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USC Flips Former UCLA WR Commitment Michael Pittman

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 2 days ago
This past October, Class of 2016 wide receiver Michael Pittman verbally committed to UCLA. By June 10 Pittman had decided to go a different direction. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound, highly regarded wide out decommitted from UCLA, naming USC and Oregon as his top two colleges. On July 4 the Trojans' coaching staff got a little something more to cheer about when Pittman decided to stay in the...

College Football's Top 25 Position Groups Under Pressure in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And needless to say, it’s difficult to challenge for a conference championship or national title if the quarterback play is an issue all year or if...

Ranking the Pac-12 Stadiums for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Last summer, Athlon Sports asked 10 Pac-12 experts like Rick Neuheisel, Dan Hawkins, Chris Huston, Ryan Nece and more to rank their favorite stadiums in the Pac-12. Based on general atmosphere, fan support, home-field advantage, amenities, tailgating, surrounding campus and even scoreboards, here is how the voting shook out. However, attendance is an increasing concern for all...

Bovada Releases 2015 College Football Over/Under Win Totals

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Preseason win totals and projections are an interesting part of any college football season. In addition to Athlon’s projected 128 for 2015, a few sportsbooks have released their projected over/under win totals for the upcoming year. On Thursday, Bovada jumped into the mix with their win total projections for the coming year. Needless to say, a few things jump out about the odds...

College Football's Top Cornerback Tandems for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 21 hours ago
Cornerback is one of the toughest positions to play in college football. Quarterbacks, spread attacks and skill players aren’t getting any easier to defend and the rules certainly favor the offensive side of the ball. While the success of the secondary doesn’t necessarily depend on the two starting cornerbacks for any team, having a standout tandem helps to defend the prolific...

College Football's All-Sophomore Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Awards are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason accolades or awards after the year has finished, All-America, all-conference teams or even a list of the best freshmen, these are an entertaining and informative way to get prepared for the next season or look back at the year that was. Looking ahead to 2015, college football isn’t hurting for talent in...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Preseason Playoff Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 month 14 hours ago
 The Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football podcast is back! Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox take listeners inside the preseason College Football preview magazine. The guys break down the top four teams in the preseason top 25 and how the Athlon team settled on our College Football Playoff Projections. Why did we put two SEC teams into the Playoff? Why did we pick Baylor over TCU...

USC Lands Former Miami commitment in Lakeland, Florida, DT Keyshon Camp

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 20 hours ago
On Saturday, at the conclusion of several consecutive camps, USC landed prized Florida defensive tackle Keyshon Camp. Camp, a former Miami Hurricanes commitment, made his verbal commitment to USC head coach Steve Sarkisian and then took to Twitter to make the announcement official, posting, “I’m Announcing that Im Officially commiting to USC #FightOn #Trojans.” ...

College Football's All-Freshman Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 21 hours ago
College football fans and coaches already know about the established stars, Heisman contenders and proven players entering 2015. However, there’s no shortage of new faces ready to emerge onto the scene as key contributors for all 128 teams this year. Since freshmen need more time to develop physically or within a system, it’s tough to count on every newcomer in a signing class...

Pac-12 WILL NOT Be the Best Conference in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 22 hours ago
The Pac-12 is stacked with quality football teams and elite coaches. The rise of the Pac-12 began with the hiring of Larry Scott as conference commissioner. It continued by bringing in great coaches like Rich Rodriguez, Todd Graham, Chris Petersen, Mike Leach, Sonny Dykes and Jim Mora. Facilities upgrades, television networks and elite quarterback play followed close behind. The rise...