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Pac-12 College Football Teams as Rock and Roll Bands

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock and roll with college football. What if our favorite football programs were rock and roll bands? Every Power 5 team will be represented, so if...

12 Pac-12 Stats You Need to Know for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the Pac-12 in 2015: 67-7: Anu Solomon’s record as a starterArizona’s starting quarterback isn’t the most mobile and doesn’t have the best arm but he knows how to win. He went 57-3 with four state championships at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas and then 10-4 as a redshirt freshman...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 21 hours ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, 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...

Pac-12 Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 day ago
The Pac-12 has emerged as college football’s No. 2 conference over the last few seasons, and there’s no shortage of talent returning to the league in 2015. This conference is known for its offense, but the Pac-12 has a good core of proven talent returning on defense. Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the Pac-12 last week. Now, it’s time to take a look at the...

Pac-12 Football TV Schedule Planner for September

By Kyle Kensing, 4 months 1 week ago
The Pac-12 Conference released kickoff times and broadcast information for most of the league's first month of games, and the docket features numerous marquee games that could help shape the national college football landscape in 2015. Related: Pac-12 Football 2015 Predictions For those wanting a head start on programming the DVR or planning viewing parties, consider the following...

Pac-12 Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
The Pac-12 has closed the gap on the SEC in recent years, but the conference is looking for its first national championship since 2004. 2015 will be an interesting setup in the Pac-12, as Oregon and USC will be national title contenders, but no team from this league ranked inside of the top five in Athlon’s projected 128 rankings. Will one team emerge as the dominant clear favorite in...

Top 15 College Football Quarterback Matchups to Watch in 2015

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
Michael Vick was first. Then Vince Young. Then it was Tebow, RG3, Johnny Football and Super Mariota. The super quarterback is a relatively new phenomenon in college football that changed the way game is played forever. With new rules and new offensive innovation, the quarterback has become even more important — and it was already the most important position on the...

Sarkisian Stockpiling Quarterbacks for USC's Future

By Kyle Kensing, 4 months 2 weeks ago
USC football stockpiled talented quarterbacks during its run of dominance in the 2000s, when current head coach Steve Sarkisian was an assistant to Pete Carroll.  Sarkisian is emulating that blueprint now, aggressively hitting the recruiting trail for quarterback prospects.  In the 2000s, the Trojans went from one Heisman Trophy winner, Carson Palmer, to another, Matt Leinart...

College Football's Top 25 Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are glamour positions in college football. While offensive linemen and defensive players are just as important to winning a title, it’s no secret the skill players and quarterbacks grab the attention and headlines. With that in mind, Athlon has ranked the top 25 triplets in college football for the 2015 season. How did we compile the...