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College Football: BCS Crasher Stock Report

By David Fox, 2 years 2 weeks ago
Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton passed for 324 yards and two touchdowns against Penn State on Saturday. Although last season marked the first time since 2003 the BCS bowls lacked a team from outside of the six automatic-qualifying conferences, the scene around Mountain West, Conference USA and MAC remained intriguing until the final weeks of the season....

College Football's Top Defensive Linemen for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 weeks ago
Winning the battle in the trenches is crucial to claiming college football's national championship. The SEC has claimed six consecutive national titles, so it should come as no surprise this conference has some of the top defensive linemen. South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney is in for a monster sophomore season, while LSU's Sam Montgomery will make a run at first-team All-American honors. The...

Ranking College Football's Best and Worst Coaching Hires for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 months ago
The college football coaching carousel was busy in the offseason, as 28 programs changed hands. Here’s how we rank the new hires: 1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State Previous Job: College football analyst, ESPN Pros: Meyer boasts an incredible 104–23 record as a head coach in stops at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida. His teams are 60–18 in conference play, and he has led two teams to a national...

Conference USA Football 2012 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 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-Conference USA teams for this season. First-Team Offense QB David Piland, Houston RB Zach Line, SMU RB Charles Sims, Houston WR Aaron Dobson, Marshall WR Darius Johnson, SMU TE Luke Willson, Rice C Trent Dupy, Tulsa OL Jacolby...

College Fantasy Football: Examining The Top Players in C-USA

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 months ago
College fantasy football drafts will be heating up over the next few months and Athlon Sports has teamed with The College Fantasy Football Site to provide in-depth coverage for 2012.  Here's a look at the best of the best for Conference USA in terms of fantasy options for 2012: 2012 Preseason Conference USA All-Fantasy Team Using a starting roster of 2-QB, 3-RB, 3-WR, FLEX...

Conference USA Football 2012 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 months ago
Editor's Note: Athlon's 2012 predictions were completed before UCF's postseason ban was announced. After eight seasons of stability, Conference USA will be ripped apart in 2013 when Memphis, UCF, Houston and SMU bolt for the Big East. There will still be some solid programs in the league — Southern Miss, Tulsa and East Carolina stand out — but the conference will never be the same. So who...

College Football Preseason 2012 Rankings: No. 81-100

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 months 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...

Hawaii Bowl Preview: Southern Miss vs. Nevada

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 9 months ago
by Nathan Rush Hawaii Bowl Southern Miss (11–2) vs. Nevada (7–5) Date: Dec. 24, 2011 at 8 p.m. ET Location: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii How’d you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island? Well, Southern Miss and Nevada will do just that when the Hawaii Bowl kicks off as the only game on television Christmas Eve. This is the 10th anniversary of the Hawaii Bowl. Nevada is making...

Boise State, Kellen Moore finale Highlight Early Bowl Matchups

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 9 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....

Ole Miss Needs a Home Run Hire as Next Coach

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 10 months ago
After winning nine games in each of Houston Nutt’s first two seasons in Oxford, the Ole Miss program has been in a complete freefall. The Rebels went 4-8 last year, and the 2011 season has actually been worse. Ole Miss has now lost 12 consecutive SEC games and looks to be headed for a 2-10 campaign. The last time the Rebels finished a year with two wins was 1946, a year before the legendary...