College Football Articles

Saquon Barkley
Following three straight seasons ending with seven wins, the pressure to start showing some true signs of progress is rising for Penn State head coach James Franklin (Penn State has gone 7-6 in each of Franklin's first two campaigns). A new-...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
ESPN took a lot of heat last year for its decision to give Caitlyn Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Now it seems the tide has turned.   This year's ESPYs will honor a young man no one can disagree with. Zaevion Dobson, a high school...
Jasmine Watkins
1 month ago
The 2016 season marks the sixth year of football independence for BYU. Life as an independent has posed a fair number of challenges for the Cougars, but BYU has made the most of its unique path thus far.   BYU would love if that path...
Mitch Harper
1 month ago
Mitch Leidner
The start of the 2016 college football season is just around the corner. What better way to get you ready for another fall of gridiron action than to give you some stats to chew on. Here's a nice serving of some key numbers to pay...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
Nick Saban
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
There is new energy in Athens with head coach Kirby Smart heading into his first season at the helm of the Georgia football program. Taking over for longtime coach Mark Richt won't be easy, but Smart is already off to a strong start. Georgia...
Cody McClure
1 month ago
Roll Tide, roll.   The controversial decision by the Monroe district attorney to drop the charges against Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Laurence Jones sent a shockwave through the sports world. The two players were taken in...
Jasmine Watkins
1 month ago
Marlon Mack
It's never too early to start dissecting some college football win totals. Last year I went through every conference and gave my thoughts on every team's win total. With regards to my process, I basically break down the games...
Matt Josephs
1 month ago
Mike Williams
Clemson enters 2016 as the defending ACC champion and one of the favorites to return to the College Football Playoff. The Tigers boast one of the nation’s most explosive offenses, led by Heisman Trophy contender quarterback Deshaun Watson....
Adam Kurkjian
1 month ago
The Iowa Hawkeyes had what can only be described as a "dream" regular season in 2015. Like many successful teams, the road was paved with plenty of haters and doubters along the way. Kirk Ferentz's squad was up to the challenge...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
Baker Mayfield
Oklahoma is the Big 12’s clear favorite this season, and despite the loss of a couple of key players on both sides of the ball, the Sooners lead the way on Athlon’s All-Big 12 team with 18 selections for 2016. Additionally, eight...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Brent Stockstill
There’s plenty of intrigue in Conference USA for 2016. The league’s top four teams – WKU, Marshall, MTSU and Southern Miss – all have key players to replace from last year’s squad, but there’s no shortage of...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Jovon Robinson
People from Alabama take their football seriously. Because of that, there is a little added pressure on coaches who aren’t winning at a high level. Auburn’s Gus Malzahn now finds himself in year four with the Tigers, having only beaten...
Cody McClure
1 month ago
Jovon Robinson
People from Alabama take their football seriously. Because of that, there is a little added pressure on coaches who aren’t winning at a high level. Auburn’s Gus Malzahn now finds himself in year four with the Tigers, having only beaten...
Cody McClure
1 month ago
J.T. Barrett
In 2015, Ohio State's schedule was widely criticized for its perceived weakness and quality of opponents. Flash forward to the 2016 season, and those critiques will not be heard. Of Ohio State's 12 opponents, 10 played in a bowl game last...
Chip Minnich
1 month ago
Josh Rosen
An intriguing race is set to unfold in the Pac-12 this season, as there’s not a clear frontrunner or team projected to finish in the top four and in the mix for a playoff berth. However, while the league may not have a dominant team in place...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Brett Rypien
Boise State and San Diego State are the favorites to meet in the Mountain West title game in early December, and the Broncos and Aztecs feature plenty of representation on the Athlon Sports 2016 All-Mountain West team. The Broncos lead all Mountain...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
The early weeks of the FCS college football season will be energized by the upsets of FBS teams. After all, Cinderella straps on the dancin’ shoes in September too.   Related: 15 Best FBS vs. FCS Football Games in 2016  ...
Craig Haley
1 month ago
Larry Smith
Athlon Sports is celebrating the 50th volume of its inaugural SEC annual this year. Throughout the summer and fall, we’ll look back at some of the players, coaches, teams and images from our early years.   Back then, Florida running...
David Fox
1 month ago
Having a dual-threat quarterback who makes the defense respect his arm and legs is arguably a must for effective offenses in today’s college football. These quarterbacks have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and...
Lance Dozier
1 month ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
Braden Gall and David Fox break down a slow news week in college football.   - Jeremy Foley is stepping down as Florida's Athletic Director. How impressive was his run and was he the first of a new type of AD.   - Ohio State will...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Bret Bielema
If Arkansas is to ever make a run at a SEC West title, 2016 would be the year to do it. The Razorbacks have a lot going for them heading into the season with nine starters back on defense, a very favorable schedule, and their side of the SEC...
Ryan Wright
1 month ago
J.T. Barrett
Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa are projected to be the Big Ten’s top four teams this season, so it should be no surprise these programs dominate the Athlon Sports projected All-Big Ten team for 2016. Michigan leads the way with...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Cooper Rush
The balance of power in the MAC clearly resides in the West Division this season, as 38 of the selections on Athlon’s projected all-conference team for 2016 come from the league’s top three teams – Northern Illinois, Toledo and...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Dana Holgorsen
The 2016 season looks to potentially be a breakout campaign for Dana Holgorsen and the West Virginia Mountaineers. With the majority of the offense returning, including quarterback Skyler Howard, expect the Mountaineers to put plenty of points on...
Jeremy Simon
1 month ago

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