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They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context. Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context. Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Big Ten
They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context. Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Big Ten
College football is the world’s greatest reality show. The competition is more fierce than anything on Survivor. The glory is greater than anything on American Idol. And if you don’t think some players are prima donnas and some coaches are as...
David Fox
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 during the year. In order...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Big Ten
They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context.  Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The start of the 2012 college football season is just a few weeks away. However, as fall practice kicks off around the nation, plenty of unanswered questions remain, including some that will have an impact on the national title race. Athlon preps...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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With college football season less than a month away, some (but hopefully not all) preseason predictions and projections will be moot. Trust us, we’ve been digesting our thoughts on the upcoming season since the end of spring practice and even the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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As usual, the Big Ten should produce plenty of elite defensive talent this season. Ohio State's John Simon and Michigan State's William Gholston should be two of the top defensive ends in college football, while Purdue's Kawann Short should be a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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With 124 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2012 college football magazine or online research. We took a look through the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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History, and most every rational brain in sports, indicates that the quarterback position is easily the most important and valuable on any football roster. In order to protect the most valued member of the team, the NFL has proven that the left...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is just around the corner. However, plenty of unanswered questions remain around the nation for every team. Injuries, quarterback battles and players that need to step up to make a run at the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Through the last two weeks, Athlon Sports ranked each coach in the ACC, Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC along with the top 20 coaches from outside those seven conferences.   The rankings presented a difficult...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Illinois coach Tim Beckman was a busy man last week. The Big Ten held its annual media days in Chicago on Thursday and Friday, and Beckman made an appearance at Wrigley Field on Saturday to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Predicting college football's national champion is never an easy task. In addition to combing through schedules, returning starters, players lost and statistics, there are several factors impossible to account for. Injuries and luck will have a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Northwestern football hasn't made many dramatic changes to its uniforms in recent years, but there are some noticeable tweaks in the new version released by Under Armour for 2012. The Wildcats will stick with the same purple and white color...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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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...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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After dictating the heaviest sanctions ever on an athletic program, NCAA President Mark Emmert said, “Our goal is not to be just punitive, but to make sure the university establishes an athletic culture and daily mindset in which football will...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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With the NCAA's decision to hammer Penn State with significant penalties regarding the recent scandal surrounding the program, returning players and any incoming freshmen will be allowed to transfer without penalty. The Nittany Lions cannot play...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Joe Paterno's statue, outside of Beaver Stadium in Happy Valley, was once a symbol of success and everything that epitomized Penn State. Under Paterno's watch, the Nittany Lions recorded 409 wins and two national championships. Also during his...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team. In some cases, through recruiting, game plan and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great team. The guys on this list are not those coaches. Here are the 20 worst coaching...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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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...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The seventh-ranked coach in the Big Ten has a national title ring. That’s what kind of challenge ranking the Big Ten coaches presents. Indeed, the Big Ten may have the deepest group of accomplished coaches in the country. Tom Izzo and Thad...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Coaching in the college football ranks is no easy task. 28 programs changed head coaches at the end of 2011 and there will be no shortage of openings following the 2012 season.  Who Will Be The First College Football Coach Fired in 2012...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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When Andrew Maxwell arrived in East Lansing in the late summer of 2009, he could have easily kept his mouth shut, endured his redshirt season and spent the next two years toiling anonymously in the shadow of all-time Michigan State wins leader...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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