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ACC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2015

By Athlon Sports, 12 months 2 days 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 2015, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk anonymously about their...

The ACC’s Top 15 Heisman Candidates for 2015

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 19 hours ago
There have been 78 Heisman Trophies given out to 77 different players and only three times has the award gone to an ACC representative. On each of those occasions, a Florida State quarterback was the recipient — Charlie Ward in 1993, Chris Weinke in 2000, and Jameis Winston in 2013. As a result, many analysts may be looking elsewhere for 2015 Heisman contenders. But for quite some...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 days ago
Coordinator changes in college football can have an immediate impact on either side of the ball. Every year, it seems a handful of teams show significant improvement in the win column or on the stat sheet as a result of a coordinator change. Last season, TCU’s offense improved to one of the best in the nation after the hire of Doug Meacham as the team’s play-caller. Which...

Picture Day 2015: ACC Coaches Captioned

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 week ago
It was picture day at ACC Media Days 2015 on Tuesday. There is just something hilarious about this photo of 14 grown adult men in golf shirts posing together. Some look happy, some look angry, some look like they have no idea what they're doing posing for a class photo. So here are a few captions. (Feel free to send your ideas to @AthlonSports.) First row (left to right): ...

College Football's Top 25 Non-Conference Games for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 week ago
There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee. One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games. It may take a few full seasons for...

College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With fall camps underway, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 15 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the best 50 players in college football is no...

Top 10 ACC Non-Conference Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 2 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.  The ACC may not get a team in the playoff and may not be one of the better Power 5 conferences. However, no one can blame the ACC for taking it easy in the non-conference.  There are nearly two dozen great non-conference games in the ACC in 2015.  AwayHomeDate1.Oct....

ACC's Top Players Returning from Injury in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s a starting quarterback, a No. 2 receiver or a defensive lineman part of a deep rotation, injuries will always have an impact on a team. To help preview the season, Athlon is taking a look at some of the injured players from 2014 and their return in 2015. Players with a season-ending injury or ones that...

Bovada Releases Updated Heisman Odds for July

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
The 2015 college football season is just over 50 days away, and media days are just around the corner. And once August hits, teams will report to camp and start the official preparations for the upcoming season. Bovada released Heisman odds earlier this offseason, but the sportsbook has updated its list on Wednesday. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is now the favorite by Bovada, with...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
College football’s new playoff format was a huge success. The four-team playoff generated huge ratings and provided what the fans wanted in a postseason: A chance to settle it on the field. As the second season of the playoff approaches, the bowl schedule has expanded to 41 overall games including the national championship. Additionally, the semifinals will be on Dec. 31 instead...