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College Football's Top 25 Defensive Back Units for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The SEC is known for its defense, so it should be no surprise that two of college football’s top four defensive backfields hail from that conference. Florida takes the top spot in Athlon’s 2013 secondary rankings, as the Gators have a stellar one-two punch at cornerback with Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson. Alabama isn’t far behind, but the Crimson Tide will be without...

Big 12 Football Breakout Players for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.With a ton of turnover at the quarterback position, the Big 12 is up for grabs this season. Oklahoma State is considered the preseason favorite, but Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Baylor and TCU are...

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Lines for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
Defensive line isn’t a particularly deep position in college football this season. But at the top, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Florida and USC are all pretty solid. The Gamecocks are headlined by college football’s No. 1 player in end Jadeveon Clowney, while the Fighting Irish have two All-Americans in Louis Nix III and Stephon Tuitt. How did we come up with these...

Big 12 Player Rankings: The Top 50 Players for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
The Big 12 is a league in transition in 2013. With the departure of some of the conference’s top quarterbacks, the title picture is wide open, and a case could be made for six or seven teams to be picked in the top three of the final standings.With most teams losing some of their top talent, ranking the top 50 players is a difficult task. TCU’s Casey Pachall ranks as the No. 1...

College Football's Top 25 Wide Receiving Corps for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for a breakout year. But Alabama isn't too far behind USC, especially with the emergence of Amari Cooper last season.Ranking the receiving corps in...

Big 12's Impact Freshmen To Watch in 2013

By Braden Gall, 1 year 2 months ago
Of late, the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year hasn’t been nearly as impressive as the Defensive Freshman of the Year. Devonte Fields kept a line of elite defensive talents to win Frosh of the Year going in the Big 12. Quandre Diggs, Tony Jefferson, Shaun Lewis, Aldon Smith and Travis Lewis have all won the honor of late.Meanwhile, J.W. Walsh, last year’s Big 12 Offensive...

Critical games for 2013: Key stretches for the Big 12

By David Fox, 1 year 2 months ago
It’s a long season, but three or four games could change the whole thing.The Big 12 looks to be crowded at the top: Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, TCU, Kansas State and Baylor all have legitimate reasons to believe they can win the league title.In the first look at critical stretches for each major conference, we examined the most important set of games for each team in the league.For...

Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 2 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 Big 12 to talk anonymously...

10 College Football Teams We'd Like to See on Hard Knocks

By David Fox, 1 year 2 months ago
The NFL’s seventh season of Hard Knocks began yesterday with a second go-round inside training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals.The series brings all the drama of the NFL preseason with rookies making their way onto rosters, the tough decisions on who to keep and who to cut and players dealing with off-field issues.The HBO program brings us closer to an NFL team each year, but we think the...

College Football's Top-10 Darkhorse National Title Contenders

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
Predicting college football's national champion is never an easy task. In addition to combing through schedules, returning starters, players lost and statistics, there are several factors impossible to account for. Injuries and luck will have a major impact on the 2013 season - and neither can be projected. Most of college football's national title winners will come from within...