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9 Quarterbacks Who Need to Transfer and 9 Teams That Need Them

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Everett Golson has announced that he will transfer from Notre Dame with one season of eligibility left. Golson isn’t the only talented quarterback who could decide to leave school in the coming weeks knowing that he isn’t likely to start. And there are plenty of big-time teams with conference championship aspirations that need starting signal-callers to put them over the...

Top 25 SEC 2016 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The 2015 NFL Draft is over and more than 400 players have begun the next chapter of their football careers. For the ninth straight year, the SEC had the most players drafted (54) of any league in college football. With a host of stacked rosters and elite talents taking the field in 2015, that trend should continue once again in 2016. Here are the top 25 NFL Draft prospects to watch in the...

Ranking the SEC's College Football Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment...

Ranking the SEC College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, night life, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is...

Ranking the SEC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Is it easier to win at Alabama or LSU? Georgia or Florida? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not. So Athlon Sports asked some...

College Football's Top 25 Players on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Each season always brings a new cast of college football stars. Whether it’s touted true freshmen living up to the hype in their first season on campus, a sophomore ready to emerge in their second year, or an upper classmen taking on a bigger role, there’s no shortage of breakout player options in the preseason. Which players might emerge with a breakout year in 2015? Here...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 SEC Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 4 months 3 weeks ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 SEC conference preview. Does the balance of power in the SEC West still lie in the State of Alabama or has the State of Mississippi taken control? What do the guys make of the coaching changes and quarterback issues for LSU and Texas A&M? Or is Arkansas ready to challenge for the division? How does a new...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterbacks on the Hot Seat for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Quarterback is easily the position with the most pressure in any college football season. Whether it’s a quarterback fighting to keep a starting job, replacing a standout from the prior season or just looking to elevate their overall play, signal-callers will be securitized and watched closely all offseason. With spring practice underway, quarterback play is under the spotlight and...

Ranking the SEC West's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 4 months 4 weeks ago
Let’s get one thing clear right away. There is no such thing as an “easy” schedule in the SEC. When putting together Athlon Sports' college football preview magazines each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the...

LSU Tigers 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 5 months 23 hours ago
LSU has trended backwards in the SEC West standings for four consecutive seasons, going from first (2011) to second (2012) to third (2013) to fifth (2014). One major reason for that type of trend is the SEC West schedule. It’s the toughest division in all of college football and is loaded with the best coaches and rosters in the country. LSU fits the bill perfectly and Les Miles...