Independents Articles

Logos don’t draw the same attention or excitement as uniforms but they are an inextricable part of each team’s brand that can be recognized around the world.   Just ask the New York Yankees. Or the Dallas Cowboys. Or the...
Jim Weber
2 months ago
Lamar Jackson
On paper, college football’s Week 2 slate wasn’t as enticing as the schedule from the opening weekend. However, as usual, another Saturday of action didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of intriguing games early, with Pitt-Penn...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Joshua Dobbs
College football’s Week 2 slate doesn’t have the marquee matchups that covered the schedule in Week 1, but there are several intriguing games to watch this Saturday. The Week 2 action kicks off on Friday night with two games, as...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Jacob Eason
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight for all 128 college football teams. Some programs – Clemson (Deshaun Watson) and Ohio State (J.T. Barrett) – entered 2016 with no uncertainty under center. However, there was no shortage of...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
After the first week of college football’s 2016 season, we are stuck asking the same question we ask at some point every fall:   Why are college kickers so bad?   We’ve grown so accustomed to college football’s...
Jim Weber
2 months ago
Nick Chubb
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Taysom Hill
BYU and Arizona kick off their 2016 seasons in a late-night showdown Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium (home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals) in Glendale, Ariz. This will mark the first game for BYU head coach Kalani Sitake, who is...
Mitch Harper
3 months ago
Baker Mayfield
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando. Thursday night’s action is headlined...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Tanner Mangum
New BYU head coach Kalani Sitake inherits a Cougar program that is not broken. The Cougars have won at least eight games or more in nine of the last 10 seasons, but Sitake comes into the program where the schedule might be the toughest the...
Mitch Harper
3 months ago
The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Deshaun Watson
With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Harvey Langi
BYU will implement new offensive and defensive schemes in Kalani Sitake's debut season as head coach. Gone are the no-huddle offense and 3-4 defensive alignment employed by former head coach Bronco Mendenhall. In their place are a pro-style...
John Coon
3 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Nick Saban
The start of the 2016 college football season is just a few days away. California and Hawaii meet in Australia on Aug. 26 in the first game of the year, with the full slate for Week 1 starting on Thursday, Sept. 1 and ending on Labor Day with...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Mason Rudolph
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...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Micah Hannemann
BYU enters 2016 with a lot of star power at the top of their roster with quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Tanner Mangum returning along with running back Jamaal Williams.   Related: BYU Cougars 2016 Preview and Prediction   The stars of...
Mitch Harper
3 months ago
Tre'Davious White
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....
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Reuben Foster
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...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Jonathan Allen
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,...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Clemson Tigers
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...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Artavis Scott
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...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Leonard Fournette
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...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Tom Herman
Whether it’s a player, team or coach, the next big thing is always on the minds of fans for all 128 college football programs. Regardless of the job or program, coaches are always under the microscope and under to pressure to win – and...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Tanner Mangum
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 months 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...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago

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