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Examining the Biggest Concerns for College Football's 2015 Playoff Contenders

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
With fall camps opening across the nation, all 128 college football teams are putting the final stamp on depth chart battles and preparations for the upcoming season. And as is the case every year, all teams in the national title picture have question marks that must be answered in order to win the college football playoff. Ohio State is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as the national...

College Football's 2015 All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days 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, 2 weeks 4 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...

Notre Dame 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 2 hours ago
Coaches know each offseason that there are certain areas of the team that will need special attention once fall camp opens. Maybe there is a player returning from injury or intense competition for playing time or depth that needs to be developed. The staff is keenly aware of where their focus should be. More often than not, though, things happen. Look at Notre Dame. Depth at running back...

Coaches Talk Anonymously About Notre Dame for 2015

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 4 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 throughout the offseason or regular season. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2015, Athlon asked coaches around the nation...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 hours 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...

Neutral-Site Dream Matchups for Notre Dame Football

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 6 days ago
Despite what Gary Pinkel says, Notre Dame being independent could actually be a good thing for college football. It gives the Fighting Irish the ability to schedule pretty much anyone they want anywhere, anytime. We are seeing these neutral-site games popping up more and more every year, including this coming season when the Irish travel to Fenway Park to take on Boston College on Nov. 21....

Why Notre Dame Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 1 week ago
Just before midnight on Oct. 18, 2014, for a fleeting moment, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish had made their mark. For one of the few times during the past 20 years, Notre Dame had stamped itself as a true national championship contender. Quarterback Everett Golson hit Corey Robinson for a touchdown and the then-No. 5-ranked Irish were about to take down top-ranked and defending national champion...

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

By Braden Gall, 1 month 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...

Notre Dame Lands 3-star Michigan DE Adetokunbo Ogundeji

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 1 week ago
Notre Dame added another recruit to its 2016 class despite the dead period getting a verbal from rangy defensive end Adetokunbo Ogundeji on Thursday. When Ogundeji made his announcement few were surprised Notre Dame’s name was called. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound, rising star had narrowed his list of offers down to Pitt, Rutgers, Cal, Toledo, and Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish had...