Independents Articles

Tim Beckman
With three weeks left in the 2013 season, college football’s coaching carousel is set to begin. There were no coaching changes over the last week, but with the end of the year coming for a few teams, expect to see more movement over the next...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Will Muschamp
Another week, another college football coach fired. Ron English was dismissed a day before Eastern Michigan was set to take on Western Michigan last week. Eastern Michigan is one of the toughest jobs in the nation, but English’s teams showed...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
James Franklin
With 11 weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is starting to come into focus.The fourth release of the BCS standings saw another change at the top. With Stanford’s victory over Oregon on Thursday night,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Connor Cook
With 10 weeks in the books, college football’s bowl picture is starting to clear.The third release of the BCS standings saw another change at the top. Florida State passed Oregon for the No. 2 spot behind Alabama. However, if both teams win...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Mike London
College football’s coach on the hot seat carousel took an odd turn last week, as FAU’s Carl Pelini resigned over illegal drug use. Pelini’s resignation was the fourth coaching change of 2013, and the first since Miami (Ohio)...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Charlie Weis
After a flurry of activity in late September/early October, the college football coach carousel has been quiet in the last few weeks. But is a period of calm signaling a busy offseason? It’s not out of the question.Texas’ Mack Brown...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jerry Kill
With nine weeks in the books, college football’s bowl picture is starting to clear.The second release of the BCS standings saw an expected change, as Oregon passed Florida State for the No. 2 spot. The Ducks have the edge in strength of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Marcus Mariota
The 2013 college football season features an awkward 15 week schedule, which creates a few scheduling headaches for some teams.Some programs – Florida State and Baylor – have played just six games. However, Missouri, Oregon, Alabama,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Mark Helfrich
With eight weeks of the 2013 college football season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the new coaches and how they have performed so far this year.While every coach wants to win big in his first season, it’s just not possible...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Derek Carr
With eight weeks in the books, college football’s bowl picture is starting to clear.Florida State’s dominating victory over Clemson placed the Seminoles squarely in the national championship mix. Florida State ranks No. 2 in the first...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Mike London
The coaching carousel was quiet once again in Week 8. USC, Miami (Ohio) and Connecticut are the only three openings, but more jobs will open over the next few weeks. And the carousel will only get more active if jobs like Texas open, especially as...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Saban
With the first half of the 2013 season finished, it’s time to take a peek at what the second half of the college football season has in store.There’s no shortage of second-half storylines, as the coaching carousel will continue to spin...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Marcus Mariota
The first half of the 2013 college football season is officially in the books. And at the midpoint of 2013, it’s time to look back at the first seven weeks, examine preseason predictions and take a glimpse at what the second half of the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Dana Holgorsen
College football’s coach carousel didn’t spin into motion as some may have expected in Week 7.Texas was a heavy underdog to Oklahoma in the annual Red River Rivalry, but the Longhorns stunned the Sooners. Coach Mack Brown is still on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Andre Williams
With seven weeks in the books, college football’s bowl picture is starting to clear. Stanford’s loss to Utah was a huge setback to the Cardinal’s national title hopes, while Oregon took a step forward with its win against...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
With the government shutdown threatening the cancellation of the annual Air Force-Navy game, United Airlines is prepared to step in. There is a question of whether the funds used for sporting activities are congressionally appropriated. While Navy...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Devin Gardner
Thanks to conference realignment, Michigan and Notre Dame are only scheduled to play one more matchup after this season. The Fighting Irish had to cancel the 2015-17 scheduled games with the Wolverines due to their decision to play five games with...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The Week 2 college football slate is relatively light with elite matchups. Florida-Miami, Notre Dame-Michigan and Georgia-South Carolina are the must-see games, but there’s not much else to get excited about. Of course, college football is on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Saban
With kickoff for the 2013 college football season just around the corner, there’s just enough time for one more set of predictions.Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was released to iron out the predictions after spring...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Lane Kiffin
Coaches are always a hot topic during any college football season. And once the calendar turns to late October, replacements and potential firings will dominate the headlines even more.There’s a difference between a coach on the hot seat and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Tommy Rees
Every college football team has personnel issues that will be a question mark going into the 2013 season. But some have national title implications.Alabama has the nation’s best roster, but the Crimson Tide is replacing a couple of key...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston ranks as...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Teddy Bridgewater
The 2013 college football season is officially here. With kickoff on Thursday night, it’s time to make those final preseason predictions and projections. Even if you don't place any wagers on sports, the lines/projections from the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Loucheiz Purifoy
The SEC is known for its defense, so it should be no surprise that two of college football’s top four defensive backfields hail from that conference. Florida takes the top spot in Athlon’s 2013 secondary rankings, as the Gators have a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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