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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...

Ranking the Big Ten's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 days ago
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the College Football Playoff Committee made it very clear in its first season that it values scheduling....

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #26-40

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 days ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 26-128. In the 26-40 range, there’s no shortage of intriguing teams or programs that could push for a...

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...

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 days ago
If not for an NCAA decision midway through 2014, the highlight of last season may have been a win over UCF on Aug. 30 across the Atlantic Ocean. The Nittany Lions started 4-0 but struggled through most of the season thanks largely to a thin offensive line. They did, however, get to six wins, key since the NCAA lifted their bowl ban. Penn State took advantage by defeating Boston College 31-30 in...

Ranking the Big Ten's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The Big Ten is known for possessing some of the nation’s top defenses, but this conference isn’t short on offensive talent for 2015. The Big Ten has three potential first-round picks at quarterback in next year’s draft. Cardale Jones is expected to start over Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett at Ohio State, while Michigan State’s Connor Cook is back for his third year under...

SEC, ACC have no right to hate Big Ten for Satellite Camps

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
The SEC has only itself to blame. You too, ACC. Coaches (and fans) from both leagues have some serious diaper rash when it comes to "satellite camps." But the SEC and ACC power brokers are directing their anger in the wrong direction. They have no right to get angry at the Big Ten or Urban Meyer or James Franklin. Penn State's Franklin immediately began the Big Ten...

Penn State DT Anthony Zettel Tackles a Tree

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Penn State’s Anthony Zettel is one of the top defensive tackles in the nation. The Michigan native recorded 17 tackles for a loss and eight sacks in 13 games last season. Despite his huge 2014 campaign, Zettel isn’t sitting idle this offseason. Instead, Zettel is keeping in shape by tackling a tree. Showing proper tackling form, here’s a short video from Zettel just...

Ranking the Big Ten's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Big Ten boasted the nation’s only two running backs that eclipsed 2,000 yards last season, and both players – Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Indiana’s Tevin Coleman – have moved onto the NFL. But the running back position isn’t devoid of talent in the conference in 2015, as Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott is one of the nation’s best and is back to...

Top 25 Quarterback-Head Coach Combinations in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The two most important pieces of any college football program is the head coach and the quarterback. Elite leadership on the field and elite leadership on the sideline can carry a team to a division or conference championship. Not too many teams have won national championships without high-level talent at both positions. Here are the best 25 quarterback-head coach combinations in...