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College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 1 Edition

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The Huskies turned in an awful performance against Towson, losing to the FCS opponent on Thursday night. Considering Connecticut had very little margin...

College Football's Top Backstory Games for 2013

By David Fox, 1 year 4 months ago
College football is all about the stories — the rivalries, the personal connections and the connection to history.Alabama’s trip to Texas A&M, provided Johnny Manziel plays, is notable for the title implications and the rematch from the most exciting game from 2012.But it’s also a game between programs that despite their shared history with Bear Bryant, Gene Stallings and...

Mountain West Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 4 months 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 during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2013, Athlon asked coaches in the Mountain West to talk...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the offseason is, maybe 35 bowl games isn't too many after all. With college football's new playoff format coming with the 2014 season, this...

Mountain West Football 2013 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
2013 MWC Predictions MWC Overall Mountain Division     1. Boise State 8-0 12-1 2. Utah State 6-2 7-5 3. Air Force 4-4 6-6 4. Wyoming 4-4 7-5 5. Colorado State...

College Football 2013 Preseason Rankings: 61-80

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
The start of the 2013 college football season is still a few months away. However, Athlon Sports is already counting down the teams for the upcoming year. Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes expected to finish No. 2 nationally. While there is always plenty of intrigue in filling out the top 25, No. 26-40 features a handful of...

Military Bowl Preview and Prediction: Bowling Green vs. San Jose State

By Mark Ross, 1 year 12 months ago
Two teams that posted impressive turnarounds in the win column this season  meet for the first time ever as either San Jose State or Bowling Green will get to unwrap one late Christmas gift – a season-ending victory. The Spartans will be looking to cap their best season since 1987, but will have to do so without Mike MacIntyre, who left on Dec. 10 to become the head coach at Colorado. The...

College Football's Top 15 Tight Ends for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 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...

WAC Football 2012 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 6 months 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-WAC teams for this season. First-Team Offense QB Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech RB Hunter Lee, Louisiana Tech RB Kerwynn Williams, Utah State WR Noel Grigsby, San Jose State WR Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech TE Ryan Otten, San Jose State...

WAC Football 2012 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 6 months ago
WAC football is officially on life support. The defections of Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada and Hawaii over the last two years have left the conference with just seven members for the 2012 season. With Louisiana Tech and UTSA joining Conference USA for the 2013 season, Texas State moving to the Sun Belt and San Jose State and Utah State moving to the Mountain West, New Mexico State and...