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College Football's Top 5 Unresolved QB Competitions

By Stephen Schindler, 11 months 1 day ago
As we sit days away from the start of the college football season, several big time programs have yet to make a decision at the most important position in football, Most of these QB competitions that won’t be resolved until noon on Saturday. Let’s take a look at the top 5 quarterback competitions that will affect the 2013 season.1. USCMax Wittek vs. Cody KesslerOn the USC depth chart...

Ranking All 125 College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 day ago
Coaches are always a hot topic during any college football season. And once the calendar turns to late October, replacements and potential firings will dominate the headlines even more.There’s a difference between a coach on the hot seat and the overall pressure surrounding a coach. And it’s not always easy to tell the difference between the two categories. But Athlon Sports has...

College Football: Pre-Week 1 Heisman Voting

By Braden Gall, 11 months 1 day ago
Each week of the college football season, Athlon Sports will poll some of the nation's best college football people from every region of the country. Each voter offers up a top five and each first-place vote is worth five points. A second-place vote is worth four points, so on and so forth. With 13 voters, a perfect ballot — i.e., 13 first-place votes — would give a player...

USC RB Silas Redd Won't Play Against Hawaii

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 days 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, 11 months 3 days 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...

10 College Football Teams That Need To Lower Expectations in 2013

By Braden Gall, 11 months 3 days 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 2013 Win Total Projections

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 days 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...

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

By Braden Gall, 11 months 6 days 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, 11 months 1 week 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...