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5 Nebraska Blackshirts Who Can’t Afford Many First-Game Jitters

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 10 months 4 weeks ago
While The Suspension Bowl featuring BYU and Nebraska is going to be handicapped due to several members of both teams on the sideline, the Cougars and Cornhuskers aren’t left entirely wanting for talent. How defensive coordinator Mark Banker’s first set of Blackshirts handle Taysom Hill likely determines whether or not the people of Lincoln go home happy. Related: ...

Big Ten Week 1 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 4 weeks ago
The Big Ten ended the 2014 season in the spotlight with Ohio State’s national championship victory over Oregon, and the conference opens 2015 with two marquee games on Thursday night. Michigan travels to Salt Lake City to take on Utah in coach Jim Harbaugh’s debut, while playoff contender TCU makes the trek to Minnesota. While both matchups are among the best of the weekend, the...

620 Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2015 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 7 hours ago
The 2015 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news. To help you prepare for the 2015 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

Nebraska's Start Outside Polls Will Serve Media Well Come Season's End

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 1 day ago
The Nebraska football program finds itself with a clean slate, thanks to a new head coach, offense and defense. Still, after seven years of four-loss seasons under coach Bo Pelini, it's hard for the media to give Mike Riley the benefit of the doubt right out of the chute. The Amway USA Today Coaches Poll was less than kind, giving the Huskers a mere 27 votes. Props...

Nebraska's Defense Was Very Excited to Receive Blackshirt Jerseys

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 day ago
Nebraska’s defense received big news on Monday. With the season just around the corner, the defensive staff handed out the “Blackshirts” practice jerseys to 11 players. This annual tradition of handing out black practice jerseys is a big deal for the defense, and this video captured the reactions as they walked into the locker room. Needless to say, the Cornhuskers...

College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 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...

College Football's Top 35 Running Back Units for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 5 days ago
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to a 50-50 split or use certain players in situational roles. Regardless of the usage, more teams are looking to a committee of players to establish a...

The Fallacy of Nebraska’s Nine-Win Season Streak

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 5 days ago
Mike Riley was named the new head coach of Nebraska football last December amidst anger by some Cornhusker fans and confusion by the college football world, both fans and analysts. Only a few days out from the start of the 2015 season, ESPN showed this graphic (information on achievements added) on the most consecutive nine-win seasons (active) among FBS programs:  Why did the Huskers...

College Football 2015 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 6 days ago
The start of college football’s 2015 season is less than 10 days away. The 2015 season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and ends on Jan. 11 with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. The first season of the College Football Playoff was a huge success and the second year should have just as much intrigue. Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was...

College Football's Top 30 Defensive Backfields for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 6 days ago
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some programs, finding the next stars at defensive back is an easy task. LSU and Florida consistently bring in and develop defensive back talent. And it...