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Notre Dame Adds Overlooked New York Linebacker Jamir Jones to 2016 Recruiting Class

By Ryan Wright, 5 days 9 hours ago
Recruiting efforts for the Fighting Irish have picked up over the last week, as head coach Brian Kelly has added three more recruits to his 2016 class, the latest being Rochester, N.Y, athlete Jamir Jones on Tuesday. Related: Notre Dame's 2016 Class Gets a Boost with Additions of Jalen Elliott and Kevin Stepherson Jones is a do-everything kind of player, who lines...

College Football's Most Improved Teams for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 11 hours ago
The overall unpredictability of a college football season is one of the main reasons to tune in each Saturday during the fall. While preseason predictions and rankings are often accurate and correctly project the amount of wins for specific teams, each season always brings a surprise or two in the top 25. 2015 will be no different, as there will be a handful of teams that jump into the top...

Notre Dame's 2016 Class Gets a Boost with Additions of Jalen Elliott and Kevin Stepherson

By Ryan Wright, 1 week 10 hours ago
The Fighting Irish started off the weekend adding speed and athleticism to their 2016 recruiting class, landing wide receiver/cornerback Jalen Elliott and wide receiver Kevin Stepherson. Elliott helped L.C. Bird (Va.) High School to a 14-2 record in 2014 earning national recruiting attention along the way. The 6-1, 175-pound, two-way star has picked up offers from Auburn, Georgia, Miami, N....

College Football 2015 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 11 hours ago
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the FBS level. Athlon Sports released its 2015 all-conference teams earlier this offseason, and now the focus shifts to the All-...

College Football's Top Transfers to Watch in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day 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. Quarterbacks are always under the microscope in the transfer ranks, and there’s no shortage of intriguing moves for 2015. Everett Golson left...

College Football's Top Coordinators on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 11 hours ago
College football coordinators have a huge impact on their team in any season. And it’s no secret that hiring good coordinators and retaining them is critical to the long-term success of any head coach. Changing coordinators or a promotion of an assistant into the play-calling role can also provide a boost for any team or provide a fix for a struggling unit. Every year there’s a...

ACC College Football Teams as Rock and Roll Bands

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 12 hours ago
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock and roll with college football. What if our favorite football programs were rock and roll bands? Every Power 5 team will be represented, so if...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, 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...

Top 15 College Football Quarterback Matchups to Watch in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 days ago
Michael Vick was first. Then Vince Young. Then it was Tebow, RG3, Johnny Football and Super Mariota. The super quarterback is a relatively new phenomenon in college football that changed the way game is played forever. With new rules and new offensive innovation, the quarterback has become even more important — and it was already the most important position on the...

College Football's Top 25 Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are glamour positions in college football. While offensive linemen and defensive players are just as important to winning a title, it’s no secret the skill players and quarterbacks grab the attention and headlines. With that in mind, Athlon has ranked the top 25 triplets in college football for the 2015 season. How did we compile the...