Independents Articles

Bronco Mendenhall
Whether it’s the polls, the Bowl Alliance, or the infamous Bowl Championship Series (BCS), BYU has always been a program that finds a way to make change in college football.  The last time a program outside of the current Power 5...
Mitch Harper
12 hours ago
The 2015 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information...
Steven Lassan
14 hours ago
Jeremy Johnson
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
Samaje Perine
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to...
Steven Lassan
5 days ago
Urban Meyer
The start of college football’s 2015 season is less than 10 days away. The 2015 season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and ends on Jan. 11 with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. The first season of the College Football...
Steven Lassan
6 days ago
Jamal Adams
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some...
Steven Lassan
6 days ago
Corey Coleman
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention. And...
Steven Lassan
6 days ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
The first week of the 2015 college football season features a boatload of FBS vs. FCS matchups. Most people out there refuse to bet on those games, but sometimes they represent some of the best value out there. There are multiple FCS teams that are...
Matt Josephs
1 week ago
Seth Russell
Every college football team has personnel issues or question marks entering the 2015 season. But some concerns are bigger than others for teams in the national title or playoff mix. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Jaylon Smith
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Taysom Hill
Brigham Young University boasts many award winners over the years, including 1990 Heisman Trophy recipient, quarterback Ty Detmer. Detmer is the last player to win college football’s most prestigious award from a school outside of what...
Mitch Harper
1 week ago
A'Shawn Robinson
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Georgia Bulldogs
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Jarron Jones
Notre Dame left spring practice with a lot of bodies along the defensive line. Then defensive ends Jhonny Williams and Kolin Hill announced their decision to transfer, lessening the depth on the edge. But a much bigger blow came on Friday when...
Jon Kinne
2 weeks ago
Malik Zaire
Rankings are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason projections or the in-season polls from the playoff committee, rankings generate discussion and interest from all 128 fanbases. While some argue preseason...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Brandon Allen
Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation, college football quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce. Good quarterback play or improvement at the position could be the...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
With fall camps opening across the nation, all 128 college football teams are putting the final stamp on depth chart battles and preparations for the upcoming season. And as is the case every year, all teams in the national title picture have...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
College Football's 2015 All-Name Team
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2015 college football magazine. We took a look through the rosters...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
College football’s long offseason is almost over. Kickoff for the 2015 season is less than 25 days away, and fall camps are underway across the nation. While every team is 0-0 and hopes of an undefeated season are still alive, all 128 FBS...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Coaches know each offseason that there are certain areas of the team that will need special attention once fall camp opens. Maybe there is a player returning from injury or intense competition for playing time or depth that needs to be developed....
Jon Kinne
3 weeks ago
Jeff Lockie
With fall practice underway, the long offseason is almost over and college football’s 2015 season is officially around the corner. The final preparations for the upcoming year have started, and coaches spend fall camp trying to finalize ...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Bronco Mendenhall
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Brian Kelly
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Taysom Hill
This season marks the fifth for BYU as a football independent. When the Cougars declared their independence back in 2010, one of the major concerns was scheduling. Everyone in the college football world was wondering how on earth would a team not...
Mitch Harper
1 month ago

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