Independents Articles

David Yankey
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Marqise Lee
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Todd Gurley
The committee approach at running back has become more prevalent in college football over the last five years, so it’s no surprise most teams have two or three players that could start each week for their offense.The SEC is loaded at running...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Old Dominion is set to transition to the FBS level this year and will play a full Conference USA schedule in 2014.Under the direction of coach Bobby Wilder, the Monarchs are 38-10 over the last four years and have back-to-back appearances in the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
In most cases, changes to the uniform or helmet are a big hit with the players. But that wasn’t the case with BYU this week.Instead of leaving the last names on the jerseys, three words – tradition, spirit and honor – were set to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
New Mexico State is likely in for a long season in its first (and only) season as a FBS Independent.But the Aggies scored a victory this week with the release of their new helmets for 2013.These helmets are a major upgrade over last year’s...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The BYU-Utah matchup is always one of the top rivalry games in college football each year. The series will be on hiatus for 2014 and 2015, so this season’s game will have a little extra meaning.BYU is planning a slight uniform tweak for the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Notre Dame has unveiled a new uniform for 2013. No, it’s not an entire revamp of the Fighting Irish’s uniforms, but rather a one-time change for the Shamrock Series game against Arizona State on Oct. 5.Notre Dame’s uniforms are...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
College Football's Best and Worst Logos for 2013
Brand image is a massive part of modern 21st century business and college football is big business. Signature uniforms like Michigan’s winged helmet, picturesque monuments like Lake Washington in Seattle or historic personalities like...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
A relatively quiet day around college football as Big Ten Media Days winds down in Chicago. Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Despite Notre Dame’s 42-14 loss to Alabama in the national championship game, there’s little doubt coach Brian Kelly has the Fighting Irish back on the right track.Notre Dame’s hopes of repeating its undefeated regular season mark...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
With the college football season just around the corner, it seems there is a different preseason poll or prediction released every day. This time, it’s the LVH, as it has released its over/under win totals for 2013.There are some interesting...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Determining the worst coaching tenures for any period is no easy task. Each program has its own set of hurdles to overcome, and all coaches aren’t on equal footing when they take over a job.In forming Athlon’s list of the top 25 worst...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
It's been a busy week in the college football world.In addition to the latest news, Friday's links will try to highlight some of the best posts of week - just in case you didn't catch our posts from earlier in the week.Contact us...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The college football news cycle never stops. Even with SEC Media Days stealing the show in Alabama, there's plenty of other news happening from around the nation. Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
SEC Media Days continues on Wednesday, but there's plenty of other news from around the college football world. Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Just ask the coaching staffs at Maryland, Missouri or USC.The Terrapins lost four quarterbacks to season-ending injuries last year, while the Tigers played 2012 without the services of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
BYU’s third season of independence features its most difficult schedule.The Cougars play seven bowl teams from last season, including BCS bowl teams in Wisconsin and Notre Dame. BYU also takes on rival Utah in early September and an improving...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Transfers in college football are always a wildcard when making preseason predictions.Some transfers have no trouble fitting in to their new home. But some players can take half a season or even longer to get acclimated.Looking back to 2012, Kansas...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
College football fans know about Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney, De'Anthony Thomas, AJ McCarron and Marcus Mariota, but there’s a new crop of superstars waiting to emerge. Every college football season always brings new household names...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
If Heisman voters were as open minded as Hugh Green’s peers in 1980, the fraternity of the award for the most outstanding college football player would be much different.During a tour organized to promote the 1980 football season, the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Projecting the all-conference and All-America teams is a staple of any college football preseason preview. And after projecting those teams for 2013, it’s clear college football has a stockpile of talent in its sophomore ranks.Texas A&M...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Picking a college football All-American team is no easy task. Some positions are deeper than others, while it's also difficult to project how a player will perform with the losses or additions around them. The SEC leads the way with...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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