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Top 10 Freshmen in College Football History

By Nathan Rush, 1 year 6 months ago
A freshman claimed college football’s most prestigious award for the first time ever this season when Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy. But Johnny Football is nowhere near the first frosh to make a splash on the national scene during his rookie season. These are the 10 freshmen — of both the true and redshirt variety — who made the biggest impact in college...

Bowl Predictions: New Mexico, Holiday, Las Vegas and more

By Mitch Light, 1 year 7 months ago
College football's bowl season begins on Saturday with the New Mexico Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Here are predictions on the first 14 bowl games.  New Mexico Bowl – Arizona vs. Nevada Defensive stops will be at a premium in Albuquerque, which plays host to one of only two bowls in which both teams are averaging over 500 yards of offense. Nevada won seven of its first eight...

College Football's Top 15 Tight Ends for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
The tight end position has been lacking in recent years, but there's a good crop of players ready to emerge in 2012. Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert ranks as Athlon's No. 1 tight end for this season, while Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins will only get better after a solid freshman campaign in 2011. Ohio State's Jake Stoneburner and Iowa's C.J. Fiedorowicz are two players who should easily...

College football conference realignment draft: Part 4

By David Fox, 2 years 2 weeks ago
As we enter the final day of our conference realignment draft, all four commissioners elected to use the entire allotment of picks to build 16-team superconferences. Through the first 12 rounds, each league established its identity. Some are focused on particular regions, some are focused on being well-rounded among football, basketball and baseball programs. Previous rounds: Rounds 1-4 |...

Mountain West Football 2012 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 weeks ago
The 2012 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first and second All-Mountain West teams for this season. Athlon's 2012 All-Mountain West Team First-Team Offense QB Brett Smith, Wyoming RB Chris Nwoke, Colorado State RB Robbie Rouse, Fresno State WR Chris McNeill, Wyoming WR Matt Miller, Boise...

Mountain West Football 2012 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 weeks ago
The Mountain West will have yet another new look in 2012. The ever-changing conference lost TCU — which went 48–7 during its seven-year stay — to the Big 12 and added Nevada, Fresno State and Hawaii from the WAC. Next year, it will be time for another makeover when Boise State and San Diego State make their move to the Big East. For now, the MW is a 10-team league that features one top-25...

College Football Preseason 2012 Rankings: No. 81-100

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 81-100.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season. 81. Kansas There’s no question the Jayhawks are in better shape entering 2012 than they were during the past two seasons, but better shape does...

Ranking the Big East's College Football Coaches

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 months ago
by Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on twitter) and Braden Gall (@BradenGall) Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a difficult task. Many factors play into just how successful a coach is at any school. How well are the assistants paid? Are the facilities up to par with the rest of the conference? Can the coach recruit or is he more of an x's and o's manager? Are there...

New Orleans Bowl Preview: San Diego State vs. UL Lafayette

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 7 months ago
by Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman on Twitter) New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4) vs. San Diego State (8-4) Date: Dec., 17 at 9 p.m. ET Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La. Both teams ended this season with an 8-4 record, with Louisiana-Lafayette claiming third in the Sun Belt and San Diego State finishing fourth in the Mountain West. The Big Easy crowd will see...

Boise State, Kellen Moore finale Highlight Early Bowl Matchups

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 7 months ago
Bowl season is upon us, and there are several quality storylines in the early matchups. Some college football stars to look for in the pre-Christmas slate are Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict, San Diego State tailback Ronnie Hillman, Utah State runner Robert Turbin, Louisiana-Lafayette tight end Ladarius Green and TCU linebacker Tank Carder....