Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The Huskies turned in an awful performance against Towson, losing to the FCS opponent on Thursday night. Considering Connecticut had very little margin...
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 Mountain West to talk...
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the offseason is, maybe 35 bowl games isn't too many after all. With college football's new playoff format coming with the 2014 season, this...
2013 MWC Predictions
1. Boise State
2. Utah State
3. Air Force
5. Colorado State...
Week 2 of the 2012 college football season is in the books and plenty of coaches saw the temperature on their seat increase by a few degrees. Kentucky's Joker Phillips and Boston College's Frank Spaziani won last Saturday, but both coaches rank as the top two on the hot seat going into Week 3. Auburn's Gene Chizik and Iowa's Kirk Ferentz are ranked for the first time in 2012, while Arkansas'...
I do not condone, approve or encourage gambling on sports in any way. Playing a $50 cash game with your buddies every Wednesday's is more about the experience than the net revenue. At least, that is the case for me.
But if you are a fan of football — college or pro — and you don't think gambling has played a huge role in the growth and popularity of the sport, then you are simply being...
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-Mountain West teams for this season.
Athlon's 2012 All-Mountain West Team
QB Brett Smith, Wyoming
RB Chris Nwoke, Colorado State
RB Robbie Rouse, Fresno State
WR Chris McNeill, Wyoming
WR Matt Miller, Boise...
The Mountain West will have yet another new look in 2012. The ever-changing conference lost TCU — which went 48–7 during its seven-year stay — to the Big 12 and added Nevada, Fresno State and Hawaii from the WAC. Next year, it will be time for another makeover when Boise State and San Diego State make their move to the Big East.
For now, the MW is a 10-team league that features one top-25...
The most shocking development over the weekend may be the news that Pittsburgh and Syracuse are headed to the ACC, but there were plenty of surprising results on the field as well. Ohio State lost big at Miami, Boston College lost at home to Duke on a missed 23-yard field goal with less than a minute to go, and Texas won by 29 points at UCLA after the Bruins won by 22 in Austin last season....