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College Football's Top 10 Dark Horse Playoff Contenders for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Rankings are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason projections or the in-season polls from the playoff committee, rankings generate discussion and interest from all 128 fanbases. While some argue preseason rankings have too much of an impact on the actual in-season product, the reality is a playoff contender or national champion can come from anywhere. Need...

UCLA Unveils New "City" Alternate Uniforms for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
UCLA’s classic white and blue uniforms are some of the best in the Pac-12, but the program has mixed in new alternate designs in recent years. On Thursday, UCLA and adidas unveiled a new “City” alternate for the Bruins to wear in 2015. The new all-black alternate features metallic classic UCLA stripes, as well as metallic gold numbers with a blue outline. Additionally...

UCLA 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 2 days ago
It’s small wonder UCLA head coach Jim Mora likes to begin preparation for the college football season in relative seclusion. The Bruins have held training camp every year since his arrival on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino, just south of the wilderness of the San Bernardino National Forest. Going off the grid is a theme Mora touched on at Pac-12 Media Days. “I...

College Football's 2015 All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2015 college football magazine. We took a look through the rosters for the 128 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2015 season. OffenseEquanimeous...

College Football's Top 10 Fall Practice Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
College football’s long offseason is almost over. Kickoff for the 2015 season is less than 25 days away, and fall camps are underway across the nation. While every team is 0-0 and hopes of an undefeated season are still alive, all 128 FBS programs have key question marks to answer in fall camp. Optimism can only run high for so long. Eventually, the position concerns have to be answered...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Fall Practice

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 30 min ago
With fall practice underway, the long offseason is almost over and college football’s 2015 season is officially around the corner. The final preparations for the upcoming year have started, and coaches spend fall camp trying to finalize depth charts and rotations for the opener. While there’s no shortage of critical position battles in the fall, the quarterback position is...

Pac-12 2015 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The Pac-12 features a loaded group of quarterbacks for the 2015 season. The conference features proven superstars poised to challenge for All-America honors, along with a few breakout candidates in UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Oregon State’s Seth Collins. USC’s Cody Kessler ranks as the league’s top option, but California junior Jared Goff isn’t far behind.  ...

Pac-12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2015

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 3 days 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 ACC to talk...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 hour 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...

The Pac-12's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 23 hours ago
The conference now known as the Pac-12 became a regular home for the Heisman Trophy in the 1960s. In that decade, USC's Mike Garrett and O.J. Simpson, UCLA's Gary Beban and Oregon State's Terry Baker all brought the most celebrated individual award in the sport out West. In the years since, the Heisman has made just a few return trips. In fact, barring USC recipients, John...