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When determining a preseason pick for college football’s national champion, offensive lines are often the most overlooked aspect to ranking teams No. 1 through No. 124. Quarterback play and success is equally important, but developing a standout...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Auburn fans were getting nervous. It was National Signing Day 2012, and if you listened to talk radio, read blogs or followed Twitter around lunchtime that day, you could have been excused for thinking the sky had fallen in Auburn. The Tigers...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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College football transfers can make an immediate impact on the conference and national title races. Need evidence? Russell Wilson's decision to transfer from NC State to Wisconsin was enough to boost the Badgers into the Rose Bowl and come within...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Big East
The college football coaching carousel was busy in the offseason, as 28 programs changed hands. Here’s how we rank the new hires: 1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State Previous Job: College football analyst, ESPN Pros: Meyer boasts an incredible 104–...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Big East
With kickoff to the 2012 college football season still weeks away, it's time to evaluate where each team is headed. This is essentially a checkup or a state of the program overview for each team in the conference. Are they on the rise or decline...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Big East
As evidenced last season, new coaches can make an immediate impact on college football conference title races. Michigan's hire of Brady Hoke allowed the Wolverines to jump back into a BCS bowl, while James Franklin led Vanderbilt to its second...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Big East
Picking a college football All-American team is no easy task. Some positions are deeper than others, while it's also difficult to project how a player will perform with the losses or additions around them. With that in mind, it's time to unveil...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Recruiting is the life blood of college football. And the rankings of the these prospects elicit responses both positive and negative fitting of a nickname like, say, Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. Fans either live and die by star rankings or totally...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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In March 11, 2011, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch columnist Bob Hunter dropped the news — Kirk Herbstreit was leaving Ohio and relocating his family to Nashville. The guy who any serious college football fan knew played quarterback at Ohio State...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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There’s more money than ever in college football, and assistant coaches are reaping the rewards, with compensation levels rising at a rapid pace If you happen to score an invitation for dinner at Dabo Swinney’s house, expect a feast, complete...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Big East
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally until the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Once again, the SEC ranks as college football's best conference. LSU and Alabama are expected to be national title contenders, while Georgia and South Carolina should finish the year ranked as top-10 teams. While the SEC is college football's No...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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One of the unfortunate truths of the latest wave of conference realignment is the overwhelming focus on football. As a result, basketball and other sports have been of secondary concern in some circles. In others, such as at Butler and VCU and...
David Fox
2 years ago
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It has been another busy year in college football realignment. The SEC and Big 12 made significant moves, while the Big East was one of the biggest losers in the latest round of realignment. Which teams and conferences were the big winner or...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Big East
College football expansion has taken over the hearts and minds of college football junkies everywhere. The sky is falling, rivalries are dead and the future of college football is in great peril. I am here to tell you that this just simply isn’...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Big East
College football realignment has dominated the headlines throughout parts of the last two years. The biggest move before last season's moving day was Nebraska's decision to leave the Big 12 for the Big Ten. On July 1, 2012, it will be a busy...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Goodbye BCS, hello college football playoff. After months of debate and years of fans clamoring for it, college football will finally have a playoff. University presidents, conference commissioners and athletic directors gathered in Washington, D...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Big East
The 2012 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-Big East teams for this season. Athlon's 2012 All-Big East Team First-Team Offense QB...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Welcome to the 2012 NCAA (National Conglomerate of Athlon Authorities) conference realignment draft. Our esteemed conference commissioners -- Mitch Light, Braden Gall, Steven Lassan and David Fox -- will put an end to the conference...
David Fox
2 years ago
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The Heisman Trophy may be the most coveted trophy in all of sports. Ten of the last 11 winners of this priceless award have been quarterbacks. And since 1950, only one time has a non-offensive skill player — e.g., quarterback, running back or...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Big East
Whether a college football coach is entering his first season or coming off a national championship, all are under heavy scrutinty. And just like the best coaches in the NCAA, the record isn't always a true indicator of success or bad coaching....
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Big East
Conference realignment has brought changes to the Big East in 2012 and more is coming for 2013 and beyond. West Virginia departed for the Big 12, while Syracuse and Pittsburgh will be joining the ACC (most likely before the 2013 season). Temple...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Big East
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 61-80.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 46-60.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Big East
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 36-45.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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