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USC RB Silas Redd Won't Play Against Hawaii

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
USC opens its 2013 season with a road trip to Hawaii on Thursday night. But it appears the Trojans won’t have one of their key offensive players in action.According to the tweet below, USC running back Silas Redd won’t play in Thursday night’s game. Redd suffered a knee injury in the spring and isn’t quite 100 percent.Although Redd is USC’s best running back, he won...

College Football's Top 35 Breakout Players for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston ranks as Athlon’s No. 1 breakout player for 2013, and even though there’s some key personnel departing on defense, the redshirt freshman is poised...

College Football 2013 Win Total Projections

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
The 2013 college football season is officially here. With kickoff on Thursday night, it’s time to make those final preseason predictions and projections. Even if you don't place any wagers on sports, the lines/projections from the good folks in Vegas are always something to check out before each season and before each week of games. Not only is it interesting content, but Vegas...

10 College Football Teams That Need To Lower Expectations in 2013

By Braden Gall, 7 months 3 weeks ago
College football is back, folks. Fans should be giddy with excitement from Coral Gables to Lake Washington.Teams in Columbus, Eugene, Palo Alto, Austin, Louisville and basically every college town in the SEC are preparing for a run at the final BCS National Championship. Others in Madison, Berkeley and Lubbock are delirious with anticipation of exciting new head coaches.“Hope springs...

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2013

By Braden Gall, 7 months 4 weeks ago
Kansas State and Baylor was the most important game in the Big 12 last year. It was Texas A&M that upset Alabama last fall, not LSU. Stanford surprised the nation by knocking off Oregon in Eugene. And Florida State battled Clemson for the right to play (and win) the ACC championship. It goes to show that anything can happen on any weekend and it's why college football is the...

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Back Units for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 4 weeks ago
The SEC is known for its defense, so it should be no surprise that two of college football’s top four defensive backfields hail from that conference. Florida takes the top spot in Athlon’s 2013 secondary rankings, as the Gators have a stellar one-two punch at cornerback with Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson. Alabama isn’t far behind, but the Crimson Tide will be without...

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Lines for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 1 day ago
Defensive line isn’t a particularly deep position in college football this season. But at the top, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Florida and USC are all pretty solid. The Gamecocks are headlined by college football’s No. 1 player in end Jadeveon Clowney, while the Fighting Irish have two All-Americans in Louis Nix III and Stephon Tuitt. How did we come up with these...

The Pac-12's Top 25 Games to Watch in 2013

By Braden Gall, 8 months 1 day ago
The Oregon Ducks were 33-3 in Pac-12 play under former head coach Chip Kelly. He won three conference championships in those four seasons and played in the school’s only BCS National Championship Game. Stanford was the cause of two of those three losses and it cost the Ducks not only a Pac-12 title last year but a possible national championship as well.That is a trend new head coach Mark...

College Football's Top 25 Offensive Lines for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 days ago
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out some of the nation’s best offensive lines in recent years, and the Cardinal take the top spot in Athlon’s rankings for 2013. Guard David...