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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
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College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2013
Kansas State and Baylor was the most important game in the Big 12 last year. It was Texas A&M that upset Alabama last fall, not LSU. Stanford surprised the nation by knocking off Oregon in Eugene. And Florida State battled Clemson for the right...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Charlie Strong
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 used...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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The 2013 season is upon us, but there’s still plenty to dissect from recent seasons that may give us a hint of what’s to come after the first kickoff Thursday.Returning starters, points per game, yards per play and recruiting rankings...
David Fox
1 year ago
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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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For a conference cobbled together from remnants of the Big East and Conference USA plus one Atlantic 10 program, the American Athletic Conference naturally has a disparate collection of coaches.In the Big East, Louisville’s Rick Pitino was in...
David Fox
1 year ago
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College football is all about the stories — the rivalries, the personal connections and the connection to history.Alabama’s trip to Texas A&M, provided Johnny Manziel plays, is notable for the title implications and the rematch from...
David Fox
1 year ago
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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
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When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.We don...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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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
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The Cardinals enter their last season in the American Athletic Conference as a heavy favorite to win the league title.And Louisville will try to make a run at the national title with a slightly updated look for 2013:  
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Louisville’s high-scoring offense gained another valuable weapon on Thursday night, as former Auburn running back Michael Dyer decided to continue his college career with the Cardinals. USA Today’s George Schroeder first reported the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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After an 11-2 season, which featured a 33-23 win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl, expectations are high in Louisville. The Cardinals rank as a top-10 team in Athlon's projected final top 25 for 2013.Louisville returns 14 starters, including one...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Believe it or not, Louisville has not been crowned the American Athletic Conference champions quite yet.The Cardinals are the presumptive favorite in the league and one of a handful teams in the country capable of going undefeated during the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Most coaches would envy Rick Pitino. Louisville won the national championship and returns every key player other than Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng. Those are major losses, for sure, but the Cardinals may start the season ranked in the top three.The...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Nothing swings a season in college football like a close game.Every time a national championship contender wins by a touchdown or a field goal over a lesser opponent, like clockwork the talking heads say every champion has a game like that through...
David Fox
1 year ago
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In mid-March, Mitch McGary and Montrezl Harrell were a pair of freshmen still working through their rookie seasons.By April 8, they were key big men in the national championship game.The fortunes for McGary and Harrell took abrupt turns once...
David Fox
1 year ago
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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
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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.The American Athletic Conference is a league in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Alabama’s trophy case is getting full. Come to think of it, most of the teams that have won national championships in recent years are doubling and tripling up on title trophies and then some.The last time a team won a national championship...
David Fox
1 year ago
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As the countdown to kickoff for the 2013 season continues, more teams are releasing photos of new uniforms, helmets or anything else that will be worn on Saturdays this year. Louisville has already upgraded its turf in Papa John's Cardinal...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Realignment has dominated the college football headlines for a couple of years, resulting in a vastly different landscape across the nation.The changes resulted in the death of one football conference (WAC), with the ACC, Big Ten and SEC inching...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Before 2009, Alabama and Baylor were in the same boat.It's tough to imagine ways in which the Crimson Tide and the Bears of Waco stood on the same ground in college football history. But four years ago, Alabama and Baylor both lacked Heisman...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-American Athletic teams for this season. Related Content: American Athletic Conference...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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