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College Football's Top 35 Defensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 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 week 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 week 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...

The ACC's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 1 day 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 Top 15 Players in the ACC for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days 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,...

The ACC's 5 Most Intriguing Non-Conference Matchups for 2015

By Andrew Bursey, 3 weeks 12 hours ago
In his two years as Florida State’s starting quarterback, Jameis Winston’s exploits (both on and off the field) created a renewed interest in the ACC, one arguably not seen since the Seminoles took down Michael Vick and Virginia Tech to win the national title in 1999. Sure, the ACC has always been a solid conference, consistently producing 10-plus-win teams and star players a la...

College Football's 2015 All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day 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. OffenseEquanimeous...

College Football's Top 10 Fall Practice Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s long offseason is almost over. Kickoff for the 2015 season is less than 25 days away, and fall camps are underway across the nation. While every team is 0-0 and hopes of an undefeated season are still alive, all 128 FBS programs have key question marks to answer in fall camp. Optimism can only run high for so long. Eventually, the position concerns have to be answered...

ACC 2015 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The ACC has a strong case as college football’s best conference for overall quarterback play in 2015. This league features plenty of proven options, rising stars and passers poised for a breakthrough year. In a 14-team conference, it’s rare to see few teams with concerns under center, but the ACC is relatively stable at quarterback in 2015. Clemson’s Deshaun Watson leads...

ACC Will Be the League Left Out of College Football Playoff

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Everyone doesn’t deserve a trophy. College football isn’t little league baseball and not everyone should be invited to the College Football Playoff party. The Big 12 found out the hard way last year what that feels like and has been crowing about it and attempting to fix it all offseason. With all due respect to former colleague Mike Leach, exclusivity is a good thing. It...