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SEC Football Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference...

Why LSU Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
LSU’s win total in SEC play has declined for three straight seasons, and the Tigers are coming off an 8-5 campaign, which was the lowest overall victory total for the program since 2008. However, there’s no shortage of optimism for coach Les Miles’ team. The Tigers are loaded with promising young talent, starting on offense with running back Leonard Fournette and receivers...

LSU RB Leonard Fournette Tops SEC Players with Three All-Conference Selections

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Southeastern Conference released their preseason All-SEC football teams on Friday, putting LSU sophomore running back Leonard Fournette in rarified air. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound, bruising playmaker made all three SEC teams, as he was voted first-team running back, second-team all-purpose, and third-team return specialist. Related: SEC Football 2015 All-Conference Team Overall,...

Top 15 SEC Non-Conference Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.  The SEC doesn't have nearly as much problem with scheduling, as its league schedules are the toughest in college football (along with the Pac-12). But to top it off, the SEC has more high-level non-conference games than any other league in the nation.  Which is why the...

College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With fall camps underway, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 15 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the best 50 players in college football is no...

SEC Only Places Three Players on Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 2 weeks ago
In an odd turn of events the SEC was snubbed on Monday when the Jim Thorpe Award watch list was released. With only three players from the top football conference in the land on the preseason list for this prestigious award the prevailing question is, has the SEC lost its way? The Jim Thorpe Award has been around since 1986 honoring the top defensive back in the nation. Over the past six...

SEC's Top Players Returning from Injury in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s a starting quarterback, a No. 2 receiver or a defensive lineman part of a deep rotation, injuries will always have an impact on a team. To help preview the season, Athlon is taking a look at some of the injured players from 2014 and their return in 2015. Related: SEC Predictions for 2015 Players with a...

LSU Center Ethan Pocic Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The preseason Rimington Award watch list was released on Wednesday with the SEC placing eight players on the list of the top centers in college football. One of the eight is LSU junior offensive lineman Ethan Pocic. Listing Pocic on the preseason Rimington Trophy watch list is more of a "just in case" type of recognition. Pocic, when playing center, is one of the bigger snappers...

SEC Announces Players Who Will Attend 2015 Football Media Days

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2015 SEC Football Media Days will be held July 13-16 in Hoover, Ala. The always anticipated event kicks off on Monday with Auburn, Florida, and Vanderbilt taking center stage. On Tuesday, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and Tennessee will answer questions about the upcoming season followed by Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas on Wednesday. LSU, Georgia,...

Breaking Down LSU’s Defensive Front for the 2015 Season

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 3 weeks ago
To 3-4 or 4-3, that is the question new LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele is asking himself going into the 2015 season. The continued exodus of talent leaving Baton Rouge to the NFL started to take a toll in 2014, as a four-year streak of double-digit wins came to an end following an 8-5 showing. One of the many problems for Les Miles' team was inexperience up...