American Athletic Articles

Mark Richt
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 128 teams. Sure, there are going to be hits and misses...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
Hugh Freeze
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the sixth consecutive season, slightly edging...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail, coaches will hit the offices bright and early on Wednesday for National Signing Day to welcome a new...
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
Deshaun Watson
Spring practice for nearly all 128 college football teams is slated to start in March, but it’s never too early to preview the quarterback position and how some of the new faces blend in with the returning stars. It’s no secret...
Steven Lassan
5 days 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
1 week 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
1 week ago
Tom Herman
College football’s coaching carousel is one of the most interesting aspects of any season. Coaches are under more pressure than ever before to win and win immediately. The rumor mill never stops churning either. Once one year ends, the hot...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Deshaun Watson
A deep collection of individual talent is set to return for college football’s 2016 season. Three of the top five Heisman finalists are back, including Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. The...
Steven Lassan
1 week 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
2 weeks ago
Baker Mayfield
College football’s Heisman race in 2016 is filled with plenty of big names battling for the top award in the nation. Alabama running back Derrick Henry isn’t returning for another run at the Heisman, but the 2016 race is shaping up to...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Urban Meyer
The NFL Draft’s early entry deadline officially passed on Monday evening and over 100 players could be on their way to the next level. The official list of players leaving for the NFL will be released on Friday, and there’s a...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Ronald Jones
The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the next season and the players returning. Regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago
Jim Harbaugh
College football’s 2015 season ended in thrilling fashion, as Alabama edged Clemson for the national championship on Jan. 11. Even though the 2015 season just ended, it’s never too early to start thinking about 2016 and examine some of...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Dabo Swinney
Even though the 2015 season just ended on Monday night, it’s never too early to consider the early favorites for the 2016-17 College Football Playoff. William Hill Sportsbook has provided the first glance into Vegas’ early...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every week during the regular season, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson
College football’s 2015-16 bowl season is officially over. A whopping 41 postseason games dotted the schedule this year, with Alabama edging Clemson 45-40 for the national championship on Monday night. The Crimson Tide’s close...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Nick Saban
College football’s 2016 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. It’s no secret a lot will change in terms of the personnel, coaching or outlooks for teams once all...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Dalvin Cook
The New Year’s Six bowl slate kicks off on Dec. 31 with an intriguing matchup between Florida State and Houston in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Seminoles and Cougars start a huge day for college football fans on Thursday, as playoff games...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Vernon Adams
College football 2015-16 bowl season has almost reached its halfway point. With 20 games in the books, 21 contests remain, including the New Year’s Six matchups and the national championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The first portion of...
Steven Lassan
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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