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Gus Malzahn
Catching up from a busy weekend of news around the college football world.Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Monday, August 19thThe Big...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Rob Henry went into Purdue’s fall practice with a slight edge to start the season opener, and the senior was able to maintain his edge over freshmen Austin Appleby and Danny Etling.On Sunday night, first-year Purdue coach Darrell Hazell named...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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New Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen was considered by most to be a home-run hire for the Badgers.And the fans in Madison are certainly excited for the Andersen era to begin.Need proof? Check out this corn maze carved by Don Schuster of Schuster...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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David Yankey
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.We don...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Players like LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Braxton Miller and Johnny Manziel have set the bar for freshmen awfully high in recent years with elite first-year performances.Manziel earned top frosh honors in the SEC a year ago while Oregon's...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Marqise Lee
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Todd Gurley
The committee approach at running back has become more prevalent in college football over the last five years, so it’s no surprise most teams have two or three players that could start each week for their offense.The SEC is loaded at running...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Venric Mark
Northwestern has never recorded back-to-back seasons of double-digit win totals in its program history. But coming off a 10-3 record, which included the Wildcats’ first bowl victory since the 1949 Rose Bowl, coach Pat Fitzgerald’s team...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Every now and then, the college football schedule is a kingmaker. Or it turns conference title hopefuls into paupers.In our series examining critical stretches across the country, we take a look at the Big Ten. Each team will have its string of...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Derrick Green
Named after two transcendent freshmen — Minnesota’s Darrell Thompson and Indiana’s Antwaan Randle El — the Thompson-Randle El Big Ten Freshman of the Year award has been given to some seriously talented first-year athletes...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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When the 2012 season started, no one would have picked Eric Fisher as any kind of star. He played offensive tackle, and he did it for a team that went 3-9 the previous season.But the Central Michigan lineman clearly was special as he ended up the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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College football’s playoff has forced most BCS programs to upgrade their non-conference schedule. Good news isn’t it?LSU and Wisconsin have agreed on a two-game series for 2014 and 2016. The Tigers and Badgers will meet in Houston in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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The SEC leads college football in many things, but one of the strangest categories may be former head coach reclamation projects.Not all assistants are cut out to be head coaches, but the five aforementioned programs clearly see strengths that didn...
David Fox
1 year ago
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After back-to-back 11-win seasons, Michigan State slipped to a 7-6 mark in 2012. The Spartans expected to take a tumble with the departure of quarterback Kirk Cousins, but most expected coach Mark Dantonio to keep Michigan State among the top-25...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Mark Barron
Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and overall athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Wisconsin enters 2013 with a hint of mystery surrounding the team. The Badgers have played in three consecutive Rose Bowls, but there’s a new coach on the sideline and different schemes on both sides of the ball.New coach Gary Andersen comes...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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A year after being the nation’s most competitive conference at the top, the Big Ten is counting on a handful of new faces to remain so in 2013-14.Michigan State returns nearly intact, but most of the Big Ten wasn’t so lucky. Indiana is...
David Fox
1 year ago
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College Football's Best and Worst Logos for 2013
Brand image is a massive part of modern 21st century business and college football is big business. Signature uniforms like Michigan’s winged helmet, picturesque monuments like Lake Washington in Seattle or historic personalities like...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The SEC rules the recruiting rankings, but three big-time Big Ten signees from the last two seasons could play major roles in how the league is decided.Michigan and Ohio State are both plugging in five-star signees from the class of 2012 in...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Penn State is still dealing with NCAA sanctions, but the program appears to be on stable ground with second-year coach Bill O’Brien. The Nittany Lions rebounded from an 0-2 start to finish 8-4 last season, which included a win over Wisconsin...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.The Big Ten has plenty of candidates to project for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde received some good news on Tuesday, as the Columbus police department indicated no charges would be filed in a recent bar incident. The woman involved in the fight declined to press charges against Hyde.Hyde...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Catching up from a busy weekend around the college football world. Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Monday, July 29th ...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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