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Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 7

By J.P. Scott, 9 months 2 weeks ago
Week 6 gave us plenty of outrageousness, however, much of it took place away from the field. A couple of coaching vacancies and the loss of a starting quarterback on a contender due to PEDs dominated the headlines. Week 7 is set up to be just as outrageous, with a huge slate of matchups in every conference. We have teams jockeying for position in tight division and conference races,...

College Football's Top 10 Coordinators on the Rise

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s coaching carousel is already in motion. Five FBS head coaching positions are open prior to Week 6 and several more are expected to change coaches by the end of the season. With the carousel moving fast, it won’t be long before athletic directors gauge the interest level of coaches or coordinators and setup interviews for the open position. As with any coaching...

Fired Steve Sarkisian's Mental and Physical Health More Important than Coaching at USC

By Josh Webb, 9 months 2 weeks ago
The University of Southern California’s football program has once again made headlines for all the wrong reasons. On Monday, it was announced that Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian had been sent home from practice and placed on indefinite leave when it became clear to athletic director Pat Haden that Sarkisian was "not healthy." Then on Tuesday, Haden made Sarkisian's leave...

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Steve Sarkisian at USC

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 weeks ago
USC has terminated coach Steve Sarkisian just 18 games into his tenure as the program’s head coach. The move to terminate Sarkisian’s contract comes one day after the second-year coach was placed on leave. The Trojans went 12-6 under Sarkisian’s watch and are 3-2 through five games in the 2015 season. This is an important hire for athletic director Pat Haden. By the start...

Steve Sarkisian Taking Leave of Absence as USC's Head Coach

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
USC coach Steve Sarkisian will take an indefinite leave of absence. Athletic director Pat Haden announced the news on Sunday afternoon. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton will serve as the interim coach in Sarkisian’s absence. Helton previously served as the program’s interim coach in the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl. The reason for Sarkisian’s leave of absence was not revealed...

College Football Week 6 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Week 6 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises. Saturday’s action started with Texas’ upset over Oklahoma, and the afternoon slate didn’t disappoint with Tennessee’s thrilling fourth-quarter win over Georgia. And on Saturday night, Alabama held off Arkansas, Florida...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 6

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...

25 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 6 Games

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Week 6 of the college football season is officially in the books. And as usual, the weekend slate of games didn’t disappoint. Florida State, Utah, TCU and Tennessee made critical stops late in the fourth quarter to preserve a win, while Oklahoma was knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten after a loss to Texas. Miss anything from Week 6? Here’s 25 must-see plays, moments or post-...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 6

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Week 6 of the 2015 college football season starts on Thursday night with SMU visiting Houston and USC hosting Washington. Two games dot the schedule on Friday, including a key ACC matchup between NC State and Virginia Tech. But as usual, the action picks up on Saturday with a slew of important games. Oklahoma-Texas meet in their annual rivalry matchup at noon ET on Saturday, followed by key...

Pac-12 Week 6 Predictions: Utah-California Showdown, Oregon and Arizona State Look to Build Momentum

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The Pac-12 is home to one of college football’s most intriguing matchups for Week 6. California travels to Salt Lake City for a key conference contest against Utah. The Utes are undefeated and ranked among the best in the nation. However, coach Kyle Whittingham’s team will have a tough time slowing down the Golden Bears’ high-powered offense. Outside of the California-Utah...