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DeForest Buckner
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Jeremy Pruitt
Coaching changes are a big part of any college football offseason, and several big names switched addresses. And whether it was coaching moves in the SEC or the Sun Belt, this offseason wasn’t short on impact additions or subtractions...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Pat Fitzgerald
As Steve Sarkisian packed up his boxes in Seattle to take the USC job, the former Washington coach closed the door on another part of his life — his 30s.Sarkisian attained one of the best positions in college football before his 40th...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Jeremy Pruitt
It has been a rapid rise for Jeremy Pruitt from high school assistant coach to anointed savior of a major college football program. Eight years ago, he was a defensive coordinator at Hoover (Ala.) High School. Five years ago, he was a non-...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Jameis Winston
 College football’s postseason format has changed significantly last year, with 2014 the first season of a four-team playoff.As a result of the new playoff format, the changes in the postseason extended to the bowl games.Whether it was a...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Texas A&M Aggies
It’s a cliché for a reason and it’s survived more than 2,000 years for a reason. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” — which some say first originated in 3rd century B.C. — applies to most...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Here are Athlon Sports' favorite, most important and most interesting Big Ten statistics you need to know about in 2014: 0-0: Big Ten teams in the BCS title game not named Ohio StateNebraska's 2001 national championship game...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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“Finally, the poo-bahs of major college football have seen the light. Smelled the money. They’ve broken from the past, from almost a century of polls and bowls, and embraced a national playoff.”Those sentences appeared in Athlon...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Dorial Green-Beckham
Former Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has officially landed at Oklahoma. Green-Beckham was dismissed at Missouri after an off-the-field incident in April and will have to sit out the 2014 season as a result of NCAA transfer rules.Green-...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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  After last week's league-by-league look at quarterbacks, the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Team did the same examination of coaches through each of the five major conferences. We picked coaches on the hot seat for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten,...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Auburn Tigers
The 2013 Auburn Tigers storybook season was one for the ages. Auburn hired Gus Malzahn, went from worst to first in the SEC, played in a thrilling and heartbreaking BCS National Championship Game and most believe the offense could be even...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Melvin Gordon
The Big Ten is well-stocked with talent at running back for 2014. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon is a projected first-team All-American, while Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah isn’t far behind. Gordon and Abdullah each averaged over six yards...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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UCLA Bruins
There are some who believe the Bruins will be playing for the national championship come January. Should UCLA earn a playoff berth in the debut edition of the College Football Playoff, there will have been no doubt about its merit. The Bruins...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Oklahoma’s uniforms and helmets haven’t changed much in recent years, but that’s about to change. Somewhat.On Tuesday, the Sooners unveiled new alternate uniforms, which are a slightly different look at the usual appearance for...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Oklahoma Sooners
The importance of scheduling in college football cannot be overstated. Sure, coaching, rosters and even a little bit of luck play bigger roles in determining championships in the NCAA ranks. But scheduling in college football plays as big a role as...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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A.J. Cann
The SEC is home to four of Athlon Sports’ national top-five offensive lines for 2014. The top spot belongs to Florida State, but Auburn, Texas A&M, LSU and South Carolina rank among the best offensive lines in the nation.As cliché as it...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Since 1996, college football teams have only been adding to national championship trophy cases.If certain programs ever seem like they have a ceiling, that’s the fact to watch. Florida is the most recent team to win its first national title...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Maryland Terrapins team
Just imagine Jim Nantz saying it now: Maryland and Rutgers in the Big Ten, a tradition unlike any other. Nothing encapsulates the big-money posturing of conference expansion more than two middling East Coast football programs joining a...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Big Ten Conference
Conference realignment reached a fever pitch a few years ago and it caused great headaches for fans and coaches across the nation. The dollars and “sense” of conference realignment blazed a path through college football for a few...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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ACC Football
Conference realignment reached a fever pitch a few years ago and it caused great headaches for fans and coaches across the nation. The dollars and “sense” of conference realignment blazed a path through college football for a few...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Texas A&M Kyle Field
A rocky period in college football has recently passed. Conference realignment seemingly dominated the headlines since 2011, forcing changes in membership for every league.The Big East and WAC are no more in football, and the SEC, ACC and Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Thinking big isn’t always the best tactic.Joe Novak learned that much from afar. He was an assistant at Indiana during the 1986 when he watched Northern Illinois, where he had worked for three years, leave the MAC with aspirations of joining...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Texas A&M’s move to the SEC has yielded an upset of the No. 1 team in the country, a Heisman winner and a new identity for the Aggies.In many ways, the Aggies exceeded expectations by becoming one of the nation’s “it”...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Maty Mauk
From the time he was in fifth grade through the end of his sophomore year in high school, James Franklin could be found just about anywhere on the football field except under center. He played receiver, tight end, defensive end and linebacker...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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West Virginia mascot
So this is a sobering reminder from West Virginia’s coach about last season. “We did not play winning offense,” Dana Holgorsen says. This would be a fairly innocuous comment for most coaches coming off a 4–8 season, but...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago

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