College Football Playoff

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Everyone doesn’t deserve a trophy. College football isn’t little league baseball and not everyone should be invited to the College Football Playoff party. The Big 12 found out the hard way last year what that feels like and has been crowing about it and attempting to fix it all offseason. With all due respect to former colleague Mike Leach, exclusivity is a good thing. It...

ACC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2015

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 5 days 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 2015, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk anonymously about their...

The ACC’s Top 15 Heisman Candidates for 2015

By Jon Kinne, 4 weeks 1 day ago
There have been 78 Heisman Trophies given out to 77 different players and only three times has the award gone to an ACC representative. On each of those occasions, a Florida State quarterback was the recipient — Charlie Ward in 1993, Chris Weinke in 2000, and Jameis Winston in 2013. As a result, many analysts may be looking elsewhere for 2015 Heisman contenders. But for quite some...