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ACC Football 2016 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC featured four teams – Clemson, Florida State, Louisville and North Carolina – in Athlon's projected top 25 for 2016, and those four teams are home to a good chunk of the league’s talent this fall. The Tigers lead the way with 14 overall selections on Athlon’s 2016 All-ACC team, while North Carolina and Louisville are tied for second with 12. Projected ACC...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Backs Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Having a running back who has the ability to turn on the jets after getting to the second level of the defense and also make something out of nothing is a must for a great ground game. These running backs have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play back seems to...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Miami's College Football Schedule in 2016

By Antwan Staley, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The Miami Hurricanes’ 2016 season is a beginning of a new era in a couple of ways. The program hired Mark Richt in order to return the program back to its glory years of the 1990s and early 2000s. On Sept. 3, the Hurricanes also will start playing in newly renovated New Miami Stadium, formerly Sun Life Stadium (among other names).   Related: Miami Hurricanes 2016 Preview and...

ACC Football 2016 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The ACC is two-for-two in the College Football Playoff era. Clemson followed up Florida State’s playoff trip in 2014 with a run to the national title last season, as the Tigers defeated Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl and fell just short against Alabama in the championship game. Clemson is loaded for another run at the title in 2016, but Dabo Swinney’s team will have company at the top...

3 Reasons Why Miami Hurricanes Quarterback Brad Kaaya Will Be a Heisman Trophy Contender in 2016

By Antwan Staley, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Brad Kaaya wasn’t even supposed to start in his freshman season at the University of Miami, but at age 18 in 2014, he was the best available quarterback for the Hurricanes. When fifth-year senior Ryan Williams suffered an ACL injury during spring practice in April 2014, that opened the door for Kaaya and he hasn’t looked back since.   In his first year under center, Kaaya...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Receivers Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play receiver seems to possess - speed, acceleration and great hands. This...

Athlon Sports College Football 2016 Team Rankings 1-128

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 4 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the online store, hosted by Amazon. Each year, Athlon Sports produces regional preview magazines for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC, as well as...

5 Reasons Why the Miami Hurricanes Can Win the ACC Coastal in 2016

By Antwan Staley, 4 months 1 week ago
When Mark Richt accepted the head coaching job at the University of Miami last December, many experts said he can have the Hurricanes competing for an ACC championship as early as 2016. While Clemson and Florida State are the heavy favorites in the conference, Miami has an excellent chance to represent the ACC Coastal in Charlotte on Dec. 3.   Related: Miami Hurricanes 2016 Preview and...

Miami Hurricanes 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 1 week ago
Having a new sheriff in town with Mark Richt might be the key ingredient to getting Miami back to a perennial power. Richt comes into a great quarterback situation with star quarterback Brad Kaaya returning, but will that be enough to knock off the ACC’s best - Clemson and Florida State - for a conference title?  Follow Athlon Sports on Twitter: @AthlonSports Previewing Miami’...

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 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...