College Football Articles

C.J. Beathard
We are a little more than two weeks away from kicking off the 2016 college football season. We've read most of the predictions. We have pretty good idea of who the favorites are – both nationally and in the individual conferences....
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
Media Days are behind us, fall camps are underway across most of the country, and we’re just a few short weeks from the 2016 college football season officially getting underway with the calendar turning the page to August. With every team...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
Jonathan Allen
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Mike Riley’s first season at Nebraska resulted in a disappointing 6-7 record, but the Cornhuskers could be the biggest challenger to Iowa in the Big Ten West in 2016. The offense is led by senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong and a dynamic...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
The beginning of the college football season is always a cause for celebration. Football is America's favorite game, and we can't help but to be giddy when we turn on our televisions and see the sports being played live — especially...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
Preseason poll season is in full swing, and there is some semblance of order to where most people expect programs to end up by the end of the 2016 college football campaign.   But as happens every year, the favorites get knocked off at one...
Adam Kurkjian
1 month ago
Clemson Tigers
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
For Athlon Sports, the offseason is one of our favorite times of the year. Of course, we enjoy the season as much as any crazed college football fan, but the bread-and-butter for Athlon since 1967 has been helping readers prepare for the season...
David Fox
1 month ago
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and his staff are putting together another nice recruiting class. The 2017 group currently checks in at No. 6 on 247 Sports’ Composite Team Rankings. Each of the past three classes (2014-16) were similar...
Jon Kinne
1 month ago
The guys are breaking down the Group of 5 today. Braden Gall, Mitch Light, David Fox give you teams to watch, coaches to watch, games to watch and debate if a G5 team can make the Playoff?   - What will happen to the Group of 5 teams...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
ESPN Creates a Touching Tribute For John Saunders
ESPN's John Saunders passed away suddenly at the age of 61.   The network he worked at for nearly 30 years made sure everyone knew the kind of guy he was. Saunders was a fun-loving, hard-working guy loved by everyone he came across in...
Jasmine Watkins
1 month ago
ESPN's John Saunders Passes Away at 61
John Saunders, one of the most recognizable faces of ESPN, has passed away at 61.   The longtime ESPN staffer's death comes as a shock to everyone. The immediate cause of death is unknown.    The value of the "Sports...
Jasmine Watkins
1 month ago
A few years ago, many jumped all over the Big Ten when the conference took losses in a handful of signature games in the second week of the college football season. Could that be the case once again this season with the Big Ten taking on opponents...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
Christian LaCouture
Just about the only thing that could derail a loaded LSU team from marching through the SEC West to Atlanta, other than a Nov. 5 showdown with Alabama, are injuries. Over the weekend two Tigers were injured with The Advocate reporting on Tuesday...
Ryan Wright
1 month ago
Artavis Scott
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Eight years is a lifetime for a college football program. In 2008, Mack Brown’s Texas program had not yet collapsed. Mark Mangino and Kansas were coming off a 12-win season. Penn State was still cruising along with Joe Paterno. Urban Meyer...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jabrill Peppers
The start of a new college football season is just weeks away. This fall a number of players will be taking on a brand new position in a game for the first time, and many could play a key role in their respective teams’ chances to win some...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
Leonard Fournette
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Greg Ward
The quarterback is easily the most important on-field position for any college football team. Signal-callers can truly make their teammates better and enhance their play on the field. While quarterback - especially proven ones - are valuable,...
Lance Dozier
1 month ago
Oregon Ducks
The Pac-12 conference goes under the microscope as hosts Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox wrap up their Power 5 conference previews.   - Why are there no Pac-12 teams ranked in Athlon Sports' top 10? Does this mean that the league...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
College Football's 2016 All-Name Team
The last month of the college football offseason has been full of endless preseason polls, All-America and all-conference teams and watch lists. And with the season now just 18 days away, it’s time to finally unveil the list we’ve all...
Jim Weber
1 month ago
Baker Mayfield
The quarterback is easily the most important on-field position for any college football team. Signal-callers can truly make their teammates better and enhance their play on the field. While quarterback - especially proven ones - are valuable,...
Lance Dozier
1 month ago
Tom Herman
Whether it’s a player, team or coach, the next big thing is always on the minds of fans for all 128 college football programs. Regardless of the job or program, coaches are always under the microscope and under to pressure to win – and...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Dozens of coaches every year go to bed one night in the winter having just realized a dream. Maybe they’ve taken their first head coaching job; maybe they’ve reached the top of the profession.   Everything is grand.   By...
David Fox
1 month ago
College football coaches are gifts the world didn't know it needed.    These guys are all business on Saturdays, but there are times you can see the human element of them start to creep in. Mastering social media is a different...
Jasmine Watkins
1 month ago

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