College Football Articles

Jacob Coker
Quarterback is easily the position with the most pressure in any college football season. Whether it’s a quarterback fighting to keep a starting job, replacing a standout from the prior season or just looking to elevate their overall play,...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Kansas State Wildcats
Bill Snyder is a mad scientist when it comes to building a roster and developing talent. His challenge this offseason for Kansas State might be one of his biggest, however, as the Wildcats lose a glut of elite senior leaders. Will Kansas...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Oregon Ducks
For the second time in five seasons, Oregon came up 60 minutes short of a national championship. This time the Ducks have to rebuild without arguably the greatest player in the history of their program. Five starters are back on defense and...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Let’s get one thing clear right away. There is no such thing as an “easy” schedule in the SEC. When putting together Athlon Sports' college football preview magazines each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling....
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Mike London
Coaching changes are a big part of any college football offseason. The 2015 carousel was relatively quiet with just 15 changes. However, from 2009-13, there were at least 21 coaching moves each year. While it’s too early in the season to know...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 Big Ten conference preview. The Big Ten enters a season as a defending champ for the first time since 2002 and only the third time since 1968. However, could a...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Myles Jack
UCLA is coming off back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 1997-98 and 18 starters are back from a team that nearly won the Pac-12 South last year. Coach Jim Mora has reeled in four consecutive top 20 classes on the recruiting trail,...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
With the volume of high-powered offenses and talent at the skill positions every year, it’s not easy being a defensive coordinator or a player on that side of the ball. However, there’s no shortage of standouts that emerge each season...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State is the defending national champions and has a schedule that should allow the Buckeyes to defend their title with relative ease. Urban Meyer has one tough road game in conference, will play two of the worst teams from the...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
SEC Football
Let’s get one thing clear right away. There is no such thing as an “easy” schedule in the SEC. When putting together Athlon Sports' college football preview magazines each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling....
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Chris Petersen
Washington opens its second spring under coach Chris Petersen with just 10 returning starters and major concerns on both sides of the ball. The quarterback position is up for grabs, and the battle includes true freshman Jake Browning after he...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
LSU Tigers
LSU has trended backwards in the SEC West standings for four consecutive seasons, going from first (2011) to second (2012) to third (2013) to fifth (2014). One major reason for that type of trend is the SEC West schedule. It’s the...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Ohio State claimed college football’s first playoff trophy with a 42-20 win over Oregon on Jan. 12. And thanks to a few tweets from the staff and players, we are getting our first glimpse of the championship rings. Check out Ohio State...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Auburn Tigers
Auburn’s offense will be virtually unstoppable as long as Gus Malzahn is in charge on The Plains. But with the addition of Will Muschamp as defensive coordinator, the Tigers possibly boast the best offense-defense sideline combination in...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Dan Mullen led Mississippi State to unprecedented heights in 2014. The Bulldogs had a record-setting, Heisman-caliber quarterback and a veteran-led defense that had MSU in the playoff picture until the final weeks of the season. And the school...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Texas Longhorns
Charlie Strong probably feels like he cleared one hurdle in his first season at Texas. He reestablished a physicality and toughness in the Longhorns that had been long missing under the previous regime. But entering his second season,...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Washington Huskies
Chris Petersen isn’t accustomed to losing. Washington lost more games in Pac-12 play in Petersen’s debut (5) than he did the three previous seasons combined at Boise State (4). But this is one of the best jobs on the West...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
USC Trojans
There is a lot to like about the 2015 USC Trojans. Steve Sarkisian has a year under his belt as the head man at Heritage Hall and this roster is loaded with elite-level talent. The quarterback position is locked down by a potential Heisman...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Derek Mason
Derek Mason’s first season at Vanderbilt wasn’t easy. The Commodores did not win a game in SEC play and two of their three non-conference wins came by three points or less. However, as the 2015 season approaches, there’s reason to...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious award in sports and gambling is a huge part of the game of football. Put them together and you get preseason odds for the coveted stiff-armed trophy. Bovada recently released an updated list of...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
Ohio State opened spring practice with a target on its back. The Buckeyes are the defending national champions and the favorite to win college football’s national title in 2015. Of course, a lot can happen between now and the end of the year...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Reggie Bonnafon
Louisville’s first season in the ACC was a successful one. The Cardinals finished 9-4, with two of their losses coming by six points or less. 2014 also brought the return of Bobby Petrino to the Louisville sidelines, and despite a revolving...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Connor Cook
Michigan State has emerged as a national power under coach Mark Dantonio. The Spartans have won at least 11 games in each of the last four seasons and have claimed back-to-back finishes inside of the top five in the last Associated Press poll....
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
LSU Tigers
LSU went unbeaten in the 2011 regular season and won the SEC crown. Since then the Tigers have dropped from first to second (2012) to third (2013) to fifth (2014) in the SEC West standings. The coaching in the division has gotten...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
South Carolina Gamecocks
The last time South Carolina lost six games in a season was back in 2009. After unprecedented success and 42 wins from 2010-13, the Gamecocks came crashing back down to earth with six losses — five in the SEC — in...
Braden Gall
10 months ago

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