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Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, 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...

Big Ten Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Big Ten is a conference on the rise. Ohio State is the defending national champion, Michigan State has won at least 11 games in four out of the last five seasons, and with new coaches at Penn State (James Franklin) and Michigan (Jim Harbaugh) it won’t be long before both programs are back among the top 25 on an annual basis. In a prediction that should surprise no one, Ohio State...

B1G Shoes to Fill: Who Will be Replacing Some of the Conference's Best Running Backs in 2015?

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 2 days ago
The Big Ten Conference had a bit of a revival in 2014. Star power at the running back position had a lot to do with that, as all three finalists for the Doak Walker Award came from the Big Ten. Those three backs and two other B1G stars at running back have moved on via the NFL draft. Now we are left with one question: Who steps up and replaces those elite ball carriers? Here now are the...

Ranking College Football's Graduate Transfer QBs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 days ago
Transfers are a big part of any college football season. And over the last few seasons, graduate transfers have become a bigger part of the offseason player movement landscape. However, taking a transfer (graduate or four-year) isn’t necessarily a recipe for success. Graduate transfer quarterbacks were a mixed bag of success in 2014, as Cody Sokol (Louisiana Tech), Tyler Murphy (...

Ranking the Big Ten's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 days ago
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 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 College Football Playoff Committee made it very clear in its first season that it values scheduling....

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #26-40

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 4 days ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 26-128. In the 26-40 range, there’s no shortage of intriguing teams or programs that could push for a...

Michigan Wolverines 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 4 days ago
Michigan got its man. Now the hard part begins. After stumbling through the Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke eras, the Wolverines have made the home run hire they needed by bringing Jim Harbaugh back to Ann Arbor. Optimism is high, but the short-term prognosis is questionable. Michigan needs to find a quarterback and solidify the play of the offensive line to complement what should be a steady...

Ranking the Big Ten's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The Big Ten is known for possessing some of the nation’s top defenses, but this conference isn’t short on offensive talent for 2015. The Big Ten has three potential first-round picks at quarterback in next year’s draft. Cardale Jones is expected to start over Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett at Ohio State, while Michigan State’s Connor Cook is back for his third year under...

Nebraska or Michigan: Which Team has a Better Chance to Finish in the Top 25 in 2015?

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Nebraska and Michigan are two of the Big Ten’s most intriguing teams to watch in 2015. Both programs have new coaches guiding the program, as former Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh has returned to Ann Arbor, while Mike Riley was hired to replace Bo Pelini in Lincoln. With the coaching changes at both programs, combined with an intriguing core of talent, the Cornhuskers and...

Ranking the Big Ten's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The Big Ten boasted the nation’s only two running backs that eclipsed 2,000 yards last season, and both players – Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Indiana’s Tevin Coleman – have moved onto the NFL. But the running back position isn’t devoid of talent in the conference in 2015, as Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott is one of the nation’s best and is back to...