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10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2015 National Title

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Every college football team has personnel issues or question marks entering the 2015 season. But some concerns are bigger than others for teams in the national title or playoff mix. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive tackle or cornerback, every personnel concern is magnified in the race to win a national championship. Which players could shape the national...

College Football's Top 30 Linebacker Units for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4-3, 3-4, 4-2-5 or nickel package, linebackers are a critical component to any defense. How should a team with four starters at linebacker compare to...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Pac-12 in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 1 week ago
Every season of college football starts out the same way. We have all of these things that we think are knowns — lead-pipe locks as one popular radio host calls them. Then, by midseason, we're all wrong, sitting around wondering what happened to all that we thought was written in stone. Related: Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big Ten in 2015 It shouldn...

College Football's Top 35 Defensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front. Generating a pass rush and stopping the run are two staples of any defensive scheme.  Related: College...

Ranking the Pac-12's Best and Worst College Football Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 11 months 1 week ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping produce some of the best-looking magazines on the newsstands, graphic designer Daly Cantrell. Here is what she had to say about the Pac-12's...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Which teams are strongest in...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Oregon's College Football Schedule in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Defending Pac-12 champion Oregon may not be part of the five-team, mish-mash that is the Pac-12 South race, but head coach Mark Helfrich and the Ducks are not completely free from the fray.  Oregon draws USC and Arizona State in cross-divisional play, both of which appear on the back half of the Ducks' 2015 schedule. The Trojans and Sun Devils were picked No. 1 and 2 by the...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Pac-12 for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The Pac-12 is generally known for its high-scoring offenses. While there’s plenty of firepower on the offensive side of the ball in 2015, the Pac-12 returns two of the nation’s top defenders in UCLA’s Myles Jack and Arizona’s Scooby Wright. This linebacker duo earned the top two spots in Athlon’s Pac-12 media expert poll, but the offense playmakers and top ...

Vernon Adams vs. Jeff Lockie: Breaking Down Oregon's Quarterback Battle

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The battle to replace Marcus Mariota as Oregon’s starting quarterback is officially underway. Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams passed a math test on Thursday, allowing the senior quarterback to receive his undergraduate degree and join the Ducks in time for fall practice. Adams announced his intentions to transfer to Oregon prior to spring practice but was unable to officially...

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

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks 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...