Independents Articles

Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Athlon Sports continues its series looking back the best players of the BCS Era (1998-2013). Today, the staff ranks the 10 best tight ends to play at least one season during the BCS Era.Note: Florida's Aaron Hernandez was No. 5 initially but...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Taysom Hill
BYU returns 14 starters from last year’s 8-5 team, and with a favorable schedule, the Cougars could be poised to win 10 games for the first time since 2011.Quarterback Taysom Hill had a standout debut as BYU’s starter, throwing for 2,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Everett Golson
Notre Dame has found stability and plenty of success under Brian Kelly, winning 37 games over the last four years and making an appearance in the BCS national championship after the 2012 season.The Fighting Irish navigated conference realignment...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
BYU Cougars
Bronco Mendenhall enters his 10th season as the BYU head coach and his fourth as the head coach of an independent program. Scheduling has been more difficult for the Cougars since leaving the Mountain West both in terms of ironing out opponents and...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Nick Saban
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Laquon Treadwell
Spring practice is underway for nearly all 128 college football teams, and the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the start of next year, but it’s never too early to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Mike London
The start of spring practice for all 128 college football teams is a chance to start fresh and forget the bad results that came along with 2013.For a handful of coaches, spring practice is also the first opportunity to turn around a program and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Navy commander in chief ring
Navy started its spring practice on March 17 looking to earn its 10th Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy in 12 years.To help the team with motivation and showcase some of the past success, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo tweeted out a picture of a ring...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Texas Longhorns football
Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are clearly better than others.So what exactly determines the best job in a conference or in college football? Each person’s criteria will be...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jimbo Fisher
Most college football fans generally consider Signing Day the official start of a new season, but spring practice is the first time all 128 FBS teams will hit the field in preparation for the upcoming year. Of course, it’s hard to glean much...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly likely welcomed the turn of the calendar this New Year.The calendar year began with his team getting trucked in the national title game by Alabama, continued with his star quarterback getting suspended in the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Bronco Mendenhall
BYU went 8-5 for a second straight season last fall, but the Cougars followed two different scripts to get there. In 2012, the nation’s No. 3-ranked defense, both in yards and points allowed, led the way in a season that culminated with a...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Karlos Williams
With spring practice already underway for some college football teams, the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the season opener, but it’s never too early to start...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Todd Graham
College football’s national signing day is essentially the start of a new season for every coaching staff. With the recruiting class officially in place, all coaches can turn the page to the next season and have a clear view of the roster for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Kevin Sumlin
National Signing Day is essentially Christmas morning for college football coaches. The first Wednesday in February officially marks the addition of 20-30 new players for each roster, which is the result of nearly a year of work on the recruiting...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail, coaches will hit the offices bright and early on Wednesday for National Signing Day to welcome a new...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Greg Robinson
College football’s BCS era ended with Florida State’s victory over Auburn on Jan. 6 in the national championship. With the playoff era set to start next season, lets look back at the BCS era and some of the coaching tenures that were a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
College football’s Heisman Trophy won’t be awarded until next December, but it’s never too early to think about the frontrunners for next season.Bovada has released its early odds for 2014, and there’s a familiar face at the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
James Franklin
After a whopping 31 changes last year, college football’s head coach carousel was relatively quiet this offseason.The 2013-14 cycle featured just 20 teams making a switch at head coach. But the offseason wasn’t short on drama, as two of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Teddy Bridgewater
The deadline for college football players to enter the 2014 NFL Draft has passed, and the official tally stands at 98 underclassmen declaring early for the next level.The list of early entrants also includes four players that have already graduated...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
College football’s 2014 season won’t start until August, but it’s never too early to take a look at what’s ahead. Florida State edged Auburn for the national championship in early January, and both teams will be in the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jeremy Pruitt
An underrated part of coaching is hiring the right coordinators. College football head coaches can be strong X’s and O’s leaders, but coordinators are a huge piece of the puzzle and are often the fall guy when things go wrong. And if a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Brian Kelly
The early entry deadline for the 2014 NFL Draft has passed, and a record number of college football underclassmen are set to jump to the next level.With the early entrants declared, it’s time to take a look at the winners and losers from a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Gary Patterson
College football’s head coaching carousel hasn’t been as busy as some may have anticipated in November, but there has been plenty of movement in the coaching ranks.Whether it’s a change in head coaches or a coach wanting to shake...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Kliff Kingsbury
With college football’s 2013 season completed, it’s time to take a look back at the season that was amd review the performance of all 125 teams before 2014 kicks off. College football’s coach carousel was quite active last...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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