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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
Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness....
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Despite winning back-to-back national championships, not every elite recruit wants to play at Alabama. No, seriously. One of the nation’s top running back recruits for the class of 2014 – Elijah Hood – poked a little fun at Alabama on Tuesday...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The start of the 2013 college football season is still a few months away. However, Athlon Sports is already counting down the teams for the upcoming year. Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The start of the 2013 college football season is still a few months away. However, Athlon Sports is already counting down the teams for the upcoming year. Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness....
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The start of the college football season is just weeks away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The start of the college football season is just weeks away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
After throwing for 2,405 yards and 12 touchdowns as a redshirt freshman last season, Everett Golson was poised to emerge as one of Notre Dame’s top players for 2013. The Fighting Irish expected their defense to rank among the best nationally once...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Notre Dame had a disappointing end to the 2012 season, but the loss to Alabama in the BCS Championship shouldn’t overshadow what’s taking place in South Bend. The Fighting Irish have made major strides under coach Brian Kelly, and there’s...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness....
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Spring practice has finished for all 125 Football Bowl Subdivision teams for 2013. And with spring workouts over, the picture for the national championship battle is starting to come into focus. The SEC has won seven championships in a row, but...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Notre Dame is always one of the most polarizing teams when it comes to preseason rankings. The Fighting Irish are coming off a 12-1 season but was handled by Alabama in the national championship game. The offense should be better in 2013,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Notre Dame has experienced a sustained stretch of "lean" years since claiming its last national title in 1988, failing to compete on a national level for elite bowls or championships (at least until the 2012 season). That still doesn't take away...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The college football season is still months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about which assistants will be atop athletic director’s wish lists to fill open vacancies after 2013. As with any list of rising stars or coaches,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable. Considering how important coaches are to teams...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The start of the 2013 college football season is still months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about preseason predictions and some of the top games to watch in each conference — and since BYU doesn't play in a conference,...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The start of the 2013 college football season is still months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about preseason predictions and some of the top games to watch in each conference — and since Notre Dame isn't in a...
Braden Gall
1 year ago

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