AAC Articles

Tom Herman
Year one for Tom Herman as a head coach could not have gone too much better than it did in 2015. In his first job as a head coach, Herman led the Houston Cougars to a 11-1 record in the regular season, a victory in the first American Athletic...
Kevin McGuire
1 week ago
College Football
Braden Gall and Steven Lassan break down every single team in the Athlon Sports Preseason Top 25.   - How deep is the Pac-12 and how many teams could legitimately win the title? And will the "surprise" conference champ make...
Braden Gall
1 week ago
Braden Gall and David Fox break down the latest in Big 12 expansion and preview the 2016 college football magazines. (We also have some fun by naming Kentucky Derby horses too.)   - What do the latest data reports mean for the future of the...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Baylor Bears
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox are back in the studio talking college football, previewing all five power five conference and more.   - Should Art Briles' job be in jeopardy because of what has happened at Baylor?...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Braden Gall and David Fox are back after a Bachelor Party break to analyze how the Athlon Sports rankings are put together.   - There is a huge difference between power rankings and projecting the committee's rankings.   - Should...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Bob Stoops
The true measure of a college football team's strength of schedule cannot be determined until the regular season approaches its end. That said, some schedules stand out as obviously better than others before a game is ever played....
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are gearing up for another Athlon Sports preview magazine and the guys are discussing the most difficult decisions in 2016.   - What seperates Clemson from Florida State in the Atlantic Division...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Greg Ward Jr.
There was not much more you could ask of Tom Herman from his first season as a head coach at Houston. The Cougars ripped through most of their schedule en route to the first American Athletic Conference Championship Game in conference history and...
Kevin McGuire
2 months ago
No position in sports is more important than the quarterback position in football. NFL franchises can die a slow death if they miss on a quarterback through the NFL draft. In college, the time is short with quarterbacks, which makes landing a solid...
Kevin McGuire
4 months ago
The goody bags have been distributed to the thousands of college football players who participated in the 41 bowls this postseason. The trophies for the dozens of winners of glorified exhibition games have been awarded. The two-plus weeks of...
John La Fleur
4 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Putting together a list of Heisman Trophy candidates tends to be a dilemma for the conscience. History tells us that if you don’t play the offensive glamour positions, you’ve got no shot. So, why bother including anyone who’s...
Allen Kenney
4 months ago
Baker Mayfield
September seems pretty far away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the 2016 college football season. Especially when you take a gander at an opening weekend schedule that boasts perhaps some of the most enticing matchups fans have...
Elton Hayes
4 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers mascot
As the final piece of confetti dropped to the University of Phoenix Stadium turf Monday, another college football season officially concluded. Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s fifth national championship since the 2003 season gave the ’...
Kyle Kensing
4 months ago
Leonard Fournette
Seemingly every autumn, college football collectively sets the bar higher than it had in previous years. The 2015 campaign featured an abundance of breath-taking moments across all levels, in the process setting a new standard of excellence in the...
Kyle Kensing
5 months ago
Keenan Reynolds
Some Pittsburgh fans and players viewed their invite to the Military Bowl to play Navy as something of a booby prize after an 8-4 season. They shouldn't. The Midshipmen are a formidable foe with a 10-2 record. On top of that, Navy and Pitt...
Marky Billson
5 months ago
Frank Beamer
The 2015 Camping World Independence Bowl will mark the end of Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer's legendary career. You'd think it would be safe to say he's seen it all, but Beamer has never coached against Tulsa. Speaking of legends,...
J.P. Scott
5 months ago
Maybe it's only fitting Connecticut and Marshall will play in this year’s St. Petersburg Bowl on a field normally used for baseball. This one could easily end in a baseball-type score. OK, so that might be a slight exaggeration, but...
Erik Stinnett
5 months ago
Connor Cook
What is great about college football is that every season seems to offer a new handful of memories that can be shared and remembered for years to come. In 2015 we saw plenty of great comebacks and nailbiters filled with monster individual...
Kevin McGuire
5 months ago
In August, if I were to tell you that Temple and Toledo would win 10 games each during the regular season but neither would have a conference championship ring entering bowl festivities, you might have rolled your eyes in disbelief. But it...
Tyler Waddell
5 months ago
The college football regular season is all wrapped up and bowl season is upon us. That doesn't mean there isn't plenty of outrageousness that'll take place. If anything, bowl season opens up the door for even more crazy occurrences....
J.P. Scott
5 months ago
One of the greatest rivalries in college football will serve as the grand finale to college football’s regular season and transition us into bowl season. The Army-Navy Game is back in Philadelphia, and Navy is looking to make it 14 straight...
Kevin McGuire
5 months ago
For the second consecutive season, it looks as if the College Football Playoff committee has done a fine job of sending four deserving teams to the tournament that will decide the national champion. Also for the second consecutive season, it...
J.P. Scott
5 months ago
Conference champions have been decided, the College Football Playoff is set and the 2015 bowl season will kick off with five games on Dec. 19. So with the exception of Saturday's Army vs. Navy matchup, the regular season is over. So let's...
John La Fleur
5 months ago
Greg Ward Jr.
For the first time in its brief history, the American Athletic Conference (AAC) will hold its first conference championship game, and Houston will get to serve as host. The champions of the AAC's West Division, under the first-year guidance of...
Kevin McGuire
5 months ago
Lane Kiffin
There are numerous college football head coaching vacancies this season that are likely keeping their respective athletic directors up at night. Some, like Virginia Tech’s Whit Babcock, have already filled their head coaching spot (Justin...
Aaron Tallent
5 months ago

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