Independents Articles

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
News this week that season ticket sales at Vanderbilt were down shocked anyone who’s been paying attention to the college football landscape.The Commodores are enjoying their best run in decades at a time when the SEC is on top. They’ve...
David Fox
1 year ago
Shayne Skov
It’s a tough call for the No. 1 spot in college football’s linebacker units for 2013. Stanford and Alabama are both deserving of the top honor, but a slight edge goes to the Cardinal. Shayne Skov should be closer to full strength now...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
5 Notre Dame Impact Freshmen to Watch in 2013
This should be where we insert the name Gunner Kiel and be done with it.But the former No. 1 quarterback recruit in the nation isn’t playing football at Notre Dame any longer. He is at Cincinnati. But had he stuck around, and, redshirted like...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jadeveon Clowney
Defensive line isn’t a particularly deep position in college football this season. But at the top, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Florida and USC are all pretty solid. The Gamecocks are headlined by college football’s No. 1...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Gus Malzahn
Catching up from a busy weekend of news 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 Around the Web for Monday, August 19thThe Big...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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

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