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Ranking the Pac-12's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Pac-12 is a loaded league for running back talent in 2015. Utah’s Devontae Booker is coming off a huge season in his first year with the Utes and ranks as the conference’s top back. But UCLA’s Paul Perkins is a close second, and the junior will take on an even bigger role in the offense with quarterback Brett Hundley’s departure. The depth of the league’s...

10 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Athlon Sports college football preseason Top 25 countdown starts on Wednesday. Predicting college football is an inexact science that’s more difficult to pinpoint than any other sport due to roster turnover, as well as the volatility when it comes to developing personnel and new coaches. We use depth charts, recruiting rankings, stats, schedules, history, coaching and gut...

Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment...

USC Secondary "Growing Pains" Help Unit Improve

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Injuries mounted for USC in its 28-26 win at Arizona on Oct. 11. The Trojan secondary — a unit that started 2014 shorthanded, thanks to the suspension of cornerback Josh Shaw — lost Adoree’ Jackson and Kevon Seymour midway through the contest. “I look out against Arizona,” USC head coach Steve Sarkisian said on Thursday’s Pac-12 coaches teleconference...

Ranking the Pac-12's Quarterbacks for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Quarterback play is usually a strength in the Pac-12, and all signs point to 2015 as another deep year for signal-callers on the West Coast. USC’s Cody Kessler leads the way in our quarterback rankings, but California’s Jared Goff is a rising star and should have a huge season in Sonny Dykes’ offense. After Kessler and Goff is a duo of intriguing quarterbacks in Arizona...

Ranking the Pac-12 College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 3 months 4 days ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, nightlife, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is unique and...

USC Backup Quarterback Max Browne Using 2015 to Shine in 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 3 months 6 days ago
Come autumn at USC, all eyes will be on redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler and his pursuit of the Heisman Trophy. The spring, however, belonged to Kessler’s backup, redshirt sophomore Max Browne. “Today was Max’s game,” head coach Steve Sarkisian said following the Trojans’ annual spring game on April 11. The appetizer to USC’s 2015 season...

USC Trojans 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 3 months 6 days ago
USC comes into a season in a familiar situation — the frontrunner to win its division. Fans will add to that Pac-12 championship and College Football Playoff aspirations as well. And with good reason. The Trojans have by far the best collection of players in the Pac-12. But depth may still be an issue and navigating a schedule that could feature upwards of eight ranked...

Ranking the Pac-12's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
Is it easier to win at USC or UCLA? How about Oregon, Stanford or Washington? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not. So...

College Football's Top 25 Players on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Each season always brings a new cast of college football stars. Whether it’s touted true freshmen living up to the hype in their first season on campus, a sophomore ready to emerge in their second year, or an upper classmen taking on a bigger role, there’s no shortage of breakout player options in the preseason. Which players might emerge with a breakout year in 2015? Here...