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College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 8 hours ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Which teams are strongest in...

Fall Camp Is Summer School for USC Freshmen

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 4 days ago
LOS ANGELES — Freshmen are off limits to media during USC fall training camp — the youngsters have enough on their plates as is. The weeks leading up to the Trojans’ 2015 season opener put first-year players through a crash course in College Football 101. “We do the best we can to put a lot on the young kids,” said linebackers coach Peter Sirmon. “...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Pac-12 for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The Pac-12 is generally known for its high-scoring offenses. While there’s plenty of firepower on the offensive side of the ball in 2015, the Pac-12 returns two of the nation’s top defenders in UCLA’s Myles Jack and Arizona’s Scooby Wright. This linebacker duo earned the top two spots in Athlon’s Pac-12 media expert poll, but the offense playmakers and top ...

Ranking the Toughest Games on USC's College Football Schedule in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 3 days ago
USC has not factored into the national championship race since 2008. If the Trojans are to end that drought in 2015, they’ll have earned it by navigating one of the most treacherous schedules in college football. Related: Why USC Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015 After opening with a pair of Sun Belt Conference opponents, USC tackles a meaty docket that...

Examining the Biggest Concerns for College Football's 2015 Playoff Contenders

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
With fall camps opening across the nation, all 128 college football teams are putting the final stamp on depth chart battles and preparations for the upcoming season. And as is the case every year, all teams in the national title picture have question marks that must be answered in order to win the college football playoff. Ohio State is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as the national...

College Football's 2015 All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 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...

USC 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Expectations run high for USC upon the outset of Trojans fall camp. The media’s pick to win the 2015 Pac-12 Conference championship and a preseason top-10 team, USC is anticipating competing for the program's first league title since 2008. Current head coach Steve Sarkisian was at USC as offensive coordinator for that last conference championship, and he made no bones at Pac-12...

College Football's Top 10 Fall Practice Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 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...

Pac-12 2015 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days 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.  ...

Hawaii QB Max Wittek Ready to Make Most of "Second Chance" After USC

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Norm Chow knew recruiting quarterback Max Wittek to Hawaii was a long shot. “The Mountain West could not get a guy like that out of high school,” the Rainbow Warriors head coach Chow said at Mountain West media days in Las Vegas. “He’s a Power Five guy, Pac-12 guy.” And indeed, Wittek went from a prep powerhouse in Southern California, Mater Dei, to a...