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Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...

ACC Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The ACC loses some of its star power from 2014, but the league still returns plenty of household names and players ready to challenge for All-America honors. And even though the 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project what could happen this year. Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the ACC last week. Now, it’s time...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 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: #81-100

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 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. The 81-100 rankings release features only three teams from the Power 5 leagues. The majority of the...

Syracuse Orange 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 4 days ago
Syracuse took a couple of steps backwards in Scott Shafer's second season, as the Orange won just three games. If any bounce back occurs this fall it will have to happen with a new offensive coordinator in place and very little starting experience returning on either side of the ball. The Orange could have a tough time climbing out of the basement in the ACC Atlantic Division.Follow Athlon...

Ranking the ACC's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC is losing some offensive star power with the departure of Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Miami’s Duke Johnson to the NFL. But there’s a talented group of young players ready to step up this season, starting with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. The sophomore takes control of the Tigers’ high-powered attack and should keep coach Dabo Swinney’s team in...

10 Teams Guaranteed NOT to Make the College Football Playoff in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Athlon Sports 2015 preseason college football top 25 countdown begins this Wednesday and hearts are already breaking across the nation. Every season, the Athlon Sports Top 25 starts the national conversation about where teams’ expectations lay heading into camp. Preseason Top 25 polls miss on teams — both good and bad. But one thing is true, your favorite team...

Ranking the ACC College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint, small town? Cost of living, night life, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is unique and...

Ranking the ACC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Is it easier to win at Florida State or Clemson? How about North Carolina or Miami? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not....

Holy Cross to play Syracuse in 2019

By The Sports Network, 4 months 4 days ago
Worcester, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - As the Holy Cross football program adds scholarship classes, the Crusaders continue to schedule FBS opponents. On Wednesday, Holy Cross announced it will open the 2019 season with a visit to Syracuse. The two will meet inside the Carrier Dome on Aug. 31, 2019. Holy Cross and Syracuse have played 28 times, but not since Nov. 10, 1973. The Orange hold a...