College Football Articles

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
Five years ago this week, Nebraska became the first domino in a wave of conference realignment. The Cornhuskers broke from their traditional Big 8 roots and became the 12th member of the Big Ten. The move gave us the Legends and Leaders...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
This summer is the five-year anniversary of conference realignment that shook up college football. Nebraska announced in 2010 it would join the Big Ten. The dominoes of Utah and Colorado to form the Pac-12 followed that same summer. At the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Every college football fan knows that one person whose opinion changes of a friend or colleague as soon as they learn they’re a fan or graduate of a rival school. Perhaps you are that person. Let’s say you’re an Alabama...
David Fox
1 year ago
Connor Cook
Ohio State is the favorite to win college football’s 2015 national championship, and a quick glance at Athlon’s projected All-Big Ten shows how loaded coach Urban Meyer’s team is for this year. The Buckeyes place nine players on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Blake Frohnapfel
The MAC should have plenty of offensive fireworks in 2015. There’s no shortage of talent at quarterback in this league, beginning with UMass’ Blake Frohnapfel, as the senior headlines Athlon’s 2015 All-MAC team. However, Bowling...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Chubb
It’s no secret college football’s best talent resides in the SEC. While the talent at quarterback is down this year, there’s no shortage of potential All-America candidates on defense and at running back. And choosing which...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Brandon Doughty
Could Conference USA have a contender for the Group of 5 bowl spot among college football’s top postseason destinations? WKU is a team to watch as the Hilltoppers return an explosive offense behind quarterback Brandon Doughty. The...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Saban
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Traditionally, the Big Ten has had excellent quarterback play. Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins, Brian Hoyer, Kyle Orton and Drew Stanton all threw for at least 1,700 yards in the NFL last season. With Connor Cook,...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The whole backflipping to catch a football trend is kind of lame. After watching this video, you will understand why. NAILED IT. pic.twitter.com/xANOQAKE4X— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) June 9, 2015 Let's just put an end to it right...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago

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