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NCAA Football Preview - North Carolina Tar Heels

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 weeks 1 day ago
The team entered its Oct. 26 meeting with Boston College at an ugly 0-3 in league play, falling to Georgia Tech (28-20), Virginia Tech (27-17) and Miami- Florida (27-23).An injury to QB Bryn Renner in the seventh game allowed sophomore Marquise Williams to take over under center. The result was a strong finish that included a five-game win streak starting with the game against the Eagles (34-10...

10 College Football Teams That Need to Lower Expectations

By Braden Gall, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Rankings are a big part of any college football season, and even in the playoff format, the polls and projections are still an interesting exercise. For example: The AP Poll came out over the weekend, while the USA Today Coaches Poll came out a few weeks ago. And the Athlon Sports Top 25 has been out since May. With a few small exceptions — Florida ranked in Athlon...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 days ago
The ACC preseason talking points were pretty clear. “We are the champions and we broke a record by sending 11 teams to a bowl game.” Unfortunately, conferences don’t win championships, teams do. So while Florida State is the defending champ, it means very little for the rest of the ACC. The rest of the league needs to win marquee non-conference games against both the...

The ACC's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 4 days ago
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft, dismissals and a massive influx of tomorrow's stars in the form of bright-eyed freshmen create more personnel turnover in college football than...

The Top 10 Most Underrated College Football QBs in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 4 days ago
Do most SEC fans know who Taylor Kelly is? That he is the only other player in the nation other than the great Johnny Manziel to throw for at least 3,000 yards and rush for at least 500 in each of the last two seasons? Because if not, they should. Which is why Kelly is ranked by Athlon Sports as the No. 8 quarterback in college football heading into the 2014 campaign. So using that...

Ranking College Football's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 6 days ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple. Every college football program in the nation has an official...

North Carolina Football 2014: Complete Preview and Predictions

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 1 week ago
Larry Fedora's North Carolina Tar Heels struggled to sustain momentum in 2013. The team finished with a 7-6 overall record and a 4-4 record within the ACC ...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Ranking the ACC's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple.  Every college football program in the nation has an...

ACC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk anonymously about their...

10 Dark Horse Heisman Trophy Candidates in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
Defining the term “dark horse” was actually the toughest part of this exercise. Finding really talented players who could breakout into prominent roles is actually the easiest part of trying to pick Heisman Trophy sleepers. Part of what makes college football the greatest sport in the world is its volatility and unpredictability. After debates with many trusted advisors...