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College Football's Top 100 Impact Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 10 hours ago
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. A transfer could be a one-year stopgap solution or help a team fill a void for a couple of seasons after a few misses on the recruiting trail....

Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the ACC Coastal Division

By Matt Josephs, 1 month 1 day ago
The ACC Coastal should provide the most intrigue with so many teams that could win the division. North Carolina should mount a stiff defense of its division title, Miami is on its way back and Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech could both enter the mix as well. Virginia won’t be an easy win anymore while Duke will have to adjust as the Blue Devils continue to lose talent.  ...

ACC Wild Card Players in 2016

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 month 2 days ago
The ACC is loaded with players who are already high on NFL teams’ draft boards and are household names for their respective fan bases. But while those players, like Clemson’s DeShaun Watson or Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, will certainly hold a big key to how their respective teams finish so will the valuable complementary players.   Related: ACC Football 2016...

Expert Poll: Ranking the Best Towns in College Football

By Braden Gall, 1 month 6 days ago
Be it a savory brat haze floating over State Street, towering Georgia pines surrounding the 40 Watt Club or 1.5 million bats emerging nightly from slumber, the uniqueness of college football is captured by the individuality of the college towns it calls home.   They are literally and figuratively the foundation of the sport.   Madison, Austin and Athens are just three of the dozens...

Ranking College Football's Top 30 Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 6 days ago
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. This position is the toughest to evaluate, develop and project for upcoming seasons. Finding a new starter or replacing a departing senior comes easy for some teams. While all teams would prefer to develop a quarterback pipeline through the recruiting ranks, a transfer from another program could be the right fit as...

College Football 2016 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2016 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2016 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of players on offense. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, LSU running back Leonard Fournette, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Stanford...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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...

14 ACC Stats You Need to Know for 2016

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 month 1 week ago
Clemson enters 2016 as the defending ACC champion and one of the favorites to return to the College Football Playoff. The Tigers boast one of the nation’s most explosive offenses, led by Heisman Trophy contender quarterback Deshaun Watson. What’s scary is that Dabo Swinney’s offense could be even better this season considering the return of wide receiver Mike Williams, who went...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Quarterbacks for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 1 month 1 week ago
Having a dual-threat quarterback who makes the defense respect his arm and legs is arguably a must for effective offenses in today’s college football. These quarterbacks 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 signal-caller seems to possess - speed...

ACC Football 2016 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 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...