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SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2015

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 2015, Athlon asked coaches in the SEC to talk...

SEC 2015 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
With fall camps set to open in August for all 128 college football teams, the 2015 season is officially around the corner. There’s no shortage of position battles or schemes to work on this fall, but quarterback competitions will steal the spotlight in August.The SEC has an inexperienced group of signal-callers set to take over in 2015. Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott is the league...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Coordinator changes in college football can have an immediate impact on either side of the ball. Every year, it seems a handful of teams show significant improvement in the win column or on the stat sheet as a result of a coordinator change. Last season, TCU’s offense improved to one of the best in the nation after the hire of Doug Meacham as the team’s play-caller. Which...

Why Texas A&M Will or Won’t Make the College Football Playoff in 2015

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 4 months ago
Life as a Texas A&M fan can either be viewed from an optimistic or pessimistic stance with no in between. In 2014 the Aggies either exceeded expectations in Year 1 after Johnny Manziel, going 8-5 overall, or floundered after winning their first five games, jumping to sixth in the Associated Press’ Top 25 poll, only to post a 3-5 mark from the start of October through a season-salvaging...

SEC Football Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference...

College Football's Top 25 Non-Conference Games for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee. One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games. It may take a few full seasons for...

Top 15 SEC Non-Conference Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.  The SEC doesn't have nearly as much problem with scheduling, as its league schedules are the toughest in college football (along with the Pac-12). But to top it off, the SEC has more high-level non-conference games than any other league in the nation.  Which is why the...

College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With fall camps underway, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 15 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the best 50 players in college football is no...

SEC Only Places Three Players on Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 4 months ago
In an odd turn of events the SEC was snubbed on Monday when the Jim Thorpe Award watch list was released. With only three players from the top football conference in the land on the preseason list for this prestigious award the prevailing question is, has the SEC lost its way? The Jim Thorpe Award has been around since 1986 honoring the top defensive back in the nation. Over the past six...

SEC's Top Players Returning from Injury in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s a starting quarterback, a No. 2 receiver or a defensive lineman part of a deep rotation, injuries will always have an impact on a team. To help preview the season, Athlon is taking a look at some of the injured players from 2014 and their return in 2015. Related: SEC Predictions for 2015 Players with a...