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College Football's Top 30 Linebacker Units for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 17 hours ago
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4-3, 3-4, 4-2-5 or nickel package, linebackers are a critical component to any defense. How should a team with four starters at linebacker compare to...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the ACC in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 18 hours ago
Every season of college football starts out the same way. We have all of these things that we think are knowns — lead-pipe locks as one popular radio host calls them. Then, by midseason, we're all wrong, sitting around wondering what happened to all that we thought was written in stone. It shouldn't surprise us, considering that we are dealing with young men in their late...

College Football's Top 35 Defensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 day ago
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front. Generating a pass rush and stopping the run are two staples of any defensive scheme.  Related: College...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 days ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Which teams are strongest in...

Ranking the ACC's Best and Worst College Football Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 5 days ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping produce some of the best-looking magazines on the newsstands, graphic designer Daly Cantrell. Here is what she had to say about the ACC's...

Miami Hurricanes Ready to Turn to Talented Trio to Fill Duke Johnson's Shoes in 2015

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 1 week ago
The last three seasons, there has been no question who the starting running back for the Miami Hurricanes would be. Duke Johnson rushed for a school-record 3,519 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns before departing for the NFL. Instead of trying to replace Johnson with just one running back, the Hurricanes are expected to use a committee of ball carriers, including Joseph Yearby, Gus Edwards...

The ACC's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 1 week ago
At schools like Florida State and Clemson, four- and five-star recruits waltz onto campus every year. This year’s superstar-in-waiting is competing with last year’s hotshot, who has spent a full year in the system and in the strength and conditioning program. It gives those with multiple years on campus the upper hand in the quest for playing time. But the two ACC powers had a...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Miami's College Football Schedule in 2015

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 1 week ago
After a disappointing 6-7 season, the Miami Hurricanes have made their 2015 goal clear, which is to play in the school’s first ACC Championship Game. In the 11 years since joining the conference, the team has averaged 4.2 wins a season in ACC play. Related: Miami 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch If quarterback Brad Kaaya and Miami want to...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the ACC for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
Some of the ACC’s biggest names and best players from the 2014 season are playing on Sundays this fall, but the league still has a strong core of talent for 2015. The ACC boasts a solid overall group of quarterbacks and talent on defense with the return of Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey and Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller. With the season right around the corner,...

College Football's 2015 All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks 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.   Offense...