College Football Articles

Our hosts duke it out over a two-team and four-team playoff. Is it possible the BCS wasn’t all bad if it worked perfectly in a year like this?We can’t ignore the chatter around the Texas job, whether it’s vacant yet or not. Should...
David Fox
1 year ago
Boise State’s coaching search has ended with a familiar name taking over for Chris Petersen. After one season at Arkansas State, Bryan Harsin has been hired by Boise State as its next head coach.Harsin went 7-5 in his only season with the Red...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The Big 12 didn’t really play out as we expected it back in August. We tabbed four teams as being in close contention for the conference title (we got three of them right) but had none of them in the top 15. In other words, we didn't...
David Fox
1 year ago
Stanford Cardinal
The 2013 season will be an extremely memorable one for Pac-12 fans. New coaches Sonny Dykes and Mark Helfrich had very different debuts out West. The Pac-12 North turned out to be one of, if not the, best divisions in college football and first...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Johnny Manziel
Each week of the college football season, Athlon Sports will poll some of the nation's best college football people from every region of the country. Each voter offers up a top five and each first-place vote is worth five points. A second-place...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Michigan State Spartans
The 2013 regular season is in the books and the Michigan State Spartans are the champs.The improbable run to the Rose Bowl for Mark Dantonio is the main headline for what turned out to be a very memorable campaign in the Big Ten, but it’s not...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The 2013 season was one of the most unpredictable we have seen in the SEC in quite some time. The two teams that met in the league title game — Auburn and Missouri — combined to record a 2–14 record in conference play last season...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Jimbo Fisher
Overall, 2013 was a pretty good year for the ACC. Florida State went 13-0 and is set to play Auburn for the national championship. Clemson went 10-2 – its only losses to Florida State and South Carolina – and the Tigers will play in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
50 Funny College Football Bowl Pick'em Team Names
The regular college football season has come to an end and that can only mean one thing: you're going to be invited to join your buddy's College Bowl Pick'em league. Of course, who has time to come up with a clever or witty team name to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
College football’s most prestigious award will be handed out on Saturday night, and six players will head to New York for the ceremony: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, Northern Illinois’...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Wake Forest moved quickly in replacing Jim Grobe, choosing Bowling Green’s Dave Clawson to be its next head coach.Grobe tied the school record with 77 victories during his Wake Forest tenure, which included an 11-3 record with an ACC...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Chris Petersen
The Pac-12 is a conference on the rise, and the league was strengthened during this year’s coaching carousel. Washington hired Chris Petersen away from Boise State to replace Steve Sarkisian, who left to take over at USC.Boise State had...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
For the last time, the coaches’ poll and Harris poll will factor into the national championship.The end of the BCS means the end of the coaches’ poll as a component of postseason selection and the end of the Harris Interactive top 25...
David Fox
1 year ago
The top two teams are set. Florida State and Auburn.The Legends Poll was the only human poll to rank Auburn ahead of Ohio State heading into championship weekend, and Auburn kept its No. 2 ranking after its 59-42 win over Missouri in the SEC...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Kevin Hogan
College football’s regular season is over and the postseason is set. 35 bowl games take place, starting on Dec. 21 and stretching until the national championship on Jan. 6. Which bowls should you tune into?Athlon ranks and previews all of the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Auburn Tigers
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some fall on the sabermetric side of things, while others like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test. In the football world, that means...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
College football’s regular season is over, and the chase for the national championship is down to Florida State and Auburn.The Seminoles returned only 10 starters this year and had to replace six assistants, but coach Jimbo Fisher has...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Marshall
Auburn is 60 minutes away from extending the SEC’s national title streak to eight in a row. The Tigers are a surprise contender for the BCS title, but this team is one of the hottest in the nation and moved to the No. 2 spot after Ohio State...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Despite fears to the contrary two weeks ago, the final BCS standings and selection for the major bowls featured little controversy or drama.Ohio State lost in the Big Ten title game, clearing the path for Auburn to be the undisputed No. 2 team....
David Fox
1 year ago
Tre Mason
By the time Missouri took a 17-14 lead in the second quarter, Saturday’s SEC Championship Game was already was one of the wildest title games in league history.Then Tre Mason happened.On Auburn’s next drive, Mason rushed for 49 yards on...
David Fox
1 year ago
Say this for the BCS era: Many of the controversies that seem to be possibilities during the season play themselves out by the end of the season.The final week of the season began with the possibility of either Auburn or Ohio State being left out...
David Fox
1 year ago
Michigan State ensured the BCS will go out with a whimper.The final season of a two-team competition for the national title will end again with a simple two-team decision. With Ohio State’s loss, there will be no debate between an undefeated...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jimbo Fisher
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher isn’t leaving Tallahassee anytime soon. Fisher has agreed to a new contract with the Seminoles, raising his salary to $4.1 million a year.The length of Fisher’s contract is speculated to be five to seven...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The SEC season could end no other way.Starting with the second week of the season when Georgia beat South Carolina 41-30, the SEC hasn’t been the old defense-wins-championships league all year. It continued when Johnny Manziel and AJ McCarron...
David Fox
1 year ago
Gus Malzahn
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn won’t be pursuing any other jobs this offseason, as the Tigers’ first-year coach agreed to a new six-year contract prior to the SEC Championship. Malzahn will make $3.85 million in 2014 and will receive a $250,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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