College Football Articles

Everett Golson
Finding a dependable and productive starting quarterback is a huge challenge for all 128 college football coaches each season. While recruiting and developing a player is the easiest and preferred route, sometimes that plan doesn’t work...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Brandon Doughty
Conference USA has a bit of momentum after a 4-1 postseason last year. Last year C-USA's East Division featured Marshall, which was one game away from a perfect season. Key personnel losses will make a second run at perfection a tough task for...
Matt Josephs
1 year ago
Since their days in the youth football leagues of Miami, running backs Dalvin Cook and Joseph Yearby have been the subject of an ongoing debate: Who’s better? “Every game, people would argue,” says Cook’s brother,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Arizona Wildcats
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the Pac-12 in 2015: 67-7: Anu Solomon’s record as a starterArizona’s starting quarterback isn’t the most mobile and doesn’t have the best arm...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Georgia Bulldogs offensive line
The success of any college football offense starts in the trenches. Although the skill positions and quarterbacks get all of the attention, it’s the five players up front that set the tone for the rest of the offense. The SEC is never...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
David Gibbs
College football coordinators have a huge impact on their team in any season. And it’s no secret that hiring good coordinators and retaining them is critical to the long-term success of any head coach. Changing coordinators or a promotion of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Deshaun Watson
The ACC Atlantic was Florida State's playground last year, as the Seminoles dominated their way to an ACC title and a College Football Playoff berth. So which team is Florida State’s biggest threat this season? If you look at the Las...
Matt Josephs
1 year ago
Florida State Seminoles
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Paul Chryst
Two of the biggest blindside hits fifth-year quarterback Joel Stave has absorbed during his career at Wisconsin occurred off the field. The first came in December 2012 when news broke that coach Bret Bielema was leaving the Badgers for...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The greatest coach in NFL history — the architect of the Green Bay Packers and the namesake of the league’s championship trophy — died 45 years ago this September. Though more than four decades have passed since Lombardi last...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Anyone can have bad results at a lackluster college football program. Even Bear Bryant or Nick Saban might have trouble staying above water at a program in a bad recruiting era, little tradition and scant resources.However, it takes a unique...
David Fox
1 year 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 year ago
Urban Meyer is serious about the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry. So serious, that he made a woman wearing blue do pushups. The Buckeyes head coach spoke at the Ohio State Football Women's Clinic and specifically told the ladies not to wear...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
Urban Meyer
Parking in spaces that are marked or designated for certain individuals is never a good idea. And it’s always a bad idea to block a college football coach in his parking spot. After all, most coaches work long hours and burn the midnight...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Matt Wells
Coaching in the college football ranks is no easy task. The pressure to win and produce at a high level is higher than ever before. And as a result of the pressure, programs can’t wait for five seasons to give a coach time to produce a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
LSU Tigers
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
North Carolina Tar Heels
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the ACC in 2015: 72.3%: That Boston College runs the ballAmong the leaders in the nation, Boston College ran the ball 72.3 percent of the time on offense. The Eagles ran...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Sheriron Jones
Tennessee fans are well aware of what returning starting quarterback Joshua Dobbs brings to the table. But what about the trio of talented freshmen that will be joining Dobbs on The Hill this fall? Related: Breaking Down the Tennessee...
Rob McVey
1 year ago
Bill Snyder
Cody Kirby engineered a 99-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter of a game against Kansas State five years ago that might not be memorable to most. Kirby was the senior quarterback of Missouri State in a game his team lost by 24 points. The...
David Fox
1 year ago
Alabama is one of the best when it comes to recruiting. After college, Crimson Tide players often have careers in the NFL. This infographic shows the 2012 Alabama squad during a game against Michigan. Fast forward three years later, all the...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
Fredi Knighten
With a solid core of experienced quarterbacks and playmakers returning, the Sun Belt should provide plenty of intriguing matchups and offensive fireworks in 2015. Arkansas State’s Fredi Knighten is Athlon Sports’ first-team All-Sun Belt...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Trevone Boykin
Baylor and TCU ended 2014 at the top of the Big 12 standings, and the Horned Frogs and Bears begin 2015 as the favorites to win the league crown once again. Both teams are loaded with returning talent on both sides of the ball, as Baylor and TCU...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Tennessee Volunteers
The SEC West is the best division in college football. That was the case last year and again in 2015. The Pac-12 South is probably a close second with the Big Ten East quickly gaining momentum. But where does the SEC East rank? After...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jeremy Johnson
At most schools, the loss of a quarterback like Nick Marshall would be cause for concern. Marshall arrived at Auburn when the Tigers badly needed a revolution at the quarterback position. In the two years between Cam Newton’s Heisman...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
During the summer of 2010, the college football world hinged on what Texas might do next. True, Nebraska had left for the Big Ten, Texas A&M and Missouri were soon to leave for the SEC, and the Pac-10 expanded to 12 teams. Yet for a time,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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