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Utah Utes 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 1 week ago
After another productive season in Salt Lake City under coach Kyle Whittingham, the Utes look to take that next step for the program. The offensive line will be a strength, but that’s about it on offense with numerous question marks at the other positions. Utah hopes junior college transfer Troy Williams is the answer at quarterback, while running back Joe Williams looks to build off a...

Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 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...

15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Kickoff for the 2016 college football season is still over 100 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and previews for the upcoming year. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions each summer is the trip to the newsstand to pick up a preview magazine. The good news? The wait is almost over. The 2016 Athlon Sports College...

Ranking the Pac-12's Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The Pac-12 is known for producing its share of high-scoring offenses and standout quarterbacks. And the conference certainly isn’t hurting for talent under center in 2016, as Washington State’s Luke Falk and UCLA’s Josh Rosen return as the league’s top options. Falk will produce huge numbers in coach Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense, while Rosen has all of the physical...

Top 25 Pac-12 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kyle Kensing, 5 months 36 min ago
Before they were NFL legends, pro football stars like John Elway, Marcus Allen, Dan Fouts and Tedy Bruschi dominated at universities in the present-day Pac-12 Conference.    Related: Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings   The next generation of Pac-12-produced NFL talent could get its professional start after being high picks in the 2017 NFL Draft. Which Pac-12...

4 Utah Utes That Could Get Picked in the 2016 NFL Draft

By John Coon, 5 months 1 week ago
Utah has developed a reputation for churning out NFL talent — especially on defense — under head coach Kyle Whittingham. A total of 25 former Utes are currently on NFL team rosters. Several Utah standouts from last season will join that group when the 2016 NFL Draft gets underway on April 28.   Which former Utah players will hear their names called as draft selections in 2016...

5 Thoughts From the 2016 Utah Utes Red-White Spring Game

By John Coon, 5 months 1 week ago
Things deviated a little bit from the usual script for Utah in the 2016 edition of its annual Red-White Game. Once again, the defense stole the spotlight with trademark toughness and aggressiveness. Still, the offense showed enough flashes to offer hope that the Utes can take steps forward on that side of the ball this season.   Related: Utah Utes 2016 Spring Football Preview  ...

Utah Utes 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By John Coon, 5 months 1 week ago
Utah enjoyed its most successful Pac-12 season yet in 2015. Kyle Whittingham's Utes finished with 10 wins for the first time since 2010 and came within a whisker of claiming an outright Pac-12 South title. Utah capped it all off with a Las Vegas Bowl victory over BYU and a second consecutive finish in the final Top 25 poll.   Related: Utah Utes 2016 Spring Football Preview...

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Pac-12's nine-game conference schedule places a premium on non-conference scheduling. It also exposes differing ideologies on just how to schedule out-of-league matchups when faced with Power Five dates already built into 75 percent of the schedule.   Related: Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest 2016 College Football Schedules   Some of the Pac-12's teams play...

Pac-12's Top 15 Players on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Breakout players and the emergence of new faces are one of college football’s annual traditions. Players can go from a backup position into a starting role to earn all-conference honors or produce a big season. Incoming or redshirt freshmen can also make an impact in their first season on campus. Regardless of how players arrive on campus, it’s no secret a new wave of standouts will...